Trying to move on in Lac Megantic a year after the train tragedy

It was one year ago this Sunday when 47 people were killed in that train tragedy in Lac Megantic.

A train filled with oil derailed and exploded in the town's downtown area.

CJAD's Aaron Rand broadcast his show from the town on Friday.

Amoing his guests was MNA Ghyslain Bolduc, who's chairing a cabinet committee overseeing the reconstruction.

He's says they're defining the framework for financial assistance so that the town is rebuilt properly.

Bolduc adds they're also working to secure the budget to complete the reconstruction ans that his schedule has four parts, including determining a budget.

It has been a extremely difficult year since the tragedy.

"You see more prescriptions more anti-depressants, and we see more pills for sleeping, (sleeping aids). Life is not as usual; (people are) stressed and anxious. I know a few families that get separated, that divorced because there's tension", local pharmacist Claude Charron told CTV News.

Jean Clusiault lost his daughter Kathy in the disaster.

He told CTV News he thinks of her often and explained how he's manatged to go on.

"Faith, family and friends. And me, I'm lucky. I've got a lot of people around me, but I know that some people are very, very alone" said Clusiault.

Mayor Colette Roy Laroche says it wasn't easy for her council to allow trains to continue running through the town for economic reasons.

Her popularity soared following her courageous leadership following the disaster.

CJAD News will be in Lac-Megantic during the weekend.

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