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Bell Media Cuts Jobs in Vancouver: TV Anchors and Radio Hosts Let Go

Bell Media has cut jobs in Vancouver as various prominent TV anchors and radio hosts have been let go, reports Daily Hive. The co-anchor of CTV Vancouver’s prime time newscast at 6pm, Scott Roberts, has been let go. Roberts confirmed his departure on Twitter Thursday evening, saying, "Tough day. Had a good 15 year run...

Vancouver’s TransLink Confirms ‘Ransomware’ Attack

Metro Vancouver's TransLink was very recently the victim of a "ransomware" attack from the "Egregor" operators. Payment-processing glitches at fare terminals and gates on Metro Vancouver's SkyTrain system were linked to a ransomware attack, TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond confirmed in a statement late afternoon on December 3 (via Global News). "This attack included communications to...

Perk Hero App Hits Vancouver EasyPark Locations, Supports Apple Pay and More

The Perk Hero shopping and food app which offers loyalty points has launched in Vancouver at EasyPark’s downtown parking locations in Gastown and Pacific Centre. The app allows vehicle owners to pay for parking from their smartphones, with support for mobile wallets such as Apple Pay, Google Pay and Alipay. Drivers scan a QR code...

Amazon Tech Hubs in Vancouver and Toronto to Create 3,500 New Jobs

Amazon has announced its tech hubs in Vancouver and Toronto will create 3,500 new jobs in the coming years. According to Amazon, these new corporate and tech jobs "will support existing teams across Amazon, including AWS, Alexa, Amazon Advertising, and Retail and Operations Technology." “Amazon’s investment has tangible benefits for the broader economy and community – from...

Oakridge Apple Store in Vancouver Closing in September, New Flagship Coming

As Vancouver’s Oakridge Centre is set to undergo an ambitious redevelopment, the majority of stores in the mall will close at the end of September, including the Apple Store. Image via QuadReal According to Retail Insider (via 9to5Mac), the owner of the mall, QuadReal confirmed it was working with Apple to create a new flagship...

Vancouver Man’s Samsung Smartphone Bursts Into Flames in the Car

Image via CTV News A Vancouver man is wondering what went wrong when his Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone burst into flames, while he was driving. According to CTV News, Matt Chernoff says his Samsung smartphone caught fire in the passenger seat of his car. He managed to put out the flames in the parkade of...

Rogers Pro On-the-Go Launches in Vancouver

Last fall, Rogers launched a new service called Pro On-the-Go in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and today it has expanded to Vancouver. The free personalized service brings a “pro” to your door, “within hours” of ordering a new device, saving you a trip to a Rogers store. You pick the time and place and...

BC Premier Tells Surrey Mayor to Back Down in Ride-Hailing Fight

BC Premier John Horgan accused Surrey's mayor on Wednesday of putting up unnecessary roadblocks in his city as ride-hailing in Metro Vancouver gets off to a contentious start. According to a new report from Global News, Horgan says competition brings challenges but the government developed safeguards to ensure a level playing field for taxi firms and companies like...