saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Not Happy It Has to Rip Out Huawei 4G Gear

The Government of Saskatchewan is not happy with Ottawa's decision to ban Huawei from 5G networks in Canada, despite already having barred the Chinese company from provincial telecom operator SaskTel's 5G network some two years ago — reports 650 CKOM. Justin Trudeau's Liberal government last week announced a ban on Huawei (and ZTE) equipment in...

Feds Invest $6.6 Million for High-Speed Internet for 2,500 Homes in Saskatchewan

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada announced on Thursday it plans to invest nearly $6.6 million to fund 10 projects to expand high-speed internet to over 2,500 homes in Saskatchewan. Funding comes from the Universal Broadband Fund’s (UBF) Rapid Response Stream and will result in the following projects being started: $2.4 million for FlexNetworks for a...

Saskatchewan to Launch COVID Alert in September

Saskatchewan is set to launch COVID Alert “over the next couple of weeks,” according to Premier Scott Moe, speaking to media on Wednesday, joining Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador in supporting the app. “It will then be one additional tool that will be available for the people of this province to ensure that we are...

Saskatchewan Increasing Fines for Distracted Driving Starting Tomorrow

The Saskatchewan government hopes tougher fines will reduce the number of distracted drivers in the province. Starting February 1, he penalties for distracted driving in the province are going up. According to a new report from National Post, the first offence for distracted driving will go from $280 CAD to $580. After a conviction, the penalties escalate...

Fido, Koodo and Virgin Pricing in SK/MB No Longer Cheaper Than Rest of Canada

Saskatchewan, along with Manitoba and Quebec, normally have cheaper wireless pricing versus the rest of Canada because of regional players such as SaskTel, Videotron and MTS (before being acquired by Bell). For a while now, the flanker brands of Rogers, Telus and Bell—Fido, Koodo and Virgin—have offered a $48/5GB bring your own device (BYOD) plan...

Tesla Superchargers in Saskatchewan Reportedly Coming to Davidson, Whitewood

Tesla lists seven Superchargers locations pegged for Saskatchewan on its website, but now it appears two more may be coming that are not listed, specifically in Davidson and Whitewood. The first Tesla Supercharger began construction in Moose Jaw back in June, while the Moosomin location was approved by its city council earlier this spring. Other...

First Tesla Supercharger in Saskatchewan Begins Construction in Moose Jaw

The first Tesla Supercharger in Saskatchewan has started construction, marking the first time a Supercharger location will launch in the Prairies. The Tesla Supercharger will be located in Moose Jaw, at The Civic Centre Plaza, at 1251 Main St. North. Construction of the Supercharger was spotted by a couple of members of the Tesla Motors...

Tesla Superchargers Approved by Moosomin Council in Saskatchewan

One of the first Tesla Supercharging stations in Saskatchewan can finally start construction in Moosomin, Saskatchewan. According to The World-Spectator, Moosomin town council recently approved the electric car company’s building permit, along with agreeing to a future design studio for the site: Moosomin town council approved a $500,000 building permit for a Tesla charging station...

Over 6,000 Distracted Driving Cellphone Fines Handed Out in Saskatchewan in 2018

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) has released distracted driving data for 2018, with numbers showing people continue to use their cellphones while behind the wheel. According to data from January to November, 6,011 distracted driving tickets were handed out for cellphone use while driving in 2018, an increase compared to 2017 (via CBC News). According to...

Rogers Improves Wireless Service in Saskatoon

Rogers has announced this morning improved wireless service has launched in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, in the community of Hampton Village. These improvements mean both Rogers and Fido customers “will have a faster, more reliable and consistent wireless experience than ever before." “Our customers want high quality wireless access wherever they are, whether flying in and out...

Saskatchewan Police Issued a Record 711 Distracted Drivers Last Month

According to the latest data from Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI), last month set a record for the number of distracted driving tickets issued. Operation Bus Cop, along with unmarked SUVs, plainclothes officers on sidewalks and also viewing drivers from elevated vantage points, resulted in a record total of 711 distracted driving offences—the highest number ever...