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Via Rail train quarantined in Northern Ontario after mystery illness hits passengers and one woman d

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posted on May, 9 2008 @ 11:50 AM

Via Rail train quarantined in Northern Ontario after mystery illness hits passengers and one woman dies

Friday, May 09, 2008 - 11:53 AM
By: 680News staff and The Canadian Press

A woman has died aboard a Toronto-bound VIA Rail train carrying more than 260 passengers and it has been quarantined in northern Ontario.

The train was under quarantine as authorities rushed to tend to those with flu-like symptoms and find out what was causing the illness.

(visit the link for the full news article)

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posted on May, 9 2008 @ 11:50 AM
Wow, this is pretty scary as it's pretty close to my neck of the woods. As I submit this, there have been no updates as to what the illness might be. For a woman to die that quickly after showing symptoms, it seems like it might be a pretty rapid moving illness.

Thankfully, they've moved quickly on this and quarantined the train and the people.
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on May, 9 2008 @ 12:19 PM
yes very scary.

Meanwhile, medical personnel in hazardous materials suits were trying to determine if there is an infection or communicable disease at play, or whether the sudden sickness was due to toxic environmental exposure, or even food poisoning, he said.


posted on May, 9 2008 @ 12:19 PM
I was about to post this.

One dead, 280 quarantined on Canadian train

TORONTO/OTTAWA, May 9 (Reuters) - One person died and about 280 were placed in quarantine aboard a cross-Canada train on Friday after a mystery illness caused violent flu-like symptoms.

Police spokesman Marc Depatie told CTV television that seven passengers who boarded the VIA Rail train in the Rocky Mountain resort of Jasper, Alberta, had fallen ill, and one, a 60-year-old woman, had died. Another passenger had been airlifted to hospital.

One person is dead. Another has been airlifted to a hospital. Seven are showing symptoms. 280 are quarantined. No one knows what it is.

This deeply scares me.

posted on May, 9 2008 @ 12:42 PM
Just used the ats google search engine to make sure that everyone was aware of this strange and bizarre Train quarantine.

Wow I hope we get word very fast of what this is all about.

For our members up in Canada, please be careful use total precautions in your commutes, and if you ARE CLOSE TO THE SITUATION, hunker down!

posted on May, 9 2008 @ 01:12 PM
reply to post by antar

Fortunately it is a very remote town on the Toronto-Vancouver VIARail line way up north in Ontario near Timmins ( ShaniaTwain-ville).

i couldn't get the google map inserted in the post

[edit on 9-5-2008 by Tuebor]

[edit on 9-5-2008 by Tuebor]

posted on May, 9 2008 @ 01:26 PM
This could be nothing but some form of food or airborn poisoning, however if it turns out to be a SARS like illness, it's probably beyond the quarantine area regardless.

Has anyone found where the train has been or where it originated? Answered thanks to tuebor's link

A spokeswoman for Via Rail told CP that the train departed Vancouver three days ago

[edit on 9-5-2008 by verylowfrequency]

posted on May, 9 2008 @ 01:29 PM
I scanned all the TV news in all Canadian times zones ( I have time-shifting) and none are reporting live yet. Only hourly updates.
I also scanned Calgary, Toronto and Ottawa AM radio and some are providing news updates but nothing more than what has already been reported.
Stay tuned.

Statement of Minister of Health here

Police say that they don't believe the death and illnesses are connected on the train

Just updated on TV

[edit on 9-5-2008 by Tuebor]

[edit on 9-5-2008 by Tuebor]

posted on May, 9 2008 @ 01:33 PM
Ok so why would someone die suddenly?

What were the pre symptoms?

Have any of the others also died so far?

How contained could this be if they sat at the station pror to boarding and how many people came into contact with the infected?

How many unknowns have entered into the mix?

Where did it start and who or where is ground zero?

This information is now public knowledge and needs to be expressed by WHO and which ever emergency services are on the location.

What hospitals have the passengers been taken to and who is their public relations people?

This is an incredible story that needs immediate follow up for public awareness.

