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Winnipeg Police Warn of Fraudulent Text Message Scam

Winnipeg Police Warn of Fraudulent Text Message Scam

Text Scam
A screenshot of a sample fraudulent text message police say can dupe unsuspecting recipients. (WPS / HANDOUT)

Winnipeg police are warning about a scam involving fraudulent security alert text messages.

The messages arrive unsolicited and warn a person’s bank account will be closed or access limited if certain prompts aren’t followed.

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Manitoba Selects Bell MTS to Replace Aging FleetNet Communications System

Manitoba Selects Bell MTS to Replace Aging FleetNet Communications System

Communications Tower

Bell MTS has been chosen to replace Manitoba’s aging public safety communications service known as FleetNet.

During three separate announcements Wednesday in Brandon, Thompson and West St. Paul, the province said Bell Mobility will be responsible for end-to-end service delivery and the ownership and operation of towers, radios and antennae, as well as other needed infrastructure.

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Frustration After Emergency Alerts Not Received Before Deadly Manitoba Tornado

Frustration After Emergency Alerts Not Received Before Deadly Manitoba Tornado

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Manitoba Tornado
Debris is strewn about after a tornado at Margaret Bruce Beach, east of Alonsa, Man., on Friday, Aug.3, 2018. Residents are frustrated that they didn’t receive emergency alerts on their cell phones before a tornado tore through a small Manitoba community on Friday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Facebook-Vanessa Whyte )

ALONSA, Man. – Walking through rubble strewn across a Manitoba field where his grandfather’s body was found, Kelly Brown found comfort in locating his grandmother’s wedding ring.

Jack Furrie, 77, a retired schoolteacher and farmer, was found dead in the Rural Municipality of Alonsa on Friday night after a twister tore through the community and obliterated homes and cabins.

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Mobile Devices to Sound Off with Emergency Test Signal This Week

Mobile Devices to Sound Off with Emergency Test Signal This Week

Alert Ready
A text message from Telus is seen on a smartphone in Toronto on Friday, May 4, 2018. Mobile devices across Canada will be buzzing a little more than usual this week as emergency management officials test the new nationwide public alerting system. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy)

If you hear an unfamiliar tone emitting from your cell phone this week, don’t be alarmed, it’s only a test.

Alert Ready, Canada’s public emergency alerting system, will carry out a nationwide test and push out notifications to every cell phone and tablet connected to an LTE network. Radio and television broadcasters will also take part in the alert.

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VIDEO: Motorcyclist Hit by Semi on Perimeter Highway

VIDEO: Motorcyclist Hit by Semi on Perimeter Highway

Motorcycle Semi Crash
A screengrab from a video posted by RCMP on Tuesday, showing a semi-trailer truck colliding with a motorcycle on the south Perimeter Highway on April 24, 2018. (RCMP / FACEBOOK)

WINNIPEG — A motorcyclist is lucky to be alive after he was hit by a semi-trailer truck on the Perimeter Highway.

The accident was caught on dashcam April 24 when the semi ran a red light on the Perimeter at McGillivray Boulevard.

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