Media Advisory - Invitation - News conference - 2009 Operation Red Nose teams
up with Insurance Bureau of Canada to combat impaired driving this holiday

HALIFAX, Nov. 10 /CNW/ - Operation Red Nose, in collaboration with its provincial sponsor, Insurance Bureau of Canada, are joining forces to help keep Nova Scotia roads safer during the holiday season.

Operation Red Nose is a free designated driver service that is run by hundreds of volunteers who provide a safe ride home to holiday revellers in their own vehicles.

At a news conference to be held on Thursday, November 12 at 10:30 am, Don Spicer of the Halifax Regional Police and Insp. Joanne Crampton of the Halifax detachment of the RCMP, Corinne MacLellan, Halifax Operation Red Nose coordinator, NSLC VP Rick Perkins, the Hon. Minister of Transportation Infrastructure Renewal, Bill Estabrooks and Bill Adams, Vice-President, Atlantic, IBC, will announce details of the 2009 program.

The news conference will take place at:

         The NS Provincial Legislature, Red Room
         1726 Hollis St. Halifax, NS

SOURCE Insurance Bureau of Canada

For further information: For further information: to confirm your attendance, or to schedule an advance interview for November 12, please contact: Insurance Bureau of Canada: Ellen Woodger, Insurance Bureau of Canada,, (416) 483-2358; Operation Red Nose: Aurélie Levy, Director of Marketing and Communications, Operation Red Nose,, (418) 653-1492 or 1-800-463-7222

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