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Lac-Mégantic: May 2014 Archives

Running to Lac-Mégantic with a gift

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When students from Mont-Saint-Sacrament high school just outside of Quebec City found out the owner of an ice cream shop in Lac-Mégantic was dreaming of building a playground for his little patrons, they decided to help him out. 86 students left their school in St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier at 6 am on a Saturday morning, and ran 273 km to hand-deliver it to him... our Marika Wheeler brings us that story. Listen here.

Special committee on Lac-Mégantic rebuilding

In the 11 months since the train tragedy in Lac-Mégantic, much has been done to physically clean up the downtown. But there's so much more that needs to be done to repair the town's economy and its spirit. To coordinate its actions, the new Quebec government has set up a special ministerial committee. It will be coordinated by Ghislain Bolduc, the region's MNA and parliamentary secretary to the Transport minister.

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Charges laid in Lac-Mégantic derailment

Criminal charges are being laid in connection with last summer's deadly train crash in Lac-Mégantic. Prosecutors announced Monday night that they are filing charges against the Montreal Maine and Atlantic Railway and three of its employees. They face 47 counts of criminal negligence causing death. Shawn Lyons joins us for a look at these major developments.

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