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Calgary Police Arrest Man After Women Were Filmed and Posted on Twitter

Calgary Police Arrest Man After Women Were Filmed and Posted on Twitter

By The Canadian Press

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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/dpa, Soeren Stache, File)

CALGARY – Police have arrested a man they allege has been filming women for at least five years without their knowledge and posting their images to a Twitter account called “Canada Creep.”

Staff Sgt. Cory Dayley said Calgary police received a complaint Monday about the photos and videos, some shot up the skirts of unsuspecting women. He said investigators identified a suspect thanks to a public tip and arrested a 42-year-old Calgary man on Tuesday.

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Story of Murdered Teen Taking Over RCMP’s Twitter Account

Story of Murdered Teen Taking Over RCMP’s Twitter Account

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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/dpa, Soeren Stache, File)
Kerrie Ann Brown
Kerrie Ann Brown

The events surrounding the death of Kerrie Ann Brown will unfold on the Manitoba RCMP’s Twitter account on Sunday.

Brown, 15 at the time, disappeared from a party in Thompson on October 16, 1986. Her body was located two days later along a horse riding trail and a suspect has never been caught.

Police say Brown was raped and beaten before her death.

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Manitoba RCMP to Live-Tweet Emergency Calls

Manitoba RCMP to Live-Tweet Emergency Calls

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RCMP will be live-tweeting emergency calls tonight between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Emergency calls from RCMP’s Manitoba operational communications centre will be communicated live on Twitter tonight.

Calls may range from violence, domestic abuse to self-harm, but RCMP say its OCC telecom operators must remain calm and provide guidance and gather information to correctly deploy police resources.

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Five Twitter Accounts Worth Following for This NHL Season

Five Twitter Accounts Worth Following for This NHL Season

By John Chidley-Hill, The Canadian Press

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Here are five Twitter accounts worth following ahead of the NHL’s regular season:

P.K. Subban, defenceman, Montreal Canadiens (@PKSubban1)

An Olympian, philanthropist, and Norris Trophy winner, P.K. Subban has become one of the biggest names in the NHL. Personable and funny off the ice, Subban drives the Canadiens’ power play and deliveries thundering hits on Montreal’s blue line. His Twitter account highlights his busy life on and off the ice in both official languages.

“Seeing my name in the atrium gave me goosebumps! It’s an honor to be able to partner with #MontrealChildrensHospital,” said Subban on Sept. 16 after donating $10 million over the next seven years to the hospital.

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Manitoba Courts Launch Twitter Accounts

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WINNIPEG — Manitoba Courts have taken to Twitter, opening up the social discussion on what happens inside the province’s judicial system for the world to see.

As part of a six-month pilot project, Chief Justice Richard Chartier, Chief Justice Glenn Joyal and Chief Judge Ken Champagne have approved the creation of two accounts in each of the country’s two official languages.

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Moose on the Loose in Brandon Successfully Herded

Brandon Police Service CrestA moose in Brandon didn’t set up residency for too long in the Wheat City on Friday.

Brandon Police tweeted shortly after 8 a.m. that they were trying to herd the moose in the area of Rosser Avenue East. They asked the public to use caution in the area.

Police escorted the animal out of the city about 15 minutes later, tweeting, “Success! The moose has made it safely out of the city, crossed the river NE of 1600 Rosser Ave E with a full police escort!”

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Winnipeg Police Use Twitter for Virtual Ride Along

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police turned to Twitter on Thursday night to give the public a chance to ride along virtually during a six-hour shift.

Police hit the streets at 4 p.m. and tweeted non-stop under the #E160 hashtag, meaning Echo (evening) and 160 being the call sign for the street supervisor unit in Division 11.

Det. Sgt. Natalie Aitken and her partner, Sami, responded to a handful of calls during the busy night, including a weapons call, domestic situation, intoxicated female, a traffic stop and a violent male.

The ride along ended at around 10:23 p.m. as #E160 returned to the Public Safety Building to call it a night.

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TWITTER CONTEST: Win Tickets to Black Sabbath

TWITTER CONTEST: Win Tickets to Black Sabbath

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ChrisD.ca and Live Nation have a pair of tickets to the upcoming Black Sabbath concert in Winnipeg.

The band — made up of Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler — will play MTS Centre on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 with guests.

We’re giving away two (2) tickets to one lucky reader in advance of the show. Tickets to the general public go on sale this Saturday.

How do I win?

This is a Twitter only contest. You must be an active member of Twitter and following @ChrisDca to qualify.

To enter, simply retweet the tweet below exactly as shown:

RT @ChrisDca Win tickets to Black Sabbath April 16 @MTSCentre from @livenationwest. RT to enter. http://chrisd.me/WinBlackSabbath #BlackSabbathWpg

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No purchase necessary. One entry per person, please. Multiple entries will not be counted. All personal information is handled in accordance to our Privacy Policy. Contest closes Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 5 p.m. CT. Open to all Manitoba residents. Winner will be notified by e-mail and must confirm their attendance before the show.

Winnipeg Police Open Official Twitter Account

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The Winnipeg Police Service has finally made the leap to social media, posting their first tweet on Tuesday morning.

Police had previously said they were looking at Twitter as a means to communicate with the public more effectively, but had to devise a policy around the medium first.

In August, police Chief Devon Clunis said, “With the ever-changing advancements of the Internet and social networking, communications and the need to remain ahead of existing trends remain top of mind for executives.”

Clunis made the comments at the 108th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), which was hosted in our city.

The WPS already has a YouTube channel, where they sometimes publish Crime Stoppers videos.

Earlier this year, Brandon police launched their own Twitter account to push out news releases on a daily basis.

Follow the WPS @WpgPolice.