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P.E.I. RCMP officer appointed to national board of MADD Canada

2020/10/07|Categories: Article|Tags: |

The Guardian October 7, 2020 RCMP Const. Stephen Duggan says no one should be in danger of driving "due to the careless decisions of others who drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs."A A Bit by bit, impaired drivers eat away at RCMP Const. Stephen Duggan. Over his 14-year career as a Mountie, Duggan has [...]

P.E.I. MADD chapters kicking off Red Ribbon Campaign Saturday evening

2019/12/15|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

The Guardian December 15, 2019 MADD Charlottetown and Eastern PE chapter will be kicking off the 2019 Red Ribbon Campaign with Christmas music and entertainment. Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7:30pm, the Fortune Community Centre will host musicians Jon Matthews, Sheila MacKenzie and Maxine MacLennan along with local young performers Keira Loane, Charlie Coffin (Becky & Brad) [...]

Memorial bench honours victims of impaired driving

2019/11/20|Categories: Article|Tags: |

The West Prince Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) hopes the new bench at the memorial orchard in O’Leary will help bring comfort for those who visit. Edna Gallant, treasurer and one of the co-founders of the chapter, said the organization had some funding available, and thought it would make a nice addition to [...]

Cornwall man charged with drunk driving after police received complaints

2019/05/15|Categories: Article, Campaign 911|Tags: |

The Guardian May 14, 2019 A 22-year-old Cornwall man has been arrested and charged with impaired driving after Charlottetown police received two separate complaints. Charlottetown Police Services responded to a complaint of a possible impaired driver at a business on University Avenue at 5:28 p.m. on May 13. The complainant indicated that the male driver [...]

Education Program Shows Prince Edward Island Students How Impaired Driving Puts All Their Tomorrows at Risk

2019/03/15|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: |

Oakville, Ontario — MADD Canada and Prince Edward Island Liquor Control Commission (PEILCC) are teaming up on an education program to show Prince Edward Island students how ‘tomorrow’ can be taken away when someone makes the decision to drive impaired. MADD Canada’s 2018-2019 School Assembly Program, titled No Tomorrow, is a 45-minute film which begins [...]

‘Naive approach’ or ‘having an impact’?: Why P.E.I. jails drunk drivers

2018/03/15|Categories: Article|Tags: |

CBC March 12, 2018 It's docket day in provincial court in downtown Charlottetown. This is where most people charged with crimes on P.E.I. make their first appearance, and the courtroom is packed. On one side of the aisle there are a couple of dozen young people. It appears to be a class from high school, [...]

P.E.I. students warned about dangers of driving high

2018/03/07|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

CBC March 7, 2018 Just months before recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada, Mothers Against Drunk Driving is taking a new approach with its annual student education campaign — one focused on the dangers of pot-impaired driving. MADD's national president Patricia Hynes-Coates helped launch the campaign at Bluefield High School on Wednesday. It includes a [...]

P.E.I. students moved by powerful anti-impaired driving presentation

2018/03/07|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Jordan Gillis knew it was a bad idea to get into the car. The person offering to drive Jordan, 15, of Fredericton home had been smoking pot – plenty enough to impair his ability to drive safely. Jordan could simply have turned down the ride. He did not. The drive home took five or 10 [...]

PEI Students View MADD Canada’s Latest Anti-Impaired Driving Program

2018/03/07|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: , |

Hampshire, Prince Edward Island – Prince Edward Island students will see the tragic consequences of impaired driving during a powerful new education program being presented by MADD Canada through funding from the Prince Edward Island Liquor Control Commission (PEILCC). Road crashes are the number one cause of death among teens and young adults, and alcohol [...]

Summerside Police “Lace Up Red” To Support MADD Canada and Prevent Impaired Driving

2017/12/15|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: |

Summerside, PE – Summerside Police will have a colourful new touch on their uniforms over the coming weeks as they ‘lace up red’ in support of MADD Canada’s Project Red Ribbon holiday awareness campaign. From now until the beginning of January, Summerside officers will be sporting MADD Canada’s signature red shoe laces on their boots. [...]