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News Relating to Proposed CN Logistic Hub, Milton, ON 
 
2021

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 | MEDIA RELEASE

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 

Government of Canada Approves Milton Logistics Hub Project

Jan. 21, 2021 | PRESS RELEASE | PR Newswire 

Minister's Environmental Assessment Decision Statement

Jan. 21, 2021 | IAAC (Impact Assessment Agency of Canada)

Statement regarding the CN Intermodal Hub

Jan. 20, 2021 | Adam van Koeverden, MP Milton

Halton Region Media Release re: CN Hub

List of Media Releases regarding proposed CN Logistic Hub

2020

Federal government delays decision on proposed intermodal hub in Milton

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

Letter Regarding Proposed CN Intermodal Hub in Milton

Dec. 15, 2020 | Parm Gill, MPP Milton

‘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

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

Nov. 10, 2020 | Frank Clayton

Health concerns rise over CN Rail project in Milton  |  VIDEO  

Nov. 20, 2020 | Jeff Semple | Global National

Town of Milton fighting CN Rail to stop new intermodal terminal

Nov. 21, 2020 |Global News

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.

Mar.11, 2020 | Michael Chong questions Federal Cabinet

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

2019

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

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

Milton Says No

Jul. 15, 2019 | Milton Villager

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

Marianne Mead Ward Burlington Major

Jun. 20, 2019 |  John Bkila 

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

Jun. 19, 2019

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

Jun. 11, 2018 | Greg Gormick | On Track Strategies | Independent Analysis 

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 Burlington | City Manager's Office     

2017

2016

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

May 20, 2016 | Mississauga News

 

2015

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  

Milton protesters say no to CN intermodal terminal

Apr. 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, 2015 | CBC News

Federal Government Conditionally Approves CN Intermodal

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

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

Mar. 16, 2015 | Town of Milton 

NEWS & MEDIA REPORTS OF RAILWAY ISSUES
Relating to CN Logistic Hub Proposed for Milton, ON 

2021

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

2020

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

Constant noise from CN Rail tracks rattles Squamish Nation members

With three CN Rail tracks just metres from their homes, Squamish Nation members living on the Eslhá7an reserve near Mosquito Creek are putting up with unacceptable levels of noise, pollution and health impacts, residents say.

Jul. 1, 2020 | Brent Richter | North Shore News

2019/2018

Halton launches legal action to gain control over rail project 

Feb 21, 2018 | Noor Javed Staff Reporter | Toronto Star

Halton municipalities concerned with CN truck-rail hub proposal

Feb. 21, 2018  |  Ken Mann  900 CHML  |  

2017/2016/2015

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

Why CN Rail doesn't want to talk about soil contamination along the Okanagan rail corridor

June 18, 2015 | John McDonald | iNFOnews.ca

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. 25 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. 

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

Former minister John Baird nominated to Canadian Pacific Railway board

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

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

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

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

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 

On the right track? Ontario town taking on CN Rail

Mar. 20, 2015 | Canada AM

Residents not celebrating CN plan for cargo facility in Milton

Mar. 19, 2015 | Halton, Ontario

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.’

Mar. 17, 2015 | San Grewal, Urban Affairs Reporter | The Star

NEWS & MEDIA REPORTS ON RAILWAY ISSUES
Issues & Concerns Relating to CN and Rail Activity

2021

Fort Frances, Ont., homeowner steaming over idling locomotives 'belching diesel'

Locomotives 'not designed to be turned on and off in the same way as an automobile,' CN says

Mar 30, 2021 | Jeff Walters | CBC News | Thunder Bay

‘Frustrated’ Squamish Nation present survey to CN Rail in hope of operational changes

"Not only do we hear the engines humming, but some houses rattle because of the engines."

Mar. 5, 2021 | Elisia Seeber | North Shore News 

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

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

Feb. 5, 2021 | Sarah Ryan | Global News  

Bill Gates owns largest ownership stake at CN

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

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

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

2020

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

Dec. 16, 2020 | Dave Seglins, Joseph Loiero · CBC News | Last Updated: December 16  

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  

Inside 7 major oil train derailments since Lac-Mégantic

CBC Investigates safety failures along Canada’s railways

Jun. 2020 | 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  

2019

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

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

Crews preparing to pump out sulfuric acid spilled in CN Rail tunnel

June 3, 2019 | Jackie Smith | Times Herald

CN Rail to stop using horns at night after complaints by Guelph residents

June 4, 2019 | Matt Carty | CJOY | Guelph, ON

Guelph residents furious over nighttime CN Rail train noise

June 3, 2019 | Matt Carty | CJOY | Guelph, ON

2018

U.S. amputees sue CN Rail, saying it creates danger

May 17, 2018 | Ryan J. Foley | The Associated Press

2016

Windsor resident angry over shoddy railway security fence 

Joe Kelly has tried to garner attention to a collapsed chain link security fence on a busy rail corridor on Windsor’s east side where a child was killed in 2003, but after months of efforts nothing has changed.

Apr 11, 2016  | Dave Battagello | Windsor Star

2005

CN says it knew rail car had toxic substance

Calgary | Aug 10, 2005 | CBC 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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