CBC News A plan to ship heavy oil by railway out of Alberta’s Peace River District has residents nervous in the small town of Falher where the oil would be loaded.
Altex Energy, of Calgary, has been looking for an alternative to the use of pipelines for getting the province’s oil to market.
So it wants to load oil onto railway cars in Falher, more than 400 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.
But some residents of Falher say the risk is too high.
The shovels are not even in the ground, but already some people have threatened to leave town over the plan by Altex.
That includes some teachers from a school located less than a kilometre away from the proposed plant where the oil would be loaded.