Union rally planned for Vancouver as B.C. port strike continues into second week

Jul 9, 2023 | 7:16am

A rally is to take place in Vancouver today as the strike at British Columbia’s ports stretches into its second week. International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada says the event supporting its workers is expected to include international labour leaders who will call for a negotiated contract settlement with the BC Maritime Employers Association. About 7,400 workers […]

EXPLAINER: What Russia’s suspension of grain deal could mean

Oct 31, 2022 | 9:12am

Russia has suspended its part of the deal allowing Ukraine to ship grain from its Black Sea ports safely amid a monthslong war, and it appears that the remaining partners are now left to take their chances. On Monday, Ukraine said a dozen ships had sailed despite initially reporting that more than 200 vessels, many loaded […]

CN rail sets new weekly grain shipment record

Oct 25, 2022 | 11:48am

CN Rail says it set a new weekly grain movement record earlier this month. CN says grain shipments for the week of October 16th reached 806 thousand tons, exceeding the previous record by over 50 thousand metric tons. The record follows CN’s second best September ever for grain movement from Western Canada, with over 2.64 […]

CN Rail says grain movement has improved significantly this month

Mar 27, 2020 | 6:00am

CN Rail says grain movement is flowing smoothly this month after serious disruptions this winter. The railway was affected by a week-long strike in November and illegal blockades this winter. Executive vice president Sean Finn says special steps have been taken to ensure workers remain safe during the COVID-19 outbreak yet grain shipments remain on […]