News Archives: 2011

Operation Lifesaver on an international mission of peace and goodwill all year long

Happy holidays everyone! With Christmas behind us, it’s time to think about ringing in the New Year and it’s only natural to take some time to reflect on the past year. Operation Lifesaver Canada accomplished a great deal in 2011 but we’re only one piece of the puzzle.… Read More

A special holiday message: Let the train pass! You are expected home for Christmas.

With Christmas only four days away, what do you have planned?

  • Christmas Eve festivities with your family?
  • Plans to watch your children light up as they open Santa’s gifts on Christmas morning?
  • A turkey dinner with all the fixings?

No matter what your plans are, they’ll only happen if you’re alive.Read More

Tempted to snowmobile by railway tracks? You’re in for the ride of your death.

The Christmas holidays are soon upon us! This is the perfect time to get outdoors and spend time doing winter activities with your friends and family. For many, this can mean racing out on snowmobiles to create first tracks in the fresh powder – but it’s important to choose the appropriate place to do so.… Read More

Survive the winter – pay careful attention at highway-railway crossings & make it to spring alive!

There’s no doubt that winter driving conditions can be challenging. And while you can prepare by putting winter tires on your vehicle and getting a winter tune-up, don’t rely on these things to keep you safe. It’s important to be alert and to pay close attention to the conditions and to what’s going on around you.… Read More

When it comes to winter fun, taking the wrong track could land you in a wintery grave

Winter in Canada lasts a long time (or at least it feels that way). While the cold, snowy weather might not make for a pleasant driving experience, it does allow for a number of fun and exhilarating outdoor activities. At Operation Lifesaver we’re definitely proponents of getting active and enjoying the outdoors, but only if you stay away from railway property.… Read More

Playing games at highway-railway crossings could make you a dead loser.

Well football fans, with last weekend’s exciting CFL playoff finals out of the way, you’re sure to be gearing up for a thrilling Grey Cup final this Sunday between the B.C. Lions and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. In that spirit, we decided to share with you another CFL related rail-safety video this week, featuring one of the B.C.… Read More

Miss a railway signal, miss out on your life.

Calling all football fans!

The CFL playoff finals are this weekend and if your team is still in the running, you’re no doubt getting pretty excited. One of this weekend’s games pits the Edmonton Eskimos against the B.C. Lions. In honour of this game, we thought we’d share a video with you that features former B.C.… Read More

They say a picture’s worth a thousand words. Well, these ones tell a tale of death.

On this blog we’ve been telling you about the dangers of making unsafe decisions at highway-railway crossings. Well, imagine if it were possible to graphically illustrate the aftermath of a collision between a vehicle and a train. It is.

Check out the photos below, depicting mock collisions put on by Operation Lifesaver and our partners to show students firsthand the grim reality of train vs.… Read More

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