News for November 7th, 2014

Efforts underway to clean diesel fuel in Sept-Iles

by Pauline Nesbitt


The engineer of the freight train that derailed in Sept-Iles Thursday morning is still missing.

According to the CBC, the locomotive for the train was found submerged in a nearby river.

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Environment has expressed concern over the diesel fuel that spilled into the river, and efforts are underway to contain it.

The Schefferville administrator has appealed for emergency assistance until the wreckage is cleared.

Protestors injured in Belgium
by Patricia Petit Liang

14 people were injured by Belgian police during a peaceful anti-austerity march on Thursday. 

According to BBC, the protest was against the belgian government’s plan to raise the pension age, cut funding to public services and freeze wages.

Tear gas and water cannons were used on the protesters.

Talks have began between trade union leaders and the Prime Minister of Belgium in order to stop the violence.