I’d like to take a moment to remind everyone of Rail Safety Awareness Week. In 2018, the Legislative Assembly passed my private member’s bill to establish the Rail Safety Awareness Week Act – legislation creating an annual Rail Safety Awareness Week in late September, and making our province the first one in Canada to put such an event into law in an effort to reduce railway-related accidents, injuries and deaths.
Always remain vigilant, avoid distractions, stay off tracks and railway property, know and obey railway signals and signs, and always leave your vehicle is ever stuck on railway tracks. Be Rail Smart!
This year, Rail Safety Awareness Week will be taking place from Sept. 19 to Sept. 25, and will involve public education across our province. I encourage everyone to take part wherever possible.