Transportation Ministry urges drivers to get appropriate tires for winter

first_imgWinter tires are required on many rural highways and high mountain passes in the Interior, North and the Island.Winter tires have been defined as those labelled with either the Mountain Snowflake symbol or the Mud and Snow (M+S) symbol.Signs across the province identify the highways where winter tires required, and the types of vehicle on which they are required.These signs say that both Mountain Snowflake and M+S tires are acceptable winter tires for cars and smaller trucks.Advertisement Tomorrow is October 1st, and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is reminding people that winter tire will be required for certain highways in BC as of Thursday.Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone sent out this tweet to remind drivers.Are your tires ready? #winteriscoming @TranBC http://t.co/Vlz8UYcqTY pic.twitter.com/OY9KL8sQ1U— Todd Stone (@toddstonebc) September 30, 2015- Advertisement -“It’s our annual reminder to drivers to ensure your vehicle has winter tires if you will be travelling on the designated routes, and to ensure the tires are in good condition, with appropriate traction,” said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone.Section 208 of BC’s Motor Vehicle Act dictates what a winter tire is and where drivers need to use these tires.Advertisement With that said, both the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and the RCMP recommend people who travel regularly on BC’s winter highways to equip their cars and light trucks with the Mountain Snowflake tire, which is the ‘best tire available.’“M+S tires are a viable and safe option for motorists who plan their trips to coincide with periods of better weather, and are prepared to drive with added care and caution if winter conditions are encountered,” Sonia Lowe with the transportation ministry said in an e-mailed statement.The ministry says drivers who don’t have the proper winter tires on their vehicle can receive a fine of $121, and drivers who don’t have the min tread depth on their tires (3.5mm) can receive a fine of $109.last_img read more

Men’s Tennis Releases 2018 Schedule

first_imgDrake then heads to the Sooner state to take on Tulsa (March 10), Oral Roberts (March 10) and Oklahoma (March 11), before going to Florida State (March 16) and Oregon (March 25). 2018 Schedule Drake returns to Des Moines on April 7 as it hosts Old Dominion and UMKC. The team closes out their home schedule against Wichita State (April 14) and Valparaiso (April 14). The Bulldogs begin the season with a trio of match on opening weekend. Drake hosts 2017 Ohio Valley Conference champions Tennessee Tech on Jan 19 and then Northern Illinois and Western Michigan for a doubleheader on Jan. 20. After the trip to Omaha, the Bulldogs have a seven-match home stand, featuring in-state foe Iowa (Feb. 9), Pac-12’s Arizona (Feb. 10) and Summit League foes South Dakota State (Feb.), IUPUI (Feb. 10) and Denver (Feb. 18). The Bulldog return the Roger Knapp Tennis Center to open the month of February against Michigan State (Feb. 2) and New Mexico (Feb. 4). Drake begins Summit League play at Omaha (Feb. 4). Drake will once again participate in the ITA Kick-Off Weekend and will square off against North Carolina (Jan. 27) on the first day of the event. Story Links Drake travels to Minneapolis for a pair off match against Minnesota (Feb. 23) and Penn (Feb. 24) to finish the second month of the season. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University head men’s tennis coach Davidson Kozlowski announced the Bulldogs 2018 schedule,  highlighted by 10 matches against teams who competed in the 2017 NCAA Tournament. Drake concludes its regular season with a trip to Nebraska on April 18 for final preparation for the Summit League Championship on April 27-29 in Denver. Print Friendly Version The Bulldogs will spend the entire month of March on the road. The squad begins the month-long road trip at Indiana (March 2) Purdue (March 4). The Bulldogs wrap up their road trip at Illinois State (March 30) and Middle Tennessee State (March 31).last_img read more

Who is Donegal’s most vocal TD in the Dáil?

first_imgFigures released by KildareStreet.com have shown who Ireland’s most vocal TDs are in the Dáil.The survey records each time a TD makes a speech, which excludes heckling unless the TD makes a point.According to the survey, the average amount of speeches delivered by the 158 TDs in the Dáil is 85 each. Pat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher was recorded speaking 495 times, but as Leas-Ceann Comhairle not all of these instances were speeches. Similarly the Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghaíl, was recorded as speaking 583 times, but with the duty of maintaining order within the Dáil not all of these were speeches.Sinn Féin Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD spoke 154 times on Dáil record, followed by Independent TD Thomas Pringle, who addressed the Dáil 133 times.Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD spoke 65 times on the record.Government Chief Whip and Minister for Gaeilge, the Gaeltacht and the Islands Joe McHugh (Fine Gael), who spent most of the year as Minister of State for Diaspora, spoke 17 times. For TDs representing South Donegal and Sligo/Leitrim, Sinn Féin TD Martin Kenny contributed the most, speaking 116 times, followed by Fine Gael TD Tony McLoughlin who spoke 71 times.Fianna Fáil TD Marc MacSharry made 52 speeches, with Fianna Fáil TD Eamon Scanlon speaking slightly less with 48 times recorded.Nationally, Independent TD Mattie McGrath who represents Tipperary, was the most vocal TD, speaking 270 times. Slightly shyer TDs included Waterford Fine Gael TD John Deasy, who spoke just 11 times. Who is Donegal’s most vocal TD in the Dáil? was last modified: July 19th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:daildonegalspeaking timelast_img read more