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Reduction in CheckStop program like ‘giving them permission’ to drive drunk, say Winnipeg activists

2019/11/13|Categories: Article|Tags: |

GLOBAL NEWS November 13, 2019 Winnipeg police’s temporary reduction in the CheckStop program is like giving drunk drivers permission to get behind the wheel impaired, say local activists. The rise in violent crime means Winnipeg police say they have no choice but to re-direct officers from community services to the front lines – and that [...]

MADD criticizes chief’s decision to reduce checkstops

2019/11/13|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Winnipeg Free Press November 13, 2019 Police Chief Danny Smyth announced the Winnipeg Police Service is making temporary changes to its workforce to staff downtown foot patrol units and address a backlog of homicides, including reassigning an undisclosed number of traffic officers to general and foot patrol duties. Advocates are warning about the dangers of [...]

Impaired drivers will lose their vehicles immediately under new sanctions

2019/11/07|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

CBC News November 7, 2019 Stronger, more timely consequences are coming for impaired drivers in Manitoba starting next month. Beginning Dec. 16, drivers will immediately lose their vehicles for registering a "warn" (a blood alcohol content of 0.05 to 0.079) on an approved screening device. The new immediate roadside prohibition also increases sanctions for drivers. A first [...]

‘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 [...]