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Debbie Young awarded 2015 Roger Cyr Award for outstanding contribution to rail safety

OTTAWA, April 29, 2016 Operation Lifesaver (OL), Canada’s national rail safety program, today announced Debbie Young of Sydney, NS is the recipient of the Roger Cyr award for her railway safety efforts that have helped diminish crossing and trespassing incidents in Nova Scotia.… Read More

Rail Safety Week 2016 kicks off on April 25th!

We are pumped—Rail Safety Week 2016 kicks off on Monday, April 25th! To stay up to date on what’s happening and find events in your area, visit: http://www.operationlifesaver.ca/rsw2016 for info. #rsw2016 #seetracksthink… Read More

Notes on a railway tragedy: a father’s reflection

On December 23, 2003, 15-year-old Nick Reed was killed when a train hit him while he walked on the tracks. Read Nick’s full story, as told by his father, Harvey, to find out how his death has impacted his family.… Read More

VIDEO: ILCAD 2015 “Take your time, don’t risk your life!”

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Rail Safety Week 2015 is coming! #seetracksthink

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Video: The tragedy of an ATV vs. train collision

On October 30, 2014 Operation Lifesaver Canada, along with Sydney Coal Railway, held mock collisions in New Waterford, Nova Scotia. This video depicts the devestating results of a train colliding with an ATV.

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Operation Lifesaver Canada: students getting ready for mock collision

On October 30, 2014 Operation Lifesaver Canada, along with Sydney Coal Railway, held mock collisions in New Waterford, Nova Scotia. Watch as student participants are made up as crash victims.

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National Day of Remembrance reminds drivers to drive safe at railway crossings

Nov 19, 2014 was the National Day of Remembrance for road crash victims in Canada. A formal event in Toronto was held in honour of those who lost their lives.

Every day five people die on Canadian roads. This adds up to roughly 2,100 people who will lose their lives and an estimated 165,000 who will be injured this year—a sobering reminder for drivers that a life can be cut short in an instance.… Read More

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