By Sarah Klein
Veterans who park in downtown Winnipeg will soon be able to do so at no cost.
Mayor Sam Katz’s previous proposal for free on-street metered parking still needs approval by the executive policy committee and city council, but would allow 20 hours of complimentary parking each year to veterans, in addition to complimentary parking on November 11 (Remembrance Day), April 9 (anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge) and June 6.
“Veterans who served in the Canadian Forces are deserving of our respect and admiration,” Katz said. “I am pleased to support this small gesture of recognition. This is one way for the City of Winnipeg to acknowledge the sacrifices of veterans as they go about their daily lives.”
Winnipeg veterans who have been issued a veteran plate will be eligible to receive one parking coupon book annually.