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Must-Do Activities Around Winnipeg to Fill Your Summer Calendar

Must-Do Activities Around Winnipeg to Fill Your Summer Calendar

Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Photo by AJ Batac

As the heartbeat of the Canadian prairies, Winnipeg is less than two hours away from some of the most popular destinations to visit in the summer. To help readers decide what to add to their summer to-do lists, we’ve found great activities that are a short drive from our province’s capital city.

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Picture-Perfect Spots to Visit in Manitoba This Summer

Picture-Perfect Spots to Visit in Manitoba This Summer

Churchill
Photo by Emmanuel Milou

Manitoba is proudly referred to as the heartbeat of Canada, due to its central location, welcoming people and unique blend of historical character and modern design.

For hobby shutterbugs and professional photographers alike, the province is filled with breathtaking, photo-worthy views. Here are just a few great spots that are ripe for exploring with your camera this summer.

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Deal Closes for TELUS to Expand Wireless Service in Manitoba

Deal Closes for TELUS to Expand Wireless Service in Manitoba

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A woman is silhouetted as the Telus Corp. logo is displayed on a screen during a company event in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday, October 2, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

TELUS is crossing the T on a deal to expand its wireless footprint in Manitoba following the acquisition of MTS by Bell.

The company has formally closed the deal to acquire one-quarter of Bell MTS’ postpaid wireless customers and 15 dealer locations. The deal is valued at approximated $300 million, and closed on April 1.

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TELUS Launches $1 Million Community Board in Manitoba

TELUS Launches $1 Million Community Board in Manitoba

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A woman is silhouetted as the Telus Corp. logo is displayed on a screen during a company event in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday, October 2, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

WINNIPEG — TELUS is spearheading a new community investment initiative to support local youth in the province.

Through the TELUS Manitoba Community Board, $350,000 in grants will be awarded annually to local registered charities to help youth success through the power of technology.

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Guy Laurence Out as Rogers CEO, to Be Replaced by Former Telus CEO Joe Natale

Guy Laurence Out as Rogers CEO, to Be Replaced by Former Telus CEO Joe Natale

By David Paddon, The Canadian Press

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Rogers President and CEO Guy Laurence speaks at the company’s AGM in Toronto on Tuesday April 21 , 2015. Rogers Communications says Guy Laurence has stepped down as president and CEO, effective immediately. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

TORONTO – Rogers Communications says Guy Laurence has stepped down as president and CEO, less than three years after the former head of Vodafone UK was brought to Canada to turn the company around following a period of lacklustre growth.

The early morning announcement Monday of his departure — no reason was given — came minutes before Rogers announced its latest financial report, which showed the company’s third-quarter profit was about 50 per cent lower than during the same time last year despite a slight increase in revenue.

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Telus to Invest $130M in Manitoba Through 2016

TelusTelus is planning to expand its infrastructure and wireless technology across Manitoba through 2016 with an investment of $130 million.

The funds build on an already announced commitment by the telecom giant of over $670 million since 2000.

Telus’ efforts this year will include extending the reach of 4G LTE and rapidly deploying the 700 MHz spectrum purchased in a recent government auction to enhance speeds and coverage, as well as installing dozens of new wireless sites to enhance coverage and data capacity in rural and urban areas.

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CONTEST: Win a Google Nexus 5 from TELUS

CONTEST: Win a Google Nexus 5 from TELUS

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Google Nexus 5TELUS and ChrisD.ca have once again partnered to give away the latest in smartphone technology.

The Google Nexus 5, first to sport the all-new Android 4.4 Kit Kat OS, has arrived at TELUS. It’s designed for the hardcore “Fandroid”, but is a great choice for anyone looking for a top-notch device. It offers users Android as it’s meant to be experienced with stock operating software that is easily customizable and out-of-the-box.

What’s the Nexus 5 all about?

  • 8MP camera with Optical IS technology – advanced new lens snaps better night pictures and sharper action shots, while optical image stabilization minimizes blur
  • Stunning 5.0” display – Built with the same display found on the LG G2 – this Full HD IPS screen brings users better colours and less glare, in a tighter package thanks to its small bezel.
  • 2.26GHZ quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor — a smooth user experience and fast multi-tasking.
  • Long-lasting, faster charging battery – The 2,300mAh battery combined with an optimized screen and processor keep users going longer, while quicker charging minimizes time spent plugged in. It also has wireless charging built-in.

