Parking scofflaws who have been avoiding paying their traffic tickets for more than six years are off the hook.
The City of Winnipeg is no longer going after the outstanding tickets due to realizing it was not complying with the Summary Convictions Act.
“As soon as the issue was brought to our attention, we began investigating and worked to find a solution,” said Michael Jack, the city’s COO.
“In addition to the changes being made to the parking ticket process, vehicles that have been impounded due to unpaid parking tickets are being released to their owners, and collection will no longer be pursued on outstanding parking tickets that were issued more than six years ago.”
Days of blowing and drifting snow will have city crews hitting Winnipeg streets beginning tonight.
A snow route parking ban is in effect between midnight and 7 a.m. on main routes, bus routes and collector streets.
Sanding is continuing on regional streets, along with collector and bus routes. Spot plowing and sanding on residential streets is also taking place, as well as on sidewalks and active transportation pathways.
The City of Winnipeg is changing when it issues tickets to vehicles parked in zones where snow-clearing operations are taking place. The change comes as a judge recently quashed a ticket brought forward by Todd Dube of Wise Up Winnipeg.
Dube argued in November that the ticket he received was invalid because the city didn’t place signs nearby warning homeowners. The city did not oppose the appeal and the case was dismissed.
Now the city will only issue tickets from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. in accordance with Manitoba’s Highway Traffic Act. Only tickets issued during this time — and without signage nearby — are permitted. The city’s previous parking bans extended beyond those hours.
WINNIPEG — Motorists who want to fight their parking tickets will no longer have to stand in front of a provincial court judge and plead their case.
New Manitoba legislation coming into effect in mid-2016 will see a City of Winnipeg screening officer review the circumstances of a ticket. If the motorist disagrees with the screening officer’s decision, a provincially-appointed adjudicator will handle the dispute at the Winnipeg Parking Authority office.
The new system will cost the city approximately $550,000 annually.
With the first exhibition Winnipeg Blue Bombers game of the 2015 CFL season on Friday, the football club and city have revealed plans on how to get thousands of fans to and from Investors Group Field.
A park and ride location has been designated in St. Vital at Centre Scolaire Leo-Remillard, 1095 St. Anne’s Road. The lot can hold up to 160 vehicles.
Some post-game boarding locations have changed this season and fans are asked to pay attention to new signage at Investors Group Field.
The following Winnipeg Transit services remain unchanged and will be offered as follows:
Route 161 will operate at 15-minute intervals, beginning 90 minutes before Friay’s game. Service will operate from downtown to Investors Group Field making all stops in the Downtown and along the transitway before running non-stop from Jubilee to the stadium.
The last 161 to Investors Group Field will leave Balmoral Station 30 minutes before the event or game is scheduled to begin.
Extra route 161 service will not operate after the game however passengers can catch Route 160 buses post-game to downtown.