The 21st annual CP Holiday Train wrapped up another successful year touring North America, sharing toe-tapping music and supporting more than communities along CP routes. Watching communities come out to celebrate and donate generously reminds us why the program continues to be so important. The power of collaboration was on display when the Siksika First Nation joined the community of Gleichen, Alta. Gleichen is located adjacent to the Siksika First Nation. With CP's tracks running through the community, the rails represent a figurative division between First Nation lands and Wheatland County lands.
It prevents long lines of traffic from queuing behind slower vehicles and eliminates unsafe passing. To prevent vehicles, like transport trucks, from crossing the centre line into oncoming traffic, safety barriers, of either wire cable or steel guard rails, are placed in the middle. Wilson has travelled to Sweden and Ireland to meet with highway department officials in those countries. For northeastern Ontario residents and businesses, the highway is an economic lifeline. When the road is closed for lengthy periods due to accidents, the only alternative route is a long detour through western Quebec. He said 40 per cent of the traffic flow on the highway are commercial trucks, and with the resurgence of mining and agriculture in the area, Wilson fears the situation will get worse.