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Telus Details $191 Million in Investments Across B.C. and Alberta

Telus has shed more light on its investments across B.C. and Alberta coming this year, as part of overall investments expected through 2026. The company announced on Thursday it will be investing $8 million in Whistler and Squamish, and $19 million in Prince George in 2022, part of its $17.5 billion expected to be spent...

Ottawa to Invest $5 Million to Bring High Speed Internet to 3,300 Rural Homes in B.C.

The federal government announced on Thursday it is investing over $5 million to expand high speed internet to 3,300 rural homes in British Columbia ($1,515/home). The internet will be built out by ispeed Communications, Swift Internet and Telus, to the following communities: ispeed Communications: Coldstream, Deep Creek, Grindrod, Hullcar, Okanagan and Spallumcheen (Splatsin) Swift Internet:...

Rogers to Add More Cell Towers to ‘Highway of Tears’ in British Columbia

Last year, Rogers started construction on the first of 12 new cellphone towers between Prince Rupert and Prince George in British Columbia, also known as the Highway of Tears. On Monday, Rogers said there would be an extra two towers added, bringing 26km of new wireless service along Highway 16 southwest of Hazelton. “When we...

B.C. to Give 4,000 iPhones to Youth in Government Care with Telus Partnership

The British Columbia government announced on Thursday it plans to give nearly 4,000 Apple iPhones to youth in government care, to better allow the latter to stay connected to friends and family and access resources and services. “Youth in care told us they don’t always have access to the essential technology they need to stay...

BC Vaccine Card Scanner App for Businesses Now Available for Download

The province of British Columbia has released its app to allow businesses to scan and verify BC Vaccine Cards, which verify the vaccinated status of residents. Starting on Monday, September 13, BC will require residents show at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to enter select non-essential businesses. The BC Vaccine Card Verifier app...

How to: Create a Shortcut on iPhone to Show your BC Vaccine Card

If you’ve saved your B.C. Vaccine Card to your iPhone, most people have just taken a screenshot and the QR code resides inside your Photos app. The easiest way to access your B.C. Vaccine Card on your iPhone is to use the Shortcuts app to create a task that will launch your QR code and...

How to Download: B.C. Vaccine Passport App for iPhone and Android

British Columbia has announced more details about the BC Vaccine Card, sharing information about the rollout on Tuesday. The BC Vaccine Card will have a secure, individualized QR code and image showing vaccination status as “vaccinated” or “partially vaccinated”. Businesses will scan QR codes from a QR reader app using a smartphone or tablet, while...

B.C. to Launch Vaccine Card Available on Mobile to Enter Restaurants, Gyms and More

British Columbia announced on Monday it will soon require residents to show proof of vaccination when entering certain non-essential businesses, services and events. “I am grateful to every single person who has taken the time to receive their COVID-19 vaccine,” said Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, in a statement on Monday afternoon. She...

B.C Sends Surprise Emergency Wireless Alert Test to Cellphones [Update]

British Columbia sent out an unannounced emergency alert to wireless devices about 15 minutes ago, freaking out pretty much everybody. The previously announced alert already happened on May 5 at 1:55pm PDT, but this one that happened at 12:15pm PDT, caught everyone off guard. “This is a TEST of the British Columbia Emergency Alerting System,...

Rogers to Expand Cellular Coverage Along Highway 95 and 97 in B.C.

Cellular coverage along highways 95 and 97 in British Columbia is set to improve, as part of the province’s Connecting B.C. program, now partnering with Rogers. The province and Rogers announced on Monday the wireless carrier will receive up to $5.47 million from the program (the estimated cost is $6.4 million) to fill cellular gaps...