The Goulais North Community Policing Committee is proud to announce the unveiling of a “Let’s Remember Adam” billboard on Highway 17 north of Sault Ste Marie.

The committee would like to invite you to attend the official unveiling of the billboard on Tuesday September 6th at 10:00 a.m.

The unveiling will take place at the billboard located on Highway 17 on the Blueberry Flats on the east side of the highway. The ceremony will be short but the importance of the message on the Let’s Remember Adam sign will be an ongoing reminder to motorists to use extra caution around school buses.

The school year will be starting up soon and now is the time to get the message out. Adam Rangers story should never be forgotten and the policing committee has worked hard to obtain the funds to see this project to completion.

Please dress for inclement weather and wear appropriate footwear as the event will take place at the billboard.

Adam Ranger would be 16 years old today if the driver of the pick-up truck had stopped as he approached Adams school bus in February 2000. Unfortunately that driver didn’t slow down at all as a 5 year old Adam and his older brother Alex were crossing the highway at their driveway. Both boys just got off their school bus at the end of the day. The bus driver saw that the truck was not slowing down and yelled at Alex and Adam but little Adam didn’t get clear of the truck and he was killed right in front of his house.

Adam Rangers life should always serve as a reminder to all drivers in Ontario to use extra caution near school buses. The Let’s Remember Adam campaign started in October 2004 and even now the project continues on. The Goulais North Community Policing Committee has been working for a very long time to see this day come. The committee is comprised of area residents with a representative from the Sault Ste Marie OPP. This group of people has secured sponsors and has been successful in having a Lets’ Remember Adam billboard erected on Highway 17 on the Blueberry Flats in the Goulais River area. This sign will act as a constant reminder to all motorists on Highway 17 that extra care needs to be taken when approaching a school bus. The school year is upon us and now is the ideal time to have this sign unveiled to the motoring public.

Another young life should never be lost because of an inattentive driver.

The Goulais North Community Policing Committee is proud of this endeavor and it could not have been done without the following people.

Frank and Gail O’Connor from the Voyageurs’ Lodge and Cookhouse in Batchawana Bay who generously paid for the purchase of the billboard.

  • Jim Shaw from Shaw Milling
  • Jeff Avery from Avery Transportation
  • Roger Billingsley from Goulais River
  • Penny and Brian Elliot from Goulais River
  • Russ Hilderley from Goulais River
  • Kirk Reid from Price Signs in North Bay
  • Bo Bo Elliot from Goulais River
  • John Bullock from Goulais River Country Store
  • MTO Goulais River
  • Rusty MacDonald from Goulais River

Agenda

Sign unveiled by retired OPP Sgt Heather Lacey and retired OPP Const Chris Covey.

Staff Sargeant Dan Esposto to say a few words.

Russ Hilderley to thank the following people who made this project possible.

  • Frank and Gail O’Connor from the Voyageurs’ Lodge and Cookhouse in Batchawana Bay.
  • Jeff Avery from Avery Transportation
  • Roger Billingsley from Goulais River
  • Penny and Brian Elliot from Goulais River
  • Kirk Reid from Price Signs in North Bay
  • Bo Bo Elliot from Goulais River
  • John Bullock from Goulais River Country Store
  • MTO Goulais River
  • Rusty MacDonald from Goulais River
  • Jim Shaw from Shaw Milling

None of this would have been possible if it were not for the dedicated group of volunteers from the Goulais North Community Policing Committee.

Let’s Remember Adam.