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On-Demand Snow-Clearing App Expands to Winnipeg

On-Demand Snow-Clearing App Expands to Winnipeg

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MowSnowPros is a new app available in Winnipeg that allows people to request snow-removal and lawn-mowing services. (HANDOUT)

A mobile app to request on-demand snow removal has expanded to the Winnipeg market.

Calgary-based MowSnowPros launched the app in the city this week, along with Red Deer and Saskatoon.

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Wireless Improvements Made at Bell MTS Place

Wireless Improvements Made at Bell MTS Place

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Bell MTS Place on Portage Avenue. (TNSE)

Fans attending Wednesday’s Winnipeg Jets home opener at Bell MTS Place will notice a difference in how their cell phones work within the building.

Bell MTS made upgrades to its LTE network in the arena over the summer, more than tripling the capacity for wireless customers. A common frustration of those who attend events in the building is slower speeds or periods of non-connectivity given the volume of other users in the vicinity. Similar headaches have been shared by football fans at Investors Group Field in the past.

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CRTC Bans Cellphone Unlocking Fees, Clarifies Rules for So-Called Family Plans

CRTC Bans Cellphone Unlocking Fees, Clarifies Rules for So-Called Family Plans

By Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press

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OTTAWA – Cellphone companies will soon no longer be allowed to charge customers to unlock their devices, Canada’s telecom regulator said Thursday as it unveiled sweeping changes to the wireless code of conduct.

The new code from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission also says as of Dec. 1, all newly purchased devices must be sold unlocked — one of several other changes aimed at giving people more control over their wireless services.

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Providers Have to Invest to Meet Growing Demand for Mobile Use: Bell CEO

Providers Have to Invest to Meet Growing Demand for Mobile Use: Bell CEO

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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George Cope, President and CEO of BCE Inc., speaks during the 2017 annual general shareholders meeting in Ottawa on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Cope says his company and its competitors have to invest in infrastructure to keep up with a booming consumer appetite for entertainment both at home and on mobile devices. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

WINNIPEG – Internet and mobile providers must invest in infrastructure to keep up with a booming consumer appetite for entertainment both at home and on the go, Bell Canada Enterprises CEO George Cope said Tuesday.

High-speed mobile data usage is up 37 per cent from just last year, while the amount of data streaming over the Internet has more than quadrupled in five years, Cope told the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce.

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New App Allows for Virtual Dig at Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre

New App Allows for Virtual Dig at Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre

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The new Fossil Discovery Adventure app accompanies visitors to the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre in Morden, Manitoba. (HANDOUT)

A new augmented reality smartphone app is adding another layer of interactivity for those who visit the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre in Morden.

The “Fossil Discovery Adventure” app is the first-of-its-kind for a Canadian museum, allowing visitors to collect AR fossils throughout CFDC by finding 12 digital dig sites and applying their knowledge of the exhibits to the app’s built-in trivia game.

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