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N.S. introduces ‘modernized licence’ aimed at ride-sharing service drivers

2020/09/24|Categories: Article|Tags: |

CTV ATLANTIC SEPT 24, 2020 Nova Scotia has taken another step towards allowing ride-sharing services such as Lyft and Uber to operate in the province. In a release issued Thursday, the province announced they are introducing a "modernized" Class 4 licence that "no longer requires taxi or potential ride hail drivers to retake the road [...]

Virtual safe grad message presented to Pictou County Class of 2020

2020/06/25|Categories: Article|Tags: |

SaltWire Network June 25, 2020 NEW GLASGOW, N.S. — Students from all three high schools throughout Pictou County will be able to view virtually the devastating realities associated with texting and impaired driving and the realities emergency responders face each time they respond to a crash involving teens. This year due to COVID-19 and the inability for [...]

Pain of DUI fatality lives on forever for Nova Scotia MADD representative

2020/03/18|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Truro Daily March 18, 2020 It’s been more than 26 years since Susan MacAskill lost her dad. The painful memories of his last 10 days have never waned. “Sometimes it seems like forever, sometimes it seems like yesterday,” she said. “It is constantly on my mind.” Her father and stepmother were driving through Glenholme when [...]

MADD Dress Drive

2020/03/12|Categories: Article|Tags: |

N.S. premier’s chief of staff did not talk to author of MacKay allegations

2020/02/27|Categories: Article|Tags: |

CBC News February 27, 2020   Laurie Graham, Premier Stephen McNeil's chief of staff, talked to the MLA and his constituency assistant at the centre of drunk-driving allegations, but did not consult the person making the claim before determining it had no merit. For the third day in a row, the allegations in an anonymous [...]

‘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 [...]