Win a Google Nexus 5

One lucky reader will get their hands on this smartphone courtesy of TELUS.

Simply enter the form below and we’ll choose one random winner. Good luck!

TelusDon’t win? The Google Nexus 5 is available at TELUS for $0 on a two-year plan, or $500 outright.

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, and then discarded after the contest. Contest closes Friday, January 31, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Open to all Canadian residents with a valid mailing address.

CONTEST: Win a Nokia Lumia 1020 from TELUS

CONTEST: Win a Nokia Lumia 1020 from TELUS

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Nokia Lumia 1020

Nokia Lumia 1020The Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphone has likely come across your radar as the dominant picture-taking mobile device that out-shoots some high-end professional cameras.

While the phone’s main function it still that — a phone, the camera is the big story as it boasts a whopping 41-megapixel sensor (7152 x 5368 pixels). To put that into perspective, some of the most advanced smartphones on the market that rival the Lumia 1020 shoot a solid 13 megapixels or less (at best).

TELUS has provided ChrisD.ca with a review unit to delve much further into this Windows Phone 8 device. We’re also giving it away to one lucky reader.

The first impressions out of the box is that the back of the phone mimics a point-and-shoot camera, with a dedicated Xenon flash and plenty of options to get the best shot. You can even tweak your own white balance, hues, exposure +/- and other effects if you’re finicky about customizing just the right lighting for a subject. While most smartphones pixelate the photo when you begin to zoom in, the Lumia 1020 does a fine job of reducing any quality loss and balancing itself out to produce a finely-tuned visual end product on-screen.

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A sample photograph taken with the Nokia Lumia 1020. (HANDOUT)

Nokia decided to use PureView technology in the 1020, with optical image stabilization, but with all of the bells and whistles comes a downside. Your photo sizes will be large — very large. If you’re of the space-saving mindset, you may find your 32 GB phone to be filling up rather quickly. However, with the camera actually snapping at a realistic 38 MP, it also produces a 5 MP version for social, web and e-mail sharing.

Performance-wise, the Nokia 1020 packs a perky Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core 1.5 GHz processor, which handles an array of apps seamlessly when switching from one to another in a busy environment. The matte black finish (on our review unit) feels comfortable in the palm of your hand, but the phone itself is quite heavy compared to other high-end smartphones on the market, such as the iPhone 5S or Samsung Galaxy S4. Besides the added girth, the 1020 is a nice choice for someone looking for a device with all the capabilities of a phone, but the luxury of ditching their traditional camera for the built-in pro-like option.

Nokia also sells an optional grip with camera socket to snap the 1020 inside if you’d rather hold the phone as a camera, and, well, not a phone. The good news? We’ll throw that in as well if you win.

The device is available in bright yellow and black from TELUS for $199 on a two-year plan ($700 without a contract).

Win a Nokia Lumia 1020

One lucky reader will get their hands on this smartphone courtesy of TELUS.

Simply enter the form below and we’ll choose one random winner. Good luck!

TelusWin this phone? TELUS provides one-on-one training and guidance for your new device through their Learning Centres, located in more than 200 TELUS stores across Canada. Learning sessions are customized to the individual or groups needs and can cover basic usage through to extra tips and tricks for the most advanced user. Learning Centre sessions are complimentary and can be booked online or in store at any TELUS location.

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, and then discarded after the contest. Contest closes Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Open to all Canadian residents with a valid mailing address.

Telus Expands 4G LTE to Downtown Winnipeg

TelusTelus wireless customers in downtown Winnipeg now have access to faster data speeds with the expansion of 4G LTE.

Telus has flicked the switch on its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in the city, which now covers more than 70 percent of the country in 170 markets.

To celebrate the launch of Telus’ 4G LTE wireless expansion downtown, new and existing post-paid Telus customers in Winnipeg can trade in their existing phones, mobile internet keys and mobile Wi-Fi devices and get a $50 instant in-store credit (on top of the trade-in value of that device) toward a new device or accessory from now until September 15, 2013.

— Staff

TELUS to Invest $17M in Manitoba This Year

TelusTELUS is injecting $17 million into its wireless infrastructure throughout Manitoba this year.

To help bolster its industry share in the province, the network’s investment will help provide 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) to its prairie customers.

“With more than 150 TELUS team members in the province and our investment of $380 million in new technology and operations since 2000, we are proud to be contributing to the digital economy of Manitoba,” said TELUS vice-president Michael Sangster.

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