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911 calls result in impaired driving charges for two HRM men

2019/06/04|Categories: Article, Campaign 911|Tags: |

Halifax Today June 4, 2019 Two men have been charged with impaired driving in separate incidents after 911 calls reported erratic drivers southbound on Highway 102 in Hants County. The first came in at 6:45 p.m. last Wednesday, when a caller says a pickup truck nearly hit their car as it was driving erratically at inconsistent [...]

Grieving father supports police shaming accused drunk drivers

2018/12/06|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Chronicle Herald December 6, 2018 If Mike Hudson had his way, he’d advertise the names of accused drunk drivers on billboards. The Lower Sackville resident says he’s still adapting to his “new normal” since losing his 22-year-old daughter, Danielle, in an alcohol-fuelled single-vehicle crash three years ago on Beaver Bank Road. While he struggles to [...]

MADD Canada kicked off the 31st annual Project Red Ribbon sober driving campaign

2018/11/03|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

Haligonia November 1, 2018 https://haligonia.ca/madd-canada-kicked-off-the-31st-annual-project-red-ribbon-sober-driving-campaign-251309/

MADD launches awareness campaign in Halifax on Wednesday

2018/11/01|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

Halifax Today November 1, 2018 MADD Canada is launching a national campaign Wednesday in Halifax to raise awareness about impaired driving. Project Red Ribbon is entering its 31st year. The campaign aims to remind people to drive safe and sober at all times, and to pay tribute to those who have either been killed or [...]

MADD Canada launches annual red ribbon campaign in Halifax

2018/11/01|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

Global News November 1, 2018   MADD Canada kicked off its annual Project Red Ribbon campaign in Halifax on Thursday, placing particular focus on the newly-legalized recreational cannabis. This is the 31st year of the campaign, and while cannabis impaired driving is not a new issue, this is the first year that the substance is [...]

Four names added to MADD memorial monument

2018/09/09|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

THE CHRONICLE HERALD September 9, 2018 Steven Gittens still feels just as much pain as he did two years ago when his father was killed by a drunk driver. “I hurt so people don’t have to,” said the 24-year-old in Dartmouth on Saturday. Gittens’ father, William Gittens, was killed on Sept. 25, 2016. The Dutch [...]

Fatal car-pedestrian case adjourned for five weeks

2018/02/28|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Truro Daily News February 28, 2018 FacebookTwitterMore Criminal charges against a New Brunswick man arrested after his car struck and killed a Halifax pedestrian last month have been adjourned for five weeks so his lawyer can receive and review the evidence. Wray Hart died Jan. 27 after he was mowed down on a Queen Street [...]

Henman CD raises funds for MADD

2017/12/13|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

The Chronicle Herald December 13, 2017 Alcohol nearly ruined Jim and Pat Henman’s lives. In Jim’s case, the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Famer saw no other choice but to turn his back on booze 37 years ago. His sister Pat and her daughter Maia were almost killed by a drunk driver in a horrific [...]

MADD Annapolis Valley red ribbons carry weighty message

2017/11/26|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

Nova News Now November 26, 2017 KENTVILLE - MADD Annapolis Valley members are asking motorists to stand behind the message at the heart of the red ribbons they distribute this holiday season. “It’s a reminder that they’ll drive safe and drive sober, and it also serves memorial tribute to those that have been injured or [...]

Regional MADD Canada supportive of lowering legal alcohol limit for drivers

2017/08/10|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

News 95.7 Aug 10, 2017 HALIFAX – News that the Trudeau government looking at possibly lowering the legal blood alcohol limit for drivers is being welcomed by the regional director of MADD Canada’s Atlantic chapter. Federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould is considering lowering the legal alcohol limit for licenced drivers, suggesting possibly lowering the limit [...]