Tag Archives: Canada

CBC ‘Comfortable’ with Ratings for Revamped ‘The National’ Despite Post-Debut Dip

CBC ‘Comfortable’ with Ratings for Revamped ‘The National’ Despite Post-Debut Dip

By Bill Brioux, The Canadian Press

Ian Hanomansing - Adrienne Arsenault
New CBC The National news anchors Ian Hanomansing, left, and Adrienne Arsenault rehearse a news cast in Toronto on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

The CBC says it’s “comfortable” with the early buzz for its revamped “The National,” even though the debut newscast’s ratings were only on par with the kind of numbers Peter Mansbridge used to draw.

And they’ve slipped since last Monday’s first broadcast.

Continue Reading

Governments, Consumers Dangerously Exposed as Data Becomes New Currency

Governments, Consumers Dangerously Exposed as Data Becomes New Currency

By Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press

iPhone
A photograph of the security feature on a smart phone is shown in Toronto on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. From insurance companies wanting to track your heart beat, to criminals hacking your most intimate details, the insatiable appetite for data is getting harder to ignore. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

CALGARY – Would you sign on to a Wi-Fi service that promised to maliciously steal your data?

That’s what dozens of people at an Ottawa communications conference unwittingly agreed to this week when they signed a free Wi-Fi waiver, with the alarming clause inserted to emphasize the importance of consciously reviewing terms of service.

Continue Reading

PayPal Ordered to Disclose Business Account Information to Canada Revenue Agency

PayPal Ordered to Disclose Business Account Information to Canada Revenue Agency

By Dan Healing, The Canadian Press

PayPal
This March 10, 2015, file photo, shows signage outside PayPal’s headquarters in San Jose, Calif. Digital payments company PayPal has been ordered to hand over information about its Canadian business account holders to the Canada Revenue Agency. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ AP/Jeff Chiu, File)

CALGARY – The records of Canadians who use PayPal business accounts to make and receive payments will soon be in the hands of the federal government’s tax-collecting agency.

The online payments company said Wednesday it has been given 45 days to hand over information identifying its account holders and the amount and number of payments they paid or received between Jan. 1, 2014, and last Friday to the Canada Revenue Agency.

Continue Reading

‘Come From Away’ Being Adapted into a Film with Canadian Creators

‘Come From Away’ Being Adapted into a Film with Canadian Creators

By The Canadian Press

Come From Away
he cast from Come From Away is shown in this undated handout photo. The hit homegrown musical “Come From Away” is getting the big-screen treatment. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO)

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The hit homegrown musical “Come From Away” is getting the big-screen treatment.

The Mark Gordon Company says it will produce and finance a feature film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning show.

Continue Reading

Calgary Zoo Peacock Bolts During Roundup, Only to Become Lion’s Lunch

Calgary Zoo Peacock Bolts During Roundup, Only to Become Lion’s Lunch

By The Canadian Press

Peacock
A male peacock displays its tail feathers at Gut Aiderbichl in Henndorf, Austrian province of Salzburg, Saturday, April 26, 2014.One of the Calgary Zoo’s seven brightly plumed peacocks is dead after it flew into the lion enclosure and was killed and eaten during a pre-winter roundup of the birds. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Kerstin Joensson)

CALGARY – One of the Calgary Zoo’s seven brightly plumed peacocks died after it flew into the lion enclosure and was eaten during a pre-winter roundup of the birds.

The zoo says the peacock died last Thursday as the free-range birds — all males — were being taken to their cold-weather quarters.

Continue Reading

Canada Offers Helicopters, Planes, Trainers to UN, But No Decision on Where

Canada Offers Helicopters, Planes, Trainers to UN, But No Decision on Where

By Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press

Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses supporters during a Liberal Party fundraising event in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday November 14, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

VANCOUVER – The Trudeau government is formally offering helicopters, transport aircraft and a 200-strong rapid-response team of soldiers for UN peacekeeping — though it will be months before Canadians know when and where they will go.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is unveiling the planned contributions at a high-level summit today in Vancouver, including millions of dollars to increase the role of women in peacekeeping.

Continue Reading

CRTC Weighs Impact on Revised Wireless Code Following Rogers Request for Delay

CRTC Weighs Impact on Revised Wireless Code Following Rogers Request for Delay

By David Paddon, The Canadian Press

Walking - Texting
A man walks and texts on his smartphone in downtown Toronto on Monday, October 30, 2017. It’s all but certain that the Canadian telecom industry’s revised wireless code of conduct won’t be fully implemented before Christmas, including a change in the way customers are billed when data usage goes over their contract’s limit. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

TORONTO – It’s all but certain that the Canadian telecom industry’s revised wireless code of conduct won’t be fully implemented before Christmas, including a change in the way customers are billed when data usage goes over their contract’s limit.

While the CRTC hasn’t ruled yet on a delay requested by Rogers Communications Inc. due to the complexity of adjusting its IT system, the regulator has agreed to consider it quickly.

Continue Reading

Ottawa Files Lawsuit in Dispute Over Broken Northern Manitoba Rail Line

Ottawa Files Lawsuit in Dispute Over Broken Northern Manitoba Rail Line

By The Canadian Press

Port of Churchill
Aerial view of the port of Churchill, Manitoba Friday, Oct. 5, 2007. The owners of a port and broken rail line in northern Manitoba are filing a complaint against the federal government under the North American Free Trade Agreement. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

OTTAWA – Ottawa filed a lawsuit against the owners of a broken rail line in northern Manitoba on Tuesday, hours after the company said it would file a complaint against the federal government under the North American Free Trade Agreement.

The legal salvos are the latest in a battle over the damaged track that is the only land link to Churchill, a town of 900 on the western coast of Hudson Bay.

Continue Reading

Donair Cam: Halifax’s Official Food Now Live Streaming 24 Hours a Day

Donair Cam: Halifax’s Official Food Now Live Streaming 24 Hours a Day

By The Canadian Press

King of Donair
Mike MacInnis-Carr slices donair meat from the rotating spit at the King Of Donair restaurant in Halifax on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. Nova Scotia Webcams features over 70 streams across the province and recently added the vertical rotisserie. A donair is a hot sandwich made with spiced meat on a pita, a white sauce, tomatoes and onions. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

HALIFAX – Homesick Haligonians can now tune into around-the-clock footage of Halifax’s official food: the donair.

The “Donair Cam” is a 24-hour live stream of a seasoned log of meat spinning on a rotating spit.

Continue Reading

Shoppers Drug Mart Issues Job Posting for Medical Marijuana Brand Manager

Shoppers Drug Mart Issues Job Posting for Medical Marijuana Brand Manager

By Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Press

Shoppers Drug Mart
The logo for Shoppers Drug Mart is shown in downtown Toronto, on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Eduardo Lima)

TORONTO – Shoppers Drug Mart is looking to hire a medical marijuana brand manager as it tries to position itself in the burgeoning cannabis market, even though it is not currently legal to distribute the drug through pharmacies.

A job posting on the website of Canada’s largest pharmacy says the senior brand manager role will entail leading its strategy and marketing activities to doctors and health-care providers in the cannabis space.

Continue Reading