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Rail Safety Talk with Author Bruce Camobell

  • Omineca Arts Centre 369 Victoria Street Prince George, BC, V2L 2J6 Canada (map)

Trains carrying dangerous goods pass through our communities and watersheds. Many more are proposed. Are we safe?

WHEN: Sunday, January 20th @ 7:00 pm
WHERE: Omineca Arts Centre - 369 Victoria, St. Prince George/Lheidli T'enneh

Join rail-safety expert Bruce Campbell, author of The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster for a discussion of the risks posed by the dramatic increase in the transportation of dangerous goods by rail. Also, hear about a recent coaltrain derailment near Hazelton from the Chicago Creek Community Environmental Enhancement Society.

Hosted by Friends of Wild Salmon and Sea to Sands.

Free Talk | Everyone Welcome| Wheelchair accessible with advance notice info@ominecaartscentre.com

There are several proposals on the books that would dramatically increase the transport of dangerous goods by rail through communities and watersheds in north-central and northwestern British Columbia. The most current one is Vopak Pacific Canada which is a proposed project for bulk storage facilities (AKA tank farm) on Ridley Island near Prince Rupert. The proposal would result in the movement of 240 rail cars per day on the CN mainline (through Prince George to Prince Rupert) and 150 tankers on the BC’s north coast and in the Skeena estuary. The proposed liquid petroleum products include diesel, gasoline, methanol, which are both volatile and toxic.

Earlier Event: January 19
An Introduction to your DSLR camera
Later Event: January 22
Conscious Dance