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National signs honour victims of impaired driving

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

Yukon News February 27, 2020 A memorial sign along the southbound side of Highway 2 in Edmonton, just south of Highway 41, honours Thomas Spinks who was killed near the site in 2017. Spinks was originally from Whitehorse. The sign — “In Memory of Thomas T.C. Spinks” — also bears the Mothers Against Drunk Driving [...]

Whitehorse MADD chapter vows to make drunk driving laws an election issue

2016/09/26|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

CBC September 26, 2016 The Whitehorse chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers will be active in the upcoming territorial election trying to convince candidates and voters to support tougher drunk driving laws, according to local president Amanda Price. In recent years Yukon has topped or come second to the Northwest Territories for the highest number [...]

Two Yukon Recipients Take Home Awards from MADD Canada

2016/09/26|Categories: National Media Release|Tags: |

Whitehorse, Yukon – Yukon was well-represented when MADD Canada announced its National Awards this past weekend, with the Yukon Liquor Corporation being named a Citizen of Distinction and MADD Whitehorse Chapter President Amanda Price taking home the Volunteer of the Year award. The Citizen of Distinction Award is presented annually to individuals, groups or companies [...]

Drunk crashes preventable, say speakers at MADD event

2015/11/07|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

CBC November 7, 2015 Emergency services personnel are changing the language used to describe motor vehicle incidents involving drunk drivers. "It's no longer considered an 'accident'," said Nathan Best, a Whitehorse paramedic. He said during his career, the term "motor vehicle accidents" has been replaced by "motor vehicle incidents." That was backed up by Peter [...]