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Download: Ontario Vaccine Passport App Scanner for iPhone and Android

Ontario has released its vaccine passport app for scanning QR codes, called ‘Verify Ontario’, in the App Store and Google Play. "Verify Ontario gives businesses and organizations a quick, easy and trusted way to scan and confirm that visitors are fully vaccinated,” explains the iPhone app’s description. The Verify Ontario app will scan QR codes...

Xplornet’s Metro Loop Expands Gigabit Internet to Haldimand, Ontario

Rural broadband provider Xplornet has announced Metro Loop’s gigabit internet has expanded in Haldimand County in Ontario, now reaching 6,500 homes and businesses. The Metro Loop fibre-to-the-home project launched in April of this year, to install over 600 kilometres of fibre optic cable to over 19,000 homes and businesses, over the next two years in...

You’ll Soon Be Able to Earn Aeroplan Points at LCBO Stores in Ontario

Air Canada’s loyalty program, Aeroplan, has expanded to Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) retail locations in Ontario. This multi-year partnership is set to launch in late 2021 and will soon allow you to earn the following: Earn 1 Aeroplan point for every $4 spent at LCBO Earn bonus points when purchasing select LCBO products Redeem for...

Ontario Big City Mayors Urge Justin Trudeau to Overturn CRTC Internet Ruling

Ontario’s Big City Mayors (OBCM) consists of mayors of cities in Ontario with populations of 100,000 residents or more, with the group representing close to 70% of the province’s population. On Friday, as part of its announcement on proof of vaccination and childcare plan, the group also made a plea for affordable broadband internet. "The...

Rogers High-Speed Internet Coming to Ontario’s Quinte Region

Rogers announced on Thursday the Quinte region of Ontario will soon have high-speed internet. The communities of Quinte West, Belleville and Prince Edward County will get the Rogers fibre network, as part of a $140 million investment. The service will reach over 20,000 homes and businesses. Services such as Rogers Ignite Internet with download speeds...

Watch a Tesla Model X ‘Survive a Tornado’ in Barrie, Ontario [VIDEOS]

[caption id="attachment_341700" align="aligncenter" width="614"] Image: Tesla[/caption] Reddit user VanillaGorilla on Thursday shared how his “Model X survived a tornado” in the City of Barrie, Ontario (via Tesla North). On Thursday afternoon, Barrie was hit with a surprise tornado with an EF-2 rating and winds up to 210 km/h. According to CBC News, the storm caused damage...

Southwestern Ontario to See $268 Million for High-Speed Internet Expansion

Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT; not to be confused with Apple’s programming language) is a non-profit regional broadband project, created by the Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus to subsidize the expansion of high-speed internet networks across Southwestern Ontario, Caledon and the Niagara Region. On Wednesday, SWIFT announced it has completed its procurement phase and has awarded 95 contracts...

Telus Investing $26 Billion Across Ontario and Quebec Through 2024

Telus announced on Monday new investments planned for Ontario and Quebec, totalling $26 billion combined. The news comes after similar announcements were made last week for B.C. and Alberta. For Ontario, Telus says it will be investing $17 billion through 2024 in the province. The company’s 5G network is set to expand to 24 more...

Ottawa Spends $1.6 Million to Expand High-Speed Internet to 300+ Homes in Ontario

According to Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada on Wednesday, the federal government will invest $1.6 million CAD to bring high-speed internet to over 300 currently under-served households in Ontario's Halton region. The federal funds have been allocated to Standard Broadband, which will connect 324 under-served homes in Haltonville and Moffat to high-speed internet. The...

Xplornet to Bring Gigabit Internet to 19,000 Homes in Haldimand County, Ontario

According to a press release from Xplornet, the rural-focused broadband provider will bring gigabit internet to Haldimand County in rural Ontario by deploying its state-of-the-art fibre network to the region.  Xplornet aims to lay down over 600 kilometres of fibre optic cable in Haldimand County, which will allow the provider to bring high-speed gigabit internet to...