News from Halton Region​ and Government of Canada

Despite local opposition, Ottawa signs off on $250M CN logistics hub in Milton, Ont.

Jan. 25, 2021 |  David Kennedy  |  On Site Magazine

 CN Milton Logistics Hub OK'd Over Local Objections

Jan. 22, 2021  |  Bayshore Observer  |  John Best

Halton leaders and citizen groups slam Ottawa for approving Milton CN Intermodal hub

Residents and officials outraged by approval of CN intermodal hub

Jan. 22, 2021  |  Bambang Sadewo  |  Milton Canadian Champion

Federal Cabinet’s Approval of CN Truck-Rail Hub Puts Halton Residents at Risk

Jan. 22, 2021  |  Halton Region

CN’s Milton hub wins conditional environmental approval

Review set 325 conditions to protect the environment and human health

Jan. 22, 2021  | Inside Logistics Online Staff  |  Inside Logistics 

Statement regarding the CN Intermodal Hub

Jan. 20, 2021  |  ADAM VAN KOEVERDEN

Government of Canada Approves Milton Logistics Hub Project

Jan. 21, 2021, 11:49 PM  |  PRESS RELEASE  |  PR Newswire 

Minister's Environmental Assessment Decision Statement

Jan. 21, 2021  |  IAAC

Letter Regarding Proposed CN Intermodal Hub in Milton

Dec. 15, 2020  |  Parm Gill, MPP Milton

What Halton Region Is Missing by Its Blanket Opposition to CN’s Proposed Intermodal Facility  (Ryerson Paper)

Nov. 10, 2020  |  Frank Clayton

Regional Chair Gary Carr: The time to act is now on proposed CN truck-rail hub in Milton 

Aug. 11, 2020  |  Halton Region

Federal government delays decision on proposed intermodal hub in Milton

Dec. 21, 2020  |  Bambang Sadewo  |  Milton Canadian Champion

Health concerns rise over CN Rail project in Milton  |  VIDEO  

November 20, 2020  |  Jeff Semple  |  Global National

Town of Milton fighting CN Rail to stop new intermodal terminal

November 21, 2020 | Global News

Proposed CN Truck-Rail Hub Project  |  VIDEO

On January 27, 2020, the CEAA Review Panel released its report on CN’s proposed truck-rail hub in Milton. The proposed project is an outdoor truck-rail transfer facility on 400 acres that will operate 24/7 within one km of almost 34,000 residents. The Federal Review Panel reached the unprecedented conclusion that the project is likely to cause significant effects on human health that cannot be mitigated. The Halton Municipalities are calling on the Federal Cabinet to do the right thing and refuse approval for this project in the proposed location. For more information about CN’s proposed truck-rail project, visit halton.ca/CN.

Mar 10, 2020  |  Halton Region

CN Rail works to get trains on track — but grain, propane industries remain worried

Nov. 29, 2019 | Christopher Reynolds | The Canadian Press

Halton Municipalities Present Key Concerns on CN Truck-Rail Hub at Public Hearing

Marianne Mead Ward Burlington Major

Jun. 20, 2019  |  John Bkila 

Milton Says No

July 15, 2019  |  Milton Villager

Press Conference | Announcement regarding CN’s proposed Truck-Rail Hub in Milton  |  VIDEO

Streamed live on Jun 19, 2019

INDEPENDENT ANALYSIS: CN’s Milton Intermodal Terminal: The Wrong Yard in the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time

June 11, 2018  |  Greg Gormick  |  On Track Strategies

Proposed CN truck-rail project  |  VIDEO

CN is proposing a new 400 acres truck-rail hub in the Town of Milton. CN has claimed that municipal and provincial regulations do not apply. Halton Municipalities reject that view. We, the Halton Municipalities, have taken legal action to ensure that resident interests are protected and the vision for the community is represented. For more information visit halton.ca/CN.

Feb. 21, 2018  |  Halton Region Video

Update on proposed CN Milton Logistics Hub  (City of Burlington)

Jan. 15, 2018  |  City of Burlingotn  |  City Manager's Office     

Maple Crest residents renew concerns about trains blocking emergency access to Edmonton area

Jan. 14, 2021 |​ Nicole Stillger | Global News

Feds advance review process for $250M CN logistics hub in Milton, Ont.

