Volume 93, Issue 50
November 26, 1999
The 1999 Festive Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere program kicks off tonight throughout the city's streets.
"We're looking out for impaired drivers," said Const. Nigel Spuckey of the London Police. "With every other R.I.D.E program, our prime objective is public awareness."
The holiday season is always a time motorists can expect to see more R.I.D.E programs on the road, he added.
Spuckey said everyone should avoid drinking and driving as it is no laughing matter, although the acronym could sound humorous. "Does it stand for F.R.I.D.E? No."
The federal government has announced $1 million will be granted to a Canadian researcher in honour of Canada's first Nobel Prize winner, Gerhard Herzberg.
Secretary of State Gilbert Normand made the announcement yesterday, said his assistant, Paul Dufour. "It's for a life of achievement and research in natural science and engineering."
To apply for the grant, Dufour said the recipient can be from the private, government or university sector. A review team will choose the best candidate.
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