Carbon Tax Revenue Could Fund More Electric Vehicles: NDP

Carbon Tax Revenue Could Fund More Electric Vehicles: NDP

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NDP environment critic Rob Altemeyer (centre) with electric car owners Bill Rossington (left) and Ross Redman (right) and their cars at the Manitoba Legislative Building on Friday, February 24, 2017. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s NDP wants the province to use new carbon tax revenues to put more electric buses and cars on the roads.

NDP MLA Rob Altemeyer, critic for the environment and green jobs, says owners of such vehicles would see savings over the long run after their initial upfront investment.

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True North Undertaking $12M in Upgrades to MTS Centre

True North Undertaking $12M in Upgrades to MTS Centre

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An artist’s rendering of the new food court arena on the MTS Centre concourse. (TNSE / HANDOUT)

The home of the Winnipeg Jets will see $12 million in improvements this year as True North Sports + Entertainment installs a swath of upgrades at MTS Centre.

New lighting, flooring, ceiling and signage are part of the renovations planned. Work will shift this week from the arena bowl to concourse levels, meant to improve the overall experience for visitors of the downtown arena.

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$105 Million to Repair Winnipeg Streets This Year

$105 Million to Repair Winnipeg Streets This Year

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WINNIPEG — Three levels of government re-announced Friday a $105 million combined investment for infrastructure projects in the city this year.

Standing outside of the Belgian Club on Provencher Boulevard, MPs, MLAs and councillors reiterated the importance of the more than 150 roadway construction projects set to get underway over the next 10 months.

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Number of Canadians with Prescriptions for Medical Pot Soaring, Now Almost 130K

Number of Canadians with Prescriptions for Medical Pot Soaring, Now Almost 130K

By Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press

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Marijuana is photographed at the growing facility in Markham, Ont., on Thursday, January 7, 2016. The number of Canadians registered to purchase medical marijuana from licensed producers has exploded since the federal commercial-access program was introduced almost four years ago. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

TORONTO – The number of Canadians registered to purchase medical marijuana from licensed producers has exploded since the federal commercial-access program was introduced almost four years ago, reaching nearly 130,000 by the end of last year, the most recent Heath Canada figures show.

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Man Claims GPS Led Him into Toronto Transit Tunnel Where Car Got Stuck: TTC

Man Claims GPS Led Him into Toronto Transit Tunnel Where Car Got Stuck: TTC

By Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press

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TTC workers try to free a car stuck in a streetcar tunnel in Toronto on Thursday, February 23, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Toronto Transit Commission)

TORONTO – A man who allegedly drove his SUV into a streetcar tunnel on Thursday, bringing traffic in downtown Toronto to a halt for several hours, reportedly told transit officials he was following his GPS instructions when his vehicle got stuck.

Toronto Transit Commission spokesman Brad Ross had no information on where the man was travelling when he drove into the tunnel at one of the city’s main downtown transit hubs in the middle of the night.

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