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‘Obviously Inappropriate:’ Insurer Says ASIMIL8 Plate Shouldn’t Have Been Issued

‘Obviously Inappropriate:’ Insurer Says ASIMIL8 Plate Shouldn’t Have Been Issued

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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A worker puts the finishing touches on a display of Borgs, which lines the walls at Star Trek: The Experience, at the Las Vegas Hilton, Friday, Jan. 2, 1998, in Las Vegas. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Lennox McLendon)

WINNIPEG – Documents from a legal challenge by a “Star Trek” fan who had his personalized ASIMIL8 licence plate revoked show a Manitoba Public Insurance senior executive was shocked the plate was ever issued at a time when reconciliation with Indigenous people was coming to the forefront.

The email from vice-president Keith Ward to registrar of motor vehicles Carla Hocken on April 24, 2017, said approving the licence plate did not follow MPI procedures and required immediate action.

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Manitoba’s Tougher Distracted Driving Laws Result in 237 Licence Suspensions: MPI

Manitoba’s Tougher Distracted Driving Laws Result in 237 Licence Suspensions: MPI

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WINNIPEG — Since Manitoba’s tougher laws on distracting driving came into effect November 1, 237 drivers have had their licence suspended for a minimum three-day period.

Manitoba Public Insurance says Winnipeg police apprehended 149 drivers, while the RCMP and Brandon police reported that 67 and 21 drivers, respectively, were charged for using hand-operated electronic devices while driving.

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Eastern Manitoba Top Spot for Deer-Vehicle Collisions: MPI

Eastern Manitoba Top Spot for Deer-Vehicle Collisions: MPI

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(Buck and doe deer image via Shutterstock)

WINNIPEG — The eastern part of the province remains the top spot for vehicle collisions involving deer.

Data released Monday by Manitoba Public Insurance show the communities of Steinbach, Lac du Bonnet, Anola, Birds Hill Park area and Falcon Lake experienced an average of 1,700 collisions yearly, based on statistics collected from 2013 to 2017.

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