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Rail safety report delayed

Oil tanker cars flow through CP rail yards and the city center on March 27, 2015.

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Oil tanker cars flow through CP rail yards and the city center on March 27, 2015.

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An anticipated report on how to improve safety for new development adjacent to railway lines has been delayed until the fall.

The report was due to the property and development committee meeting Friday but the administration requested more time.

The report will now be due in October.

The issue was originally raised in February by Couns. Matt Allard (St. Boniface) and Jeff Browaty (North Kildonan), who were concerned about the threats posed to the city by the increasing number rail cars carrying increasing amounts of hazardous and flammable materials across Winnipeg, especially in light of an increase in the number of train derailments.

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Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 26/6/2015 (1485 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

An anticipated report on how to improve safety for new development adjacent to railway lines has been delayed until the fall.

The report was due to the property and development committee meeting Friday but the administration requested more time.

The report will now be due in October.

The issue was originally raised in February by Couns. Matt Allard (St. Boniface) and Jeff Browaty (North Kildonan), who were concerned about the threats posed to the city by the increasing number rail cars carrying increasing amounts of hazardous and flammable materials across Winnipeg, especially in light of an increase in the number of train derailments.

"This remains an important safety issue for the residents of St. Boniface," Allard told the committee.

Committee chairman Coun. John Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry) said the city is currently following development guidelines along rail lines recommended by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

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Aldo Santin is a veteran newspaper reporter who first carried a pen and notepad in 1978 and joined the Winnipeg Free Press in 1986, where he has covered a variety of beats and specialty areas including education, aboriginal issues, urban and downtown development. Santin has been covering city hall since 2013.

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