OL's Columbia Committee Chair, Phil Breden, is the recipient of OL Canada's 2022 individual Roger Cyr Award. (Business Wire photo)

OL Canada Announces Recipients of Roger Cyr Awards

Operation Lifesaver (OL) Canada on Sept. 22 announced that the city of Wemotaci in Quebec has been selected as the winner of its Roger Cyr Award for Communities and OL’s Columbia Committee Chair, Phil Breden, will receive the individual Roger Cyr Award.

“Blume’s asset management solution is well established as the marketplace where IMCs obtain railroad-owned intermodal equipment,” Blume Global CEO Pervinder Johar said Sept. 11. “We look forward to helping CPKC expand their business in the U.S.”
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Supply Side: Blume Global, Rio Tinto IOC, Wabtec

Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) will use Blume Global’s asset management system to foster intermodal traffic growth. Also, Rio Tinto’s Iron Ore Company of Canada (Rio Tinto IOC) is donating C$4 million to a Quebec college for a new training, research and innovation pavilion for the rail, industrial maintenance and energy intelligence industries; and Penn State names Wabtec Corporation as its 2023 Corporate Partner of the Year.

Class I Briefs: UP, CPKC

Union Pacific (UP) ranks seventh on the inaugural Global Top 200 Inspiring Workplaces list. Also, the Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) International Grand Prix raises more than $90,000 for the Libin Cardiovascular Institute.

Community Renewal on Sept. 6 dedicated its newest “Friendship House,” thanks to community funding partner CPKC. (Photograph Courtesy of CPKC, via X, formerly known as Twitter)

Class I Briefs: CPKC, CSX

Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) invests in a new “Friendship House” in Shreveport, La. Also, CSX awards scholarships to 10 children of first responders.

Class I Briefs: CSX, CPKC, NS, UP

CSX contributes to Hurricane Idalia relief. Also, Canadian Pacific Kansas City’s (CPKC) Hockey Tournament raises C$96,600 for Heart Beats Children’s Society; Norfolk Southern (NS) helps create an interactive rail exhibit at the Pullman State Historic Site and Pullman National Historical Park in Chicago; and Union Pacific (UP) seeks residents’ permission for extensive soil testing in the Fifth Ward.

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Norfolk Southern (NS) hosts students at its Decatur Terminal for a behind-the-scenes tour. Also, CN completes the first of two derailment training sites; the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Agency suspends BNSF and Union Pacific (UP) from its Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) program; and Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) plans a tour to mirror the monarch biological corridor.

Nearly C$3.5MM Raised at CPKC Women’s Open

Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) raised nearly C$3.5 million for children’s heart health during the CPKC Women’s Open, with C$2.9 million to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and C$580,000 to the Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) Foundation.