Resolution in Support of Rail Safety Week
Whereas Rail Safety Week is to be held across Canada from September 23 to 29, 2019;
Whereas it is in the public’s interest to raise citizens’ awareness of the dangers of ignoring safety warnings at level crossings and trespassing on rail property to reduce avoidable deaths, injuries and damage caused by incidents involving trains and citizens;
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 City Council adopt this resolution in support of its ongoing efforts to raise awareness, save lives and prevent injuries in communities, including our municipality;
It is proposed by Ryley Council.
It is hereby RESOLVED to support national Rail Safety Week to be held from September 23 to 29, 2019.