Public Rail Safety Week 2017 - April 24 to April 30

WHEREAS Public Rail Safety Week is to be held across Canada from April 24 to April 30, 2017; and

WHEREAS it is in the public’s interest to raise citizens’ awareness on reducing avoidable accidents, injuries and damage caused by collisions at level crossings or incidents involving trains and citizens; and

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

WHEREAS Operation Lifesaver has requested council adopt this resolution in support of its ongoing effort to save lives and prevent injuries in communities, including Leduc County.

NOW THEREFORE, I, John Whaley, Mayor of Leduc County, do hereby proclaim the week of April 24 to April 30, 2017 as Public Rail Safety Week in Leduc County.

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