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MPI Funding Increased Enforcement Against Distracted Driving

MPI Funding Increased Enforcement Against Distracted Driving

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Manitoba Public Insurance is funding increased police enforcement to catch distracted drivers in the act.

MPI is targeting the enforcement programs for April, July and October in Winnipeg, Brandon, Winkler, Morden and the RCMP.

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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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Huawei Not Only Firm That Could Build Canada’s Eventual 5G Networks: Liberals

Huawei Not Only Firm That Could Build Canada’s Eventual 5G Networks: Liberals

By Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press

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OTTAWA — Chinese telecom giant Huawei isn’t the only company that can build Canada’s next-generation wireless networks, the Trudeau government said Monday as China muted its threat to retaliate if Canada bans the company.

Federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains offered a sharp retort to China’s ambassador to Canada, who warned last week of repercussions if the federal government bars Huawei from supplying equipment for faster, more resilient communications systems than cellphone users have now.

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Manitoba’s Tougher Distracted Driving Laws Result in 237 Licence Suspensions: MPI

Manitoba’s Tougher Distracted Driving Laws Result in 237 Licence Suspensions: MPI

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WINNIPEG — Since Manitoba’s tougher laws on distracting driving came into effect November 1, 237 drivers have had their licence suspended for a minimum three-day period.

Manitoba Public Insurance says Winnipeg police apprehended 149 drivers, while the RCMP and Brandon police reported that 67 and 21 drivers, respectively, were charged for using hand-operated electronic devices while driving.

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‘Uber for Snow Removal:’ New App Inspired by Winnipeg’s Winter Weather

‘Uber for Snow Removal:’ New App Inspired by Winnipeg’s Winter Weather

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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OnTheStep team members Alex Shao, left to right, Buhle Mwanza, Tristen Wong and Tyrel Praymayer are pictured in Winnipeg on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Malone)

WINNIPEG – When the first big snow dump covered Winnipeg this week, the developers of a new phone app put their technology to the test.

“You can think of it as Uber for snow removal,” said OnTheStep founder Buhle Mwanza, referring to the ride-hailing app.

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