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Alberta to do away with licence plate expiry stickers

Alberta to do away with licence plate expiry stickers

Beginning next year, Alberta drivers will no longer require expiry stickers on their licence plates. The change will be effective Jan. 1, as the province moves toward adopting reflective licence plates. Stickers marking the month and year of registration will no longer be issued in 2021, and the change includes stickers for fleet vehicles and permanent trailers. “Alberta’s government has been looking for ways to improve and modernize the delivery of registry services for Albertans,” Service Alberta Minister Nate Glubish said in a media release Monday morning. “By moving to reflective licence plates, expiry stickers become redundant and outdated. […]

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Snow route parking ban kicks off in Winnipeg

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Winnipeg’s annual winter parking ban officially starts early Tuesday morning. Starting at 2 a.m. Dec. 1, Winnipeggers will no longer be allowed to park their vehicles on streets designated as snow routes overnight. The snow route ban will remain in effect from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m. until March 1 next year. Read more: Temporary patios now allowed in Winnipeg — in winter “Snow routes are a top priority for snow clearing and ice control to ensure that emergency vehicles can navigate quickly and safely around the city,” reads a release from the city Monday. “It’s important that vehicles are […]

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Y Drive Ptbo launches as Peterborough’s first ridesharing service

Y Drive Ptbo launches as Peterborough’s first ridesharing service

Competition is already heating up as another ridesharing program in Peterborough launched Thursday. Locally developed Y Drive Ptbo began service Thursday, one day ahead of the launch planned by Uride based out of Thunder Bay. Y Drive managing partner Rob Davidson says their service took a year and a half of developing. The company initially began as a designated driving service and has expanded roles, including food delivery, when the coronavirus pandemic began. “It’s been a long 18 months of development, testing, working with our insurance company and also with the city,” he said. Read more: Peterborough’s first ridesharing […]

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Stephen Avenue makeover: learn more at virtual open house Tuesday night

Stephen Avenue makeover: learn more at virtual open house Tuesday night

The City of Calgary is hosting a virtual open house on Tuesday evening to update citizens on the redesign of Stephen Avenue. The pedestrian walkway is arguably Calgary’s most iconic street, featuring stores, restaurants, cafés, bars and pubs. The city announced last spring that it was working with the Calgary Downtown Association to revamp Stephen Avenue between City Hall and the Mewata Armoury. READ MORE: Stephen Avenue makeover to create a ’21st-century experience’: City of Calgary Tuesday’s presentation serves as a chance for the city to share the results of a public realm study. Trending Stories Mobs are […]

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Edmonton selects companies to run on-demand transit for 2021 pilot project

Edmonton selects companies to run on-demand transit for 2021 pilot project

The city announced Wednesday that it has found two providers for an on-demand bus service set to launch in Edmonton in 2021. Edmonton Transit Service selected shuttle company Pacific Western Transportation (PWT) and Via, a company that designs ride-based apps and systems, to run a shuttle bus program that will connect residents in some neighbourhoods to transit hubs. Council voted to test the service, which will run initially as a two-year pilot project, in February. Read more: Edmonton to test on-demand transit service A total of 57 PWT shuttle buses will be part of the on-demand network during the […]

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Operation Clear Track going virtual this year for Rail Safety Week

Operation Clear Track going virtual this year for Rail Safety Week

Law enforcement agencies in London and across North America are joining forces for another year to educate the public on rail safety. Operation Clear Track, which happens annually during Rail Safety Week, aims to reduce the number of railway crossings and trespassing incidents in Canada and the U.S. “Railway tracks have the potential to be dangerous places,” says Sgt. Sean Harding of the London Police Service, Traffic Management Unit. “Whether you are a motorist, cyclist or pedestrian — do not trespass on railway tracks or property. Cross only at designated locations, and when crossing the tracks — pay attention, […]

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