News Archives: 2010

Railway Tracks Are Never a Safe Shortcut!

Teens, on your way home from school you might find yourself tempted to cut across railway tracks to arrive home sooner. You might think that hopping a train to cross the tracks will impress your friends. Sean Fowler did just that and ended up losing an arm and a leg.… Read More

A 42 Year Career Comes Full Circle

On December 2, Operation Lifesaver said farewell to Senior Administrator Linda Purdy after 10 years of exceptional service. The day marked Linda’s last day of work as she began vacation, in advance of starting her official retirement on January 5, 2011.… Read More

Canadian students color for public-rail safety

On June 1, 2010, eleven students from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Manitoba were named winners in the “Train Your Brain” Coloring Contest and awarded official Operation Lifesaver backpacks.

The Train Your Brain Coloring Contest was part of Operation Lifesaver Rail Safety Week (April 26 – May 2) and engaged school-aged students in a rail safety awareness activity. … Read More

International Level Crossing Awareness Day June 22, 2010

Act safely at level crossings!

Operation Lifesaver Canada is committed to saving lives and preventing injuries through educating the public about the hazards and risks related to railway crossings.  In acknowledgment of the importance of rail-crossing safety, not only in Canada but also in countries worldwide, Operation Lifesaver Canada is proud to support International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD), an international public-rail safety awareness program initiated by numerous agencies in the European Union.… Read More

2010 Roger Cyr Public-Rail Safety Award Reg Chad Joins Outstanding Canadian Volunteers

OTTAWA, April 26 /CNW/ – To kick off National Rail Safety Week activities, Operation Lifesaver today awarded the 2010 Roger Cyr Public-Rail Award to retired RCMP constable and Cobourg Police Service volunteer Reg Chad. The award is presented annually to recognize outstanding Canadian volunteers who actively promote public-rail and road safety to the general public in their communities.… Read More

Opération Gareautrain lance son nouveau site web

OTTAWA, le 1 juin 2009 – Opération Gareautrain a relancé son site web avec une toute nouvelle présentation et allure. Le nouveau site présente de la nouvelle documentation, de nouvelles vidéos et ressources pour toutes les catégories d’âges afin de réduire le nombre de décès et blessures qui se produisent autour des trains de marchandises et de passagers.… Read More

CN Police Chief announces call to action for Rail Safety Week 2010 — no compromise: no accidents – no injuries – no fatalities

MONTREAL, April 26, 2010 — CN (TSX:CNR) (NYSE:CNI) today marked the launch of Rail Safety Week through May 2, 2010 with CN Police Chief Stephen Covey vowing no compromise in the fight to end accidents, injuries and fatalities on and near railway crossings, tracks and property.… Read More

2010 Operation Lifesaver Safety Week

OTTAWA, April 22, 2010 – High school students across Canada will be targeted for trespass prevention initiatives and police officers will blitz motorists at highway/ railway crossings to help Operation Lifesaver and its partners publicize safety along Canada’s railways in some 200 communities next week. … Read More

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