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Area police watching York Region’s move to name drunk drivers

2018/12/05|Categories: Article|Tags: |

THE LONDON FREE PRESS December 5, 2018 Police forces across Southwestern Ontario say they’ll be watching the impact of a Toronto-area police force’s decision to start publishing the names of impaired driving suspects before deciding whether to follow that move. “This isn’t something that we’ve discussed. And while we can’t speak to another service’s decision, [...]

Ottawa warns that a crackdown on impaired drivers is fast approaching

2018/12/04|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

December 4,2018 CBC Liberal ministers are warning that the risk of being nabbed for impaired driving will increase "exponentially" this holiday season — even as they concede their new impaired driving law is likely to face a court challenge. Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction Minister Bill Blair held a news conference Tuesday [...]

Caesars Windsor lights up red in support of MADD Canada’s Project Red Ribbon

2018/12/03|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

OurWindsor.Ca December 3, 2018 Caesars Windsor - Provided by MADD Windsor & Essex County Caesars Windsor is lighting up red throughout the month of December in a wonderful show of support for MADD Canada’s Project Red Ribbon sober driving holiday awareness campaign. “We thank Caesars Windsor for their support in helping spread the message about [...]

People not getting message about drunk driving: Cops

2018/12/02|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Toronto Sun December 2, 2018 There were eight arrests for impaired driving in York Region Sunday morning which shows people “aren’t getting the message,” according to police. The Sunday shift. from 12 a.m. – 6 a.m., saw seven drivers arrested for impaired driving and one issued a three-day suspension. In five of the alcohol-related cases [...]

Everyone has a role to play in keeping roads safe this holiday season

2018/11/30|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

Brampton Guardian November 30 Opinion By Patricia Hynes-Coates While progress has been made over the years to reduce impaired driving, it continues to be a deadly problem on Canada’s roads. Every year, hundreds of people are killed and tens of thousands are injured in crashes involving alcohol, cannabis and/or other drugs. My stepson Nicholas was [...]

Some potentially life-saving tips for partygoers and hosts this holiday season

2018/11/30|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

Brampton Guardian November 30, 2018 By MADD Canada With the support of the public, our law enforcement partners, and Allstate Canada and other sponsors, MADD Canada Chapters and Community Leaders are spreading the sober driving message. - MADD Canada The holiday season is here and social calendars are filling up with holiday parties and gatherings. [...]

Sudbury police launch R.I.D.E. campaign to check for alcohol and cannabis use

2018/11/29|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

CBC News Nov 29, 2018 Sudbury police launched their festive ride check campaign on Wednesday and this year, police will be tasked with also checking for cannabis use or consumption. During the Christmas season, the police increase the number of R.I.D.E. checks they conduct around the region. Now, they've expanded their scope to check for [...]

LCBO and Its Customers Show the Joy of Giving Back in December Fundraising Campaign for MADD Canada

2018/11/27|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: , |

Oakville, Ontario – The holiday season is upon us and nowhere is the joy of giving more evident than in the more than 600 LCBO stores hosting the annual Joy of Giving Back campaign for MADD Canada and four Ontario Children’s Hospitals. From now until December 31st, LCBO customer service representatives will invite patrons to [...]

‘Pain and sadness doesn’t go away,’ says Etobicoke mother

2018/11/22|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

November 22, 2018 TORONTO.COM In mid-February 1993, Carolyn Swinson was supposed to have been enjoying a vacation in Florida with her family. Instead, she was mourning her son, killed in an alcohol-related crash. Swinson, her husband and their daughter were out doing last minute shopping on Feb. 12, 1993, a Friday, in preparation for their [...]

MADD Nipissing chapter launches Project Red Ribbon

2018/11/22|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

North Bay Nugget November 22, 2018 You don’t realize the impact drunk driving has until you see the faces put to the names. Sheri Yank works at the North Bay All State Insurance office, and was manning a Mothers Against Drunk Driving booth at Northgate Shopping Centre Wednesday. At the booth is a large pull-up [...]