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Crash Leads RCMP to Man Who Allegedly Threatened Police on Social Media

Crash Leads RCMP to Man Who Allegedly Threatened Police on Social Media

Fisher Branch Seizure
Weapons and other items seized by Fisher Branch RCMP during a search of a suspect’s home. (RCMP HANDOUT)

A 30-year-old Manitoba man is in police custody after allegedly uttering threats towards police on a public social media account.

Serious online threats were discovered on November 13 and led Fisher Branch RCMP to immediately begin investigating. A suspect was identified, but officers couldn’t locate the man.

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Stop and Restart: High-Speed Internet Still Lacking in Rural Canada

Stop and Restart: High-Speed Internet Still Lacking in Rural Canada

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

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Reset the modem. Reset the router. Reset them again. Wonder why your video still isn’t playing and contemplate whether you want to spend an estimated wait time of 20-30 minutes for your internet to work? If this sounds familiar, chances are you also have rural internet.

I feel like I write about this too much, but the reality is, slow and expensive broadband is one of the major factors holding back rural development. In most of the farms and acreages within the Banner’s coverage area, options are limited and expensive.

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Sobeys Piloting Intelligent Grocery Cart

Sobeys Piloting Intelligent Grocery Cart

Sobeys Smart Cart
The Sobeys Smart Cart is being tested at one of the company’s Oakville, Ontario stores. (SOBEYS INC.)

Canadian grocery chain Sobeys is testing the shopping cart of the future at one of its Ontario stores.

Called the Sobeys Smart Cart, the technology-enhanced cart allows shoppers to scan their items as they place them inside. The state-of-the-art cart — powered by technology firm Caper — even comes with a built-in scale to weigh produce.

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Manitoba First Nations Break Ground for Fibre Optic Network

Manitoba First Nations Break Ground for Fibre Optic Network

Clear Sky Connections
A project is underway to deliver fibre optic high-speed internet to several northern Manitoba communities. (CLEAR SKY CONNECTIONS)

Ground has been broken on a project that will deliver fibre optic high-speed internet to several northern Manitoba communities.

Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation (Nelson House), located about 75 kilometres northwest of Thompson, will be serviced by Clear Sky Connections once the network is up and running. St. Theresa Point First Nation and Fisher River Cree Nation will also eventually benefit from the connection.

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RCMP Gave FBI Serial Numbers, Other Details About Meng Wanzhou’s Phones: Defence

RCMP Gave FBI Serial Numbers, Other Details About Meng Wanzhou’s Phones: Defence

By Laura Kane, The Canadian Press

Meng Wanzhou
Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, centre, who is out on bail and remains under partial house arrest after she was detained last year at the behest of American authorities, arrives at B.C. Supreme Court to attend a hearing, in Vancouver, on Thursday, October 3, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

VANCOUVER — A lawyer for Huawei Technologies executive Meng Wanzhou says the RCMP illegally passed on serial numbers and other crucial details of her electronic devices to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but the Crown denies the allegation.

Scott Fenton said Mounties provided information that enables U.S. authorities to find out calls made and received, phone numbers, time and duration of calls and the physical location of cell towers where calls were connected.

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Toronto’s Pearson Airport to Use AI-Powered Technology to Detect Weapons

Toronto’s Pearson Airport to Use AI-Powered Technology to Detect Weapons

By Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press

Airport Passenger
A passenger is seen at the check-in desk at the departure terminal at Toronto Pearson Airport, in Mississauga, Ont., Friday, May 24, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

TORONTO — Canada’s busiest airport will soon be using artificial intelligence-powered technology to detect weapons.

The operator of Toronto’s Pearson International Airport says it has agreed to test the new system developed at an Ivy League American university and marketed by a B.C. company.

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Morden Pulling the Plug on Free City-Wide Internet Access

Morden Pulling the Plug on Free City-Wide Internet Access

Internet Cables
Networking cables and circuit boards are shown in Toronto on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

The city of Morden is powering down its free, city-wide internet service for residents at the end of this month.

In a notice posted on the city’s website, officials say Morenet will cease all operations on October 30. Residents who relied on the service will now have to shop around for a replacement if they wish to remain online.

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