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Meet Otto: Winnipeg Airport Utilizing First Autonomous Snowplow in North America

Meet Otto: Winnipeg Airport Utilizing First Autonomous Snowplow in North America

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Otto, North America’s first autonomous snowplow, operates at Winnipeg’s Richardson International Airport on Thursday, March 14, 2019. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — They call it “Otto” and it’s leading the way to ensure runways at Winnipeg’s Richardson International Airport remain clear of snow.

The made-in-Manitoba technology is behind North America’s first autonomous snowplow, which the airport has been piloting since the fall. On Thursday, it was ready for its big reveal to see it in action.

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Southeast Manitoba Under Snowfall Warning with 10-20 CM Possible

Southeast Manitoba Under Snowfall Warning with 10-20 CM Possible

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A person walks a dog as heavy snow falls in Vancouver, on February 10, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

A weekend bout of late winter snow could make travel tricky in southeastern Manitoba as a Colorado low makes its way into the province.

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for parts of the southeast, forecasting 10-20 centimetres of snow beginning Saturday morning and ending late Saturday night.

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Winnipeg Lifts Annual Snow Route Parking Ban

Winnipeg Lifts Annual Snow Route Parking Ban

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(CITY OF WINNIPEG)

A sure sign spring is on the way can be measured by when Winnipeg lifts its annual snow route parking ban.

The ban was lifted at 7:01 a.m. Thursday, which prohibited parking between 2-7 a.m. on designated snow routes.

The city doesn’t have any other winter parking bans in place at this time.

— Staff

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CAF Reservists Train for Northern Scenarios in ‘Arctic Bison’ Exercise

CAF Reservists Train for Northern Scenarios in ‘Arctic Bison’ Exercise

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Members of 38 Canadian Brigade Group’s Arctic Response Company Group evacuate their notional cold weather casualty during Exercise ARCTIC BISON 2019 at Silver City, Yukon Territories on Feb 21, 2019. (CPL. MIGUEL MOLDEZ, 38 CANADIAN BRIGADE GROUP)

Members of the Canadian Armed Forces have returned after completing a winter training exercise in the Yukon to prepare them for deployment to Canada’s Northern and Arctic regions.

Approximately 75 Canadian Army Reservists from 38 Canadian Brigade Group, 3rd Canadian Division, conducted Exercise Arctic Bison 2019 earlier this week.

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Manitoba Premier Down South While His Social Media Marvels at Winnipeg Snow

Manitoba Premier Down South While His Social Media Marvels at Winnipeg Snow

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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A photo of a snowy day in Winnipeg, posted on Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister’s Instagram account, is shown in this recent handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Instagram, premierbrianpallister)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister appeared to marvel on social media in recent days at Winnipeg’s wintry weather, but in reality he was at his vacation home in tropical Costa Rica, his office has confirmed.

Pallister’s Twitter and Instagram accounts put up a few pictures last Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, as daytime temperatures hovered around -20 C.

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