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Old Posted Sep 13, 2017, 5:16 PM
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The answers are obvious (insurance-reps-trying-to-piece-together-what-happened-to-nls-skyrocketing-rates)

1. Huge lower class who don't register or insure their vehicles but drive anyway. I am sure a per capita comparison of this stat would rank us with developing countries.
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won't your reason number 1 make it more economical for insurance companies if uninsured drivers are in accidents and insurance companies don't have to pay claims?
..also how long can an unregistered vehicle be on the street, driving or not, before a police cruiser passes vehicles, camera snaps images, decodes the letters and numbers from license plates and searches a database for matches of registered vehicles?
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It makes the overall insurance pot smaller than it should be with so many people not paying, so those who are must contribute more.

Not sure why we can't stop people. I get a traffic ticket and can't renew anything until it's paid. Meanwhile people who just don't care are routinely pulled over and found to have no license or registration and owe $25-30K in fines. They seem to be back behind the wheel as soon as they're released.
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Old Posted Sep 13, 2017, 5:46 PM
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^^ hmm, I'm surprised police cruisers scanners don't pass most road vehicles, registered or not, at least a couple times a month.

Ever since police cruiser license plate scanners were implemented earlier this decade in Saskatchewan, its basically eliminated delinquent registering of vehicles in the province to zero, you literally can't be a day late registering vehicle, without expecting odds of police cruiser scanning vehicle randomly.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskat...ners-1.2644099
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Old Posted Sep 13, 2017, 5:50 PM
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Maybe we don't have those. We only use rear plates in NL would that impact it? Also, plates here are assigned to the vehicle, not the owner. If you sell a car, the plates must go with it. Not sure if that matters? "Running a plate" here probably only tells you the model of vehicle, MAYBE who first registered it. I doubt our records are much more useful than that.
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^^ ..only rear plates in SK too..
oh gawd.. how do photo speed radar cameras work in Newfoundland with little licence plate info, like getting mailed a ticket?
ok, never mind, police cruiser licence plate scanners are controversial because of privacy issues with all the personal info they can obtain about vehicle & therefore primary driver of vehicle. Police cruiser licence plate scanners have been outlawed in some places like Boston for unestablished privacy laws at the time of introduction.
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We don't have speed radar cameras normally - but I do recall reading this summer about a hand-held one police were testing. So I imagine they can find out who the owner is OR just wait for someone to renew that vehicle's registration and add the speeding ticket to that cost.
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I see, no red light cameras either i'd imagine..
no wonder Newfoundlanders like to do the jig down St'Johns street
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From my FB. Reminds me when the national news stations and newspapers, when we still got them here, would show scenes of the Battery and label it St. John's. This isn't quite as bad because it's kind of saying "this is what you can see if you come to Halifax" and not actually saying this picture depicts Halifax. But it's basically the same sort of dismissal.



Where is that BTW? Looks like Labrador, even more sparse than our north.

Reminds me of Battle Harbour, Labrador:

5 Battle Harbour, Labrador by Natalie Lucier, on Flickr
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^ It's Peggys Cove, the most iconic touristy image of Nova Scotia, it's one of several places that looks enough like Nfld. to fool an Ontarian, and one of Halifax's most popular attractions!
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Oops. I've seen lots of pictures of Peggy's Cove. I've been there lol. I remember it being more rocky than grassy.
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I... what? Toronto police, are you sure?


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Local reporter noted today that investigating the fallout of this strike after the fact was the first time he was threatened with harm for looking into something.

https://newfoundlandbeer.org/2012/04...trike-of-1985/

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La fête des neiges, Igloofest (one of the only winter electronic festival in the world). Also, of course, Montréal en lumière, one of the biggest festival in town, held in the dead of winter. It lights up and animates the Quartier des spectacles with crowds as big as any summer festival, no matter how freezing it is outside. Even Quebec City can't compare.
Either way, the winter experience is more engaging in Montreal and Quebec City than something to be endured, for sure.
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Just a few familiar faces at this years T.I.F.F

[IMG]TIFF Toronto by Tiffany, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Elgin Theatre by Howard Yang, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Actor James Franco .... 2017 TIFF / Toronto International Film Festival .... Toronto, Ontario, Canada by Greg's Southern Ontario (catching Up Slowly), on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Gary Oldman Channeling Albert Einstein by Mark Koonin, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]huge crowds greet Halle Berry by Harvey K, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Toronto International Film Festival 2017 by Lee Chu, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]TIFF(Toronto international film festival) by Steven Ye, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Jake Gyllenhaal by Jason Cook, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Toronto International Film Festival 2017 by Lee Chu, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Walton Goggins by Jason Cook, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Toronto International Film Festival 2017 by Lee Chu, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Cardinal Offishall enjoys TIFF by Harvey K, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Emma Stone by Jason Cook, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]TIFF interview of Rob Morgan by Harvey K, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Current War 15 by GabboT, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Austin Stowell by Jason Cook, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Deniz Gamze Ergüven 4 by Harvey K, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]DSC00319 by Moodycamera Photography, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Death of Stalin 02 by GabboT, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]The Leisure Seeker 11 by GabboT, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Carter Effect 01 by GabboT, on Flickr[/IMG]
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That you Halle Berry and your surgeon. I miss the mid 2000s.
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Any thoughts on the recent CBC (Michael Enright) vs Air Canada email snafu?
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Who cares?
I think I just asked that. I'm thinking people who are on the fence about the degree of media bias at the CBC.
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