It kinda sucks that I was working without a scanner today. I was forced to listen to the radio for any breaking news. It also really felt like I was working on Saturday, no assignments, no calls from the reporter. So I listened to CBC radio and decided to shoot a photo of this taxi because of the afternoon show on the rate hike. Naturally the story broke yesterday. But here is a bit from the story on freepressonstrike.com go to the story to get the rest.
The Manitoba Taxicab Board has approved an application from Duffy’s Taxi (1996) Ltd., and Unicity Taxi Ltd. for a proposed rate increase.
The applicants were proposing a 15 per cent increase in meter tariffs for both standard and accessible taxicabs due to the increasing cost of fuel, according to a press release.
The new tariff for standard and accessible metered taxicabs in Winnipeg will be an eight per cent increase over the current rates and will take effect on Nov. 3, 2008. The last taxicab meter rate increase was in November 2005.
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