News Archives: 2009

Railroader and volunteer Johnston receives crime prevention award

Lorrie Johnston of the NB Southern Railway was recently honored with a “Certificate of Recognition” by the New Brunswick Crime Prevention Association for her ongoing work on railway safety, especially with children.

From left: Lorrie Johnston of the NB Southern Railway and Finance Minister Greg Byrne, who attended on behalf of Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General John W.

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CN Police Chief Announces His Retirement

Dan Di Tota, National Director of Operation Lifesaver, left, and Mike Lowenger, right, Vice-President of the Railway Association of Canada’s Operations and Regulatory Affairs group, presented CN Chief of Police Serge Meloche with a lifetime OL golf tournament certificate on his retirement from CN at year-end.… Read More

Short Line Railway Helps Santa Make Advance Call

SAINT JOHN, NB, Nov. 13 /CNW/ – The Express Trackless Train will roll out Saturday afternoon along the Market Square Boardwalk between 1 and 4 p.m. in a party for kids coming to the Uptown Saint John Santa Claus Parade.

Carter Hickey, a New Brunswick Southern Railway engineer for more than 20 years, will operate the ride and help welcome the youngsters with railway caps and whistles.… Read More

Safe Crossing Week 2009: Teaching children about railway crossing safety at an early age provides tools to protect them for a lifetime

TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2009 — Safe Kids Canada and CN launch Safe Crossing Week 2009, a national educational campaign focused on keeping Canadian children safe at railway crossings and away from trains.  From November 1 – 7, about 80,000 students in elementary schools across Canada will learn about safety at railway crossings in their classrooms with educational material developed by partners Safe Kids Canada and CN.… Read More

We are moving!

The OL offices are coming down to earth. Effective September 14, 2009 our offices will be moving from the 14th floor (suite 1401) to the 9th floor (suite 901). The rest remains unchanged. Please make the necessary changes to your mailing lists.… Read More

Operation Lifesaver Launches New Site

OTTAWA, July 1, 2009 – Operation Lifesaver has re-launched its website with a brand new look and feel. The new site incorporates new material, videos and resources formatted for all ages to help reduce deaths and injuries around freight and passenger trains.… Read More

US Operation Lifesaver launches new public awareness campaign

Operation Lifesaver (US), the US Department of Transportation and major US railroad companies today announced the launch of the Common Sense campaign to reduce the number of pedestrians who are killed and injured when trespassing around tracks and trains. The campaign is focused on 18 to 34-year-olds, who make up the largest percentage of railroad-related pedestrian casualties.… Read More

Grade crossings to be safer with Government of Canada investment

OTTAWA — The Honourable Rob Merrifield, Minister of State (Transport), today announced that the Government of Canada will provide $7.1 million in new funding for the Grade Crossing Improvement Program (GCIP) this year. In addition, the Economic Action Plan provides $28 million over the next five years to further enhance grade crossings.… Read More

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