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Lac-Mégantic: December 2013 Archives

Watching the first train roll by...

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As the first train rolled out of Lac-Mégantic, people gathered by the tracks to witness it. Our reporter Catou MacKinnon was there, and spoke to Jean Gauthier. He has called Lac-Mégantic home for 6 years, and wanted to see it for himself.
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First train to run through Lac-Mégantic since disaster

marie-laurence delainey.jpgFor the first time since the rail disaster in July, a train will run through Lac-Mégantic around noon Wednesday. While it has been agreed that no hazardous materials should pass through for the time being, the decision was still a difficult one. Our reporter Catou MacKinnon will be there, and tells us why this is stirring up mixed emotions for people in the community. 
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First responders honoured in Lac-Megantic

Premier Pauline Marois held a special ceremony in Lac-Mégantic yesterday to honour first responders who were on the scene of the deadly train derailment and explosion. Hundreds of men and women were awarded medals of bravery, and Christmas trees were lit to honour the 47 victims.

The CBC's Alison Northcott spoke with Fire Chief Denis Lauzon, who has vivid memories of the night of the explosion.

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Firefighter Éric Mercier has been on stress leave since the night of the explosion. He shares his thoughts on how the disaster has affected him.

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