Council of Canadian Innovators expands to Ontario, Alberta and B.C.

Today, the Council of Canadian Innovators (CCI) announced a national expansion and is adding government relations experts in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario.  The national council says its practice leads in those three

Published on: April 12th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

British Columbia receives $6.7 million project to improve internet connectivity

The Canadian government announced a CA$6.7 million fund for Telus Communications to bring its PureFibre internet service to rural residents of British Columbia. Announced today by Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender

Published on: February 18th, 2021 Tom Li

Canadian government and Shaw pull new fibre optic line in rural B.C.

A joint program between Shaw Communications and the Canadian government will pull 40 km of fibre optic cable between Whistler and Mount Currie to bring high-speed internet access to rural parts of British

Published on: September 18th, 2020 Tom Li

Half of Canadian businesses unprepared for technological changes due to the pandemic: survey

Nearly 50 per cent of Canadian businesses say they are still not prepared to support or maintain long-term remote work because of the rapid digitization that it necessitates, according to a recent survey

Published on: July 30th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Rogers providing phones with free voice and data plans to help B.C. women in crisis

Rogers Communications today announced partnerships with women’s shelters across British Columbia, including in Metro Vancouver, the Okanagan and on Vancouver Island, to provide connectivity to support them amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  As part

Published on: May 22nd, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Top 10 tech companies in B.C.

Published on: October 21st, 2019 Pragya Sehgal

Finger Food investment in Calgary a ‘call to action’ for tech companies globally, says CSO

With $3.5 million in support from the Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund (OCIF), Finger Food Advanced Technology Group is opening up an advanced technology centre in Calgary, which will lead to the creation of

Published on: October 16th, 2019 Pragya Sehgal

Digital Technology Supercluster launches with $153 million government funding

That makes four; Canada's Digital Technology Supercluster officially launched Tuesday with the news that the federal government has granted the group it's allocated funding. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada has signed the agreement

Published on: November 27th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Technology companies play key role in new cannabis industry

Legalization of marijuana has arrived in Canada, and technology is playing a big role in this new industry, everything from artificial intelligence in production, to software for supply chain management, to e-commerce sites

Published on: October 17th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Microsoft hiring for mixed-reality, launching two education partnerships in BC

The Canadian technology ecosystem has been growing in recent years, and international corporations are cashing in. Microsoft president Brad Smith has announced that the company will be creating 50 new jobs in the

Published on: November 2nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Vancouver’s chief technology officer keeping the city ahead of the digital curve

Jessie Adcock is in the midst of preparing Vancouver’s application for the Canadian Smart City Challenge, which is yet another step for one of Canada’s first municipal chief technology officers (CTO) in digitally

Published on: October 5th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Big banks and telcos backing $185 M supercluster bid for national digital identity system

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly reported $485 million in funding committed to the project. The correct number is $185 million.  Identification systems have been based on face-to-face interactions and on

Published on: September 22nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

QuickMobile gets another injection of cash, wrestles with demand

Vancouver startup QuickMobile Inc. has netted another $3.2 million in funding, thanks to its investors BDC Venture Capital IT Fund and Vancity. QuickMobile, which builds multi-event mobile apps for enterprise and small to

Published on: May 7th, 2013 Candice So

British Columbia startups are “ready to rocket”

Rocket Builders, a market strategy and consulting firm based in Vancouver, has released its 11th annual “Ready to Rocket” lists of British Columbia technology companies posited to capitalize on current technology sector trends

Published on: March 12th, 2013 Jeff Jedras