Accident memorial to be unveiled Monday

Staff ~ The Southwest Booster
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A ceremony will be held on Monday to formally unveil a permanent marker in memory of those who lost their lives in what remains Canada's worst bus accident.

In May 1980, a tanker truck/bus collision claimed the lives of 22 people near Webb in 1980, with the majority of the fatalities Canadian Pacific Railway workers who were doing work on the main line.

A ceremony will be held on Monday to formally unveil a permanent marker in memory of those who lost their lives in what remains Canada's worst bus accident.

In May 1980, a tanker truck/bus collision claimed the lives of 22 people near Webb in 1980, with the majority of the fatalities Canadian Pacific Railway workers who were doing work on the main line.

A brass plaque and a permanent marker will be unveil from its location beside the TransCanada Highway on the 27th anniversary of the accident.

A series of speakers will make some brief remarks at the memorial site starting at 1 p.m. on Monday. The formal event will be followed by coffee and a social at the Webb Hall.

Organizations: Canadian Pacific Railway, TransCanada Highway

Geographic location: Canada

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