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

COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – PICTURES OF THE DAY

first_imgHere’s the New Mascot for Donegal in Magees Pharmacy!Joining the supporters club for Donegal is the one & only Justin Bieber (after a little makeover).Said Gerard McCormick: “Since his appearance in our store just before the weekend, the amount of offers we’ve had to adopt Justin has been incredible!! “We’ve decided to foster him out to one lucky person this weekend but until then he will be well looked after by the girls in Magees!” Liam mcGill Ardara preparing to tee of at Harding Park Golf Club home of the Presidents Cup.Liam is a brother to Cathal mcGill former Donegal county player who now resides in Oman.With Liam is well known San Francisco dancer Ricky Grogan.Liam sends his best wishes to Jimmy and the teamHe still hasn’t got a ticket yet but Rónán Gallagher from Na Cealla Beaga was one of the first from Dún na nGall to get their hands on Sam in 2012 when it visited his local club Cluain Tarbh in Dublin. He’s pictured with his two youngest sons Liam and Éamon (who along with their 3 older brothers were pictured in Countdown to Croker earlier this week). They’re hoping the next time they get their hands on Sam the background of the photo will be a different colour!Pictured on the Jersey Shore in USA are the Quinn & McGowan families and friends from Donegal Town, Laghey and surroundings areas L-R Back row: Aisling McGowan, Sean Quinn, Carol Brennan, Paul Hannah, Lorraine Clarke, Rory Quinn, Nuala McGowan, Erin Shanley, Edel Quinn (hiding), Mary Carmel McGowan & Declan Gallagher. L-R Front Row: Maura Quinn, Kathleen Quinn, Tanya McDaid, Brian Quinn, Siobhan McGowan, Earl Gallagher and not forgetting the biggest supporter Fergus the dog !! DONEGAL ABU !! Michael Doherty in Canada and his friend John from Dodge City looking for All Ireland tickets  This is Kevin(10) and Sally the Goat, getting ready for the game on Sunday!This is Kevin(10) and Sally the Goat, getting ready for the game on Sunday! (We’re not sure they know yet?) The children of First Steps, Inch Island, making ‘Jimmy’ the Donegal scarecrow in preparation for the big match on Sunday.COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – PICTURES OF THE DAY was last modified: September 18th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more