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April 28, 2008 06:00 ET

CN Police pledge Zero Tolerance for trespassers as fatalities increase

Rail Safety Week starts today

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - April 28, 2008) - Marking the launch of Rail Safety Week from April 28 to May 4, 2008, CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) announced today that it will enforce a strict Zero Tolerance policy toward all those who trespass on railway property. CN Police officers will be out in full force this week, conducting their annual safety blitz operations at highway/railway crossings in about 150 locations across Canada and the United States, alerting motorists to the importance of safety at crossings and cautioning them about the serious risks and dire consequences of trespassing.

Since 2001, statistics reveal a constant increase in trespassing incidents, serious injuries and fatalities, while numbers for crossing accidents are steadily improving. For example, in recent years, the number of trespassing accidents has increased from 83 in 2005 to 92 in 2006 and reached a staggering 100 for 2007(1). The trend is even more evident when compared with the 2001-2005 yearly average of 80 accidents. The consequences of trespassing incidents are extremely worrisome since more than 90 per cent of accidents result in either fatalities or serious injuries. The general trend is totally unacceptable according to CN.

CN Police Chief Serge Meloche said: "This is a matter of life and death. When people trespass on railway property, they take risks that can result in serious injuries and fatalities. CN Police is taking action. Anyone found trespassing on railway property may be fined. Over the years, we've seen it all. Trespassers are putting their lives on our line. Now, we have to stop it. It's Zero Tolerance for trespassers."

Trespassing includes walking, playing or running on or beside railway tracks; driving a bike, a car, an ATV, a snowmobile or any other vehicle on or beside railway tracks; taking a shortcut across railway tracks or railway property; and entering railway yards at any time. (See links for photos and video below.)

CN has been promoting railway safety for more than 25 years through its All Aboard for Safety community education program. Every year, CN Police officers make hundreds of All Aboard for Safety presentations and talk to more than 300,000 children and adults at schools and community events in Canada and the United States about the importance of safety and the dangers of walking and playing on or near railway tracks. Part of the strength of this program is the collaborative relationship with major community safety partners: Operation Lifesaver, Safe Kids Canada, Safe Communities Canada, SMARTRISK and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

Rail Safety Week was created in 2003 by Operation Lifesaver and its partners to raise public awareness of the potential dangers at highway/railway crossings and from trespassing on railway property.

(1) Statistics: Transportation Safety Board of Canada

CN - Canadian National Railway Company and its operating railway subsidiaries - spans Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to the Gulf of Mexico, serving the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the key metropolitan areas of Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., Green Bay, Wis., Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, St. Louis, and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information on CN, visit the company's website at www.cn.ca


Link to photos: www.newscanada.com/default.asp?pagename=media&content=getcontent&type=pr&articleID=cn_images

Link to video: www.newscanada.com/tvasx/nc2008.asx





For more information on the safety blitz locations in your area, see the list below.



Available on satellite:
Monday, April 28, 2008
10:00 - 10:30 Eastern, and again at 14:00 - 14:30 firm, Eastern
Anik F2C/7B @ 111.1 West
Vertical Polarization, D/L Freq. 3980 MHz.
Audio subcarriers 6.8 left, 6.2 right


Also Available at Toronto T.O.C. at the same times
(SDI Router Position # 42)






