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MADD begins Christmas campaign in Kelowna

2020/12/17|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

Global News December 17, Holiday season has arrived and with it the risk of drinking and driving. Kelowna RCMP wants to remind the public its December counter-attack program is in full swing. “We are out there and we are patrolling,” said Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy, a Kelowna RCMP officer. “Our officers are out in force, throughout the [...]

B.C. police ready for impaired drivers over the holidays, despite COVID-19 restrictions

2020/12/16|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|

There may be fewer vehicles on the road, but police are doing roadblocks because people are still choosing to drive while impaired. The Province December 16, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic restrictions may be keeping people closer to home, but police officers across B.C. will still be out in force this holiday season to try and catch [...]

MADD using alternative methods to deliver message

2020/12/15|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|

Lethbridge Herald December 15, 2020 The Lethbridge and Area chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is continuing to work through the challenges of COVID-19 restrictions to get its annual message out, and raise funds for services. With many community charity events being cancelled due to provincial restrictions, MADD’s annual Operation Red Ribbon was no [...]

Prince Albert group expands taxi program to reduce impaired driving throughout holiday season

2020/12/15|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|

CTV December 15, 2020 PRINCE ALBERT -- The Prince Albert Community Alcohol Strategy Steering Committee (CASSC) is amping up its efforts to reduce impaired driving this holiday season after some initiatives were halted because of COVID-19. The group has doubled its cab coupons this year, in partnership with SGI, the Northern Lights Community Development Corporation, [...]

Crashed car display in Kelowna sends strong message about impaired driving during the holidays

2020/12/15|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|

Kelowna Now December 15, 2020 If you’ve wandered around downtown Kelowna in recent days, you may have noticed a smashed up car near the Queensway bus exchange. Don’t worry, there wasn’t a major accident downtown, as it’s a display courtesy of the local chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. The display is part of the [...]

“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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]