CN Police Chief announces call to action for Rail Safety Week 2010 - no
compromise: no accidents - no injuries - no fatalities

MONTREAL, April 26 /CNW Telbec/ - CN (TSX:CNR) (NYSE: CNI) today marked the launch of Rail Safety Week through May 2, 2010 with CN Police Chief Stephen Covey vowing no compromise in the fight to end accidents, injuries and fatalities on and near railway crossings, tracks and property.

Covey said: "What is it going to take to stop people from taking risks? Injuries and fatalities on and near railway crossings, tracks and property must be reduced. At CN, when it comes to safety, there is no compromise. CN is determined to end the tragic loss of life and debilitating injuries - most of them completely avoidable."

CN's no compromise: no accidents - no injuries - no fatalities public awareness campaign will have CN Police officers out in full force across the company's rail network, conducting safety blitz operations at railway crossings and commuter stations in about 150 locations across Canada and the United States. They will alert motorists and pedestrians to the importance of safety at grade crossings and warn them about the dangers of trespassing.

In 2009, there were 256 grade crossing and railway trespassing accidents across Canada, causing 71 deaths and 36 serious injuries, according to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. Trespassing remains the leading cause of rail-related fatalities in Canada, and last year these fatalities increased by almost 10 per cent over the number in 2008.

"We will continue to use education and prevention but we are going to be even tougher on enforcement," said Covey. "We will not tolerate people who put their lives - and the lives of others - at risk by disobeying railway crossing signals and gates or trespassing on our railway property."

CN is asking all provinces to make safety at railway crossings an integral part of driver education - for new drivers and truck and school bus drivers - and to impose tougher penalties for violations at crossings and for trespassing. CN also urges citizens to write to their provincial Minister of Transport to demand mandatory rail safety education for drivers and stiffer penalties for violations. (Link to Rail Safety Week information: http://www.cn.ca/railsafetyweek)

The public can also help CN Police fight unsafe behaviour by calling CN Police at 1-800-465-9239 or local police at 911 to report someone disobeying signals at railway crossings or trespassing on railway property. Making such a call could help save a life.

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

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 talks 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 or 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).

CN (TSX: CNR)(NYSE: CNI) - 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, 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:

http://www.newscanada.com/default.asp?pagename=media&content=getcontent&type=pr&articleID=cn_images2010

http://www.newscanada.com/default.asp?pagename=media&content=getcontent&type=pr&articleID=cn_images2010_2

Link to video: http://newscanada.com/tvasx/nc3297.asx

For more information about the CN safety blitzes in your area, see the attached list.

Available on satellite:

    
    Monday, April 26, 2010
    10:00-10:30 Eastern and again at 14:00-14:30 Eastern
    Anik F2C/3B @ 111.1 West
    Vertical Polarization, D/L Freq. 3820 MHz.
    Audio subcarriers 6.8 left, 6.2 right

    For assistance with the feed, call 1-800-565-1471.


