News Archives: 2008

Operation Lifesaver supports the safety initiatives of our partners and stakeholders

During Safe Crossing Week 2008 from October 20 – 26, more than 100,000 elementary school children in more than 600 schools across Canada will learn about safety at railway crossings. Safe Crossing Week is a joint initiative of CN and Safe Kids Canada.… Read More

2008 Roger Cyr Award

Lorrie Johnson of New Brunswick Southern Railway, Saint John, and Claude Cyr, Montreal, son of Operation Lifesaver’s late founder, Roger Cyr, received special awards during OL’s 20th annual conference in Gatineau Tuesday. Lorrie received her award for outstanding community safety initiatives.… Read More

OLEV Mobile Classroom For Sale

Ottawa — Operation Lifesaver’s mobile classroom will go on sale this weekend after logging 150,000 kilometres since 2004, visiting 250 communities and interacting with 800,000 Canadians.

The classroom carried a wireless high-speed Internet, DVD and CD players, a laptop train simulator, train bell and a projector for use at outside events to help it deliver a highway/ railway safety message to the public.… Read More

“Operation 60 Minutes” a Success

On June 21 and 22, the Norfolk County Fire Department conducted their annual Fire School in Courtland, Ontario.

This annual school offers specialized first responder training to fire departments across Norfolk County. Surrounding counties and police are also invited to attend the training.… Read More

Rail Safety Week: Moose Jaw, SK

CP Locomotive Engineer Greg Myers talks with grade 9 students of Central Collegiate High School on Friday, May 2, 2008, in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. This week is Operation Lifesaver’s Rail Safety Week across Canada.


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Rail Safety Week: Radio News Item

The radio news item below provides an overview of the items being aired during Operation Lifesaver’s Rail Safety Week this week by radio stations across Canada. It includes Dan Di Tota, Operation Lifesaver’s national director; CN Police Chief Serge Meloche talking about Zero Tolerance for trespassers; CP locomotive engineer Don Ashley who works from Hamilton through Niagara and Minister of Transport Lawrence Cannon, discussing 81 crossing improvements.… Read More

Rail Safety Week: Montréal, QC

CP Police officers hand out information to motorists at highway/ railway crossings in the Montréal area Wednesday during Operation Lifesaver’s Rail Safety Week. The effort is to reduce crossings collisions and trespass incidents across the country.


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Rail Safety Week: Sackville, NB

Firechief Craig Bowser (from left), Captain David Weir and Lt. Eddie Cole work on Liam Cole, a grade 12 student at Tantramar Regional High School, during a mock disaster during Operation Lifesaver’s Rail Safety Week at the VIA Station in Sackville, NB, Tuesday, April 29, 2008.… Read More

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