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Completion of trackwork for the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension

Today, at the site of the future Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station, The Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario and Ontario Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca; Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister (Intergovernmental Affairs) and Member of Parliament for Spadina-Fort York, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson; and Josh Colle, Toronto Transit Commission Chair and Toronto City Councillor (Ward 15 Eglinton-Lawrence) marked the completion of track installation for the

New rules for dangerous goods strengthen public safety

The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today announced several amendments to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations to improve reporting requirements in order to enhance public safety and improve local emergency response

Major improvements coming to the Coquihalla Highway

Jati Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon was joined today by B.C. Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone, to announce a major highway upgrade to the Coquihalla Highway that will provide additional safety for the commercial trucking industry

Building a Transportation Network to Support Economic Growth

Through a cost-shared funding agreement between the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Government of Canada, a tender has been called for rehabilitation of the Trans-Canada Highway between Route 340 at Lewisporte Junction to Route 360 at Bay D'Espoir Junction.

#PrayForSophie Trends after Trudeau's Wife Asks for Help Helping Others

Sophie Trudeau, wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, took the abuse of social media's snark and sarcasm after the public learned of some comments in a French newspaper. Trudeau's comments remarked about a desire for more assistants so she can coordinate with the various causes she wants to endorse, according to the CBC.
 
"I’d love to be everywhere but I can’t,” she told Le Soleil. “I have three children and a husband who is prime minister. I need help. I need a team to help me serve the people.”
 

Weak Welding Docks Two Canadian Subs

Two Canadian submarine's can't claim to be leakproof, as subpar welding forced the mooring of the HMCS Chicoutimi and HMCS Victoria in Vancouver Island port. The vessels will be out of commission for most of the year as necessary repairs take place. 

Fort McMurray Wildfire Threatens Oilsands Camps

Wildfire surging through Alberta could force more evacuations in Fort McMurray. The region's oilsands campgrounds are threatened by a wildfire that already covers more than 2,400 square-kilometeres and will burn for several more weeks. 
 
Late Monday night, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo announced precautionary evacuation orders to all camps north of Fort McMurray and south of Fort McKay. As the name implies, a precautionary evacuation order doesn't mandate residents move, it simply strongly encourages it. 
 

New legislation protects Canadian consumers from vehicle defects

The Government of Canada today introduced new legislation to increase Canada's powers to protect Canadians from vehicle defects

Evacuation Convoy to Rumbles Toward Fort McMurray

More than 1,500 vehicles are headed to Fort McMurray to help evacuate residents trapped in the oil fields of Alberta. Police and militiary officials are overseeing the mass exodus that also includes plans to airlift residents from the firestorm. 

All told, more than 80,000 people have evacuated Fort McMurray, though no injuries or deaths have been reported. 

Alberta's provincial government declared a state of emergency and have thrown tremendous resources at the fire, but officials caution man can only do so much.

Young Woman Hospitalized After Driving off Signal Hill Cliff

A 20-year-old woman remains in serious condition for injuries she sustained after driving off a cliff on Signal Hill in St. John's, officials say.

The driver, whose name has not been released, was thrown more than 20 metres after the Toyota Echo rolled off the cliff. The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said a third-party reported a motorist was driving suspiciously near Cabot Tower around 8 a.m., and emergency responders said the woman crashed through a barricade before going down the rocky hillside.

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