                         2010 Safety Blitz Locations

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    NOVA SCOTIA
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    Amherst              Victoria Street              Apr. 29  13:30 - 14:30
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    NEW BRUNSWICK
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    Edmundston           Victoria Street              Apr. 27  09:00 - 10:00
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    Hampton              Lane Road                    Apr. 29  13:30 - 14:30
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    Moncton              Mill Street                  Apr. 28  10:00 - 11:00
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    Rogersville          Collector Road               Apr. 26  14:30 - 15:30
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    Saint John           Ashburn Lake Road            Apr. 29  10:00 - 11:00
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        City                   Location               Date         Time
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    QUEBEC
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    Amos                 1er Rue Ouest                Apr. 28  07:00 - 09:00
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    Amqui                Rue d'Auteuil                Apr. 26  12:30 - 13:30
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    Beloeil              CN Bridge, Chemin du         Apr. 27  07:00 - 09:00
                         Richelieu
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    Beloeil              CN Bridge, Chemin du         Apr. 28  07:00 - 09:00
                         Richelieu
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    Beloeil              CN Bridge, Chemin du         Apr. 30  07:00 - 09:00
                         Richelieu
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    Deux-Montagnes       AMT Station                  Apr. 29  07:00 - 09:00
                         Boulevard Deux-Montagnes
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    Drummondville        VIA Rail Station             Apr. 30  07:45 - 08:45
                         263 rue Lindsay
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    Drummondville        Rue Lindsay                  Apr. 30  11:30 - 13:00
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    LaSarre              Rue Principale               Apr. 29  07:00 - 09:00
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    Lévis                Rue Charles-Rodrigue         Apr. 28  10:00 - 11:00
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    Longueuil            Rue Saint-Georges            Apr. 29  07:00 - 09:00
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    Montreal             Rue de Courcelle             Apr. 26  07:00 - 09:00
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    Montreal             Central Station              Apr. 26  16:00 - 18:00
                         895 de La Gauchetière
                         Street West
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    Montreal             Rue de Courcelle             Apr. 27  09:00 - 11:00
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    Montreal             Rue de Courcelle             Apr. 28  09:00 - 11:00
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    Montreal             Central Station              Apr. 28  16:00 - 18:00
                         895 de La Gauchetière
                         Street West
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    Quebec City          Chemin de la Gare            Apr. 28  13:30 - 14:00
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    Quebec City          Avenue Bernatchez and        Apr. 29  12:00 - 13:00
                         Avenue Belanger
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    Quebec City          Gare du Palais               Apr. 29  13:30 - 14:00
                         450 rue de la Gare du
                         Palais
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    Quebec City          Avenue Bernatchez and        Apr. 29  15:00 - 16:00
                         Avenue Belanger
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    Quebec City          Gare VIA Rail Sainte-Foy     Apr. 30  13:00 - 14:00
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    Rimouski             Avenue Belzile               Apr. 26  17:00 - 18:00
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    Rivières-des-        Boulevard Saint-Jean-        Apr. 29  07:00 - 09:00
    Prairies             Baptiste at Boulevard
                         Maurice-Duplessis
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    Rouyn-Noranda        Boulevard Temiscamingue      Apr. 29  15:00 - 17:00
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    Saint-Bruno-de-      Boulevard Seigneurial        Apr. 29  16:00 - 18:00
    Montarville          Ouest at Route 116
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    Saint-Bruno-de-      Boulevard Clairevue at       Apr. 27  11:00 - 14:00
    Montarville          Rue Graham-Bell
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    Saint-Félicien       Boulevard Saint-Félicien     Apr. 26  14:00 - 16:00
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    Saint-Féicien        Boulevard Saint-Félicien     Apr. 28  14:00-16:00
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    Senneterre           10e Avenue                   Apr. 30  07:00 - 09:00
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    Taschereau           Rue Principale               Apr. 28  15:00 - 17:00
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    Val D'Or             7e Rue                       Apr. 27  07:00 - 09:00
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    Val D'Or             4e Rue                       Apr. 27  15:00 - 17:00
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    Valleyfield          Rue Madden                   Apr. 27  17:00 - 19:00
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    Valleyfield          Rue Philippe                 Apr. 29  17:00 - 19:00
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    Vanier               Avenue Plante                Apr. 28  12:00 - 13:00
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    Ville Saint-Laurent  Rue O'Brien                  Apr. 28  07:00 - 09:00
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    Ville Saint Laurent  Rue O'Brien                  Apr. 30  15:00 - 17:00
