Transport Canada

Negative COVID tests no longer accepted to board planes and trains in Canada

Nov 30, 2021 | 6:44am

Beginning Tuesday, travelers 12 and older wanting to board a plane or train in Canada, or to enter Canada, will have to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. The policy came into effect on October 30, but since then there has been a grace period where a negative molecular test no older than 72 hours would […]

Regina Airport Authority hoping to earn back “international” designation

Mar 16, 2021 | 7:25am

At the end of January, the federal government revised its list of airports that have official “international” designations. When the updated list of 13 came out, both Regina and Saskatoon were not on it. Regina Airport Authority President and CEO James Bogusz spoke with reporters on Monday and said this is not just the loss […]

Regina-Wascana M.P Michael Kram concerned Regina and Saskatoon airports could be losing “international” designations

Mar 15, 2021 | 11:14am

Already in a fight to keeps it’s air traffic control tower, the Regina Airport Authority could now be facing the possibility of losing it’s “international” designation. M.P for Regina-Wascana, Michael Kram, said a Transport Canada document he obtained listing 13 international airports, did not include either Regina or Saskatoon. Kram says it would be very […]

Transport Minister unveils new safety measures after fatal Saskatchewan railway yard accident

Oct 9, 2020 | 2:49pm

The federal government is rolling out new measures to bolster rail safety following an investigation into a fatal 2017 incident at a Saskatchewan railway yard. Under an order from Transport Minister Marc Garneau, railway companies must adopt updated practices for employees who conduct switching duties — taking railcars from one track to another — that […]

Broken rail may have led to train derailments near Guernsey

Apr 18, 2020 | 10:26am

Track maintenance could be the culprit when it comes to a pair of train derailments near the town of Guernsey in a three month stretch late last year and early this. The Transportation Safety Board has written a letter to Transport Canada regarding rail safety.  It says in both cases the suspected causes appears to […]

Federal government making electronic logs mandatory for truck, bus drivers

Jun 13, 2019 | 3:03pm

Transport Canada says it will require all commercial drivers to have electronic logging devices — one of the recommendations out of a coroner’s report into the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. The federal department says it will make the tamper-resistant devices mandatory on June 12, 2021. “These new mandatory logging devices in commercial vehicles will improve […]