News Archives: 2002

New Awareness Campaign Launched by VIA and Operation Lifesaver

CANADA’S RAILWAYS URGE YOU TO BE SMART … AND BE SAFE

Montréal – Canada’s railways have earned a reputation for operating one of the safest networks in the world. Despite that fact, in 2001 alone, there were 279 collisions between trains and motor vehicles at highway/railway crossings in Canada, resulting in 41 deaths and 47 persons seriously injured.… Read More

Record Number of Employees Win President’s Awards for Excellence

The 2002 winners of the President’s Awards for Excellence have been announced and the results show a record number of employees have been selected as recipients this year. In addition to individual winners who have made outstanding contributions, an unprecedented number of teams have been honored for significant accomplishments that required a true group effort.… Read More

Inductees in Canadian Railway Hall of Fame

The City of Montreal and two rail safety pioneers have been inducted into the new Canadian Railway Hall of Fame. Bill Rowat, President and CEO of the Railway Association of Canada made the presentations to Claude Dauphin, on behalf of the City of Montreal, and to the founding fathers of Operation Lifesaver during a regular meeting of the Canadian Railway Club in Montreal.… Read More

Virtual Canadian Railway Hall of Fame Announces Initial Inductees

OTTAWA – Railroaders, their machines and their communities that helped link Canada’s freight and passenger railways into a vibrant continental network are being honoured in a virtual Railway Hall of Fame.

“Today’s announcement of the initial inductees range from Pierre Berton, author of The National Dream and the Last Spike books on building the Canadian Pacific Railway, to the current presidents of Canadian National and the CPR.… Read More

Railway Safety: From Farm To Field And Home Again

WINDSOR – If you live on a farm near a railway then you can relate to the risk of a crossing collision, trespassing incident or a “near hit” involving a train. Because they happen all too often, farm and rail safety organizations have teamed up to do something about the problem.… Read More

15th Annual Operation Lifesaver Conference

Operation Lifesaver Canada will hold its 15th Annual Operation Lifesaver Conference on September 13, 2002 at Kanata, Ontario, Canada.
For more information, please contact Linda Purdy.
Tel: 613-564-8100, Fax: 613-567-6726, Email: lindap@railcan.ca.… Read More

Save A Life

On July 3, 2002 at 10:00 a.m., the media is invited to attend a Press Conference at York Regional Police Four District Headquarters located at 2700 Rutherford Road to kick off phase three of the multi-phased Save-A-Life Program.

The program will target high collision intersections identified through statistical data and railway crossings with highly visible, strict and fair enforcement in conjunction with various educational programs.… Read More

Canadian Entry Finalist In International Radio Competition

A series of public service announcements (psa) produced for Canadian radio stations involving members of the Montreal Alouettes in a program dedicated to saving lives along Canada’s railways was a finalist in this year’s International Radio Competition in New York City in June.… Read More

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