No Injuries, No Hazardous Waste Following CP Derailment
Power is back for just under one thousand residents and businesses in Canoe, just East of Salmon Arm after a CP train derailment this morning.
10 train cars left the track around 5:30am, waking most of the small community and knocking out power for several hours.
While there were concerns about the water plant losing power, the City of Salmon Arm says that drinking water is safe for residents in both communities.
The engineer and conductor on the Coast-bound train were both unharmed, CP has confirmed that no hazardous materials were involved in the derailment.
The cause remains under investigation.