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Oil Train Firefighters Reuniting

| July 4, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Some of the Maine firefighters who helped their Canadian counterparts battle a deadly fire in Quebec are returning for the anniversary. About 30 Maine firefighters responded to the call for help when a runaway oil train derailed and caused explosions in the town of 10,000. The blaze killed 47 people and […]

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Railroad in Explosion Has Its Canadian Assets Sold

| June 30, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The $15.85 million sale of a bankrupt railroad responsible for a deadly oil train derailment in Quebec is now complete with transfer of the company’s Canadian assets to new ownership. More than a month ago, parties completed the sale of U.S. assets of Montreal, Maine, and Atlantic to a subsidiary of […]

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Quebec Communities Named Part of Grand Riviere Region…Now Will Share in Upcoming World Acadian Congress Celebration

| April 10, 2014

Excitement about the upcoming World Acadian Congress is building. Today a caravan of Canadian dignitaries were in Van Buren getting a preview of what other tourists will get when they arrive for the Congress this summer. They ARRIVED as tourists, and as Shawn Cunningham reports THEY LEFT entirely changed. Pleasantries and proclamations were exchanged as […]

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Nine-Figure Settlement Expected in Train Disaster

| January 31, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A Chapter 11 trustee in Maine says he anticipates a “nine-figure” settlement fund for victims of a rail disaster that killed 47 people in Quebec in July. Robert Keach outlined his vision for how victims will ultimately be compensated Friday as attorneys clashed over whether lawsuits filed in Chicago should be […]

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Search Continues for Missing Motorist

| December 3, 2013

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine game wardens continue to lead a search for a 67-year-old man from Quebec in a remote and snow-covered part of northern Maine. Cpl. John MacDonald says Renald Poulin of Quebec crossed into the U.S. on Thursday and his vehicle was found Saturday near the Umbazooksus Dam, which is close to […]

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