News Archives: 2007

Mobile Classroom to Accompany Holiday Train

Ottawa – Operation Lifesaver’s mobile classroom will accompany Canadian Pacific’s Holiday Train across Canada in December, delivering its safety message to almost half a million Canadians in more than 70 communities along the railway’s tracks in six provinces.

Dan Di Tota, National Director of OL, said winter, with its extreme weather and poor visibility, is a time of higher risk for motorists and pedestrians.… Read More

Students get a chance to collide with reality – Operation Lifesaver held in New Waterford

by Sharon Montgomery, Cape Breton Post

Glace Bay/New Waterford – The devastation of a train collision was brought to life Tuesday – injuries included. Operation Lifesaver was conducted at Eighth Street. It is a national campaign promoting safety and awareness. Students from Breton Education Centre were brought to the tracks.… Read More

Historic Anniversary for the Railway Association of Canada

Ottawa – The Railway Association of Canada will mark the 90th anniversary of the creation of the Canadian Railway Association for National Defence today, October 23. The organization was created to expedite the flow of freight cars back from the U.S.… Read More

Get Ready for GO

(Article from the Innisfil Journal by Bruce Hain)

While the return of GO commuter train service is being welcomed by many residents of the greater Barrie area, including Innisfil, there’s an important safety factor to consider now that the running of regular trains is close to a reality.… Read More

Operation Lifesaver Speakers

A full day of presentations at the annual Operation Lifesaver conference in Aylmer, Quebec, today (Tuesday) included Luc Bourdon, Transport Canada; Cliff Mackay, Railway Association of Canada; Dr. Jim Cairns, Deputy Chief Coroner of Ontario; and Dan Di Tota, Operation Lifesaver.… Read More

Operation Lifesaver to hold Annual Conference

Representatives from government, health and safety groups, and the railway industry will convene in Aylmer, Quebec on Tuesday, September 18, for the nineteenth annual Operation Lifesaver Conference.

The agenda for the conference will cover a number of different subjects varying from annual rail statistics, the investigation of railway fatalities, and reducing the incidences of suicide on rail systems.… Read More

Operation Lifesaver Volunteer Knighted into the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem

On June 2, 2007, Tom Allan, an Operation Lifesaver volunteer presenter since October of 2004, was knighted into the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem for his almost 40 years and around 25,000 hours of volunteer work with St. John’s Ambulance.… Read More

10th World Level Crossing Symposium, 24-26 June 2008 – UIC, Paris

The UIC (International Union of Railways Companies –, is pleased to announce the countdown to the 10th World Symposium on safety at the road/rail interface (level crossings) and trespass prevention, to be held at the UIC’s Headquarters in the heart of Paris, from the 24th – 26th June 2008.… Read More

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