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Use old coins in parking pay stations, says city

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The Winnipeg Parking Authority wants people to use older-model coins until they reprogram their machines to recognize new loonies and toonies.

The Royal Canadian Mint has started to issue new $1 and $2 coins that have an electromagnetic signature that's different from older coins.

Parking stations and vending machines have to be reprogrammed to recognize the new coins, or in some cases, have their coin acceptor replaced.

City spokeswoman Alissa Clark said the parking authority is working to determine the most cost-effective way to update their pay stations with their supplier. Until then, she said Winnipeggers should use old coins.

The pay stations won't eat the new coins, Clark said, but will spit them out.

The Winnipeg Parking Authority has received a few complaints from citizens about the issue, but city officials said the new coins have not had a significant impact on their operations.

The City of Winnipeg has 600 pay stations on the street and in surface parking lots.

 

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