I am very sorry for the families of the infected, and pray for swift anwsers for the situation to be defused.

posted on May, 9 2008 @ 01:38 PM
CTV NewsNet (TV) is reporting from the site. They showed an air ambulance with a patient with flu-like symptoms.

Death, illnesses on Via train may not be connected


posted on May, 9 2008 @ 02:42 PM
Stops and key points along the train's route. o.xml

CNN also picked up the story about an hour ago

posted on May, 9 2008 @ 10:46 PM

Train resumes journey after death, health scare

Updated Fri. May. 9 2008 9:02 PM ET News Staff

After a drama-filled day due to a death on board and a health scare, passengers on a Via train that was stopped and quarantined in northeastern Ontario have resumed their journey.

That was according to Tuebor's link 2 post above.

Well it looks like it's over at this point. We still don't know the details of what happened as far as the cause of death and the illness that prompted this whole event.

[edit on 9-5-2008 by verylowfrequency]

posted on May, 10 2008 @ 12:31 AM
They don't tell you the Original origin of the Tourist? Jasper is not known for locals travelling on the train probably foreign tourist.

Could be Chinese

posted on May, 10 2008 @ 04:06 AM

this articles says there were 3 different incidents (including the death) but they were all unrelated. And that there was a black helicopter parked outside the train...blackwater? hahaha!

posted on May, 10 2008 @ 04:44 AM
the train has been given the all clear and has resumed it's journey.

it could have been a case of mass hysteria. the woman that died was 60 after all and could have been ill with anything. it's also highly likely that the 'flu like symptoms' could have just been people with the flu or hay fever or something.


posted on May, 11 2008 @ 06:01 PM
Features of this story suggesting a larger backstory.

Woman in 80s dies on train.

Bio warfare team shows up and screens everyone on train for current health status.

Someone else has flue and is medevaced out.

Others say they have symptoms and entire train is quarrantined.

The initial response was to sweep the train for a rapid spreading biowarfare or chemical warfare agents. Either they were anxious to practice up there, or they are just plain anxious because they are on a high alert.

Were they chasing some other less visible outbreak when the train thing got visibility?

I would love to know what other outbreaks, deaths have gone on this week in Canada. there may be a larger story.

Please don't get me wrong, I am glad they are on the job. But that they feel they need to be all over it like that suggests they know something and are just waiting for the hammer to fall, or a hammer has already been dropped.

posted on May, 11 2008 @ 07:29 PM
reply to post by Cyberbian

I realize this is a conspiracy site but....HUH ?

No need to read into anything, or "read-between-the-lines". There's no ebola, bird flu or ricin outbreak being covered up in Canada.

High alert ! My god, really ? After 9/11 .....No !!

Perhaps, the HazMat teams up here are prepared to go to "suspected" sites on a moments notice. That's what I believe and I can sleep easier knowing my tax dollars are working.

Do you have any hard evidence of a nefarious "back story"?

posted on May, 11 2008 @ 07:40 PM
I believe this to be an example (and there are many if you really look into it) of pre conditioning the masses into conforming and being controlled (once again). This kind of business has been and still is going on to rationalise any "condition red" situation, that may or may not be true. Which leads to the question, what to believe?

I have noticed in the past year it becoming more and more obvious, more reported by MSM, and more played down by the powers that be as THEIR given right to over ride ANY personal freedoms we have.

Think of the term "condition red" I just used, when the hell did that become a meaning of danger and drop and hide?? The only way to defeat this mass conditioning is to not comply, when over riding your civil freedoms. Only thing there is you may get a taser or worse for "civil disobedience".


posted on May, 13 2008 @ 02:02 PM
Living in Ontario, I've heard of this. I must say, here we go with SARS again... Or, you know, we could blame Mike Harris (little bit of political humor, sorry). However, it's posible that some of the other cases are really just hysteria.

posted on May, 13 2008 @ 10:26 PM
It probably is Mike Haris's fault in all By seriously Cyberwhatever, there is definitely no out breaks or anything, that kind of stuff doesn't really happen in Canada, because the population is all spaced out, and if it was happening It would be on the news for sure, cause that's all we'd have to talk about other than some freak car pileup, those happen a lot here for some reason??? I'm sure other Canadians concur!

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