CEAA begins assessment of contentious intermodal terminal west of Toronto

June 8, 2016  by Canadian Manufacturing.com Staff

Mississauga councillor wants assurances Milton’s proposed CN Rail intermodal terminal won’t impact local traffic

Friday, May 20, 2016  |  Mississauga News

Regional Chair Gary Carr vows to fight CN intermodal terminal

"I'm not going to see this Region destroyed," Regional Chair Gary Carr tells CN

Oakville Beaver  |  Bob Mitchell  |  Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Milton protesters say no to CN intermodal terminal

Sunday, April 26, 2015  |  Milton Canadian Champion

Milton protest to CN’s intermodal terminal set for Saturday

Apr. 24, 2015  |  Milton Canadian Champion

Halton Region

Mar. 24, 2015

CN plans new intermodal hub for Milton: 5 key questions

Mar. 19, 201  |  CBC News

Federal Government Conditionally Approves CN Intermodal

Mar. 16, 2015  |  Mike Cluett, Halton Region Town Councillor

News Media Links

Bill Gates owns largest ownership stake at CN

Feb. 4, 2021  |  Sean Pratt  |  The Western Producer

Booms, bangs and bells: Edmonton residents fed up with new 24/7 train noise from CN Rail yard - Edmonton

Feb. 5, 2021  |  Sarah Ryan  |  Global News  

(Comment: A sad  example of how CN works after "condition agreements are made")

CN’s Milton hub wins conditional environmental approval

Review set 325 conditions to protect the environment and human health

Jan. 22, 2021  |  Inside Logistics Online Staff

‘Railroading’ a town: The people of Milton versus CN Rail

Nov. 21, 2020  |  Brennan Leffler and Jeff Semple  |  Global News

Town of Milton fighting CN Rail to stop new intermodal terminal

The Town of Milton is battling CN Rail. Many in the town believe a proposed project could be dangerous to residents’ health, but as Jeff Semple reports, a more than century old law means they may have little say.

Nov. 21 2020  |  Global News

Cleanup underway after train derailment near Hope 

CN says potash, potassium-laden salts used in fertilizer, soap and some food products went into the creek but the spill has been contained and a vacuum truck is at the site. 

Sept. 15, 2020 | Scott Brown |  The Canadian Press

Question on the Liberal Government's position on the CN Rail Hub

Mayors Rick Bonnette, Gord Krantz, Marianne Meed Ward and Rob Burton of Halton Region are in Ottawa to press the Liberal government to deny CN’s proposed Milton truck-rail hub. A federal report said the hub will significantly and adversely impact human health and air quality. I asked the government to state its position on the project.

Mayors Rick Bonnette, Gord Krantz, Marianne Meed Ward and Rob Burton of Halton Region are in Ottawa to press the Liberal government to deny CN’s proposed Milton truck-rail hub. A federal report said the hub will significantly and adversely impact human health and air quality. I asked the government to state its position on the project.

Mar.11, 2020  |  Michael Chong questions Federal Cabinet

Halton municipalities concerned with CN truck-rail hub proposal

Feb. 21, 2018  |  Ken Mann  900 CHML  |  

 

Miltonians call on minister for transit upgrades at meeting

Oct. 30, 2015  |  Milton Canadian Champion  |  Melanie Hennessey 

Are train companies railroading Canadian communities?

Towns and cities across Canada are taking on powerful train companies over everything from speed to belligerence

July 12, 2015​  |  Mcleans  |  Charlie Gillis

Regional Chair Gary Carr vows to fight CN intermodal terminal

"I'm not going to see this Region destroyed," Regional Chair Gary Carr tells CN

Gary Carr vows to fight CN intermodal. Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr had strong words for CN representatives on Wednesday during a council meeting.  

