But do not fear Winnipeggers, you still have some notable distinctions:
* Murder Capital of Canada - Edmonton
* Robbery Capital of Canada - Winnipeg
* Break-in Capital of Canada - Vancouver (or Regina for smaller cities)
* Vehicle Theft Capital of Canada - Winnipeg
Congratulations Winnipeg on giving up your violent past and instead focussing on stealing other people's stuff.
In news that makes me smile, Toyota is planning on releasing a plug-in hybrid. One step closer to the elusive electric car, which may not be so elusive anymore.
A computer nerd in Silicon Valley, flush with start up money from guys like Larry Page, Sergey Brin (from Google), and Elon Musk (from PayPal), has developed an electric sports car that uses a ton of laptop-like batteries. It has a range of 250 miles, fuel-efficiency of 1-2 cents/mile, full charge taking 3 hours, and a starting price tag if $80,000 US. Target audience: rich tech company CEOs (and me in a few years =).
I wonder how electric cars will affect parkings lots in places like Winnipeg, where there are outlets for plugging in block heaters on cold wintery days so batteries don't freeze solid. I'm sure Impark won't be happy with you recharging your vehicle in their lot, at least not for $8/day.