Kirkland donates to Lac Mégantic

By Kevin Woodhouse

In the last few years, the city of Kirkland has spent time and money updating and renovat- ing its library services that include a larger and more comprehensive infrastructure and collection as well as more e-books and other programs.

Following the devastating train derailment and subsequent explosion that destroyed a portion of Lac-Mégantic this past July, the city of Kirkland will be donating $20,000 to the community for their library and archive room to be built anew.

“This horrible tragedy from which no municipality is immune, has left no one indifferent”, said Kirkland Mayor John Meaney. “Municipalities must stand together and show solidarity in helping one of theirs in times of need.”

The approved donation was made public at last week’s council meeting. In an effort of prevention, Kirkland council also approved a resolution for government agencies to ensure proper inspections are done for railway transport, particularly in the case of moving hazardous waste by rail.

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