CN Rail backlog of 10,000 carloads of grain

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As a result of rail blockades across Canada, CN Rail lost capacity equivalent to 10,000 carloads, or 1 million tonnes of grain exports, in February. That lost capacity represents roughly 1% of Canada’s total harvest during the 2019-20 marketing year, which runs from Aug. 1, 2019, through July 31, 2020. Just yesterday morning another train derailment 40 km east of Prince George and cause the precautionary evacuation of a school despite there being no danger to public safety as there no fires, injuries or leaks. Since late December there have been more than half a dozen derailments across Canada, with at least three in BC.

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