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Crosses serve as a constant reminder

EDMUNDSTON, N.B. -- Drivers running the Trans-Canada Highway between Rivire-du-Loup, Que., and the New Brunswick bo...


EDMUNDSTON, N.B. — Drivers running the Trans-Canada Highway between Rivire-du-Loup, Que., and the New Brunswick border, have probably noticed small wooden crosses on both sides of the road.

The metre-high crosses are spaced a kilometre apart, on alternating sides of the road. Erected by a group demanding the route be four-laned, they represent the 91 people who have lost their lives in accidents on Route 185 over the past decade.

More than 500 university and high school students recently demonstrated for the funding to complete the work.


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