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2023 Rail Safety Week
2023 Rail Safety Week
- September 18, 2023

On August 1, 2023 the Council of the Municipality of Powassan made the following proclamation:

Date: August 1, 2023

Moved by:       L. Patey                Seconded by:  D. Britton


WHEREAS Rail Safety Weekis to be held across Canada from September 18 to 24, 2023;

WHEREAS, 232 railway crossing and trespassing incidents occurred in Canada in 2022; resulting in 66 avoidable fatalities and 43 avoidable serious injuries;

WHEREAS, educating and informing the public about rail safety (reminding the public that railway rights-of-way are private property, enhancing public awareness of the dangers associated with highway rail grade crossings, ensuring pedestrians and motorists are looking and listening while near railways, and obeying established traffic laws) will reduce the number of avoidable fatalities and injuries caused by incidents involving trains and citizens; and

Whereas Operation Lifesaver is a public/private partnership whose aim is to work with the public, rail industry, governments, police services, media and others to raise rail safety awareness;

Whereas CN has requested the Council of the Municipality of Powassan adopt this resolution in support of its ongoing efforts to raise awareness, save lives and prevent injuries in communities, including our municipality;

AND be it hereby RESOLVED that Council supports national Rail Safety Weekto be held from September 18 to 24, 2023, in the Municipality of Powassan.


The Municipality of Powassan
250 Clark Street PO Box 250 Powassan, ON P0H 1Z0 | Phone: 705-724-2813 | Fax: 705-724-5533 |

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