Dash 8 joins federal marine surveillance program
The aircraft will be modified to detect oil spills, monitor ships and whale movements.
Transport Canada implements speed limits following death of another right whale
Feds will issue a fine of up to $25,000 to those who fail to follow the speed limit.
Infrastructure bank gives Via $55M for work on multibillion dollar project
It is the first time the agency has handed out money without an expectation of repayment.
Canada sees info ‘gaps’ about dangerous goods moving through North
Study to improve readiness when it comes to movement of goods from explosives and flammable liquids to infectious substances.
MMA and former employees settle, fined $1.25M in Lac Megantic case
Found guilty of violating Quebec Fisheries Act after crude oil leaked into the Megantic Lake and Chaudiere River.
Fiat Chrysler to recall 50,000 SUVs worldwide over engine stall issue
Affects about 3,400 Dodge Journey, Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot vehicles in Canada.
Cars made after May 2018 must have back up cameras
Transport Canada says requirement brings Canadian standards in line with those in the US.
US, Canada ban Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from airliners
Those who try to evade the US ban by packing the phones in checked luggage may be subject to criminal prosecution and fines
Transport Canada eyes more safety tests for VW amid emissions scandal
Automaker has admitted that more than 500,000 of its diesel vehicles are equipped with emissions-skirting software.
Are Canada’s drone rules too permissive?
Experts argue Canada’s lax approach to regulating commercial drones is making it a global leader in the growing field.
Fiat Chrysler SUV, Ram buyback: Not in Canada
Shows gap in Canadian consumer protection: groups.
Shippers have until 2025 to upgrade rail cars
New transportation regulations build on standards voluntarily adopted by the industry in 2011.
Tougher oil tanker standards coming after string of derailments
Newest standards call for a hull thickness of 9/16th of an inch and makes thermal “jackets” mandatory.
Conservatives cut transport safety spending…while touting safety
Transport Canada has cut marine safety spending by 27% since 2009-10; aviation and rail spending both down 20%.
Feds quietly adopt new safety rules drafted by rail industry
New rules require that at least two crew work a train transporting dangerous material such as crude oil.
Transport Canada certifies Pratt & Whitney’s CSeries engine
Engine-maker logs 4,000 hours of testing on Boeing 747 test plane to earn approval.
Feds introduce pan-Canadian risk assessment study on marine safety
Study will analyze and evaluate risks of oil or chemical spills in Canadian waters involving ships or oil handling facilities