Safety Blitz locations

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City Crossing location Date Time
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NOVA SCOTIA
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Dartmouth Princess Margaret Apr. 28 10:00 - 12:00
Boulevard
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Dartmouth Princess Margaret Apr. 28 13:30 - 15:30
Boulevard
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NEW BRUNSWICK
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Moncton Mill Road May 2 10:00 - 12:00
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Moncton Mill Road May 2 13:00 - 15:00
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QUEBEC
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Charny Rue de l'Eglise Apr. 30 13:00 - 14:00
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Deux-Montagnes Boulevard Deux- May 2 08:00 - 10:00
Montagnes
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Garneau 99th Avenue near May 2 10:00 - 11:00
Highway 153
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Longueuil Rue Saint-Georges Apr. 28 13:00 - 15:00
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Montmagny VIA Station Apr. 30 09:00 - 10:00
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Montreal Rue de Courcelle Apr. 28 08:00 - 10:00
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Montreal Central Station Apr. 28 16:00 - 18:00
895 de La Gauchetiere W.
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Montreal O'Brien Street May 1 13:00 - 15:00
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Quebec City CN Limoilou Yard Apr. 29 07:00 - 08:00
Boulevard des Capucins
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Quebec City CN Limoilou Yard Apr. 29 10:00 - 11:00
Entrance to Papiers
Stadacona on Boulevard
des Capucins
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City Crossing location Date Time
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ONTARIO
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Belleville Moira Street East Apr. 30 08:00 - 10:00
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Belleville Elmwood Drive Apr. 30 15:00 - 17:00
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Brampton Mill Street Apr. 30 08:00 - 10:00
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Brampton Mill Street Apr. 30 14:30 - 16:30
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Brantford Hardy Road Apr. 28 10:00 - 12:00
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Brantford Powerline Road Apr. 29 10:00 - 12:00
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Brighton Prince Edward Street May 2 15:00 - 17:00
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Brockville Perth Street Apr. 30 09:00 - 11:00
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Brockville Ormand Street Apr. 30 11:00 - 13:00
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Burlington Uppermiddle Road Apr. 28 08:00 - 10:00
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Burlington King Road Apr. 28 15:00 - 16:30
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Chatham Keil Drive Apr. 28 09:00 - 11:30
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Chatham Park Avenue Apr. 28 13:00 - 15:30
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Cobourg Darcy Street May 1 08:00 - 10:00
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Cobourg Ontario Street May 1 15:00 - 17:00
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Cornwall Boundary Road May 2 13:00 - 15:00
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Foleyet Highway 101 May 1 11:00 - 13:00
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Fort Erie Lewis Street and May 1 07:00 - 10:00
Prow Avenue
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Fort Erie Stevensville Road May 1 14:00 - 17:00
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Fort Frances McIrvine Road Apr. 29 11:00 - 12:00
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Fort Frances Highway 11 May 1 12:00 - 13:00
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Gravenhurst Muskoka Road South Apr. 28 10:00 - 12:00
at Highway 11B
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Hamilton Ottawa Street Apr. 30 08:00 - 10:00
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Hamilton Woodward Avenue Apr. 30 15:00 - 16:30
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Lansdowne Reynolds Street Apr. 28 09:40 - 11:40
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City Crossing location Date Time
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ONTARIO
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London Egerton Street Apr. 28 09:00 - 10:30
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London Rectory Street Apr. 28 13:30 - 15:00
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London Hale Street Apr. 29 08:45 - 10:30
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London William Street Apr. 29 13:30 - 15:00
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London Bathurst Street May 2 09:00 - 11:30
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Markham Green Lane May 3 10:00 - 12:00
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Mississauga Lorne Park Road Apr. 29 08:00 - 10:00
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Mississauga Stavebank Road Apr. 29 13:00 - 14:30
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Mississauga Ogden Avenue Apr. 30 09:00 - 10:30
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Mississauga Haig Boulevard Apr. 30 13:00 - 14:30
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Mount Brydges Adelaide Street May 1 09:30 - 11:30
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Niagara Falls Stanley Avenue North Apr. 28 09:00 - 12:00
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Niagara Falls Drummond Road Apr. 28 14:00 - 17:00
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Niagara Falls Lundy's Lane near Apr. 29 09:00 - 11:00
Beechwood Road
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North Bay Franklin Street at May 2 10:00 - 12:00
Highway 11
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Oshawa Wilson Road Apr. 28 08:00 - 10:00
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Oshawa Wentworth Street Apr. 29 08:00 - 10:00
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Oshawa Wentworth Street May 1 13:30 - 15:00
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Parry Sound Church Street at Station Apr. 30 10:00 - 12:00
Street
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Richmond Hill Crosby Avenue May 1 08:00 - 10:00
