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Uber in B.C.? Ride-hailing companies, advocates worried regulations too restrictive

2019/07/08|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |

CTV Vancouver July 8, 2019 Imagine working for a cab company, ending your shift late and not and then not being able to get a taxi to stop and take you home. Christiana Virtue said that’s exactly what happened to her. “I was off at three o'clock in the morning waiting for a cab and [...]

Andrew Murie: British Columbians need ride-hailing option now

2019/07/05|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , |

OPINION: Rather than focus on a specific licence class, MADD Canada encourages the provincial government to focus on other criteria that have direct road safety benefits MADD Canada is committed to working with stakeholders and governments to do everything possible to improve road safety in our communities. Despite stronger laws and increased public awareness, impaired [...]

MADD Unveils Memorial Near Lorette

2019/06/27|Categories: Article|

Steinback Online June 27, 2019 A roadside memorial sign was unveiled near Lorette Wednesday afternoon, paying tribute to a woman killed by a drunk driver. Gillian Phillips is Victim Services Manager with MADD Canada. She says the sign that went up is in memory of 29-year-old Shea Fright. Fright was on her way home from [...]

MADD Cobequid chosen to receive 100 Women Who Care funds

2019/06/19|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Truro Daily News June 19, 2019 Susan MacAskill hopes funding from 100 Women Who Care Truro will help save lives. MADD Cobequid was chosen as the recipient of the group’s June donation, which was about $6,000. “This is a big help to us,” said Susan MacAskill, the regional manager for MADD Canada. “It’ll help fund [...]

Pedestrian tip leads to impaired driving arrest in Victoria

2019/06/18|Categories: Article, Campaign 911|Tags: |

Northern Pen June 18, 2019 VICTORIA, N.L. — A tip from a person out for an early-evening stroll helped police arrest and charge a woman from Victoria for impaired driving. According to a news release, Harbour Grace RCMP received a report from a pedestrian on a possible impaired driver on Sunday, June 16. Police made a [...]

Memorial bench installed for impaired driving victims

2019/06/18|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Prince Albert Now June 18, 2019 A granite bench installed along the Rotary Trail by the riverbank holds special meaning for Karen Anthony-Burns. It’s where she’ll stop to rest while she walks her son’s dog and reflect on his life and others taken too soon because of alcohol-related crashes. “We wanted to install this bench [...]

New road signs enhance MADD campaign

2019/06/13|Categories: Article, Campaign 911|Tags: |

Blackburn News June 13, 2019 You may start seeing some new road signs as you travel Windsor-Essex’s highways. Those signs are part of a campaign to encourage drivers to use the 911 system to report drivers that they believe are operating while impaired. It was launched Thursday morning during a media event at Caesars Windsor. [...]

New road signage targeting impaired drivers coming to Windsor-Essex County

2019/06/13|Categories: Article, Campaign 911|Tags: |

Windsor Star June 13, 2019 Some new roadside scenery is coming to Windsor-Essex County that empowers drivers to help keep roads safe. Caesars Windsor Cares donated $12,750 to MADD Canada’s Campaign 911 — an initiative that uses signs to encourage people to alert police of suspected impaired drivers. When the campaign first started in 2008, [...]

911 calls result in impaired driving charges for two HRM men

2019/06/04|Categories: Article, Campaign 911|Tags: |

Halifax Today June 4, 2019 Two men have been charged with impaired driving in separate incidents after 911 calls reported erratic drivers southbound on Highway 102 in Hants County. The first came in at 6:45 p.m. last Wednesday, when a caller says a pickup truck nearly hit their car as it was driving erratically at inconsistent [...]

Citizen calls 9-1-1 after watching vehicle collide with parked car, pole

2019/06/03|Categories: Article, Campaign 911|Tags: , |

NewmarketToday Staff June 3, 2019 NEWS RELEASE YORK REGIONAL POLICE ************************* York Regional Police has charged 27 drivers over the past week with impaired-related criminal driving offences. In one of the incidents which occurred on Friday, May 31, 2019, shortly before 3 p.m., York Regional Police received a call to 9-1-1 from a concerned citizen [...]