Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Trucker Stranded on Manitoba Highway Gets Coffee Delivery on Horseback

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Trucker Stranded on Manitoba Highway Gets Coffee Delivery on Horseback

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Stranded trucker gets horseback coffee

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BRANDON, Man. - A Winnipeg truck driver is thanking a woman who jumped on her horse and brought him coffee and a hot meal while he was stranded on Highway 10 south of Brandon during this week's nasty storm in Manitoba.

Peter Douglas was on his way to Brandon from Boissevain on Monday afternoon when he got stuck in his semi on highway 10 in the Souris Valley, which he told CTV Winnipeg was "one sheet of ice."

"With all my brakes on, I still started sliding backwards."

While Douglas was alone on the highway, he knew his truck was parked in view of one of the province's highway cameras.

"My family, my bosses and it seems everyone on Facebook knew exactly where I was."

He slept in his truck Monday night. The next morning, he got a pleasant surprise. …

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