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        City                   Location               Date         Time
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    ONTARIO
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    Aurora               Aurora Road - east of        Apr. 28  08:00 - 09:30
                         Woodbine Avenue
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    Belleville           Elmwood Drive - north of     Apr. 26  08:00 - 12:00
                         Highway 2
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    Belleville           Moira Street East- south     Apr. 27  08:00 - 10:00
                         of College Street East
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    Brampton             76 Intermodal Drive -        Apr. 26  11:30 - 12:30
                         entrance to CN Brampton
                         Intermodal Terminal
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    Brampton             Mill Street North - north    Apr. 27  08:00 - 10:00
                         of Railroad Street
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    Brampton             76 Intermodal Drive -        Apr. 27  11:30 - 12:30
                         entrance to CN Brampton
                         Intermodal Terminal
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    Brantford            Powerline Road - west of     Apr. 27  10:00 - 12:00
                         McMillan Road
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    Brechin              Highway 12 South - south     Apr. 27  10:00 - 12:00
                         of Regional Road 47
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    Brighton             Prince Edward Street -       Apr. 28  08:00 - 10:00
                         south of Highway 2
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    Brockville           Perth Street - north of      Apr. 27  09:00 - 11:00
                         Brock Street
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    Brockville           Ormond Street - north of     Apr. 29  09:00 - 11:00
                         King Street East
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    Cobourg              Darcy Street - north of      Apr. 29  08:00 - 10:00
                         King Street East
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    Cobourg              Ontario Street - south of    Apr. 30  08:00 - 10:00
                         Elgin Street
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    Cornwall             Boundary Road - north of     Apr. 30  09:00 - 10:00
                         Montreal Road
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    Fort Erie            Pettit Road - north of       Apr. 29  09:00 - 10:30
                         Bowen Road
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    Fort Erie            Stevensville Road - south    Apr. 29  13:00 - 15:00
                         of Main Street
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    Fort Frances         Couchiching First Nations    Apr. 28  11:00 - 13:00
                         Highway 11
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    Fort Frances         McIrvine Road                Apr. 29  11:30 - 12:00
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    Georgetown           17th Side Road - west of     Apr. 29  13:00 - 16:00
                         Trafalgar Road
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    Hornepayne           5th Avenue - west of Front   Apr. 27  08:00 - 09:30
                         Street
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    Lansdowne            Reynolds Road - north of     Apr. 26  13:00 - 14:00
                         Highway 2
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    London               Rectory Street - south of    Apr. 27  09:00 - 11:00
                         York Street
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    London               William Street - north of    Apr. 27  13:00 - 15:00
                         Dundas Street
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    Lynden               Main Street- north of        Apr. 27  14:00 - 16:00
                         Highway 99
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    Mallorytown          County Road No.5 - north     Apr. 27  10:00 - 11:00
                         of Highway 2
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    Manitou Rapids       Highway 11 at 71 Junction    Apr. 26  12:00 - 13:00
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    Mississauga          Clarkson Road - north of     May 1    10:00 - 12:00
                         Lakeshore Road West
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    Mississauga          Lorne Park Road - north of   May 2    10:00 - 12:00
                         Lakeshore Road West
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    Niagara Falls        Lundy's Lane - East of       Apr. 26  09:00 - 10:30
                         Beechwood Road
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    Niagara Falls        Drummond Road - north of     Apr. 26  13:00 - 15:00
                         Morrison Street
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    North Bay            Franklin Street - east of    Apr. 29  12:00 - 14:00
                         Ellis Street
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    Oakville             Kerr Street - North of       Apr. 26  08:00 - 10:00
                         Speers Road
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    Oshawa               Wilson Road - south of       Apr. 27  14:00 - 16:00
                         Bloor Street East
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    Parry Sound          Church Street - north of     Apr. 26  09:30 - 11:30
                         Station Street
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    Richmond Hill        Crosby Avenue - east of      Apr. 28  08:00 - 10:00
                         Yonge Street
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    Richmond Hill        Langstaff Road - east of     Apr. 28  13:00 - 16:00
                         Yonge Street
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    Richmond Hill        Weldrick Road - west of      Apr. 28  14:00 - 16:00
                         Bayview Avenue
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    Sarnia               Front Street- south of       Apr. 26  08:00 - 10:00
