Quebec town rebuilds after major railway disaster

07/04/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec – The town of Lac-Megantic is continuing to recover following a major railway disaster that struck the town last year, and many want measures taken to prevent the same type of disaster from reoccurring. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), in marking the one year anniversary of the July 6, 2013 accident, special Roman Catholic masses, a candlelight walk, and monument unveiling were set to take place over the weekend.

As noted in the report, many in the town of approximately 6,000 people were not ready for the events; however, which some said would stir up bad memories. Bar owner Yannick Gagne, is quoted by the AP as stating, “I’m sure the images of those final hours will come back, all those flames.”

As crews continue to work to rebuild in the wake of the destruction, city officials have been making the push for rail company Central Maine and Quebec Railway and others to pay for a new track that would by-pass the town. Jean-Guy Bouffard, a town councilor, is quoted as stating of the matter, “We’re working really hard to have a detour so that it doesn’t go through town… That’s what residents want — but we also need a train for industry.”

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