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CRTC Orders Bell MTS to Fix Landline Outages in Manitoba

According to CTV News, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has demanded answers and solutions from regional telecommunications operator Bell MTS following mounting complaints from Manitobans of the company's landline service being down for weeks at a time and call quality being "unacceptable." The Bell MTS-provided landline at St. George’s Anglican Church in Crescentwood has...

Canada’s $20 Million COVID Alert App Still a ‘Good Tool’, Says Manitoba

Earlier this week, Newfoundland and Labrador’s Minister of Health and Community Services, John Haggie, said Canada’s expensive COVID Alert app for coronavirus exposure notifications had been abandoned by the federal government. Health Canada later responded to the comment and told iPhone in Canada the COVID Alert was still being supported with data being updated once...

University of Manitoba Researcher Wins Award for Work on COVID-19 Indigenous App

[caption id="attachment_364612" align="aligncenter" width="1020"] Image: Osani Balkaran[/caption] Dr. Moneca Sinclaire, a researcher at the University of Manitoba's department of environment and geography, was recently presented with the Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation – Indigenous. The award was in recognition of her work on an app that helps Canada's Indigenous communities survey their residents about health...

You Can Get a Google Nest Smart Thermostat for $29 in Manitoba

If you’ve been considering a Google Nest Smart Thermostat in Manitoba, now may be the time to jump on one. Efficiency Manitoba is offering an increased promotional $100 CAD rebate on smart thermostats, which includes the following Google Nest models: Learning Thermostat/T3### Nest Thermostat/GA0#### Thermostat E/T4### The Google Nest Thermostat is on sale for $129.99...

Rogers 5G Network Launches in Winnipeg and Brandon

Rogers has turned on its 5G wireless network in Winnipeg and Brandon today, in Manitoba, for customers on its Rogers Infinite and Rogers for Business Shared Unlimited Data plans. According to the company, there are now over 2.2 million Canadians on an Infinite plan, which is required for 5G access. You'll need a compatible 5G device...

COVID Alert App Support Launches in Manitoba

Support for the COVID Alert app has launched Manitoba today, following an earlier announcement it would debut this week in the province. Manitoba joins Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Ontario, and Newfoundland and Labrador in supporting the exposure notification app, allowing users to obtain one-time keys from health authorities to alert others of potential exposure to COVID-19. "The COVID Alert app is a...

Manitoba to Support COVID Alert This Week, Urges People to Download App Now

Manitobans, get ready for COVID Alert to be supported in the province this week. Health Minister Cameron Friesen told reporters on Monday the province will launch support for Canada’s COVID Alert exposure notification app later this week. "I would say to Manitobans, now is the time to download that COVID Alert application. You can do...

Manitoba Says COVID Alert App ‘Not the Big Answer’ Province is Looking For

Canada’s COVID Alert exposure notification app for COVID-19 so far is only supported by Ontario, but the app can still work in the background when Canadians download it. Will Manitoba support COVID Alert? Provincial officials gave more details about its stance to the media on Monday. Chief provincial public health officer Dr. Brent Roussin said...

Tesla Supercharger in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Begins Construction

It looks like Tesla’s Supercharger plans are well underway in Manitoba, with the latest station starting construction in Portage la Prairie, located about 85 kilometres west of Winnipeg. Last April, the Winnipeg Free Press reported a new Tesla Supercharger was set to be constructed in Portage la Prairie, at Westfield Crossing shopping centre, by late...