Lac-Megantic Train Disaster

Lac-Mégantic mayor Colette Roy Laroche takes a bow

After 13 years as the mayor of Lac-Mégantic, Colette Roy Laroche chaired her last council meeting this week. The mayor was nicknamed the "Granite Lady" for her composure in the aftermath of the deadly train derailment in 2013 that leveled most of the town's core, killing 47 people. After the derailment, Roy Laroche lobbied for changes to the way oil is transported by rail through communities lik…

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