Modern Living: The Meter Feeder

Joanne Schrioch is an antimeter maid in Whitehorse (pop. 11,084), territorial capital of the Canadian Yukon.

An antimeter maid? It all goes back to 1968 when the town fathers installed 340 parking meters in the ten-block downtown section to augment the city's modest revenues. The meters did not produce much until five months ago when Whitehorse hired an energetic local girl, Valerie Matechuk, 26, to police the meters and hand out $2 tickets to overtime parkers. Hot-footing it around her circuit at least twice an hour, Valerie has so far issued thousands of...

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