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Impaired driving memorial unveiled outside Saskatoon city hall

2019/05/26|Categories: Article|Tags: |

980 CJME May 26, 2019 Lou Van de Vorst stood with his family on the lawn outside Saskatoon City Hall Saturday as dozens of people came to see a new monument that honours the victims of impaired driving in Saskatchewan. His son Jordan and his daughter in-law Chandra, along with his grandchildren Miguire and Kamryn [...]

MADD Canada unveils monument to Sask. victims of impaired driving

2019/05/26|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Saskatoon Star Phoenix May 26, 2019 Despite the weather taking a turn, a sizeable crowd gathered on the grounds of City Hall Saturday afternoon to honour loved ones lost to impaired driving. MADD Canada unveiled the Saskatchewan Provincial Monument for Victims of Impaired Driving, etched with the names of 45 people killed as a result [...]

Memorial to victims of impaired driving unveiled outside of Saskatoon city hall

2019/05/25|Categories: Article|Tags: |

CBC News May 25, 2019 A large black-and-red sundial decorated with the names of victims of impaired driving crashes now stands on the lawn outside of Saskatoon City Hall. The monument was created by Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada in collaboration with families who have lost loved ones to impaired driving. The sundial is meant [...]

‘Make sure they won’t be forgotten’: Sask. victims of impaired driving honoured with new monument

2019/05/25|Categories: Article|Tags: |

CTV May 25, 2019 A brand new monument was unveiled at Saskatoon City Hall on Saturday, to honour people in Saskatchewan who have been killed by impaired drivers. The monument has the names of 45 Saskatchewan residents who were killed by impaired drivers on it, including Marilou Houghey’s son J.P. The 17-year-old lost his life [...]

Check stops can be a deterrent, even when not there: MADD

2019/05/22|Categories: Article|Tags: |

650 CKOM May 22, 2019 The roadside check stops we saw in Saskatoon over the May long weekend were among the 45 done each year by Saskatoon police. Is that sufficient for MADD Canada? CEO Andrew Murie said the organization doesn’t have an exact or magic number. Instead, he suggests there needs to be enough for people [...]

Windsor drivers getting message about drunk driving: MADD

2019/05/20|Categories: Article|Tags: |

CTV Windsor May 20, 2019 Windsor police screened 300 drivers during the long weekend and didn’t find one impaired. The RIDE program was held in the city at two locations Friday night heading into Saturday. The community leader of Mothers Against Drunk Driving in Windsor was pleased with the outcome. Chaouki Hamka says impaired driving [...]

Do Your Holiday Long Weekend Plans Include a Sober Ride Home?

2019/05/15|Categories: National Media Release|

Oakville, Ontario – As Canadians count down to the Victoria Day long weekend, MADD Canada and Allstate Insurance Company of Canada are urging everyone to make sober transportation part of their holiday celebrations. “We wish everyone a wonderful holiday weekend and, most importantly, a safe one,” said MADD Canada Chief Executive Officer Andrew Murie. “If [...]

Ride-sharing giant Uber launches in Regina

2019/05/15|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Regina Leader-Post May 15, 2019 The wait is finally over after ride-sharing giant Uber officially launched in Regina on Wednesday afternoon. “We’ve been waiting for this day for a long, long time and I know that council and all Regina residents are really, really pleased to finally have ride-share here and have Uber here,” said Mayor Michael [...]

Uber launches in Regina bringing more choice, competition

2019/05/15|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

980 CJME May 15, 2019 Uber launched in Regina on Wednesday and entered its second market in Saskatchewan, three months after it first launched in Saskatoon. Users of the ridesharing service can now download the Uber app on their smartphones and hail rides at the tap of a button. Before hailing a ride, users must download [...]

Cornwall man charged with drunk driving after police received complaints

2019/05/15|Categories: Article, Campaign 911|Tags: |

The Guardian May 14, 2019 A 22-year-old Cornwall man has been arrested and charged with impaired driving after Charlottetown police received two separate complaints. Charlottetown Police Services responded to a complaint of a possible impaired driver at a business on University Avenue at 5:28 p.m. on May 13. The complainant indicated that the male driver [...]