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Manitoba Implementing Tougher Drinking and Driving Penalties

Manitoba Implementing Tougher Drinking and Driving Penalties

Impaired Driving
(Impaired driving image via Shutterstock)

WINNIPEG — Tougher penalties will come into effect December 16 for those who choose to drink and drive in Manitoba.

The province is implementing immediate roadside vehicle impoundment and license suspensions for drivers who register a “warn” level (blood alcohol content of .05 to .079) on an approved screening device.

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MPI Seeing Spike in Calls to Anti-Fraud Tips Line

MPI Seeing Spike in Calls to Anti-Fraud Tips Line

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(SHUTTERSTOCK)

Manitoba Public Insurance’s tips line is seeing a spike in calls from concerned Manitobans over alleged insurance fraud.

MPI says 457 calls have been made to the line this year as of the end of September. That’s up 38 percent from the previous high of 330 calls in 2016.

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One Win, One Loss in Manitoba Personalized Licence Plate Fights

One Win, One Loss in Manitoba Personalized Licence Plate Fights

By Kelly Geraldine Malone The Canadian Press

ASIMIL8 Licence Plate

WINNIPEG — An Indigenous man in Manitoba has had his NDN CAR personalized licence plate returned, but an avid “Star Trek” fan learned resistance is futile in his court fight to get his Borg-themed plate back.

Nick Troller had filed a legal challenge against Manitoba Public Insurance over its decision to revoke the ASIMIL8 plate after receiving a complaint that it was offensive to Indigenous people.

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Police Ramp Up Safety Enforcement in Manitoba School Zones

Police Ramp Up Safety Enforcement in Manitoba School Zones

RCMP - CAA Manitoba
An RCMP officer clocks the speed of a motorist on Highway 1 west Winnipeg as a tow truck works on the roadside. (CAA MANITOBA)

Drivers will see increased police patrols in and around school zones across the province as part of an enforcement blitz.

Manitoba Public Insurance is partnering with three police agencies to watch for speeding drivers and ensure safety during the first month of classes.

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Manitoba Man Fighting in Court to Be Allowed Star Trek Licence Plate

Manitoba Man Fighting in Court to Be Allowed Star Trek Licence Plate

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Star Trek
In this photo released by Christies Images Ltd.2006, on Thursday, May 18, 2006 in New York, a model of the Starship Enterprise-A, is shown. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Christies Images Ltd.2006)

WINNIPEG — A lawyer representing Manitoba says a “Star Trek” fan wasn’t allowed to keep his personalized ASIMIL8 licence plate because the word cannot be removed from the history of forced assimilation of Indigenous people in the province.

Manitoba Justice lawyer Charles Murray told a Winnipeg court Monday that licence plates are owned and issued by Manitoba Public Insurance, and the insurer cannot be divorced from a historical context of “cultural genocide.”

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