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#DontWreckTheHolidays Saskatoon police campaign implores

2018/12/18|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Global News December 18, 2018

Federal government introduces new impaired driving laws

2018/12/18|Categories: Article|Tags: |

CTV Regina December 18, 2018 It's been 20 years since an impaired driver injured two of Lisa Lindahl's daughters, but the memory is no less painful. “We are very lucky they are alive. But it has become a life goal now to stop impaired driving,” said Lisa Lindahl, director of victims services with MADD Regina. [...]

Regina Transit to offer free bus service on New Year’s Eve

2018/12/11|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Regina / 980 CJME December 11, 2018 There will be free bus rides once again on New Year’s Eve in Regina. SGI and Regina Transit are partnering for their campaign Wing in the New Year, meaning people should let a bus driver be their ‘wingman” to get them home safe after celebrating. Free service starts [...]

Saskatchewan approves ride hailing rules, municipalities to determine operations

2018/12/07|Categories: Article|Tags: |

The Canadian Press December 7, 2018 REGINA — Saskatchewan has approved ride-hailing regulations but it could be a while before companies and drivers hit the road in the province’s two biggest cities. Rules are to take effect on Dec. 14 but the minister responsible for Saskatchewan Government Insurance said he doubts services such as Uber [...]

Charleston Hughes’ charges can serve as lesson to others: MADD

2018/10/20|Categories: Article|Tags: |

REGINA LEADER-POST October 20, 2018 A Saskatchewan Roughriders player’s impaired driving charge and subsequent suspension from play is an opportunity for people to consider the consequences of driving while impaired. That’s the view of Michelle Okere, Saskatchewan’s regional manager for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada. “When it happens to someone who is in the [...]

‘A very serious crime:’ advocates react to Hughes DUI charge

2018/10/19|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Regina / 980 CJME October 19, 2018 06:24 pm Advocates against impaired driving are satisfied with the Riders’ decision not to play Charleston Hughes in Saturday’s game against Calgary. Hughes is facing an impaired driving charge after Regina police found him unresponsive in his vehicle parked along Ring Road last week. On Thursday, the Saskatchewan [...]

MADD Regina prepares for August Long Weekend with Saskatchewan focused campaign

2018/08/01|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Estevan Mercury August 1, 2018 A new campaign from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Regina will focus on Saskatchewan’s impaired drivers this August long weekend. Michelle Okere, regional manager for MADD Regina, said that the campaign is going to be a first for the organization, with a local approach focusing only on Saskatchewan. “Saskatchewan has [...]

City council: Impaired driving memorial coming to city hall

2018/05/29|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Saskatoon StarPhoenix May 29, 2018 Saskatoon motorists will soon get a reminder of the perils and tragedy of impaired driving every time they pass city hall on 24th Street. City council on Monday approved establishing a memorial to the victims of impaired driving that will be paid for by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). The [...]

SGI suing drunk driver in death of Regina man

2018/05/28|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

CBC May 28, 2018 SGI has filed a lawsuit against a repeat drunk driver convicted of killing a Regina man nearly four years ago. In 2014, Brian Okemahwasin, who had four previous convictions for driving while intoxicated, drove through a red light going 94 kilometres an hour while his blood-alcohol limit was almost four times over the legal limit, [...]

SGI minister ‘optimistic’ as impaired driving deaths drop

2018/05/24|Categories: Article|Tags: |

CJME May 24, 2018 MADD Canada and families of drunk driving victims are expressing optimism after Saskatchewan reported its lowest number of impaired driving deaths in 30 years. SGI held a news conference Thursday morning to show their preliminary stats for 2017, which count 39 deaths on Saskatchewan roads due to impaired driving. Most of [...]