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Manitoba Gets Tougher on Distracted Driving, Triples Fines to $672

Manitoba Gets Tougher on Distracted Driving, Triples Fines to $672

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A woman uses an iPad while behind the wheel of a vehicle stopped in traffic at a red light in downtown Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, October 20, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government has taken the gloves off and introduced tougher penalties for motorists who choose to text and drive.

Beginning November 1, a first-time offence for distracted driving will cost you $672 — up from a $203 fine previously.

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Bell MTS Extends LTE Advanced Coverage in Southeastern Manitoba

Bell MTS Extends LTE Advanced Coverage in Southeastern Manitoba

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WINNIPEG — Full bars are in the future for cell phone users living in the southeastern Manitoba communities of Stuartburn, Woodridge and Zhoda.

Bell MTS announced Monday the expansion of its LTE Advanced (LTE-A) wireless coverage network as part of its existing $1 billion investment in Manitoba over the next five years.

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Winnipeg Police Warn of Fraudulent Text Message Scam

Winnipeg Police Warn of Fraudulent Text Message Scam

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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

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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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Mobile Devices to Sound Off with Emergency Test Signal This Week

Mobile Devices to Sound Off with Emergency Test Signal This Week

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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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