OLIVER PAIPOONGE SUPPORTS PUBLIC – RAIL SAFETY WEEK

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

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;

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;

WHEREAS Operation Lifesaver has requested Council adopt this resolution in support of its ongoing effort to save lives and prevent injuries in communities, including our municipality;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Oliver Paipoonge proclaims national Rail Safety Week, to be held from April 24 – April 30, 2017.