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Waze Partners with CAA to Allow In-App Call for Help

Waze Partners with CAA to Allow In-App Call for Help

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The Waze traffic app now includes support for CAA members to request roadside assistance.

Drivers in need of roadside assistance now have a new way of calling for help through a partnership between CAA and Waze.

The real-time crowdsourced navigation app will now include a feature for CAA members to request help.

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Alert Ready System to Text Critical Messages to Manitobans

Alert Ready System to Text Critical Messages to Manitobans

Alert ReadyManitoba is preparing to turn on the mobile Alert Ready national public alerting system on Friday, capable of delivering critical emergency information to all LTE-enabled devices.

“Individuals in Manitoba with compatible wireless devices, such as cell phones and smartphones, will be able to receive emergency alerts if they are in the geographic broadcast area,” said Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler.

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Distracted Driving Penalties Could Tangle Up Innocent Motorists: Jackman-Atkinson

Distracted Driving Penalties Could Tangle Up Innocent Motorists: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

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A driver talks on his cell phone while driving in Ottawa, Wednesday September 30, 2009. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

Across rural Manitoba, residents are concerned about safety. They’re concerned about the ability of the RCMP and local police forces to effectively tackle issues such as property crimes and illegal drugs, in the face of stretched budgets and competing demands on their time. They’re looking for support from the government. The provincial government has introduced new legislation aimed a keeping us safe, but not in the way that many Manitobans, especially those in rural areas, are looking for. Last week, Bill 17 received a first reading.

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Man Robbed at Knifepoint Trying to Sell Phone Online

Man Robbed at Knifepoint Trying to Sell Phone Online

Winnipeg Police CrestWINNIPEG — A man trying to sell his cell phone that he had listed online was robbed of his property at knifepoint on Thursday afternoon.

Winnipeg police say the victim contacted them to report he was in the 500 block of Atlantic Avenue to meet a potential buyer who had entered his vehicle. The suspect took out a machete-style knife and demanded property from the victim, who complied and then fled his own vehicle. The victim wasn’t injured.

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