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MADD touring schools to show dangers of all impaired driving

2019/03/05|Categories: Article|Tags: |

My Grande Prairie Now March 5, 2019 A group of students at Grande Prairie Composite High School have taken in a new style of Mothers Against Drunk Driving program. The spotlight has broadened, with the dangers of cannabis and prescription pills also front and centre along with alcohol. Teacher Crystal Wyton says the opportunity to [...]

Tips lead to arrest of two impaired drivers in St. John’s

2019/03/03|Categories: Article, Campaign 911|Tags: |

NTV News March 3, 2019 Around 9 p.m. RNC responded to a call reporting an impaired driver in the area of Blackmarsh road. The vehicle and 32-year-old driver were located in the west end of the capital city. Then shortly before midnight Police received another tip, this time regarding a driver in Paradise. The 48-year-old [...]

Are these merely statistics or something more?

2019/02/26|Categories: Campaigns|

Dear Friend, So often in the various correspondences we send out, horrific statistics are included such as: On average, every day in Canada, up to 4 driving deaths and 175 injuries involve alcohol and/or drugs. But what is most devastating is that these aren’t just stats – these are real people – moms, dads, husbands, wives, children. And the victims and [...]

Don’t drink and ride: Labrador West snowmobile group concerned by drinking on trails

2019/02/22|Categories: Article|Tags: |

The Northern Pen February 22, 2019 LABRADOR CITY, N.L. — Snowmobiling is a great winter activity, and in Labrador West, the long winters attract a lot of people to take part - but there's one hard truth: drinking and riding just don't mix. The White Wolf Snowmobile Club maintains hundreds of kilometers of groomed trails and [...]

MADD Sarnia-Lambton is appealing for volunteers

2019/02/20|Categories: Article|

Lambton Shield February 20, 2019 Organization is holding information day on Sunday, March 3 The local chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is appealing to members of the community who may be interesting in volunteering with the organization. With that in mind, MADD is hosting an information day on Sunday, March 3, with information available upstairs [...]

Ontario pot workers to be trained to tell if someone’s high in ’15 or 20 seconds’

2019/02/20|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Yahoo Finance Canada February 20, 2019 Ontario’s government-approved course for cannabis retail workers aims to teach students to spot stoned shoppers in about 20 seconds as they attempt to make a purchase, a challenge more daunting than identifying customers impaired by alcohol. The mandatory CannSell training program developed by the Toronto-based cannabis media company Lift [...]

Like Smart Serve, but for cannabis: Ontario unveils mandatory retail pot training certificate

2019/02/20|Categories: Article|Tags: |

CBC News February 20, 2019 All licence holders, managers, employers will need to take 4-hour online course The groups behind Ontario's first cannabis retail training certification revealed details of the program in Toronto on Wednesday. The CannSell certificate will be mandatory for all managers, employees and licence holders planning to work in one of the [...]

Pringles Power Vending Program

2019/02/13|Categories: Cause-Related Programs|

The Pringles Power Vending program is placing Pringles dispensers in convenient locations from coast to coast in support of MADD Canada. At just $2 per can, these irresistible snacks are helping MADD Canada in its mission to stop impaired driving and to support victims of this violent crime. The annual fundraising goal for this program [...]

Get You and Your Special Valentine Home Safely – Plan Ahead For a Sober Ride

2019/02/13|Categories: National Media Release|

(Oakville, Ontario) – While Valentine’s Day inspires thoughts of flowers and heart-shaped boxes of chocolates for many people, it can be a poignant and painful reminder of loss for victims and survivors of impaired driving. For Carolyn Swinson, Valentine’s Day is an especially painful reminder of two tragic losses. On February 12, 1993, Ms. Swinson [...]

New Impaired Driving Program Urges MB Students to Protect All Their Tomorrows By Always Driving Sober

2019/02/13|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: |

Oakville, Ontario — Manitoba middle and high school students are seeing how one split-second decision to drive impaired today can take away all their tomorrows in MADD Canada’s latest School Assembly Program. Supported by Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI), the 45-minute program titled No Tomorrow shows students how mixing alcohol, cannabis and other drugs with driving [...]