Spring Into Action

Register for new fitness sessions starting mid-March! 

Register Here

"The new distracted driving law took effect November 1, and since that period of time 237 Manitoba drivers have had their driver licenses suspended for the minimum three-day period."

That's Manitoba Public Insurance spokesperson Brian Smiley.

"The fine for it is $672, plus five demerits," says Smiley. "The number of 237 drivers were reported by the Winnipeg Police Service, RCMP and Brandon Police services."

Smiley explains the officers are doing good police work through dedicated projects at times, and they're quite observant. He notes some situations are obvious with drivers holding the phones up to their ears and talking.

Fines from these violations add up to a total of $159,264, 1,185 demerits, and 711 days of suspended licenses which are equivalent to 1.95 years.

More Local News

Rhineland Officials Keeping An Eye On Pembina River, Buffalo Channel

Municipality of Rhineland officials are preparing for low to moderate flooding on the Pembina River this spring. Manitoba's latest flood forecast is predicting favourable weather this month and into…

Carman Chamber Executive Director Looks Back On Successful First Year

Jodi Winkler has just completed one full year as Executive Director with the Carman & Community Chamber of Commerce and says the past year was all about revamping what they do. "We had a bit of a…

GVSD Wraps Up Comprehensive Staffing Process Ahead Of Pine Ridge Opening

The Garden Valley School Division (GVSD) recently concluded a complex process regarding staffing for the new Pine Ridge Elementary School. GVSD Superintendent Todd Monster said the comprehensive…

Morris Mayor Remains Optimistic Despite Flood Forecast

The mayor of Morris remains hopeful the right weather conditions will help the region avoid a 2009 size flood this spring. As a result of two late winter storms last week that hit the Red River…

Police Defuse Standoff At Roseau River First Nation

Members of the Manitoba First Nations Police Service were able to defuse an incident involving a firearm that led to a standoff on the Roseau River First Nation. Police officers were called to a…

BLSD Approves Reduced Budget For 2019/20

Border Land School Division will be working with a smaller budget next school year. The board of trustees has approved $35.3 million in operating expenses for 2019/20, down nearly $52,000 from the…

Falk Slams Federal Budget

The new federal budget is getting a big thumbs down from Provencher Conservative MP Ted Falk. He says it amounts to a continuation of broken promises by the Liberal Government. Ted Falk"The Prime…

WAC Chase The Ace Winner Takes Home $28,000 Jackpot (VIDEO)

Together with the weekly consolation prize, local resident Clorrissa Penner took home $28,599 Tuesday as the WAC Chase the Ace jackpot winner. The event had recently outgrown the Winkler Arts and…

Federal Budget Deficit An Investment Liberal Riding Rep Says

The spokesperson for the Portage-Lisgar Liberal Riding Association is defending the federal budget released on Tuesday. Ken Werbiski Ken Werbiski feels it's a good budget, despite running a roughly…

Mill Fire Quickly Extinguished North Of Altona

A small fire was quickly extinguished at an oat-milling facility north of Altona Wednesday morning. Zimmerman says employees quickly contained the small fire within the mill. Submitted photos.…

PembinaValleyOnline.com is your only local source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login