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WSO Encouraging Patrons to Use Smartphones to Further Engage in Concerts

WSO Encouraging Patrons to Use Smartphones to Further Engage in Concerts

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WSO music director Daniel Raiskin. (HANDOUT)

Usually, at concerts, patrons are kindly asked to turn off their cell phones.

That was before the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra began experimenting with the EnCue app. The what? Don’t worry, keep reading.

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Manitoba Tory Accused of Showing Naked Photos to Assistant to Remain in Caucus

Manitoba Tory Accused of Showing Naked Photos to Assistant to Remain in Caucus

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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The Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Saturday, August 30, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — A Manitoba member of the legislature investigated for showing his assistant a picture of naked women and making inappropriate remarks is to remain in the governing Progressive Conservative caucus.

Rick Wowchuk, who was re-elected in Swan River in last week’s election, was found to have breached the Manitoba legislative assembly’s respectful workplace policy five times.

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Boy, 9, Held at Knifepoint During One of Several Winnipeg Robberies

Boy, 9, Held at Knifepoint During One of Several Winnipeg Robberies

Winnipeg Police Logo CrestWinnipeg police set up a sting operation to catch a suspect accused of robbing several people of cash and electronics earlier this month.

Police say on four separate occasions, the man met up with potential buyers interested in a cell phone for sale that was posted online. The victims all met the suspect outside a business on McGee Street, where they were robbed at knifepoint.

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Manitoba Tory Candidate Was Investigated for Sharing Photo of Naked Women

Manitoba Tory Candidate Was Investigated for Sharing Photo of Naked Women

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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WINNIPEG — A Progressive Conservative candidate looking to keep his seat in Tuesday’s Manitoba election was investigated for showing his assistant a photo on his cellphone of naked women and making comments about her wearing a bikini.

Rick Wowchuk, who is running again in the Swan River constituency, says he is sorry for sharing the inappropriate photo and for his remarks while he was a member of the legislature.

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Major Parties Rallying Around Telecom Pricing Issue as Election Nears

Major Parties Rallying Around Telecom Pricing Issue as Election Nears

By Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press

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A man walks and texts on his smart phone in downtown Toronto on Monday, October 30, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

OTTAWA — Consumer advocates say a rare consensus is forming among the major political parties ahead of the federal election that Canadians need protecting from gouging by the country’s big telecom companies.

It’s being called phone-bill populism, and it could be a make-or-break issue for the parties as they head toward the Oct. 21 vote.

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Cause of Wireless Outage Unclear; Telus, Bell Say It Originated with Other Carriers

Cause of Wireless Outage Unclear; Telus, Bell Say It Originated with Other Carriers

By The Canadian Press

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A man speaks on a mobile phone outside Rogers Communications Inc.’s annual general meeting of shareholders in Toronto on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Rogers Wireless says customers may experience intermittent issues making or receiving wireless voice calls. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese)

TORONTO — The cause of a Rogers Wireless service outage that began Sunday remains unclear but the company says “a very limited number” of customers are still experiencing intermittent interruptions to voice calls.

The problems with Rogers mobile phone calls seem to have also affected other carriers.

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There Wasn’t an App for That? Environment Canada Launches Its Own Weather App

There Wasn’t an App for That? Environment Canada Launches Its Own Weather App

By The Canadian Press

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A person walks a dog as heavy snow falls in Vancouver, on February 10, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

OTTAWA — Environment Canada is going mobile.

The federal agency launched its first ever weather app for iPhone and Android this week, including a new high-resolution radar option so amateur meteorologists can guess exactly when the next rain storm or blizzard is going to hit their backyard.

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Officers Won’t Be Charged After Man’s Arm Fractured

Winnipeg Police CrestTwo Winnipeg police officers will not be charged following an investigation where a man’s arm was fractured during an arrest nearly two years ago.

Police were called to a West End restaurant on February 7, 2016 for a patron who refused to leave. Police arrested the man and then released him, when he began recording police with his cell phone. A scuffle broke out and the man’s left arm was twisted and injured.

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