Feds, locals to work together to deal with abandoned cargo vessel near Montreal

BEAUHARNOIS, Que. - Montreal-area officials have been assured by Ottawa that an initial inspection of an abandoned bulk carrier shows it doesn't pose a risk of capsizing or causing an environmental disaster.

See Full Article

The Kathryn Spirit was brought to Beauharnois in 2011 by a private firm hoping to dismantle it in the St. Lawrence River and sell it for scrap.

That project didn't materialize and the ship was sold to Mexican interests who've since declared bankruptcy and abandoned it.

Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre, who heads the 82-municipality Montreal Metropolitan Community, told reporters today he expects to discuss the matter in Ottawa this week with Transport Minister Marc Garneau and Fisheries Minister Hunter Tootoo.

Beauharnois Mayor Claude Haineault says he's hopeful the developments mean the vessel will finally be removed from the town.

A working group comprised of federal and local officials will convene in two weeks.


Latest Canada & World News

  • Iraqi residents optimistic about ISIS defeat

    World News CTV News
    CALGARY -- It's an uneasy alliance born out of necessity. Two residents of the Kurdistan region near Iraq's second-largest city say past differences are being put aside for now to defeat the Islamic State. Source
  • Teenager attacked and tossed in river recalls darkness and pain

    Canada News Toronto Sun
    A teenager who was beaten, sexually assaulted and thrown in a Winnipeg river two years ago says she continues to carry physical and emotional scars. The girl, who cannot be identified under a court order, wrote a one-page victim impact statement for the sentencing hearing of her attacker. Source
  • Video shows boy, 7, punched in stomach by parent at school

    World News Toronto Sun
    A mother in Washington, D.C., was horrified to see a school surveillance video showing a man sucker-punching her seven-year-old son in the stomach. In the clip, a man casually walks over to young John Mclean and, without provocation, punches him. Source
  • Self-driving beer truck goes nearly 200 km on delivery

    World News Toronto Sun
    DENVER - Anheuser-Busch says it has completed the world’s first commercial shipment by self-driving truck, sending a beer-filled tractor-trailer on a journey of more than 120 miles through Colorado. The company says it teamed with self-driving truck maker Otto and the state of Colorado for the feat. Source
  • As Trump falters, more Republicans say they'll block Clinton

    World News CTV News
    WASHINGTON -- A new fundraising email from House Speaker Paul Ryan's political operation, over former Speaker Newt Gingrich's signature, seeks money for Republican congressional candidates by calling the appeal "our very last chance to stop Pelosi and Hillary. Source
  • Supporters see Trump as ‘human Molotov cocktail’: Michael Moore

    World News Toronto Sun
    If Trump is elected the next president of the United States, frustrated, decent Americans will have have successfully launched “the biggest f--- you recorded in human history.” No, these words didn’t come from Trump or any of his surrogates - they’re all from the mouth of liberal documentarian Michael Moore. Source
  • Taco Bell terror allegedly beat mom over burrito

    World News Toronto Sun
    Logan Badgley was a very hungry young man and for the 22-year-old Tennessee man, only Taco Bell would do. But there were roadblocks to getting to Burrito Land. Badgley argued bitterly with his mom “because he wanted her debit card so he could go get some Taco Bell” and later, allegedly, beat her with a hockey stick when he had to go hungry. Source
  • CETA: After 3 missed deadlines, why isn't the Canada-EU summit cancelled?

    Canada News CBC News
    International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland's explanations yesterday seemed to be building toward a logical conclusion: Justin Trudeau isn't getting on a plane to Brussels this week to sign Canada's trade deal with the European Union. Except she didn't actually say that. Source
  • Complaint filed by common-law wife of Mexico's 'El Chapo'

    World News Toronto Sun
    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 02:05 PM EDT | Updated: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 02:10 PM EDT Source
  • Survivors describe chaotic attack at Pakistani police academy that killed 61, injured 123

    World News CBC News
    Survivors of an overnight attack that killed 61 people at a Pakistani police academy described chaotic scenes of gunfire and explosions, with militants shooting anyone they saw and cadets running for their lives and jumping from windows and rooftops. Source