Regional Candy Cane Checkstop

This is one checkstop the travelling public should be happy to see this holiday season, and if you plan on travelling through the Peace Country Region this December you will be glad you stopped at one.

"Candycane checkstops are a chance for emergency and protective service agencies throughout the Peace Region to wish the travelling public a safe holiday season, while delivering important safety tips," says JoAnn Cazakoff Paramedic and Public Education Officer for Alberta Health Services EMS.

Emergency Medical Services and their many partners run candycane Checkstops in communities across the region to provide holiday season safety tips such as seat-belt safety, drinking responsibly, slip and fall hazards and fire safety tips. "When drivers are pulled over at the candycane checkstops, instead of being handed a citation, they will be presented with a candycane along with a few holiday safety tips" said Cazakoff.