Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 4/12/2012 (1422 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Re: Manitobans don't roll on winter tires (Dec. 4). Many are probably too young to know that 40 years or more ago, winter tires were considered dinosaurs when all-season radials became the rage. That lasted for decades.
The problem is that there was no money in not replacing tires each winter and spring, so the tire industry is pushing another revolution. It's called "forget what we said for 40 years." This push to buy winter tires is another marketing con job, and many have fallen for it.
It's all about how you drive, and it always has been.