                         Exmouth Street
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    Sarnia               Mandaumin Street- south of   Apr. 26  16:00 - 16:30
                         Confederation Street
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    Sault Ste. Marie     4th Line - west of Peoples   Apr. 27  10:00 - 10:30
                         Road
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    St. Catharines       Glendale Avenue - north of   Apr. 28  13:00 - 15:00
                         Keele Street
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    St. Catharines       Louth Street - north of      Apr. 28  08:30 - 10:30
                         St. Paul Street West
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    Thornhill            Green Lane - east of         Apr. 30  08:00 - 10:00
                         Bayview Avenue
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    Toronto              Pottery Road - west of Don   Apr. 26  14:00 - 16:00
                         Valley Parkway
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    Toronto              Union Station                Apr. 29  07:00 - 09:00
                         65 Front Street West
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    Toronto              Galloway Road - north of     Apr. 29  09:00 - 11:00
                         Guildwood Parkway
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    Toronto              Pottery Road - west of Don   Apr. 30  12:00 - 13:00
                         Valley Parkway
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    Toronto              Downsview Park - Sheppard    Apr. 28  11:00 - 14:00
                         Avenue West and Keele
                         Street
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    Windsor              Lauzon Parkway - north of    Apr. 27  09:00 - 10:00
                         Tecumseh Road
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        City                   Location               Date         Time
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    MANITOBA
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    Rural Municipality   Highway 206                  Apr. 28  09:00 - 10:00
    of Springfield                                             13:00 - 14:00
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    Winnipeg             Kirkbridge Steet             Apr. 26  09:00 - 10:00
                                                               13:00 - 14:00
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    Winnipeg             Rue des Trappistes           Apr. 27  09:00 - 10:00
                                                               13:00 - 14:00
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    Winnipeg             Bairdmore Boulevard          Apr. 29  09:00 - 10:00
                                                               13:00 - 14:00
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    Winnipeg             Grandmont Boulevard          Apr. 30  09:00 - 10:00
                                                               13:00 - 14:00
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        City                   Location               Date         Time
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    ALBERTA
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    Calgary              Conrich Road                 Apr. 29  09:00 - 10:00
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    Edmonton             Fort Road at 153 Avenue      Apr. 26  07:00 - 09:00
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    Edmonton             167 Avenue at 17 Street      Apr. 27  07:30 - 09:30
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    Edmonton             17 Street NW at Clover Bar   Apr. 28  08:00 - 10:00
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    Lac La Biche         Beaver Hill Road             Apr. 28  11:00 - 13:00
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    BRITISH COLUMBIA
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    Dawson Creek         221 Road                     Apr. 27  14:00 - 16:00
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    Kamloops             Lorne Street - East of the   Apr. 27  10:00 - 11:00
                         7th Avenue Intersection               14:00 - 15:00
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    Kamloops             Kamloops First Nations -     Apr. 28  08:00 - 12:00
                         Chilcotin Road at the
                         Intersection of Kooteney Way
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    Lillooet             Station Hill Road            Apr. 29  13:00 - 16:00
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    North Vancouver      Bewicke Avenue - south of    Apr. 26  07:00 - 08:30
                         West 1st Street
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    Prince George        Boundary Road                Apr. 26  14:00 - 16:00
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    Richmond             No. 7 Road North and River   Apr. 28  07:00 - 10:00
                         Road through to No. 5 Road
                         South and Dike Road
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    Richmond             No. 5 Road South             Apr. 28  08:00 - 10:00
                         (2700 block) and Dike Road
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    Taylor               Cherry Avenue East           Apr. 28  14:00 - 17:00
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    Vancouver            Stewart Street - west of     Apr. 27  08:00 - 10:00
                         Victoria Drive
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    Vancouver            Rupert Street - between      Apr. 27  11:00 - 12:30
                         12th Avenue and Broadway
                         (Sky Train Station)
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/NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available at http://photos.newswire.ca. Images are free to accredited members of the media/

SOURCE CN

For further information: For further information: For an interview with the CN Police Chief: British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba: Marci Desroches, (306) 540-4711; Ontario: Frank Binder, (905) 669-3128; Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick: Julie Senécal, (514) 399-4048


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