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Glenna Casavechia is one of those people who, when they set their mind to something, it’s hard to stop them.

She is also a CUPE activist, which puts her in a very good position to be working for social change. As an executive member of Local 4814, which represents school crossing guards throughout the Halifax Regional Municipality, she’s been on a crusade to get motorists to slow down and pay attention in school zones.

After 20 years of getting kids through crosswalks safely, Casavechia says she’s determined to make sure the problem is addressed more seriously.

Over the past few months, Nova Scotia Transportation Minister Bill Estabrooks got a close-up view of Glenna’s ‘persistent’ nature. So much so that he invited her to join him as he unveiled a new signage program his department is rolling out across Nova Scotia on August 19.

The signs - which are being made available to municipalities free of charge - remind motorists that they will face hefty fines if they are caught speeding in school zones.