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Which way is winter tire usage trending in Canada?

November 21, 2019 by Adam Malik

Canadians are getting the message when it comes to the importance of driving with winter tires, a new study has found. But Insurance Bureau of Canada warned that more than just strapping them to your car is enough to ensure

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Early winter weather cripples southern Manitoba

October 11, 2019 by The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – A first, early blast of windy, winter-like weather has knocked out power and made travel nearly impossible in many parts of southern Manitoba. Heavy, wet snow started Thursday and is expected to last into the Thanksgiving weekend, making

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Top court could hear this surety bond dispute

December 17, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A dispute involving The Guarantee Company of North America arising from unpaid construction bills could reach the Supreme Court of Canada. The highest court announced Friday The Guarantee is applying for leave to appeal Guarantee Company of North America v

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Cause of $25 million fire remains under investigation

June 18, 2018 by The Canadian Press

BRANDON, Man. – A massive blaze that burned through historic buildings in downtown Brandon last month caused about $25 million in damages and police now say it may have been started by people. Fire crews were called to the Christie’s

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Multiple fires burn through downtown Brandon, Manitoba

May 22, 2018 by The Canadian Press

BRANDON, Man. – A blaze that Premier Brian Pallister called “massive” has burned through several buildings in downtown Brandon, Man., including one with dozens of apartments managed by community groups. “It’s just devastating. We’re thinking of all the families that

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MPI reveals estimated insurance costs of distracted drivers

April 10, 2018 by Jason Contant

The direct insurance costs associated with distracted driving in Manitoba are estimated to be at least $70 million per year, the province’s government auto insurer reported recently. Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) spokesperson Brian Smiley told Canadian Underwriter that direct insurance costs

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Manitoba sets carbon tax at $25 a tonne as Trudeau warns feds will impose price

October 30, 2017 by Steve Lambert - THE CANADIAN PRESS

WINNIPEG – The federal and Manitoba governments moved closer to a clash over carbon pricing Friday, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government will impose a carbon tax in Manitoba if need be. “There will be a federal backstop

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Elevated wildfire danger levels continue in Manitoba

September 1, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Hot, dry and windy conditions continue in Manitoba, resulting in elevated wildfire danger levels in many areas of the province, Manitoba Sustainable Development and the Office of the Fire Commissioner said in a media bulletin issued on Friday. To date,

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Fires spark evacuation order for three northern Manitoba First Nations

August 30, 2017 by The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

WASAGAMACK, Man. – Forest fires are prompting the evacuation of some 3,700 people from three First Nation communities in northern Manitoba. The fires are closest to the Wasagamack First Nation, some 600 kilometres north of Winnipeg, and all 2,000 residents

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25% of monitored vehicles during speed awareness campaign exceeded posted speed limit: MPI

June 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

One-quarter of monitored vehicles during a recent speed awareness campaign in Manitoba were exceeding the posted speed limit, Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) reported earlier this week. Findings from the campaign, which ran from May 1-6, revealed that 25% of the

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Rising ice, flood waters force Manitobans from homes: Canadian Red Cross

April 17, 2017 by The Canadian Press

THE PAS, Man. – Rising ice and flood waters have forced hundreds of people from their homes in Manitoba. Jason Small of the Canadian Red Cross says 107 people from the Opaskwayak Cree Nation are being temporarily housed in hotels

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Flood risk remains moderate to major in western Manitoba, eases in Red River Valley: provincial government

March 27, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

While the risk of overland flooding in Manitoba has been slightly reduced since the provincial government’s outlook in late February, it still remains moderate to major across the province, the provincial infrastructure minister said on Friday. “‎The province’s Hydrologic Forecast