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Walmart Offering Same-Day Grocery Delivery in Winnipeg

Walmart Offering Same-Day Grocery Delivery in Winnipeg

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Walmart Canada is launching same-day grocery delivery in Winnipeg on September 27 through a partnership with Instacart. (WALMART CANADA / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — It’s been just over a month since Walmart launched grocery pickup service in Manitoba, and now the retailer is taking the convenience factor one step further.

Walmart Canada is launching same-day grocery delivery in Winnipeg on September 27 as part of a pilot program with Instacart. The company is also testing the service in the Greater Toronto Area, where it currently offers next-day delivery and grocery pickup.

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Virtual Reality Program Teaches Kids How to Cross Streets Safely

Virtual Reality Program Teaches Kids How to Cross Streets Safely

By Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press

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Andrew Vierich, a software developer at the University of Guelph, looks on as Ruby Corbett learns how to safely cross streets using a virtual reality program Vierich helped design in this undated handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – University of Guelph)

TORONTO – With most kids heading back to school this week, many parents may be concerned about whether younger children are traffic-savvy enough to cross the street without supervision.

Can they judge how far away an approaching vehicle is? Or how fast it’s travelling to make it across safely?

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Air Canada Says Mobile App Breach May Affect Up to 20,000 Customers

Air Canada Says Mobile App Breach May Affect Up to 20,000 Customers

By Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press

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People view the newly revealed Air Canada Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft at a hangar at the Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ont., Thursday, February 9, 2017. Air Canada says 20,000 customers may have had their personal information “improperly accessed” due to a breach in its mobile app, prompting a lock-down on all 1.7 million accounts until consumers change their passwords. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch)

MONTREAL – Some 20,000 Air Canada customers woke up Wednesday to learn their personal information may have been compromised after a breach in the airline’s mobile app that prompted a lockdown on all 1.7 million accounts until their passwords could be changed.

Air Canada said it detected unusual login activity between Aug. 22 and Aug. 24 and tried to block the hacking attempt, locking the app accounts as an additional measure, according to a notice on its website.

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Divide to Conquer: Canada Not Immune to Foreign Political Interference

Divide to Conquer: Canada Not Immune to Foreign Political Interference

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Editor, myWestman.ca

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In this Feb. 2, 2013, file photo, a smartphone display shows the Twitter logo in Berlin, Germany. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Soeren Stache)

NEEPAWA, Man. — As a Canadian sitting in rural Manitoba, it’s hard to believe that we have been unknowingly targeted by cleverly disguised propaganda from a foreign government. But that seems to be the case.

Late last month, data from Clemson University researchers Darren Linvill, an associate professor of communication, and Patrick Warren, an associate professor of economics, was made public. The data compiled by the South Carolina professors was nearly three million tweets from accounts identified as being operated by a well-funded Russian “troll factory,” called the Internet Research Agency (IRA), which has ties to the Russian government.

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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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Canadian Internet Stuck in the Slow Lane: Jackman-Atkinson

Canadian Internet Stuck in the Slow Lane: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

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NEEPAWA, Man. — Last week I was irritated to once again be unable to make a phone call travelling between Minnedosa and Brandon. Then I heard about the “upgrades” to mobile service in the Alonsa area.

It was reported that in the six weeks since two towers were upgraded, one in Amaranth and one at Ebb and Flow, area users found that they now have almost no service at all.

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Manitoba RCMP Warn of Cyber-Extortion Email Scam

Manitoba RCMP Warn of Cyber-Extortion Email Scam

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(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Manitoba RCMP are warning of a cyber-extortion scam targeting victims with the threat of releasing a video to their contacts unless they send payment.

The threat comes in the form of an email and references a real password familiar to the victim. The scammers state the victim’s computer is infected with a virus and their webcam has been enabled to catch them while watching pornography.

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