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Winnipeg to Refund Parking Tickets Due to Confusion Over When Parking is Free

Winnipeg to Refund Parking Tickets Due to Confusion Over When Parking is Free

By The Canadian Press

Winnipeg says it will cancel or refund some tickets that were issued to people who thought they could park for free downtown on Saturday, only to find out they had to pay before the free time took effect.

The Winnipeg Parking Authority’s website states that it offers two-hour, complimentary on-street parking in the city’s downtown on Saturdays, but it only kicks in after a motorist has already purchased the maximum amount of time.

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New Parking App Deployed in Winnipeg, Across Canada

New Parking App Deployed in Winnipeg, Across Canada

Impark hangTag
Impark has enabled over 860 of its parking facilities in Canada on the hangTag app.
(IMPARK)

A parking app meant to ease the lives of drivers across the Canada has rolled out to Winnipeg.

Imperial Parking Canada Corporation (Impark) has flipped the switch locally on hangTag. The app locates parking facilities on a map, allowing motorists to view lot details, get driving directions and pay for parking without going to the meter.

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Winnipeg’s Snow Route Parking Ban in Effect Dec. 1

Winnipeg’s Snow Route Parking Ban in Effect Dec. 1

Snow Stuck
People push a stuck car after two days of snow in Winnipeg, Wednesday, December 7, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Avoid a ticket and a tow by not parking on a snow route this winter.

The city’s annual snow route parking ban begins Friday, December 1 at 2 a.m., prohibiting vehicles from parking on such routes daily from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m. until March 1.

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Back It Up: Winnipeg Pilots Reverse Parking in Exchange District

Back It Up: Winnipeg Pilots Reverse Parking in Exchange District

Rearview Camera
Back-in parking on a stretch of Bannatyne Avenue in the Exchange District should be a breeze for motorists in vehicles equipped with backup cameras. (STOCK PHOTO)

WINNIPEG — A downtown pilot project aimed at freeing up parking spaces in the Exchange District will have drivers going in reverse.

The city is testing back-in, angled parking stalls on the south side of Bannatyne Avenue between Rorie Street and Waterfront Drive.

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Winnipeg Parking Tickets 6 Years and Older No Longer Being Pursued

Winnipeg Parking Tickets 6 Years and Older No Longer Being Pursued

Proposed changes would see on-street parking in some downtown areas increase from $1 to $2 per hour. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)
(STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Parking scofflaws who have been avoiding paying their traffic tickets for more than six years are off the hook.

The City of Winnipeg is no longer going after the outstanding tickets due to realizing it was not complying with the Summary Convictions Act.

“As soon as the issue was brought to our attention, we began investigating and worked to find a solution,” said Michael Jack, the city’s COO.

“In addition to the changes being made to the parking ticket process, vehicles that have been impounded due to unpaid parking tickets are being released to their owners, and collection will no longer be pursued on outstanding parking tickets that were issued more than six years ago.”

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Snow Route Parking Ban in Effect at Midnight

Snow Route Parking Ban in Effect at Midnight

Snow plows clear streets in downtown Winnipeg on Friday, November 19, 2010. (SHAUN MCLEOD)
(SHAUN MCLEOD / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Days of blowing and drifting snow will have city crews hitting Winnipeg streets beginning tonight.

A snow route parking ban is in effect between midnight and 7 a.m. on main routes, bus routes and collector streets.

Sanding is continuing on regional streets, along with collector and bus routes. Spot plowing and sanding on residential streets is also taking place, as well as on sidewalks and active transportation pathways.

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