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Halton’s ‘Project Drive Thru’ a “brilliant” idea: CPS Commander

2017/06/22|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

660 NEWS Jun 22, 2017 An Ontario program, geared toward getting drunk drivers off the road, has caught the attention of local police and the Calgary chapter of MADD Canada. Halton Regional Police, in Ontario, are equipping late night drive-thru workers with tools to identify drunk or impaired drivers, and encouraging them to contact authorities [...]

Plan Ahead for a Sober Ride This Saint Jean Baptiste Day, MADD Canada Urges

2017/06/22|Categories: Provincial Media Release|

Montreal, Quebec – The holiday weekend is nearly here and there’s no shortage of fun activities and events to mark Saint Jean Baptiste Day and the vibrant history, culture and people of Quebec. While everyone is making plans for what they’re doing and where they’re going to celebrate, MADD Canada and Allstate Insurance Company of [...]

Would you like jail time with those fries? Spotting impaired drivers at the drive-thru

2017/06/21|Categories: Article|Tags: |

CBC June 21, 2017 Halton police Const. Dave Stewart remembers getting a call last year from a manager at a fast food restaurant reporting a drunk customer in the drive-thru. When Stewart arrived on scene, it was clear the manager made the right decision. "This individual was obviously impaired by alcohol because he was practically [...]

Oakville’s MADD Canada debuts new school assembly program

2017/06/20|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Oakville Beaver June 19, 2017 Don’t drink and drive. It may seem simple, but it’s a message that warrants repeating, particularly for youths. According to Dawn Regan, chief operating officer for Oakville-based MADD Canada, 55 per cent of all collisions involving young people aged 16-25 involve alcohol and/or drugs, a figure, she said, “We have [...]

And then, in a heartbeat, everything changed!

2017/06/09|Categories: Campaigns|

Dear Friend, It was a beautiful summer day, but Antonette Wijeratne lay crying in a hospital bed. Her hip, pelvis and some ribs had been fractured; the toes on her right foot dislocated; she had a brain injury as well - she had injuries all over her body. But it wasn't her broken body causing [...]

MADD adding 11 new names to provincial monument

2017/06/05|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Grand Falls Advertiser June 2, 2017 GRAND FALLS, NL – There will be 11 names added to the province’s monument in Grand Falls-Windsor on June 10, which is dedicated to those who have been injured or killed as a result of an impaired driver. There are currently 45 names on the memorial. The addition is [...]

MADD to host first annual golf tournament

2017/06/04|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Prince Albert Now June 4, 2017 Prince Albert’s MADD chapter is looking for golfers against drunk driving. The advocacy organization put out the call for golfers to play in the first Knights of Columbus/MADD Golf Classic next month, which is expected to become an annual event hosted in rotation by the four Saskatchewan MADD chapters. [...]

MADD not giving up the fight against impaired driving

2017/06/03|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Timmins Press June 3, 2017 TIMMINS - Drunk driving rates across the country aren't going down. The statistics may be consistent, but MADD volunteer Amy St. Amour is hopeful that events like Strides for Change can keep the issue in people's minds. “I don't understand how somebody can have too many drinks and still choose [...]

Mock drunk driving crash scares students straight at Royal West Academy

2017/05/30|Categories: Article|Tags: |

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Mother describes how death of her daughter changed the lives of her family forever

2017/05/24|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Journal Pioneer May 18, 2017 O’LEARY -- In September, 2012, Trudy Betts, witnessed a Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada white cross erected at the spot where her daughter, Wendy, lost her life 19 years earlier.   “Even though it is a tragic reminder of a life that was lost, it is also a beautiful [...]