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Trade war: will US espionage fears scupper Chinese rail group?

In its 19th century heyday, the city of Springfield in Massachusetts produced the first industrial assembly line, the first gasoline-powered automobile and the first sleeping...

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Street-level crowding cause 'unprecedented' commute amid Raptors' championship parade

Transit riders experienced an "unprecedented" afternoon commute as over a million revelers disperse after the Raptors' NBA championship parade that took over downtown...

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Trains laden with pipes for the Trans Mountain expansion have been rolling through Calgary ahead of Ottawa’s announcement tomorrow

CALGARY – A major CP Rail line that runs through the heart of Calgary, separating the downtown core from the trendy Beltline area, normally elicits little excitement... To...

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Trump to Host Trudeau Next Week to Discuss Trade Deal, Huawei

Donald Trump is set to host Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau next week as the American president’s tariff threats continue to cloud the outlook for the countries’...

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New VR Videos Put Professional Drivers' Rail-Safety Knowledge to the Test

OTTAWA, Ontario — Bus and truck drivers play a vital role in connecting Canadian communities, and in moving Canada’s economy.... To read full article click

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Lifted steel tariffs welcomed by industry stakeholders

Canadian Construction Association (CCA) president Mary Van Buren says employers are elated with the news, as the tariffs were disrupting supply chains and slowing down the...

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Now Accepting Award Applications

CARS is pleased to announce a call for applications for the following three awards; Workplace Diversity Award This award was established to recognize and celebrate...

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Calgary lagging behind on transit-oriented development

One of the things I was most impressed with during my month long visit to Vancouver earlier this year was the amazing transit-oriented development (TOD) that has happened in...

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‘It has to get done’: Alberta awaits Ottawa’s decision on Trans Mountain like it’s Game 6 of the NBA finals

The countdown has now begun on Ottawa’s decision on the Trans Mountain expansion project, with a federal announcement expected within a week... To read full article click...

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The Government of Canada is examining the feasibility of relocating rail bypass operations to the Lac-Mégantic industrial park

LAC-MÉGANTIC, QC, June 11, 2019 /CNW/ - The government is committed to supporting the Lac-Mégantic community and to continuing to work closely with both the City of...

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How Trump could push Canada into a recession within 12 months

If Oxford Economics is right, there’s a 45 per cent chance Canada will sink into a recession within the next 12 months, and it’s mostly President Donald Trump’s...

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Amalgamated port authority for Oshawa, Hamilton now a reality

Last week, federal Minister of Transport Marc Garneau announced plans to forward with the merging of the Oshawa Port Authority with Hamilton’s... To read full article...