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Drunk driver who killed 4 in Sask. sent to healing lodge; sparks community concern

2017/02/24|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Global News February 24, 2017 The decision to move a drunk driver who killed a family of four, from a jail cell to a healing lodge has left many people shocked and looking for more justice. Catherine McKay was sentenced to ten years in prison for killing the Van de Vorst family just north of [...]

Noose is tightening on habitual drunk drivers

2017/02/09|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

The Advertiser February 9, 2017 Brad Blundon believes the justice system is broken — as damaged as the car he was driving when a suspected drunk driver struck his vehicle in Bishops Falls Feb. 6. Blundon was returning home from trip to the store, it was 9:30 at night on a familiar route. As Blundon [...]

Moving to root out drug-impaired drivers

2017/01/09|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , |

Toronto Sun January 9, 2017 Ottawa needs to establish levels of impairment for motorists who consume a mix of alcohol and marijuana, according to MADD Canada. Canada’s Liberal government plans on introducing a bill to legalize pot in the spring and there are currently tests being done on marijuana breathalyzers. If a driver is under [...]

Drunk driving down; drug-impaired driving rising rapidly

2016/12/23|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: , , , |

Hamilton Spectator December 23. 2016 In the war against impaired driving and its sometimes deadly consequences, there is good news and bad news as we go through the holiday season. Fatalities from alcohol-related impaired driving have been declining — the good news. However, "there's been a rapid rise in drugs present for fatalities," says MADD [...]

Pot-impaired driving alarms raised in wake of marijuana task force report

2016/12/13|Categories: Article|Tags: |

CBC December 13, 2016 The federal task force on legalizing marijuana says the Liberal government must launch a public awareness blitz and boost spending on police training and tools to keep pot-impaired drivers off the roads. Anne McLellan, a former cabinet minister who chaired the task force, said Canadians are now routinely charged and convicted [...]

Uber, extra taxis would help prevent holiday drunk-driving: MADD

2016/11/18|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |

CTV Vancouver Published Friday, November 18, 2016 10:51AM PST Last Updated Friday, November 18, 2016 11:01AM PST With a wave of holiday parties on the horizon, Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada is calling for Vancouver to embrace Uber and bring extra taxis on the roads. Andrew Murie, CEO of MADD, said the more options drunken [...]

Saskatchewan getting tougher on impaired driving with new laws

2016/10/31|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |

Global News October 31, 2016 With Saskatchewan having the highest percentage of impaired drivers in the country, the province is now increasing the punishment for people caught behind the wheel. On Monday, the Ministry of Justice and SGI announced changes to Saskatchewan’s impaired driving laws. These include: Add a three-day vehicle seizure for experienced drivers [...]

MADD working with provincial government to reduce drunk driving rates

2016/10/05|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |

REGINA LEADER-POST October 4, 2016 Sixteen. That was the number of 9-1-1 calls made to report the drunk driver who killed Danille Kerpan two years ago on Thanksgiving weekend. John Koch was driving down Highway 11 the wrong way for approximately 40 kilometres before he hit Kerpan’s vehicle near Bladworth. The closest RCMP officer working that night was on [...]

MADD and Sask. officials meet to talk impaired driving legislation

2016/10/04|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , |

Global News October 4, 2016  Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada met with two Saskatchewan government ministers Tuesday to offer recommendations addressing impaired driving in the province. According to MADD Canada CEO, Andrew Murie, the meeting with Justice Minister Gordon Wyant and the minister responsible for SGI, Joe Hargrave, was the best he has experienced [...]

Grieving father ‘more angry’ with Don McMorris than woman who killed his family after drunk driving

2016/08/09|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

CBC August 9, 2016 Lou Van de Vorst still cannot believe the timing of former deputy premier Don McMorris' impaired driving charge. Van de Vorst lost his son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren to a drunk driver in January. Last month, a judge sent Catherine McKay to prison for 10 years. The Van de Vorsts died while McMorris was [...]