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Halifax hands out 11,837 parking ban tickets this winter

Halifax may be taking a drubbing on its snow budget following this winter, but it’s bringing a little back into municipal coffers with nearly 12,000 parking ban tickets issued during the course of the season.

Parking ban imposed 45 times this season compared with 15 the last

Nearly 12,000 overnight parking ban tickets were issued this winter. (Catharine Tunney/CBC)

Halifax's snow removal budget may is taking a drubbing this winter, but the municipality is bringing a little back into its coffers with nearly 12,000 parking ban tickets issued during the course of the season.

Each ticket is $50 and the number this year is nearly double the count in 2012-2013, and more than triple last year.

The city enforced its overnight parking ban 45 times this season, compared with 15 days last year.

Here's the breakdown:

  • 2014/15: 11,837 parking ban tickets and 87 tows
  • 2013/14: 3,346 tickets
  • 2012/13: 6,046 tickets

As for this year's snow removal costs, a Halifax official said earlier this month the municipality could be $10 million over budget.

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