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‘I cry’: Families of victims from impaired driving crashes grieve as five new names added to Manitoba monument

2019/08/25|Categories: Article|Tags: |

CTV Winnipeg August 25, 2019 Five new names inscribed on the Manitoba Monument for Victims of Impaired Driving in West. St. Paul, Man. were unveiled at a special remembrance ceremony Sunday afternoon. Each name is a Manitoban who has lost their life in an impaired driving crash. The new names bring the total number of [...]

Manitoba’s Second Roadside Memorial Sign Honouring Victim Of Impaired Driving To Be Unveiled Today

2019/06/26|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: |

Sign honouring Shea Fright to be placed on Provincial Road 207 outside Lorette, Manitoba. Lorette, Manitoba – Kelly and Leah Fright are marking the third anniversary of the tragic death of their daughter in an impaired driving crash by unveiling a roadside memorial sign in her honour. Shea Fright was on her way home on [...]

Province provides support for MADD Canada’s national conference for victims of impaired driving

2019/04/28|Categories: Article|Tags: |

mySteinbach April 28, 2019 The provincial government is providing $15,000 to help people from Manitoba attend a national conference hosted by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada for victims of impaired driving. “Every year, MADD Canada brings victims and survivors of impaired driving together from across the country to share their experiences and honour those [...]

Province spending $15,000 to help Manitobans attend victims of impaired driving conference

2019/04/26|Categories: Article|Tags: |

CTV Winnipeg April 26, 2019 The provincial government is dishing out $15,000 to help Manitobans attend a national conference for victims of impaired driving. Justice Minister Cliff Cullen announced Friday that the funding will help Manitobans attend a conference hosted by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada in Toronto this weekend. “Every year, MADD Canada [...]

New Impaired Driving Program Urges MB Students to Protect All Their Tomorrows By Always Driving Sober

2019/02/13|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: |

Oakville, Ontario — Manitoba middle and high school students are seeing how one split-second decision to drive impaired today can take away all their tomorrows in MADD Canada’s latest School Assembly Program. Supported by Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI), the 45-minute program titled No Tomorrow shows students how mixing alcohol, cannabis and other drugs with driving [...]

“Operation Festive Spirits” a mix of Check Stops and data-driven policing

2018/12/05|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Country 880 AM December 5, 2018 Brandon, MB (CKLQ) - Brandon Police Service has announced its plan to combat impaired driving this holiday season. "Operation Festive Spirits" got underway December 1, but you'll be seeing the first high profile Check Stops in the coming days. All this month, Brandon Police will use Selective Traffic Enforcement  [...]

Cost of drunk driving to increase in Manitoba: province

2018/11/29|Categories: Article|Tags: |

CTV November 29, 2018 The Province of Manitoba has announced tougher sanctions for those who get behind the wheel drunk, as well as new options for police who catch first-time offenders. Under the proposed new law, drivers under the influence of alcohol who register a ‘warn’ on an approved screening device will face a new [...]

More Victims Of Impaired Driving To Be Honoured on Manitoba’s Memorial Monument

2018/08/26|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: |

West St. Paul, Manitoba – Family and friends of victims of impaired driving will join MADD Canada for a special ceremony at the Manitoba Memorial Monument today to pay tribute to their lost loved ones. The Manitoba Memorial Monument was created in 2016 at the Glen Eden Funeral Home and Cemetery in West St. Paul. [...]

Witness helps police in drunk driving arrest

2018/08/22|Categories: Article, Campaign 911|Tags: |

CKLQ August 22, 2018 Brandon, MB (CKLQ) - Brandon Police say a witness helped officers in a drunk driving arrest on Tuesday. The witness told police that a vehicle was swerving all over the road, nearly hitting some kids at around 7:24 p.m. The suspect driver was then seen exiting the vehicle with a beer [...]

Permanent roadside memorial serves as sobering reminder of cost of drunk driving

2018/08/01|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Though nearly a decade has passed, Melody Bodnarchuk still remembers the night her nephew was killed very clearly. Brett Yasinsky, 22, was living with her and her husband at the time, and had left to pick up his girlfriend to go to a movie. When his girlfriend called the house 45 minutes later, Bodnarchuk knew something was wrong. "Immediately, I [...]