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Sixteen Police Officers To Be Honoured For Their Work To Reduce Impaired Driving At First Nick Coates Awards

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

St. John’s, NL – For many victims of impaired driving, when they hear about an impaired driver being caught, it is about much more than a charge or a sanction. It is about a potential crash being averted. It is about someone being spared a devastating injury. It is about a family not having to [...]

Tips lead to arrest of two impaired drivers in St. John’s

2019/03/03|Categories: Article, Campaign 911|Tags: |

NTV News March 3, 2019 Around 9 p.m. RNC responded to a call reporting an impaired driver in the area of Blackmarsh road. The vehicle and 32-year-old driver were located in the west end of the capital city. Then shortly before midnight Police received another tip, this time regarding a driver in Paradise. The 48-year-old [...]

Don’t drink and ride: Labrador West snowmobile group concerned by drinking on trails

2019/02/22|Categories: Article|Tags: |

The Northern Pen February 22, 2019 LABRADOR CITY, N.L. — Snowmobiling is a great winter activity, and in Labrador West, the long winters attract a lot of people to take part - but there's one hard truth: drinking and riding just don't mix. The White Wolf Snowmobile Club maintains hundreds of kilometers of groomed trails and [...]

MADD kicks off Red Ribbon campaign in Labrador West

2018/12/11|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

The Northern Pen December 11, 2018 IOC gives initiative a boost LABRADOR WEST, N.L. It was a MADD weekend. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) kicked off their annual Red Ribbon campaign with two days of events. On Friday, Nov. 30,  there was an event to explain the campaign and to thank the many supporters of [...]

RNC launch ‘Operation: Rudolph’ to keep roads safe this holiday season

2018/12/07|Categories: Article|Tags: |

NTV December 7, 2018 The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary has partnered with the RCMP, MADD Canada, and City of Mount Pearl Municipal Enforcement for ‘Operation: Rudolph,’ aimed at keeping our roadways safe this holiday season. During the month of December through New Year’s Eve, ‘Operation: Rudolph’ will target impaired, distracted, and dangerous driving. The RNC would [...]

Nick Coates team will recognize officers who stop impaired drivers on N.L. roads

2018/11/22|Categories: Article|Tags: |

CBC News November 22, 2018 A new program to recognize police officers who get impaired drivers off the roads in Newfoundland and Labrador is a way to thank police and honour victims, says the national president of MADD — who lost her own stepson in 2013. The initiative, named the Nick Coates Team, will include [...]

MADD launches annual campaign against impaired driving in Gander, announces new Team Coates program for police

2018/11/18|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

The Central Voice November 18, 2018 There is a new initiative for police to help combat impaired driving in Newfoundland and Labrador. Members of MADD, politicians, police officers, and first responders gathered in the Gander fire hall Nov. 16 to launch the 31st annual Red Ribbon Project, asking people to tie the red ribbon on [...]

MADD launches red ribbon campaign in Gander

2018/11/18|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

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NL Students See Powerful New Message about Risks of Impaired Driving Through MADD Canada’s School Assembly Program

2018/11/05|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: , |

Oakville, Ontario —Middle and high school students across Newfoundland and Labrador are seeing how one split-second decision to drive impaired can take away all their tomorrows, in MADD Canada’s latest School Assembly Program. Titled No Tomorrow and supported by the Newfoundland Labrador Liquor Corporation (NLC), the 45-minute program explores how mixing alcohol, cannabis and other [...]

MADD Labrador holds annual Candlelight Vigil in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

2018/10/31|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

The Packet October 30, 2018 An estimated 70 people attended MADD Labrador Candlelight Vigil at the Salvation Army Church in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on Oct. 17. An annual event, the vigil remembers and honours victims of impaired drivers. The RCMP’s Rigolet detachment commander Cpl. David Whitten was among the attendees. The vigil is his way [...]