|Search Warrants issued to search CN offices in Alberta and B.C.
|Search warrants were issued on April 12th allowing Environment Canada officers to search various CN offices in Edmonton, Surrey and Prince George in
concern of the 2005 train derailment and spill of caustic soda into the Cheakamus River, 45 kilometres north of Vancouver. More than 500,000 adult and young
salmon, steelhead, trout, lamprey and other species were killed after the derailment in August 2005.
"This is in relation to the ongoing investigation pertaining to the Cheakamus Canyon derailment and spill of 41,000 litres of caustic soda," said B.C.
Environment Minister Barry Penner. "It's been an ongoing investigation and today search warrants were executed: one in Edmonton, two in Surrey (two different
offices in Surrey) and one in Prince George." Penner said that the derailment is still the subject of numerous government probes and may eventually result in
Transport Canada and the Transportation Safety Board are concluding investigations, and Environment Canada, Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the
B.C. Environment Ministry have all been investigating.