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Westcan and MADD aim to stop impaired driving with holiday campaign

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

Truck News November 5, 2019 COQUITLAM, B.C. – With the holiday season around the corner, Westcan Bulk Transport and MADD Canada are shining a light on the perils of impaired driving. As part of the 2019 effort, Westcan and MADD have made Jeremy Cook the face of the Impaired Driving Prevention Campaign. Cook was hospitalized [...]

Coquitlam truckers hope to get impaired drivers off the road

2019/11/03|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Tri-City News November 3, 2019 With the holiday season just around the corner, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada is partnering with a Canadian trucking company to make sure impaired drivers are taken off the road. Westcan Bulk Transport, a company with offices in Coquitlam and operating throughout western Canada, the Northwest Territories and Ontario, [...]

Nanaimo crash survivor featured on MADD impaired driving prevention campaign

2019/10/30|Categories: Article|Tags: |

October 30, 2019 Mothers Against Drunk Driving has unveiled a new set of decals that are sure to reach the far corners of B.C., urging drivers to think twice before getting behind the wheel while impaired. The decals feature a photo of Nanaimo resident Jeremy Cook, who was 15 years old when he was struck [...]

MADD Canada Program Aims To Protect BC Students From Impaired Driving

2019/10/28|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: , |

Oakville, Ontario — MADD Canada is bringing its dynamic new School Assembly Program to British Columbia schools to show students how a single decision to drive impaired can change their lives forever. Road crashes are the number one cause of death among Canadian youth, and alcohol and/or drugs are involved in more than half of [...]

A BC crash survivor is the face of the new MADD campaign

2019/10/26|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Global News Morning British Columbia October 26, 2019

BC Crash Survivor Is Face of New Impaired Driving Prevention Campaign by Westcan Bulk Transport and MADD Canada

2019/10/25|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: |

Coquitlam, BC – Six years ago, Jeremy Cook was in hospital, being treated for severe injuries and brain trauma caused by an impaired driver. Today, he is the face of a mobile awareness campaign that encourages motorists to report suspected impaired drivers so that other innocent victims do not suffer the terrible physical and mental [...]

MADD Comox Valley holding volunteer drive

2019/10/24|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Comox Valley Record October 24, 2019 Now established in the Valley, Mothers Against Drunk Driving Comox Valley is working to stop impaired driving and support victims of this violent crime – and is inviting those who are interested in volunteering to a volunteer drive early next month. On Nov. 4 from 6-8 p.m at the [...]

MADD hosts a candlelight vigil of hope and remembrance in Kelowna

2019/10/06|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Lake Country Calendar October 6, 2019 MADD Central Okanagan Chapter hosted its annual candlelight vigil in Kelowna on Sunday in honour of those who have been killed in impaired driving crashes. The vigil gave victims’ family and friends a special place to remember and pay tribute to all those lost to impaired driving in a [...]

MADD holds third annual ‘Strides for Change’ walk

2019/08/26|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Prince Albert Now August 26, 2019 Seeing new faces at the annual Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) walk was bittersweet for Karen Anthony-Burns. While the MADD member was grateful for the support, she knew that many were there to find community with others who, like her, had lost loved ones to impaired driving. “As much as [...]

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 [...]