Friday, December 3, 2021
ADVT 
National

Board report due after wildfire in Lytton, B.C.

Darpan News Desk The Canadian Press, 14 Oct, 2021 10:02 AM
  • Board report due after wildfire in Lytton, B.C.

RICHMOND, B.C. - The Transportation Safety Board was scheduled to release the results of its investigation today into the "possible relation" between train activities and a wildfire this summer in Lytton, B.C.

The fire raced through the town on June 30, killing two people and leaving few buildings undamaged, after a heat wave pushed the temperature up to a Canadian record of 49.6 C in Lytton.

The safety board said in July that it sent investigators to the area to investigate any potential link to trains.

Canadian Pacific Railway said in a statement in July that it found nothing to indicate that any of its trains or equipment that passed through Lytton caused or contributed to the fire, while CN Rail said video footage posted on social media after the fire was not connected to Lytton. 

A proposed class-action lawsuit filed in August on behalf of those who lost their homes or businesses in the village alleges CP Rail and CN Rail caused or contributed to the fire. 

The allegations have not been proven in court and neither rail company has filed a statement of defence.

MORE National ARTICLES

Canadians say Facebook harms mental health: poll

Canadians say Facebook harms mental health: poll

The vast majority also agreed that Facebook amplifies hate speech, helps spread fake news, damages individuals' mental health and poses a risk to children and teenagers.

Canadians say Facebook harms mental health: poll

Sarnia mayor welcomes U.S. land border reopening

Sarnia mayor welcomes U.S. land border reopening

Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley said Wednesday that he believes Canadians will be cautious about driving south for day trips given that some parts of the U.S. have looser public health measures and higher COVID-19 case counts — a concern he said also emerged when Canada eased its border restrictions for Americans earlier this year.

Sarnia mayor welcomes U.S. land border reopening

Canada's antisemitism envoy to be permanent: PM

Canada's antisemitism envoy to be permanent: PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is making the announcement today in a virtual appearance at the Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combatting Antisemitism.

Canada's antisemitism envoy to be permanent: PM

West Fraser to buy U.S. sawmill for US$300 million

West Fraser to buy U.S. sawmill for US$300 million

The purchase from Angelina Forest Products will be funded with cash on hand and is expected to close after receiving U.S. regulatory approvals. The Vancouver-based company will provide further details about the transaction during its third-quarter earnings call on Oct. 28.

West Fraser to buy U.S. sawmill for US$300 million

Former homeless site in Vancouver open to public

Former homeless site in Vancouver open to public

The east side of the park was closed in May to allow remediation work after hundreds of campers were moved to indoor housing. The campers moved to Strathcona after being forced out of two other city parks.

Former homeless site in Vancouver open to public

Trudeau joins G20 in pushing Taliban to allow aid

Trudeau joins G20 in pushing Taliban to allow aid

During a virtual summit, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his fellow G20 leaders discussed the crisis in Afghanistan created by the Taliban rout of Kabul's Western-backed government.

 

 

Trudeau joins G20 in pushing Taliban to allow aid