Stories Related to the CN Settlement

May 28, 2009 - The Chief - CN fined $400,000 for Cheakamus spill

May 27, 2009 - N orth Shore News - Court fines CN $400K for Cheakamus spill

May 27, 2009 - Pique Newsmagazine - CN fined $400,000 for Cheakamus spill

May 26, 2009 - - CN pays out $1.8 M for B.C., Alberta oil spills

August 17 Public Information Session

Attention Stakeholder Team:
Here is the event invitation.

Hope to see you there.

Tom Sadleir
Cheakamus Ecosystem Recovery
Communications and Consultation

On Tuesday, May 2, 2006, Ralph Sultan delivered a speech to the Legislative Assembly of BC on The Future of Steelhead Stocks. Click here to view the Hansard report.


CN Cheakamus Recovery Newsletter #1 a newsletter for residents of Squamish and narby communities.

Risk, Benefits, and Uncertainties Associated with Using Hatchery Supplementation to Recover the Cheakamus River Steelhead Population, and Rules to Assess Recovery Status

Prepared By:

Josh Korman, Ecometric Research
Prepared For:
Cheakamus Ecosystem Restoration Technical Committee
February 23, 2006

Incorporating the Effects of Migratory Behaviour and River Conditions into Estimates of Steelhead Escapement

Cheakamus River Ecosystem Recovery Technical Committee

Draft for Discussion Purposes and Public Comment
Date: February 8th, 2006
Re: Steelhead Trout Fish Culture Recovery Option

Restoring Our Resources California’s Upper Sacramento River Cantara Loop - U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Cheakamus River Spill - August 5, 2005

Another Train Derailment - Cheakamus Canyon - 2km south of Aug 5 - October 24, 2005

Death on the Cheakamus graphic Vancouver Sun

Photos and first hand reports from the scene
Photos Courtesy of Caroline Melville
Photos Courtesy of Carl Halvorson
Photos Courtesy of Edith Tobe
Photos Courtesy of Paul Z. Cipywnyk
Notes from September 22, 2005 Teleconference
Notes from August 12, 2005 Teleconference
Cheakamus River and Mamquam River - Angling Closures


Train doomed from start, TSB report finds
Special to The Globe and Mail, July 12, 2007

Restoration work continues on Cheakamus River
CKNW(AM980), August 1, 2006

CN's latest train derailment kills two, July 1, 2006

Hatchery for Cheakamus
The Tri-City News, April 30, 2006

Terrace Derailment Under Investigation
Opinion 250, April 21, 2006

Wabamun a blip on CN's bullish screen
The Edmonton Sun, April 21, 2006

Steelhead recovery plans come under review, April 03, 2006

Cheakamus plan criticized
The Vancouver Sun, March 31, 2006

Annual list of endangered B.C. rivers
The Vancouver Sun, March 20, 2006

Cheakamus, Steelhead, Georgia rivers lead list of B.C.'s endangered rivers
CKNW(980), March 20, 2006

One Wreck after Another
The Tyee, March 10, 2006

Dispute over Cheakamus steelhead ramps up
Whistler Pemberton Question, March 9, 2006

Fewer humans, but more error
The Toronto Star, March 6, 2006

Freight train accidents soar
The Toronto Star, March 6, 2006

Calling Mr. Penner: Hatchery augmentation now
Whistler Pemberton Question, March 2, 2006

Young salmon from the Chilliwack River will be transferred to the Cheakamus
CKNW(AM980), February 27, 2006

Zeidler seeks action on Cheakamus recovery
Whistler Pemberton Question, February 23, 2006

Rail accidents increase
Globe and Mail Update, February 22, 2006

CN donates $1.25 million
Parksville Qualicum News, February 10, 2006

Alberta Environmental protection report, February 10, 2006

What's going on?
Whistler Pemberton Question, February 10, 2006

Magnitude of CN Cheakamus spill still not realized by many
CKNW(AM980), February 09, 2006

In spite of the recent payment, CN Rail not off the hook yet
CKNW(AM980), February 08, 2006

Pacific Salmon Foundation Press Release
CN and Pacific Salmon Foundation announce $1.25 million partnership. February 08, 2006
Backgrounder, February 08, 2006

Aboriginal band suing CN Rail over oil spill from derailment near Alta lake
Canadian Press, February 07, 2006

CN spill: Effect of Cheakamus fish kill to last 'generations'
The Vancouver Sun, February 07, 2006

