Winnipeg approves ride-hailing services

The bylaw was opposed by some taxi drivers and owners

People in Winnipeg can soon use ride-hailing services.

City council has approved a bylaw that overhauls the regulation of the taxi industry and allows services like Uber and Lyft to start operations March 1st.

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Mayor Brian Bowman says many people have been asking for the change.

Some taxi drivers and owners opposed the contentious bylaw.

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