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Two Winnipeg Men Charged After Making Bogus Auto Claims: MPI

Two Winnipeg Men Charged After Making Bogus Auto Claims: MPI

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Manitoba Public Insurance’s claim centre at 1284 Main Street. (BOCKSTAEL CONSTRUCTION / FILE)

Two Winnipeg men have been charged after they allegedly made fraudulent claims with Manitoba Public Insurance.

The first claim involved a man telling MPI that he noticed damage while washing his vehicle. An eye witness came forward to report that they helped the man when his vehicle became stuck to another while he was backing up in a parking lot.

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Manitoba Hands Out First 7-Day Licence Suspension for Distracted Driving

Manitoba Hands Out First 7-Day Licence Suspension for Distracted Driving

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WINNIPEG — A man in his 60s is the first driver in the province to have his licence suspended for seven days for using a smartphone while driving.

Manitoba Public Insurance says the driver’s first offence happened in late November, resulting in an automatic three-day licence suspension under tougher new rules that took effect November 1.

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MPI Warns of Text Message Scam Making the Rounds

MPI Warns of Text Message Scam Making the Rounds

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WINNIPEG — Manitoba Public Insurance is warning customers about a scam involving fraudulent text messages regarding an e-transfer of money.

The public insurer says customers are advised not to respond to the text, which appears to look like it’s coming from MPI with a clickable link.

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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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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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