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Memorial bench honours victims of impaired driving

2019/11/20|Categories: Article|Tags: |

The West Prince Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) hopes the new bench at the memorial orchard in O’Leary will help bring comfort for those who visit. Edna Gallant, treasurer and one of the co-founders of the chapter, said the organization had some funding available, and thought it would make a nice addition to [...]

Sarnia-Lambton MADD Voluntary Toll campaign sets record

2019/11/19|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

Blackburn News November 19, 2019 MADD Sarnia-Lambton says Saturday’s Voluntary Tolls fundraiser was the best ever. The 10th annual campaign saw $17,850 collected by 72 Lambton College student volunteers in the Police Foundations, PSI, Pre Service Fire programs. They stood out in the cold for six hours in Sarnia, Petrolia, Forest, Corunna and Wyoming, offering red ribbons [...]

Lucky to be alive – MADD chapter launches Project Red Ribbon campaign for Annapolis, Digby counties

2019/11/14|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

Digby County Courier November 14, 2019 Bunny Ruggles raised her arms and waved frantically as the transport truck barreled towards her down Highway 101 -- and she prayed. The Nictaux woman was trapped inside her van in the middle of the road in the middle of the night four kilometres from Coldbrook. She’d been on [...]

Red ribbons show Regina resident’s commitment to holiday sober driving

2019/11/14|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

GLOBAL NEWS November 14, 2019 Taking a public stance against impaired driving can be as simple as wearing a red ribbon says Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD). On Thursday, MADD Regina launched their Project Red Ribbon campaign, which promotes sober driving throughout the holiday season. They’re asking residents to proudly tie a ribbon to their vehicles, key chains, purses [...]

Durham police report significant increase in impaired driving calls for 2019

2019/11/14|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

GLOBAL NEWS Posted November 14, 2019 4:14 pm According to Durham police, the number of impaired driving calls in 2019 has gone up substantially — reporting a 19 per cent increase over 2018’s numbers. Deputy Chief Todd Rollauer says this could be for two reasons. “It’s good in one aspect that our residents are actively [...]

MADD Red Ribbon Campaign begins for holiday season

2019/11/14|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

CTV News Regina November 14, 2019 REGINA -- Mothers Against Drunk Driving kicked off its 32nd annual Red Ribbon Campaign Thursday afternoon, aiming to remind people to find a safe ride home during the holiday season. The campaign aims to help keep the sober driving message top of mind during the busy holiday season, and [...]

MADD launches 32nd annual red ribbon project in Regina

2019/11/14|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

620 CKRM November 14, 2019 The Mothers Against Drunk Driving Red Ribbon campaign began Thursday to promote sober driving throughout the holiday season. People are encouraged to display their red ribbons on clothing or by tying it to vehicles or their bags, and even share it on social media. COO for MADD Canada Dawn Regan said this [...]

Red Ribbon Campaign in Estevan to Raise Impaired Driving Awareness

2019/11/13|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|

November 13, 2019 The Christmas season is fast approaching. As we know impaired driving happens every day, but it spikes during the holiday season. The Red Ribbon Campaign presented by the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). Connie Hagel, the Community Leader with MADD Canada, explains what the campaign entails. "What it is, is we have [...]

Reduction in CheckStop program like ‘giving them permission’ to drive drunk, say Winnipeg activists

2019/11/13|Categories: Article|Tags: |

GLOBAL NEWS November 13, 2019 Winnipeg police’s temporary reduction in the CheckStop program is like giving drunk drivers permission to get behind the wheel impaired, say local activists. The rise in violent crime means Winnipeg police say they have no choice but to re-direct officers from community services to the front lines – and that [...]

MADD criticizes chief’s decision to reduce checkstops

2019/11/13|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Winnipeg Free Press November 13, 2019 Police Chief Danny Smyth announced the Winnipeg Police Service is making temporary changes to its workforce to staff downtown foot patrol units and address a backlog of homicides, including reassigning an undisclosed number of traffic officers to general and foot patrol duties. Advocates are warning about the dangers of [...]