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Basic Boating Safety Tips

Published on April 28, 2022

No matter how much experience you have, it’s always a good idea for everyone to review boating safety rules before departures. Read below to familiarize yourself with these 10 basic boating safety tips: Be Weather-wise Always check local weather conditions before departure - TV and radio forecasts can be a good source of information. If you notice darkening clouds, volatile and rough changing wind...

Cycling and Sharing the Road

Published on May 27, 2021

Cyclists and drivers have the same rights, same rules, and same responsibilities when it comes to sharing the road. Like drivers operating motor vehicles, cyclists must obey all signs and traffic control devices and travel in the same direction as traffic. The only rule unique to cyclists is that they must position themselves along the right curb of the roadway. Drivers should always ensure that c...

Distracted Driving Law Changes

Published on November 1, 2018

Effective November 1st, the distracted driving laws have changed in Manitoba. Previously if you were caught using your electronic device you would receive a $203 fine and five demerits. If you’re caught now you will receive a $672 fine, 5 demerits and a three day suspension of your drivers licence. For a second offence within 10 years, you will receive a seven day suspension. After each suspension...

Manitoba Snowmobile Safety Tips

Published on January 12, 2018

Manitoba snowmobilers have approximately 12,000km of groomed trails in our province and generally a long winter to enjoy every last kilometre. While snowmobiling can be a fun winter activity for everyone, it’s important that you are safe while sledding. Review the below safety tips to ensure that while you’re enjoying the trails you’re safe. Don’t have an enclosed structure to store your snowmobil...

7 Halloween Safety Tips

Published on October 24, 2017

Halloween is an exciting evening for young children. Often their excitement can lead to them forgetting about safety in their journey to candy overload! To help keep the evening safe and enjoyable for everyone we developed 7 quick and easy safety tips. Plan a route in advance Trick-or-treating could take you several streets away from your house, which can cause sore legs and a bit of frustration. ...