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Coronavirus: Manitoba expands ‘safe at home’ program, launches new ad campaign

The Manitoba government is expanding a program designed to give those stuck at home during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic something to do. Launched in December, the Safe at Home program provides funding to local groups to put together programming that people can watch or use online, including fitness classes, arts programming, mental health courses,…

A cool innovation: Sask. entrepreneur launches first made-for-workplace fridge

A cool innovation: Sask. entrepreneur launches first made-for-workplace fridge

Like most new and innovating business ventures, where the concept is driven out of necessity, the ArticShelf fridge is no different. After returning to the University of Saskatchewan from an internship in Calgary, the idea came to ArticShelf CEO Dawson Norrish, and it’s consumed his mind ever since. “At the internship, I was able…

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Quebec company launches new Health Canada-compliant surgical mask for hearing loss community

A Quebec-based company is launching a first of its kind in Canada. Entreprise Prémont in Louiseville officially kicked off production on Wednesday of its Humask Pro-Vision, a surgical mask with a transparent window designed to allow those with hearing loss to read lips. A shortage of surgical masks was what prompted a group of…

Y Drive Ptbo launches as Peterborough’s first ridesharing service

Y Drive Ptbo launches as Peterborough’s first ridesharing service

Competition is already heating up as another ridesharing program in Peterborough launched Thursday. Locally developed Y Drive Ptbo began service Thursday, one day ahead of the launch planned by Uride based out of Thunder Bay. Y Drive managing partner Rob Davidson says their service took a year and a half of developing. The company…

City of Winnipeg launches redesigned ‘more widely accessible’ websites

City of Winnipeg launches redesigned ‘more widely accessible’ websites

The City of Winnipeg has launched a new, redesigned website it says will be easier to navigate on both mobile devices and home computers. The city’s new website and a redesigned 311 self-service website went live Tuesday morning. Read more: Winnipeg working on new approach to manage, protect city’s tree canopy — ‘We need…

The City of Edmonton has redesigned its website to have a responsive design, which will resize to fit any size screen. This is what it looks like on a smartphone.

City of Edmonton launches mobile-friendly website – Edmonton

A new week brings a new look to the City of Edmonton’s website, which received a big update on Monday. “Today, 60 per cent of our visits to the website are from smartphones or tablets. Therefore, it only made sense for our website to be mobile friendly,” an explanation of the change said. The City…