31 July 2019

Public notice of herbicide use

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Baie-Comeau, July 29, 2019. – As part of its 2019 railway maintenance program, the Société du port ferroviaire de Baie-Comeau (SOPOR) will be undertaking measures to control vegetation in order to ensure the safe functioning of train operations and prevent damage to railway equipment. 

Work Schedule

During the week of August 12, herbicides will be sprayed along the entire right-of-way. The work will be done in accordance with Quebec’s Pesticides Management Code and will abide by the requirements of the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment, and Fight against Climate Change (MELCC).

Safety Recommendations

We recommend that residents avoid the area for 14 days after the herbicide has been sprayed, and refrain from eating wild berries growing nearby for the entire 2019 season.

The work is being carried out by WSP Canada’s Baie-Comeau office, permit number: 401792608. 

For more information about the aforementioned work, you can contact François Gagnon, Project Manager at WSP Canada, at 581-823-0119. For all other questions, you can contact Cédric Bérubé, SOPOR’s General Manager, at 418-296-6355.

About SOPOR:

SOPOR, the Société du port ferroviaire de Baie-Comeau – Hauterive is a non-profit organization that operates the rail-port facility in Baie-Comeau. Our goal is to make our customers’ production chains more efficient by providing businesses and industries with access to safe, sustainable intermodal freight transport and logistics within the North American rail network.

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Cédric Bérubé  

General Manager, SOPOR

418 296-6785

François Gagnon

Project Manager, WSP Canada

581 823-0119

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