Preparing for a spill point
Salmon Arm Observer, January 11, 2006

Another CN train derails in B.C., December 15, 2005

B.C. probe urged after two CN trains derail in one day, December 7, 2005

Train car plunges off trestle in CN's second B.C. derailment in a single day
940 AM Montreal, Dec. 6 2005

Derailment is 11th of the year
The Vancouver Sun, Dec. 6 2005

Derailments on the former provincial railway are up since CN took over
The Vancouver Sun, Dec. 5 2005

Ottawa limits CN train lengths
The Vancouver Sun, Nov. 5 2005

Transport Canada orders CN to shorten B.C. trains after several derailments, Nov. 4 2005

CN needs to get back on the rails
The Whistler Question, Nov. 4 2005

Victoria puts pressure on rail company
North Shore Outlook, Nov. 3 2005

CN promises changes to increase safety on former B.C. Rail line
The Brandon Sun, Nov. 1 2005

CN safety improvements promised, Nov. 1 2005

CN promises changes on former B.C. Rail line, Nov. 1 2005

Derailment answers sought
The Williams Lake Tribune, October 28, 2005

Second derailment worries Squamish
The Province, October 25, 2005

CN profit rises 19% in quarter, October 19, 2005

Waiting for CN to call
The Whistler Question, September 09, 2005

Derail meeting set
The Whistler Question, September 09, 2005

Give CN a little credit
The Whistler Question, September 09, 2005

Looking at CN policy
The Whistler Question, September 07, 2005

Editorial: CN inquiry off track
Toronto Star, Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Review of train lengths demanded following derailment
The Whistler Question, August 26, 2005

Acting mayor wants changes on the rails
The Whistler Question, August 26, 2005

CN giving $250,000 for salmon recovery
The Whistler Question

CN Rail: How Do We Sleep Beside an Anaconda?
The Robson Valley Times, August 23, 2005

Angling banned in three local rivers due to spill
The Whistler Question, August 19, 2005

CN to help pay for cleanup
CN donates $250,000 to Squamish salmon recovery
The Vancouver Sun, August 18, 2005

CN to help pay for cleanup
The Globe and Mail, August 17, 2005

CN to donate to Salmon Foundation
Canoe News, August 17, 2005

Pacific Salmon Foundation Media Advisory
Pacific Salmon Foundation, August 16, 2005

Time to put BC first, not last, August 16, 2005

Time to put BC first, not last, August 16, 2005

Second annual whitewater fest on this week
The Vancouver Province, August 16, 2005

B.C. closes Cheakamus to fishing
The Globe and Mail, August 15, 2005

Fishing business hurting
Vancouver Province, August 14, 2005

Toxic CN Rail spill kills fishing
Vancouver Province, August 14, 2005

Spill shuts down Squamish-area fishery
The Edmonton Sun, August 14, 2005

Rivers off-limits for fishing
The Vancouver Sun, August 13, 2005

Squamish area rivers closed to fishing
The Vancouver Sun, August 13, 2005

CN train removed from river
The Globe and Mail, August 12, 2005

Salvage operation begins after toxic railway spill
The CBC, August 12, 2005

Rail car recovered, cleanup underway
The Globe and Mail, August 12, 2005

Ottawa will soon decide if CN will be charged over Alberta oil spill: Dion
McLean', August 11, 2005

Spill cleanup ‘could take… years’
The Whistler Pemberton Question, August 11, 2005

CN's PR disasters<
The Globe and Mail, August 11, 2005

Provincial commission to tackle toxic spill
The Globe and Mail, August 11, 2005

The Gallon Newsletter, August 10, 2005

Tests confirm spill harmful in Alta.
The National Post, August 10, 2005

Fish stock recovery may take years
Vancouver Province, August 9, 2005

Cheakamus River water now safe
Broadcast News, August 8, 2005

CN rail derailment leaves line blocked, August 8, 2005

Two CN Rail Derailments, Two Environmental Disasters
CMAQ, August 8, 2005

Cheakamus River Spill
Nanaimo Daily News, August 8, 2005

Derailment dumps chemical into B.C. river
The Globe and Mail, August 8, 2005

Guiding companies to suffer
Vancouver Province, August 8, 2005

Cheakamus River Spill
Vancouver Province, August 7, 2005

'The devastation makes you sick'
Times Colonist (Victoria), August 7, 2005

Cheakamus River Spill
London Free Press, August 7, 2005

Fish dying after chemical spill
Broadcast News, August 6, 2005

Cheakamus River Spill
Vancouver Sun August 6, 2005

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