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Ontario Premier’s Staff Chief Used Gmail for Official Work: Report

Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s chief of staff routinely used his Gmail account for government-related communications, reports Global News. This contradicts Sackville’s statements to Ontario’s Integrity Commissioner that he only used his official email for government work. Global News reviewed numerous emails from Sackville's Gmail account involving document sharing, stakeholder concerns, and communications strategies for the...

Telus to Invest $24 Billion in Ontario Network Expansion

Telus is set to invest more than $24 billion over the next five years to expand and improve its network infrastructure and operations across Ontario. The announcement follows previous declarations of $10 billion in Quebec and $17 billion in B.C. to similarly expand networks and operations. "At Telus, we know that a reliable and powerful...

Trudeau Snaps When Asked About $5 Billion Honda Deal for 1,000 Jobs

Today the federal government and Ontario announced a new electric vehicle battery plant will be built in Alliston, Ontario, part of a $15 billion project from automaker Honda. But part of that dollar figure will include up to $5 billion in taxpayer funds, consisting of up to $2.5 billion from the feds and $2.5 billion...

Ontario School Boards Suing Meta, SnapChat, TikTok for $4.5 Billion

Four Ontario school boards—Toronto District School Board (TDSB), Peel District School Board (PDSB), Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB), and Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB)—have launched a lawsuit against Meta (owners of Facebook and Instagram), SnapChat, and TikTok. The lawsuit accuses these tech giants of designing social media platforms that are "disrupting student learning and...

Ontario Launches One Fare, PRESTO Apple Wallet Support Still MIA

Ontario has launched its One Fare Program today, enabling transit riders to pay a single fare when traveling between the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and other regional transit services including GO Transit, Brampton Transit, Durham Region Transit, MiWay, and York Region Transit. The One Fare program promises big savings for commuters, potentially up to $1,600...

Brant County and Xplore Reach High Speed Internet Milestone

Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) has announced the successful completion of a major high-speed broadband project in Brant County, Ontario. This project has brought fibre-optic connectivity to 1,639 homes and businesses in previously underserved areas, significantly enhancing digital access in the region. "The newly installed network infrastructure is set to bring transformative, long-term change to...

Ontario Government Says it Texts on iPads, Not Cellphones

The Doug Ford government in Ontario is facing scrutiny over the minimal use of official phones by the premier and senior ministers, with opposition parties raising concerns about transparency and accountability. Ontario NDP Leader Marit Stiles questioned the government's communication methods after a report by Global News revealed that key ministers, including those of education,...

Must-Have iPhone App Helps Rescue Lost Hiker in Ontario

A 46-year-old man who got lost during a hike in Scanlon Creek Conservation Area in Bradford was safely rescued, thanks to the swift actions of a 911 dispatcher and the what3words geolocation app. As darkness fell and his phone battery hit critical levels, the hiker reached out for help. South Simcoe police reported that the...

Square One Apple Store to Relocate, Building Permits Reveal

The Square One Apple Store in Mississauga, Ontario, is set to relocate by the end of 2023, according to building permits issued by the City of Mississauga's planning and building department. The permit, numbered 23 7802, was granted to Omers Realty Management Corp, c/o Oxford Properties Group, and outlines plans for "interior alterations - Apple"...

Feds, Ontario to Spend $219 Million for Rogers to Expand Rural Internet

The federal government and Ontario have announced a joint investment of over $219 million to expand high-speed Internet access to underserved communities across the province. Anita Anand, President of the Treasury Board, and Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario made the announcement on Monday morning, joined alongside Kinga...

Feds, Ontario Drop $22 Million to Expand Rural Internet in Ontario

In a bid to ensure universal access to reliable high-speed internet, the federal government and Ontario have announced significant investments for underserved communities across the province. The move is part of a broader initiative to bridge the digital divide and foster economic development in rural areas. Jennifer O'Connell, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Intergovernmental...