End of CN Rail in Girouxville

Posted by ryanjackson on May 30, 2009 in photos, video |

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CN Rail has announced that they are canceling service to the village of Girouxville, Alberta located 450KM north-west of Edmonton in the Peace River region. Some residents fear the loss of the train service will kill local businesses and inevitably the town which has a rich French Canadian heritage. Video by Ryan Jackson/Edmonton Journal

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Ernest Johnson owns Merlot Agriculture Services Ltd., a producer car loading station in Girouxville, Alberta. Johnson must re-locate his business to the nearby town of Falher which may kill his home town. CN Rail has announced that they are canceling service to the village of Girouxville, located 450KM north-west of Edmonton in the Peace River region. Some residents fear the loss of the train service will kill local businesses and inevitably the town which has a rich French Canadian heritage. Photo by Ryan Jackson/Edmonton Journal

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Lifetime Girouxville residents Armand Boisvert and wife Rollande.  Photo by Ryan Jackson/Edmonton Journal

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Alain Johnson with Merlot Agriculture Services Ltd. directs grain into a producer car.  Photo by Ryan Jackson/Edmonton Journal

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