May 27, 2015  |  Bob Mitchell  |  Oakville Beaver  

CN must apply to CTA for approval of intermodal terminal in Milton

May 20, 2015  |  Rachael Williams  |  Inside Halton.com  |  Milton Canadian Champion

 

Hundreds protest proposed CN rail yard in Milton

Apr. 2015  |  Adrian Ghobrial and News Staff

Milton protest to CN’s intermodal terminal set for Saturday

Apr. 24, 2015  |  Milton Canadian Champion

Mattamy requests zoning changes for proposed subdivision near Milton intermodal hub site

Apr. 23, 2015  |  Rachael Williams  |  Milton Canadian Champion  

Halton municipalities unite to fight CN rail plan

Apr. 20 2015  |  San Grewal Urban Affairs Reporter

 

Mississauga council rejects CN hub in Milton 

Councillors hold a symbolic vote against an intermodal facility in the neighbouring town that’s battling CN. 

Fri Apr. 3, 2015  |  San Grewal Urban Affairs Reporter

 

Milton committee passes motion for funding to fight CN, town council approval still needed

Mar. 31, 2015  |  Milton Canadian Champion  |  Rachael Williams

Town of Oakville practising ‘watchful waiting’ on CN intermodal plan

Mar 27, 2015  |  David Lea  |  Oakville Beaver  

Why CN Rail’s plans for a massive new shipping yard trump Milton’s city planning strategy

Mar. 24, 2015  |  John Michael McGrath

 

Packed house for meeting on proposed CN intermodal terminal in Milton

Mar. 25, 2015  |  Rachael Williams  |  Milton Canadian Champion

Second Milton community meeting held in fight against CN’s proposed intermodal terminal

Mar. 28, 2015 |  Melanie Hennessey  |  Milton Canadian Champion

CN wants to build $250 million intermodal terminal in Milton

Mar. 25, 2015  |  Brampton Guardian 

 

Why CN Rail’s plans for a massive new shipping yard trump Milton’s city planning strategy

Mar. 24, 2015  |  John Michael McGrath  |  The Agenda with Steve Pakin

Lisa Raitt staying quiet on Milton rail plan

Transport Minister Lisa Raitt, who is the MP for Milton, isn't picking sides in a controversial plan by CN to build a 400 acre intermodal hub.

Mar. 24, 2015  |  San Grewal  Urban Affairs Reporter  |  The Star 

Former minister John Baird nominated to Canadian Pacific Railway board

Mar. 30 2015  |  Steven Chase  |  OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail

Residents not celebrating CN plan for cargo facility in Milton

Mar. 19, 2015  |  Halton, Ontario

On the right track? Ontario town taking on CN Rail

Mar. 20, 2015  |  Canada AM

Chamber breakfast meeting hears more details of CN’s planned intermodal terminal in Milton

Mar. 19, 2015  |  Rachael Williams  |  Milton Canadian Champion

CN Railway announces plan to build in Milton

Mar. 17, 2015  |  CHCH News  

CN plans intermodal logistics hub for greater Toronto region

Mar. 17, 2015  |  Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor

CN pushes ahead with big plan for Milton distribution centre

Company boss says community will get questions answered about 400-acre facility, but CAO sees ‘arrogance.’

Published on Tue Mar 17 2015  |  The Star  |  By: San Grewal  Urban Affairs Reporter

Canadian National Railway Company to Announce Plans for Proposed Intermodal Facility in Milton 

Posted on Monday March 16, 2015  |  Town of Milton 

Safety concerns rise in wake of a CN train derailment in Ontario

First Nations and environmentalists are among those expressing alarm over Saturday’s derailment

March 8, 2015  |  The Canadian Press

Other Rail News

RCMP launch probe into Canadian Pacific runaway train crash that killed 3 crew members

Posted: Dec 16, 2020 7:09 PM ET  |  Dave Seglins, Joseph Loiero · CBC News  |   Last Updated: December 16  

Inside 7 major oil train derailments since Lac-Mégantic

CBC Investigates safety failures along Canada’s railways

Jun. 2020  |  CBC News

Mike Harcourt: Vancouver at a crossroads — support mega container terminals or home-grown agriculture?

