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Pain of DUI fatality lives on forever for Nova Scotia MADD representative

2020/03/18|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Truro Daily March 18, 2020 It’s been more than 26 years since Susan MacAskill lost her dad. The painful memories of his last 10 days have never waned. “Sometimes it seems like forever, sometimes it seems like yesterday,” she said. “It is constantly on my mind.” Her father and stepmother were driving through Glenholme when [...]

MADD Dress Drive

2020/03/12|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Thousands of charges laid over last decade thanks to RID program: SGI

2020/03/10|Categories: Article|Tags: |

620 CKRM The Source March 10, 2020 SGI’s Report Impaired Drivers (RID) program has made a difference on Saskatchewan roads since it’s creation in 2010. There was a celebration at SGI headquarters on Tuesday morning in Regina marking the 10-year anniversary of the program and how it has helped keep the province’s roads safer. Between 2010 [...]

How decriminalizing drunk driving promotes rehabilitation, clears up court time

2020/03/03|Categories: Article|

The Morning Show – Global News Radio March 3, 2020

Alberta may become the latest province to decriminalize drunk driving. Here’s why

2020/03/02|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Toronto Star / Edmonton Bureau Mon., March 2, 2020 EDMONTON—Advocates and defence lawyers are growing worried as the Alberta government looks at largely decriminalizing drunk driving in the province, a surprising reversal in the United Conservative Party’s original stance on the issue. The reverse in policy for the United Conservatives, who blasted the NDP government [...]

MADD to install provincial impaired driving memorial in Spruce Grove

2020/02/28|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Wiarton Echo February 28, 2020 Those who have lost loved ones to impaired driving will soon have a dedicated space in Spruce Grove. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada announced Feb. 12 that they are building a monument to those who have died as a result of impaired driving across Alberta in the community. It [...]

National signs honour victims of impaired driving

2020/02/27|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Yukon News February 27, 2020 A memorial sign along the southbound side of Highway 2 in Edmonton, just south of Highway 41, honours Thomas Spinks who was killed near the site in 2017. Spinks was originally from Whitehorse. The sign — “In Memory of Thomas T.C. Spinks” — also bears the Mothers Against Drunk Driving [...]

N.S. premier’s chief of staff did not talk to author of MacKay allegations

2020/02/27|Categories: Article|Tags: |

CBC News February 27, 2020   Laurie Graham, Premier Stephen McNeil's chief of staff, talked to the MLA and his constituency assistant at the centre of drunk-driving allegations, but did not consult the person making the claim before determining it had no merit. For the third day in a row, the allegations in an anonymous [...]

New MADD community leader in Fort St. John

2020/02/11|Categories: Article|

Alaska Highway News February 11, 2020 Mothers Against Drunk Driving has announced Melissa Dunn as its new community leader in Fort St. John. Dunn will focus her efforts around public awareness and education initiatives, and building partnerships with local groups to help end impaired driving, the organization said. Crashes involving alcohol and drugs are the [...]

Sudbury’s Jaymie-Lyne Hancock named president of MADD Canada

2020/02/07|Categories: Article|

CBC News  February 7, 2020 Jaymie-Lyne Hancock says her brother D.J. would "be proud." Hancock has been named the president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada) a national advocacy group that works to stop impaired driving. She has been bringing her message of staying safe behind the wheel since her brother D.J. was killed by an [...]