An event put on by CAA Manitoba on Sunday will aim to keep maturing drivers behind the wheel, while keeping safety in mind.
The auto club has teamed up with the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapist for the first-ever CarFit.
“It is important to older adults to maintain their independence, and driving is a big part of that,” said Angèle Young, public and government affairs specialist for CAA Manitoba. “Cars are not one-size-fits-all. There is a lot you can do to adapt a vehicle to compensate for physical and cognitive changes as you age.”
A payday lender in Manitoba has been fined by the province for failing to comply with regulations.
3928366 MB Ltd. (operating as The Fast Cash Company, City Cash Co., and Fast Cash Dauphin) operates locations in Brandon, Steinbach and Dauphin.
Manitoba Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer Protection has assessed the company penalties totalling $25,000 for failing to maintain complete and accurate collections records, failing to include the prescribed statement in advertising related to payday loans, and accepting a cheque from a borrower that is not payable to the payday lender, as required by the regulations.
Two Manitoba workplaces have been prosecuted and fined for incidents dating back nearly five years.
A worker at Carte International Inc. suffered injuries on December 9, 2011 to two fingers on his right hand. The province says the worker was operating a coil-winding machine when his fingers came in contact with a pinch point. On April 7, 2015, the employer pleaded guilty under section 4(1)(a) of the Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Act to the charge of allowing a worker to operate a foil/wire winding machine without sufficient safeguards in place to protect workers from contact with moving parts. The company was ordered to pay $25,050 in fines and surcharges.
WINNIPEG — Two 10-month-old harbour seals are now calling Assiniboine Park Zoo home.
The seals — from Germany — join Neptune, another harbour seal, in the underwater tunnels at Journey to Churchill’s Gateway to the Arctic building.
“All of us at the Assiniboine Park Zoo are thrilled to welcome Anton and Emil and we can’t wait to have the community come and visit them,” said Dr. Brian Joseph, director of zoological operations at Assiniboine Park Zoo.
WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is taking aim against zebra mussels with phase two of its assault on the species.
A detection and awareness campaign has been launched and will more than double the number of staff and equipment available for detection since zebra mussels were discovered in Lake Winnipeg.
“Fighting the expansion of this highly invasive species takes a concerted effort by everyone who enjoys our lakes and rivers,” said Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Tom Nevakshonoff. “We took an aggressive approach to control zebra mussels last year in four harbours, but mussels survived outside the harbours, so now more than ever, we need everyone’s support and vigilance.”
WINNIPEG — A major shift in the local radio landscape shook up the spring ratings book.
Numbers released Thursday by Numeris are the first indicator of the newly-branded stations of Kiss 102.3, 99.1 Fresh Radio and 97.5 BIG FM.
But the main story is the drop of 680 CJOB as the city’s No. 1 radio station. That new title belongs to CBC Radio One, showing while listeners still prefer news talk, the king on Jack Blick Avenue has taken a backseat — at least in the last couple months.
Another change was the jump of 92 CITI FM’s morning show to TV with “Wheeler in the Morning” to City on January 12. Compared to the same period last year, CITI rose to a 7.9 share from a 6.6, but maintained its position in the latest book.
The data measured the period from March 2 to April 26, 2015.