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Man Nabbed for Drug Trafficking After Caught Taking a Selfie

Man Nabbed for Drug Trafficking After Caught Taking a Selfie

Winnipeg Police CrestWINNIPEG — An ill-timed selfie has landed a man behind bars, but not for Highway Traffic Act violations.

Winnipeg police were on patrol in the area of Portage Avenue at Edmonton Street at around 1 a.m. Tuesday when they noticed a man driving while taking a selfie using both hands.

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Child Porn Charges Laid in Northern Manitoba

Child Porn Charges Laid in Northern Manitoba

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(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Two people are facing charges related to child pornography after two separate investigations in northern Manitoba.

A 21-year-old man from Churchill was sentenced on October 23 following an investigation into child pornography being uploaded to KIK, a social media app, in January 2017.

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Facebook Chooses Canada for Dating Feature Launch, But Privacy Concerns Abound

Facebook Chooses Canada for Dating Feature Launch, But Privacy Concerns Abound

By Tara Deschamps, The Canadian Press

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes the keynote speech at F8, Facebook’s developer conference in San Jose, Calif., on May 1, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Marcio Jose Sanchez)

TORONTO — Mark Zuckerberg is ready to play matchmaker for Canadians.

His company Facebook Inc. will aim to make its social media platform’s users more than just friends with a new dating feature that will mark its North American launch in Canada on Thursday.

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Kids Help Phone Adds Texting Option to Hook Up Young People with Crisis Counsellors

Kids Help Phone Adds Texting Option to Hook Up Young People with Crisis Counsellors

By The Canadian Press

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TORONTO — Canadian youth can now access mental health support through a free bilingual texting service being rolled out across the country by Kids Help Phone.

The charitable organization is introducing the 24/7 texting support option through a service partnership with U.S. based helpline and technology pioneer Crisis Text Line.

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Tougher Penalties for Distracted Driving in Manitoba Take Effect

Tougher Penalties for Distracted Driving in Manitoba Take Effect

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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 — If you choose to text and drive in Manitoba, it will now cost you much more than only a fine.

Beginning today, those caught using a hand-held electronic device behind the wheel will automatically receive a three-day licence suspension. Motorists will also be slapped with a $672 fine — up from a $203 fine previously — and five demerits.

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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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Winnipeg Man Charged After Uploading Child Pornography to the Cloud: Police

Winnipeg Man Charged After Uploading Child Pornography to the Cloud: Police

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(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

A Winnipeg man has been charged with possessing child pornography after Winnipeg police say he uploaded the material to an online cloud service.

Police were alerted earlier this month after being contacted by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in the United States, who also contacted the National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre in Ottawa.

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