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Tragic fatal crash at Langley Bypass rail crossing need not have happened

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Sunday’s fatal crash involving a car and a train at the Langley Bypass crossing was the second in just over three years on the Canadian Pacific rail corridor to take the lives of elderly Langley residents. In September, 2015, an ambulance was hit by a train at the Crush Crescent crossing, killing the 87-year-old patient inside.
Sunday’s terrible tragedy involving a car and a train needn’t have happened.
The crash, detailed in this Langley Times story https://www.langleytimes.com/news/watch-two-seniors-reportedly-hit-and-killed-by-train-in-langley/, took place on a sunny December morning. The victims, a 90-year-old man and an 88-year-old woman, were in a vehicle that somehow became stranded on the Langley Bypass crossing. The crew of the westbound CN coal train had no ability to stop the train, which would have weighed in excess of 10,000 tons. The train pushed the car the couple were riding in close to a kilometre down the tracks before it stopped.
The couple were identified on Monda…

Santa has a bag full of gifts for politicians

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Santa Claus has a bag full of goodies for the newsmakers among us.


Capital project delays not right in fast-growing city like Surrey

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SkyTrain in Surrey one step closer

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The SkyTrain system in Surrey will finally expand past King George Station, if the new Surrey council has its way. It voted Monday to scrap plans for LRT and put the money committed to it towards a SkyTrain line along Fraser Highway. Surrey has had no rapid transit extensions since 1994, despite a huge influx in its population since that time.


Voting system changes in B.C. on the line with referendum

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