Than Campbell keeps his cool until he comes to where he finally got to say, “I love you, daddy,” to his birth father nearly 35 years after war tore them apart.
Promoting kidney disease awareness while collecting donations.
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When Ancaster resident Alan Hansell and fellow volunteers get together to haul garbage out of Cootes Paradise, it’s the big stuff that naturally catches the eye, like a six-metre section of a rusting storm culvert they dragged out with the help of a chain winch.
On a cold wintery day, 89-year-old Hamiltonian David Watts stood at his accustomed spot helping to deliver the hundreds of pounds of food donations into St. John’s Parish Hall.
Junior C hockey playoff returns to Grimsby Wednesday.
As the investigation into the Lac Megantic disaster continues, the transportation of hazardous material by train and emergency response to accidents is never far from the minds of those who live near rail lines.
In the aftermath of the deadly derailment, the federal government started to require rail companies to report on the dangerous goods they carry each year. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has also recommended improvements to commonly used tankers which are considered to be unsafe. Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt has until spring to respond to the board’s recommendations. Trains containing oil and other hazardous materials travel through Hamilton’s residential, business and conservation areas more than 20 times a day, and nearby residents want to know what is being done to improve safety and prevent catastrophic incidents.
They want to know what is coming down the track.
A veteran expert on rail transport of dangerous goods who was reviewing the security of Class 111 non-pressurized rail tank cars retired from Transport Canada four months before the Lac Megantic derailment amidst what his union said was an internal restructuring that would have affected his job.
Local emergency responders are working closely with CN Rail to establish a Hamilton-specific protocol for rail emergencies involving hazardous material.