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‘We don’t want there to be an empty place at the dinner table’ : Operation Christmas launches in Nova Scotia

2019/12/05|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

Halifax Today December 5, 2019 The campaign is aimed at keeping impaired drivers off the roads Government, law enforcement agencies, emergency services and MADD Canada are joining forces this holiday season for Operation Christmas - a campaign aimed at keeping impaired drivers off the roads. This means Nova Scotians can expect to see an increased police [...]

Victims of Impaired Drivers Remembered at MADD Vigil

2019/12/05|Categories: Article|Tags: |

VOCM December 5, 2019 The holidays are a difficult time for those who have lost loved ones especially when they were taken too soon by senseless acts. The MADD Avalon Candlelight Vigil of Remembrance and Hope for victims and survivors of impaired drivers was held last night at Wesley United Church. Family and friends are [...]

Police, government, EHS, MADD Canada launch Operation Christmas

2019/12/04|Categories: Article|Tags: |

IHEARTRADIO December 4, 2019 Operation Christmas has launched in Stellarton, aiming once again to reduce impaired driving and encourage safe winter driving. Government, law enforcement agencies, emergency services and MADD Canada join forces each holiday season. Mark Hobeck, Chief of Police for the Stellarton Police Services, says, "There will be more checkpoints to ensure people are [...]

MADD Canada volunteers will be on Macdonald Bridge Thursday for Project Red Ribbon

2019/11/28|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

Halifax Today November 27, 2019 If you're crossing the Macdonald Bridge Thursday, you may encounter a volunteer from MADD Canada. The organization will be at the tolls from approximately 10:30 a.m. to noon for their Project Red Ribbon campaign. MADD Canada's Atlantic director Anissa MacLeod said this is the third year in a row volunteers [...]

Lucky to be alive – MADD chapter launches Project Red Ribbon campaign for Annapolis, Digby counties

2019/11/14|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

Digby County Courier November 14, 2019 Bunny Ruggles raised her arms and waved frantically as the transport truck barreled towards her down Highway 101 -- and she prayed. The Nictaux woman was trapped inside her van in the middle of the road in the middle of the night four kilometres from Coldbrook. She’d been on [...]

Red ribbon sends strong Christmas message

2019/11/04|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

Amherst News November 4, 2019 Those touched by impaired driving come from all walks of life. Law-enforcement agencies and emergency services providers joined with members of the Cumberland-Tantramar Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving to launch its annual Red Ribbon Campaign to memorialize those lost to impaired driving as well as those whose lives have [...]

Glace Bay native receives national policing award

2019/10/22|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Cape Breton Post October 22, 2019 A Glace Bay native is the recipient of a national policing award from MADD Canada. Const. Brennan Burrows, a member of the Cape Breton Regional Police Service, recently received the Terry Ryan Memorial Award for Excellence in Police Services. The advocacy group established the award in memory of Const. [...]

Project Red Ribbon launches Friday with awareness campaign on Robert Angus Drive

2019/10/20|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

SaltWire Network October 20, 2019 AMHERST, N.S. — The Cumberland-Tantramar Mothers Against Drinking and Driving committee is hosting its annual Project Red Ribbon kick-off on Friday. The MADD chapter will be accompanied with first responders from the Amherst Police Department, the Cumberland RCMP, Sackville RCMP and the Amherst Fire Department who will all be at [...]

MADD Cobequid chosen to receive 100 Women Who Care funds

2019/06/19|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Truro Daily News June 19, 2019 Susan MacAskill hopes funding from 100 Women Who Care Truro will help save lives. MADD Cobequid was chosen as the recipient of the group’s June donation, which was about $6,000. “This is a big help to us,” said Susan MacAskill, the regional manager for MADD Canada. “It’ll help fund [...]

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 [...]