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Richmond Hill Crosby Avenue May 1 14:30 - 16:30
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Richmond Hill Centre Street East May 2 08:00 - 10:00
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Richmond Hill Centre Street East May 2 14:30 - 16:30
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Richmond Hill Weldrick Road East May 4 10:00 - 12:00
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ONTARIO
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Sarnia Blackwell Side Road Apr. 30 00:30 - 02:00
south of Confederation
Road
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Sarnia Mandaumin Road Apr. 30 08:00 - 09:00
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Sarnia Mandaumin Road May 1 00:30 - 02:00
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Sarnia Blackwell Side Road May 1 08:30 - 10:00
south of Confederation
Road
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Sault Ste. Marie Peoples Road Apr. 29 11:00 - 12:00
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Sault Ste. Marie 4th Line Apr. 29 13:00 - 14:00
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St. Catharines Louth Street Apr. 29 14:00 - 16:00
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St. Catharines Bourgoyne Woods Park Apr. 30 07:00 - 09:00
and Glenridge Avenue
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St. Catharines Bourgoyne Woods Park Apr. 30 13:00 - 16:00
and Glenridge Avenue
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Strathroy Caradoc Street May 1 13:30 - 15:00
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Sudbury Maley Drive May 2 12:00 - 13:00
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Toronto Galloway Road Apr. 30 08:00 - 10:00
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Toronto Union Station Apr. 30 08:00 - 18:00
65 Front Street
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Toronto York Mills Road May 2 11:30 - 13:00
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Windsor Lauzon Parkway Apr. 29 09:00 - 11:30
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Windsor Lauzon Parkway Apr. 29 13:00 - 15:30
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MANITOBA
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Winnipeg Kirkbridge Drive Apr. 28 09:00 - 10:00
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Winnipeg Kirkbridge Drive Apr. 28 13:00 - 14:00
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Winnipeg Navin Road Apr. 29 09:00 - 10:00
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Winnipeg Navin Road Apr. 29 13:00 - 14:00
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Winnipeg Chevrier Boulevard Apr. 30 09:00 - 10:00
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Winnipeg Chevrier Boulevard Apr. 30 13:00 - 14:00
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Winnipeg Bournais Drive May 1 09:00 - 10:00
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Winnipeg Bournais Drive May 1 13:00 - 14:00
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Winnipeg Charleswood Road May 2 09:00 - 10:00
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Winnipeg Charleswood Road May 2 13:00 - 14:00
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SASKATCHEWAN
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Kindersley Ditson Drive Apr. 29 09:00 - 10:30
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Kindersley Ditson Drive Apr. 30 16:30 - 18:00
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Melville Highway 15 Apr. 28 11:00 - 12:30
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Melville 1(st) Avenue and Main Apr. 28 15:00 - 16:00
Street
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Saskatoon Dundonald Avenue and Apr. 29 09:00 - 11:00
Burma Road
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City Crossing location Date Time
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ALBERTA
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Calgary 27th Street and May 1 10:00 - 12:00
54th Avenue SE
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Edmonton 42nd Street and 69th Apr. 28 10:00 - 12:00
Avenue
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Edmonton 17th Street and Hayter Apr. 28 13:00 - 15:00
Road
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Edmonton CN Intermodal Terminal, Apr. 29 08:00 - 10:00
184th Street and 122nd
Avenue
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Fort Saskatchewan Scotford and Highway 15 Apr. 30 10:00 - 12:00
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Grande Prairie 114th Avenue stockyards May 1 11:00 - 13:00
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Spruce Grove Campsite Road May 2 10:00 - 12:00
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St. Albert 142nd Street and Apr. 30 14:00 - 16:00
Poundmaker
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Vegreville Highway 16 and Highway Apr. 30 10:00 - 12:00
631
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Whitecourt Miller Western Road May 2 10:00 - 12:00
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BRITISH COLUMBIA
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Hope 6th Avenue Apr. 29 10:00 - 12:00
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Kamloops Singh Street Apr. 28 15:30 - 16:30
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Kamloops 28th Avenue Apr. 30 11:00 - 12:00
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Kamloops 27th Avenue Apr. 30 13:00 - 14:00
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Kamloops Red Lake Road May 2 08:00 - 09:00
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Lillooet Station Hill Road Apr. 30 13:00 - 17:00
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Lillooet Exeter Station Road May 1 10:30 - 11:30
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Lillooet Exeter Station Road May 1 13:00 - 14:00
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Prince George Terminal Boulevard Apr. 28 10:00 - 12:00
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Prince Rupert Ferry Crossing May 2 10:00 - 12:00
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Squamish Government Road Apr. 29 13:30 - 17:00
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Terrace Kenny Street Apr. 29 10:00 - 12:00
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Vancouver Cordova Street Apr. 29 10:00 - 12:00
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Vancouver Raymur Street Apr. 29 10:00 - 12:00
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Vanderhoof Burrard Avenue Apr. 29 10:00 - 12:00
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