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“Dear Santa: This year, I wish no one would drive impaired”

2020/12/11|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|

Carlyle Observer December 11, 2020 With the holiday season upon us, December’s Traffic Safety Spotlight is focused on impaired driving. SGI asked numerous people what they are asking for this Christmas. “Dear Santa: This year, I hope that someone decides to be a good wingman and prevents an impaired friend from driving off, even if [...]

Death by an impaired driver is not an accident

2020/12/10|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|

Maple Creek News-Times December 10, 2020 Saskatchewan has had some of the worst impaired driving numbers in Canada, said Saskatoon Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada chapter President Bonny Stevenson. Impaired driving, whether that’s alcohol or cannabis-related, continues to be a preventable issue throughout the province and sadly coast-to-coast. MADD, Stevenson noted, is there for [...]

Serial drunk driver who killed cyclist has parole revoked

2020/12/09|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Canoe.ca Michele Mandel Dec 09, 2020   For serial drunk driver Darya Selinevich, getting another chance after killing a man wasn’t enough to stay sober behind the wheel. So she’s run out of chances, at least for now. The Parole Board of Canada has formally revoked her release after she was convicted this summer of [...]

Nelsons Emergency Services join MADD Canada in the launch of the Red Ribbon Campaign

2020/12/07|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|

Nelson Daily Star December 7, 2020 Nelson Police Chief Constable Paul Burkart, Nelson Fire and Rescue Chief Len MacCharles, Nelson Emergency Health Services Chief Deb Morris and the Integrated Impaired Driving Unit join our Nelson MADD Canada representative, Pat Henman to remind the public to find a safe ride home after consuming drugs or alcohol [...]

Police, MADD jointly launch annual Festive RIDE campaign

2020/12/03|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

Mitchell Advocate December 2, 2020   The Timmins Police Service, South Porcupine OPP and MADD’s Timmins chapter has once again teamed up for the annual Festive Ride campaign for this holiday season. Local policing agencies and MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) officially launched the campaign on Wednesday to reduce impaired driving in the area. “We want [...]

Sask. couple honoured for anti-impaired driving efforts

2020/11/28|Categories: Article|

620 CKRM November 28, 2020 A couple who lost a son, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren to an impaired driver almost five years ago continues to fight for more awareness and education on the topic, and travels all over to get the message across, is now being officially recognized by MADD Canada. Lou and Linda Van [...]

Van de Vorsts recognized for “tireless” impaired driving advocacy

2020/11/28|Categories: Article|

Yahoo Canada November 28, 2020 Each time advocates Linda and Lou Van de Vorst speak against impaired driving, they remember the night they lost so much to a drunk driver. “It hurts,” Linda said. “Any kind of presentation we do brings us back to (the early morning of) Jan. 3, 2016.” “Every single presentation brings [...]

Dangers of impaired driving a focus this holiday season

2020/11/27|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|

Town and Country Today November 27, 2020 Tracy Franklin recalls the most difficult moment after her oldest daughter Daylene, a confident 23 year old, lost her life in an impaired driving crash. “We didn’t worry about her. She was so passionate about not getting involved with alcohol. Eighty to ninety percent of the time she [...]

SGI suspends Wing in the New Year program due to COVID-19 restrictions

2020/11/27|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|

Global News November 27, 2020 For the first time in more than 30 years, free public transit won’t be made available to people in Saskatchewan on New Year’s Eve. Saskatchewan Government Insurance’s (SGI) is suspending its Wing in the New Year program due to COVID-19 restrictions limiting large gatherings, in an announcement made on Friday. The initiative encourages residents [...]

MADD Canada recognizes Saskatoon advocates

2020/11/27|Categories: Article|

CTV News Saskatoon November 27, 2020 SASKATOON -- MADD Canada is recognizing a Saskatoon couple for their work to put the brakes on impaired driving. Linda and Lou Van de Vorst are the first recipients of the Robert M. Solomon award, which is given to those who have shown excellence in public policy. The Van [...]