Opinion: B.C.’s agricultural sector being sidelined to make way for a container terminal that is out of step with any notion of a sustainable city

Dec. 11, 2020  |  Mike Harcourt  

Long traffic delays from CN trains rile Ferndale residents, business owners

Nov. 14, 2019  |  Mike McConnell  |  Royal Oak Trubune 

Blaring train horns at all hours irk Guelph people living near tracks, city says hands are tied

'It’s unacceptable, it needs to stop,' city's mayor says in tweeted video

Jun. 03, 2019  |  Kate Bueckert  |  CBC News

Court dismisses CN's appeal of decision on clamorous Winnipeg railway

Aug 10, 2018  |  Graham Hughes  |  Canadian Press

These New West residents are fed up with the noisy, stinky trains outside their bedroom windows

Jul 28, 2018  |  Lauren Boothby  | New Westminster Record

Train derailment causes diesel spill at Edmonton rail yard

5 cars, 2 locomotives stayed upright, according to a spokesperson

Jul. 31, 2018  |  Graham Hughes/Canadian Press  |  CBC News

Baysiders unhappy with LIRR rail yard

Neighborhood residents weary of idling engines in space along Port Wash line

Feb 16, 2017  |  Ryan Brady, Associate Editor  |  ​Queens Chronicle

Are train companies railroading Canadian communities?

Towns and cities across Canada are taking on powerful train companies over everything from speed to belligerence

Jul. 12, 2015​  |  Mcleans  |  Charlie Gillis

6 years after Lac-Mégantic derailment, citizens 'coping' with trauma, study finds

Residents remain 'divided' over bypass route, reconstruction efforts, says mayor

Jul. 06, 2019  | Julia Page  | CBC News ​​

Why crude oil trains keep derailing and exploding in Canada — even after the Lac-Mégantic disaster

Transport Canada needs to 'drop the hammer' on rail industry, top safety expert says

Jun. 15, 2020  |  Guy Quenneville, Dave Seglins, Joseph Loiero  |  CBC News  

Raitt announces tough new liability standards, insurance rules for railways

Feb. 20, 2015  |  The Canadian Press  

Mimico residents fed up with dust and noise from local concrete mixing plant

Feb. 13, 2013 |  Alex Ballingall  |  Ottawa Bureau  | Toronto Star

Human Health Risk Assessment for Diesel Exhaust – summary

To obtain an electronic copy of the Human Health Risk Assessment for Diesel Exhaust, please contact hc.air.sc@canada.ca. The report is also available for download. http://publications.gc.ca/site/eng/9.810907/publication.html  |  http://publications.gc.ca/pub?id=9.810907&sl=0  
Government of Canada 

In landmark decision, U.K. coroner rules air pollution contributed to nine-year-old girl's death

Ella Kissi-Debrah believed to be first in world to have pollution listed on her death certificate

Dec 17, 2020 | Farrah Merali | CBC News 

Emissions from diesel can damage children's brains and increase the risk of autism and schizophrenia, scientists warn

Emissions from diesel can damage children's brains and increase the risk of autism and schizophrenia, scientists warn

  • Nitrogen dioxide, created by diesel causes damage to lungs and throat

  • American scientists have warned that fumes also linked to autism

  • Warning comes after research carried out on autistic babies in California

  • UK report now recommends switch from petrol to diesel cars

Apr.l 6, 2014 |  EMILY KENT SMITH | Daily Mail

A bridge too far?

Dec. 23, 2011  |  Jan Dean  |  Mississauga News

NRDC Sues Railroads Over Diesel Pollution

Oct. 21, 2011 |  Melissa Lin Perrella  |  NDRC  (Natural Resources Defense Council) 

New Westminster rail noise complaint fought in court

Sep. 20, 2011  |  Tim Weekes  |  CBC News

Rail and Reason: Railway Noise and Vibration: Background of a Serious Problem

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CN Rail 

www.cn.ca/en  |  www.cnmilton.ca 

CN to build new C$250-million intermodal and logistics hub in Milton, Ont., west of Toronto

Mar. 17, 2015  |  CN Rail  |  Toronto News

Petitions

Say No to Proposed CN Rail Yard

Robert Duvall Milton Ward 1 Councillor

Petition CN to work with the Town to find a better location

Go here to read more details and sign this petition to stop this from happening!

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