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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 [...]

Andrew Murie: British Columbians need ride-hailing option now

2019/07/05|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , |

OPINION: Rather than focus on a specific licence class, MADD Canada encourages the provincial government to focus on other criteria that have direct road safety benefits MADD Canada is committed to working with stakeholders and governments to do everything possible to improve road safety in our communities. Despite stronger laws and increased public awareness, impaired [...]

Memorial bench installed for impaired driving victims

2019/06/18|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Prince Albert Now June 18, 2019 A granite bench installed along the Rotary Trail by the riverbank holds special meaning for Karen Anthony-Burns. It’s where she’ll stop to rest while she walks her son’s dog and reflect on his life and others taken too soon because of alcohol-related crashes. “We wanted to install this bench [...]

Langley Mounties who hauled drunk drivers off the road named to Alexa’s Team

2019/05/31|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Alder Grove Star May. 31, 2019 Three Langley RCMP officers have been named to Alexa’s Team, an honour given to police who take a significant number of drunk drivers off the roads each year. Const. Melissa Jongema, Const. Joshua Becker, and Const. Nicholas Bordignon were each named as new additions to the team in May. [...]

Alexa’s Team Honours British Columbia Police Officers For Taking Impaired Drivers Off Roads And Highways

2019/05/09|Categories: National Media Release|Tags: |

British Columbia – Alexa’s Team welcomes more members today as RCMP and Municipal police officers are recognized for their dedication and efforts to take impaired drivers off the roads. Alexa’s Team pays tribute to the dedicated RCMP and Municipal police officers who make an extraordinary contribution to reducing the number of drivers affected by alcohol [...]

‘We’re still dealing with the repercussions’: P.A. couple hit by impaired driver 36 years ago

2019/03/19|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Prince Albert Now March 19, 2019 Rod and Della Hicks don’t remember much the night of a fateful crash in 1983, but they’re still feeling the effects of it today, and say they will for the rest of their lives. On July 12, 1983 Della and Rod were involved in an impaired driving accident, which [...]

Public Tip Leads to Arrest of Impaired Driver in Conception Bay North

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

VOCM February 2, 2019 A tip from the public helped to remove an impaired driver from the road in Conception Bay North Thursday afternoon. Harbour Grace RCMP received an anonymous tip about an impaired driver who left Kingston and was heading south toward Carbonear. Police located the suspect vehicle in Victoria. The driver, a 54-year-old [...]

MADD Canada’s anti-impaired driving campaign coming to Surrey school

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

The ‘hard-hitting’ program is descending on schools across the country Peace Arch News January 17, 2019 MADD Canada’s latest campaign is coming to schools across the country, with a stop in Surrey in February. Titled “No Tomorrow,” the 45-minute program explores how mixing alcohol and drugs with driving can have devastating and permanent consequences. “One [...]

MADD Canada Letter to BC Transportation Minister Trevena Regarding Ridesharing Legislation Correspondence

2018/11/23|Categories: Online Statement|Tags: , |

MADD Canada Letter to Minister Trevena Re Bill 55 - November 23 2018 (PDF)