manitoba

Tesla Supercharger in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Begins Construction

It looks like Tesla’s Supercharger plans are well underway in Manitoba, with the latest station starting construction in Portage la Prairie, located about 85 kilometres west of Winnipeg. Last April, the Winnipeg Free Press reported a new Tesla Supercharger was set to be constructed in Portage la Prairie, at Westfield Crossing shopping centre, by late...

First Tesla Supercharger in Manitoba Begins Construction in Brandon

Tesla has started construction of the first Supercharger in Manitoba, located in Brandon. According to @TeslaOwnersSK, an image was posted of the Tesla Supercharger in Brandon: The charger appears to be in front of the Ashley Furniture HomeStore store on 925 18th Street North, in Brandon. The installation looks to be a Tesla Supercharger v3,...

Manitoba Hydro Warns of Phone Scams: “Hang Up and Don’t Pay”

Manitoba Hydro is warning its customers to beware of scammers pretending to be the provincial electric and gas utility and demanding payments over the phone. The company first sent out a warning on June 13, 2019, but followed up a day later, saying "We're getting a lot more calls and reports of these phone scams....

Ottawa Won’t Cover Entire Cost of Bringing Wireless Alerts to Rural Manitoba

Canada’s wireless public alerts system only works for those with an LTE-compatible smartphone within range of an LTE network. For those in rural Manitoba, the cost of bringing coverage won’t be covered entirely by the federal government, explained Canada’s Public Safety Minister. Last summer, after a tornado hit the town of Alonsa, Manitoba, residents reported...

Manitoba Driver Receives First 7-Day License Suspension for Distracted Driving

Manitoba launched stiffer distracted driving laws back on November 1, 2018, and now the province has announced the first driver has had their license suspended for seven days. According to Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI), a press release states, “a 60-something driver holds the dubious distinction of becoming the first person to receive a seven-day driver licence...

Manitoba Suspends Over 230 Drivers for Distracted Driving in November

On November 1 in Manitoba, a new distracted driving law kicked into effect, allowing the suspension of licenses. Manitoba Public Insurance has announced 237 drivers in the province saw their driver’s license suspended for the minimum 3-day period, by the end of November. RCMP charged 67 drivers for distracted driving, while Brandon Police charged 21....

Xplore Mobile Wireless Plans Launch Nov. 14 in Manitoba, Featuring Rollover Data

Manitoba is set to gain a fourth wireless carrier later this month, set to take on the Big 3 incumbents. Nova Scotia-based Xplornet has announced it will launch wireless service on November 14, which will feature rollover data into the next month, a feature unavailable from traditional wireless players. The company’s wireless offering, Xplore Mobile,...

Bell MTS Expands LTE-A Wireless Coverage in Southeastern Manitoba

Bell MTS has announced its LTE Advanced (LTE-A) wireless network has expanded in southeastern Manitoba, bringing wireless coverage to the communities of Stuartburn, Woodridge and Zhoda for the first time. The expansion is part of Bell MTS and its ongoing plans to invest in Manitoba as part of its $1 billion infrastructure commitment. Woodridge will debut...

Walmart Grocery Pickup Launches in Manitoba on August 14

Walmart Canada has launched grocery pickup for customers in Manitoba, with first orders set to start on August 14, 2018. This marks the fifth province in Canada to gain grocery pickup at Walmart, joining select locations in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia. The grocery pickup option allows customers to place grocery orders online and have...