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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 [...]

New Alberta Monument Creates Lasting Legacy for Victims of Impaired Driving

2020/02/12|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: |

Edmonton, Alberta – MADD Canada is establishing a Memorial Monument to pay lasting tribute to Albertans who were suddenly and senselessly taken from their family and friends as a result of impaired driving. The Alberta Memorial Monument, to be built on the grounds of the Parkland RCMP Detachment in Spruce Grove, will be unveiled in [...]

2nd Provincial Roadside Memorial for Victim of Alcohol-Related Crash To Be Unveiled Today

2020/02/05|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: |

Edmonton, Alberta – A roadside memorial sign honouring the memory of Thomas Spinks, who died in an alcohol-related crash on October 23, 2017, will be unveiled today by his father Tony Wentworth and MADD Edmonton & Area Chapter. Located near the crash site on southbound Highway 2, just south of Highway 41, the sign features [...]

Red ribbons for sober driving

2019/12/13|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

St. Albert Today December 13, 2019 Before you knock a few too many beers back at the work Christmas party, the Edmonton and area Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) wants to remind people to plan ahead for holiday festivities. In early November, MADD launched its nationwide Red Ribbon Campaign, which serves as a reminder of [...]

MADD candlelight vigil in Red Deer honours those killed in impaired driving collisions

2019/11/23|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

Red Deer Advocate November 23, 2019 It’s been nearly seven years since Marilyn Rinas lost her husband to a collision involving a drunk driver. But she is “still struggling to find a new normal,” Rinas said at the 27th annual Mothers Against Drunk Driving Candlelight Vigil of Hope and Remembrance at St. Luke’s Anglican Church in [...]

Choose your ride after drinking, MADD says

2019/11/11|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

St. Albert Daily November 11, 2019 STATS AND TIPS – Hundreds of Canadians are killed and tens of thousands are injured annually from impaired driving collisions – Impaired driving is the #1 criminal cause of death in Canada 10 Possible Signs of an Impaired Driver • Driving unreasonably fast, slow or at an inconsistent speed [...]

MADD kicks off its holiday Red Ribbon campaign

2019/11/05|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

Medicine Hat News November 5, 2019 Lethbridge Herald Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada has launched its holiday Red Ribbon campaign to remind people and encourage them to drive sober this holiday season. The red ribbon symbolizes the importance of always driving sober as well as honouring the innocent victims of impaired driving. Although great [...]

MADD launches red ribbon campaign hours after suspected impaired driving death

2019/11/05|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

Calgary Sun November 5, 2019 Only hours after a man was killed in a suspected impaired driving collision, a red ribbon was cut to symbolize the start of an annual drunk driving prevention campaign in Calgary. Emergency crews and ambassadors for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) addressed the tragedy of impaired driving collisions while the [...]

Police and MADD team up to take on drunk driving this holiday season

2019/11/04|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

CTV Calgary November 4, 2019 LETHBRIDGE — Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada (MADD) and Lethbridge Police Service (LPS) are launching Project Red Ribbon in hopes of stopping impaired driving during the Holidays. During the project, red ribbons will be tied to police cruisers and MADD stickers will be placed in the rear windows. Boxes of [...]