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Province Appoints New Manitoba Public Insurance CEO

Province Appoints New Manitoba Public Insurance CEO

Benjamin Graham
Benjamin Graham (LINKEDIN)

The province has appointed a new president and CEO to lead Manitoba Public Insurance.

Benjamin Graham will oversee the Crown corporation following the retirement of president and CEO Dan Guimond, who announced earlier this year he would leave the organization.

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MPI Rates Approved to Increase 2.6% Next Year

MPI Rates Approved to Increase 2.6% Next Year

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WINNIPEG — Motorists will be paying 2.6 percent more to insure their vehicles in the new year.

The Manitoba Public Utilities Board on Monday approved a rate increase request by Manitoba Public Insurance effective March 1, 2018.

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MPI Blocking Hurricane-Ravaged Vehicles from Manitoba

MPI Blocking Hurricane-Ravaged Vehicles from Manitoba

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A car sits abandoned in storm surge along North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard as Hurricane Irma hits the southern part of the state September 10, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

WINNIPEG — You won’t be seeing flood-damaged cars from the U.S. driving on Manitoba roads if MPI has anything to do with it.

Recent hurricanes in Florida and Texas have prompted Manitoba Public Insurance to take a stance on not allowing such vehicles to be insured in the province.

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MPI’s Safety Tips for a Happy Halloween

MPI’s Safety Tips for a Happy Halloween

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(Halloween trick-or-treating image via Shutterstock)

Thousands of kids will be out on Manitoba streets Tuesday collecting treats for Halloween.

Manitoba Public Insurance has distributed 117,000 reflective bags to 568 schools across the province in an effort to help motorists spot youngsters while they’re out and about.

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Hot Wheels: MPI Opens New Automotive Research and Training Centre

Hot Wheels: MPI Opens New Automotive Research and Training Centre

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Manitoba Public Insurance’s J.W. Zacharias Physical Damage Research Centre. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — A new automotive research and training centre will allow Manitoba Public Insurance to collaborate with the auto repair industry to adopt new methods of vehicle restoration when collisions occur.

The J.W. Zacharias Physical Damage Research Centre on Plessis Road is a 35,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility that will act as a training hub for new and emerging vehicle repair technologies.

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Campaign Blows Smoke at Drugs and Driving Ahead of Legal Marijuana

Campaign Blows Smoke at Drugs and Driving Ahead of Legal Marijuana

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A Canadian flag with a marijuana leaf on it flies during a 4/20 rally on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on April 20, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

WINNIPEG — The province and Manitoba Public Insurance have launched a public awareness campaign ahead of the federal government’s planned legislation to legalize marijuana next summer.

Focused on showing that drugs and driving don’t mix, the campaign will target new teen drivers, youth, physicians and their patients, and the general public.

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Police Stepping Up Speed Enforcement in Manitoba School Zones

Police Stepping Up Speed Enforcement in Manitoba School Zones

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Crown Services Minister Cliff Cullen announces renewed funding through Manitoba Public Insurance for enhanced speed enforcement in school zones on Thursday, September 7, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Police agencies across the province are beefing up speed enforcement in school zones throughout Manitoba.

As kids head back to the classroom, seven police agencies will be increasing patrols during the month of September through renewed funding from Manitoba Public Insurance.

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Friday of a Long Weekend Most Fatal on Manitoba Roads: MPI

Friday of a Long Weekend Most Fatal on Manitoba Roads: MPI

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Friday of a long weekend traditionally sees the most collisions on the roads, according to Manitoba Public Insurance. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Vokey)

WINNIPEG — As the second last long weekend of the summer season gets underway, Manitoba Public Insurance wants to remind motorists to take it easy on the roads.

Friday is traditionally the most deadly on the province’s highways for vehicle collisions. MPI says an average of two people are killed and more than 100 others are injured each long weekend. Of those incidents, 37 percent happen on a Friday.

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Road Safety Campaign Targeting Motorists Over July Long Weekend

Road Safety Campaign Targeting Motorists Over July Long Weekend

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A screen grab from a video posted to Facebook showing a man nearly reaching 200 km/h on a Manitoba highway. (FACEBOOK)

As Manitobans hit the road this Canada Day long weekend, Manitoba Public Insurance wants to remind motorists of the dangers of speeding.

A recent survey conducted by the Citizens on Patrol Program found 25 percent of the 9,400 vehicles monitored exceeded the posted speed limit.

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