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A Via Rail train hit a CN train derailed near Gananoque, Ont., on Friday, halting train service between Ottawa and Toronto and Toronto and Montreal. CBC
Via Rail train hits derailed CN train near Gananoque

A Via Rail train that left Ottawa Friday afternoon was involved in a collision with a derailed CN train near Gananoque, Ont., stopping train service between Toronto and Montreal just ahead of the long weekend. Service is also cancelled between Ottawa and Toronto.

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  • A CN train derailed near Gananoque on Aug. 1. CBCVia Rail train hits derailed CN train near Gananoque
    cbc.ca - 2014-08-01 3:49 PM

    A Via Rail train that left Ottawa Friday afternoon crashed into a derailed CN train near Gananoque, Ont., stopping train service between Toronto and Montreal just ahead of the long weekend. Service is also cancelled between Ottawa and Toronto.

  • Delays caused by this crash have lead to slow morning drives all over Hamilton. Ontario Provincial PoliceBurlington Skyway closed all weekend as engineers assess damage
    cbc.ca - 2014-08-01 10:08 AM

    The Burlington Skyway will be closed for the entire weekend, forcing tens of thousands of holiday weekend travellers to find alternate routes around the vital artery into Toronto and the Golden Horseshoe.

  • An employee of the Monrovia City Corporation mixes disinfectant before spraying it on the streets in a bid to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, on Friday. Abbas Dulleh Associated PressEbola outbreak: Canada issues West Africa travel warning
    cbc.ca - 2014-08-01 11:57 AM

    Canada on Friday joined a list of countries warning about the Ebola virus and travel to West Africa while the head of the World Health Organization issued a dire warning, saying the outbreak could be "catastrophic” if the virus is not contained.

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  • Via Rail, CN trains collide east of Kingston
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-01 2:29 PM

    GANANOQUE, Ont. - Via Rail says a collision between one of its trains and a CN freight train east of Kingston, Ont., has shut down the Toronto to Montreal and Toronto to Ottawa routes for the day.

  • Hackers 'constantly probing' federal computers
    thecanadianpress.com - 2014-08-01 2:18 PM

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