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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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City Caught Up in Illegal Parking Ban Ticketing

City Caught Up in Illegal Parking Ban Ticketing

A convoy of snow plows clear Winnipeg streets on Friday, January 28, 2011. (MARC EVANS / CHRISD.CA)
A convoy of snow plows clear Winnipeg streets in this file photo (MARC EVANS / CHRISD.CA)
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)

The City of Winnipeg is changing when it issues tickets to vehicles parked in zones where snow-clearing operations are taking place. The change comes as a judge recently quashed a ticket brought forward by Todd Dube of Wise Up Winnipeg.

Dube argued in November that the ticket he received was invalid because the city didn’t place signs nearby warning homeowners. The city did not oppose the appeal and the case was dismissed.

Now the city will only issue tickets from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. in accordance with Manitoba’s Highway Traffic Act. Only tickets issued during this time — and without signage nearby — are permitted. The city’s previous parking bans extended beyond those hours.

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