MADD Canada unveils memorial



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A Nova Scotian man has been honoured with a MADD Canada memorial after his fatal collision with an impaired driver near Glenholme in 1993. In a recent news release, MADD Canada said Donald King succumbed to his injuries after he and his wife Dorothy were hit by an impaired driver on Highway 4 near Glenholme on Aug. 27, 1993. In honour of King, a memorial sign with his name and the MADD Canada iconic red ribbon has been placed on Highway 4, just past the Route 2 Exit to Parrsboro and Portapique. Alongside MADD Canada and Public Works Minister Kim Maslan, King’s children Susan MacAskill and Paul King – founding and original member of the MADD Annapolis Valley Chapter – were in attendance to unveil the memorial. “Today we join with our siblings Andrea, Heather and Carol along with stepmother Dorothy on this historic occasion, to honour the life of our dad (and husband), as we unveil this MADD Canada memorial road sign dedicated in memory of him,” MacAskill and King said in a joint statement. The sign honouring King is the first MADD Canada memorial sign in the province. The organization hopes people see the sign and realize that everyone has the power to prevent impaired driving. “We hope that its presence will discourage all who pass by, to not drive while impaired by alcohol or drugs,” added MacAskill and King.