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пʼятниця, 4 березня 2011 р.

GPS: Has navigation technology ever steered you wrong?

A Quebec woman stranded for three days on a snowy New Brunswick logging road after her GPS led her astray says she expected to be stuck until spring.

Stephanie Parent, 22, set out Sunday on a 10-hour drive from her home in Sherbrooke, Que., to a medical internship in Bathurst, N.B.

On Wednesday, a trio of snowmobilers discovered Parent -- cold, tired and afraid but otherwise unharmed -- on a remote road in the forest near Wayerton, N.B., more than 100 kilometres south of Bathurst.

Parent said her car has a GPS navigational device, which she used for her trip.

But at one point, the device sent her down a logging road, where she became stuck in snow. She was seven kilometres from the nearest paved road, closer to Miramichi than to Bathurst. She had a cellphone but there was no reception in the remote area.

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