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Motivating Students to Drive Sober – MADD Canada Visits Edmonton School to Highlight 2019-2020 School Assembly Program

2019/10/09|Categories: National Media Release|Tags: , |

Oakville, Ontario — Canadian students are seeing how one single decision can change their lives forever in MADD Canada’s new 2019-2020 School Assembly Program, titled Over the Edge, which began its nation-wide tour of schools in September. “Youth are at increased risk for impaired driving,” said MADD Canada Chief Executive Officer Andrew Murie. “Road crashes [...]

Alberta installs first roadside memorial sign for victims of impaired driving

2019/08/23|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Edmonton Journal August 23, 2019 As cars rushed by on a busy road just outside of Cochrane, a family who lost their loved one to a drunk driver four years ago pulled at a cord to unveil Alberta’s first roadside memorial sign honouring Alfred Benary and other victims of impaired driving. In an emotional moment, [...]

Roadside memorial honouring Alfred Benary revealed on Highway 22

2019/08/23|Categories: Article|Tags: |

St. Albert Today August 23, 2019 The unveiling of Alberta's first roadside memorial sign for a victim of impaired driving held along Highway 22 just north of Highway 1 was a sorrowful affair this morning (Aug. 23). On Sept. 12, 2015, Alfred Benary's vehicle was hit by a Ford F-150 pickup truck. Benary would suffer [...]

A strong reminder’: Roadside memorial built for impaired driving victims

2019/08/23|Categories: Article|Tags: |

660 News August 23, 2019 When you drive along Highway 22 you’ll notice a new sign at the side of the road. It’s a memorial for impaired driving victims and a reminder to other drivers that impaired driving kills. CEO of MADD Canada Andrew Murie says there is no excuse for people to drive impaired. “Every one [...]

MADD Canada’s first-ever Alberta roadside memorial pays tribute to Calgary man

2019/08/23|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Global News August 23, 2019 Madd Canada unveiled Alberta’s first roadside memorial on Friday and it honours the memory of 55-year-old Alfred “Fred” Benary. Benary was killed by a drunk driver in October 2015. RCMP at the time said his car collided with a pickup truck on Alberta’s Highway 22, just north of Highway 1. [...]

Blood donations are a team effort

2019/07/30|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Lethbridge Herald July 30, 2019 Canadian Blood Services has teamed up with Mothers Against Drunk Driving Lethbridge and Area to host their second annual Drive to Save Lives campaign, where they are encouraging the community to donate blood over the month of August. While the campaign encourages people to help save lives in the community, [...]

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 [...]

‘Be smart about your choices,’ MADD presentation tells Sylvan Lake students

2019/02/04|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Sylvan Lake News February 4, 2019 Brandon Radhay with Mother’s Against Drunk Driving spoke to middle school students Thursday about making safe choices while driving and as a passenger. Radhay was invited to Ecole Mother Teresa School to explain to the students the dangers of impaired driving, and its cost. He told the students, who [...]

Police clarify misunderstood aspect of new impaired law

2019/01/17|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Medicine Hat News January 17, 2019 The Medicine Hat Police Service issued a clarification Wednesday about recent changes to impaired driving laws in response to “misleading information” circulating on social media. Prior to the changes introduced on Dec. 18, it was a criminal offence to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content greater [...]

Officers will not demand at-home breath samples without cause: Edmonton police

2019/01/17|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Global News January 17, 2019 Edmonton police want to reassure citizens that Canada’s new impaired driving lawsdo not give them the right to come to your home and demand a breath sample when you’ve done nothing wrong. “It is not the law that police are just going to randomly come to your home,” Sgt. Robert Davis with [...]