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Coronavirus: City of Kelowna updates website with COVID-19 chatbot

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A new feature has been added to the City of Kelowna’s website to help educate residents on Kelowna’s COVID-19 response and services available. “Launched on Dec. 7, the Kelowna ‘citybot’ can answer some common questions about the city’s response to COVID-19 and services during the pandemic,” wrote city staff, in a release. Chatbots are computer programs designed to simulate a human-like conversation over text. They can be programmed to answer frequently asked questions, search for web content, and to connect people with services. Read more: City of Kelowna replicates city in Minecraft virtual world In its first week, the […]

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Website aimed at supporting local Winnipeg businesses overwhelmed with orders

Website aimed at supporting local Winnipeg businesses overwhelmed with orders

A website meant to help local businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t been able to keep up with demand. Goodlocal.ca, run by Winnipeg restaurateur and businessman Obby Khan, had to press pause to be reconfigured to deal with an avalanche of traffic. “There’s been a massive paradigm shift in the way people are thinking about shopping — and especially shopping local — during COVID,” Khan told 680 CJOB. “The response… you go anywhere, and everyone wants to support locals.” Khan said he came up with the website earlier in the pandemic because he wanted to support local businesses but […]

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Trump website ‘defaced,’ campaign spokesman says

Trump website ‘defaced,’ campaign spokesman says

U.S. President Donald Trump‘s website was “defaced” Tuesday evening, one of his campaign spokesman has confirmed. In a tweet just after 8 p.m. ET, Trump’s campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh said the team is “working with law enforcement authorities to investigate the source of the attack.” Earlier this evening, the Trump campaign website was defaced and we are working with law enforcement authorities to investigate the source of the attack. There was no exposure to sensitive data because none of it is actually stored on the site. The website has been restored. — Tim Murtaugh (@TimMurtaugh) October 28, 2020 […]

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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 a plan’ “The launch of the redesigned homepage and 311 self-service website will help modernize the City’s online interactions with residents and businesses,” Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman said in a city release. “Analytics were used to identify the most used parts of the City website […]

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Kenney calls AFL’s boycott website ‘disturbing’ and ‘un-Albertan’

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The Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) has launched a website that calls for Albertans to boycott businesses that have previously donated to pro-UCP Political Action Committees (PACs) before the last provincial election. PACs are a political, third-party advertiser, a person, corporation or group which is required to register with Elections Alberta when it spends more than $1,000 on political advertising outside of an election period. Read more: Alberta unions launch ‘resistance’ campaign against provincial budget cuts BoycottUCPdonors.ca lists dozens of Alberta businesses across the province using an interactive map. The AFL said it wanted Albertans to make “informed consumer […]

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Hundreds of student volunteer positions advertised on federal website don’t exist

Hundreds of student volunteer positions advertised on federal website don’t exist

The federal website advertising volunteer positions for students hoping to earn money for their educations through a $900-million government aid program contains hundreds of positions that do not actually exist. Among the student-volunteer positions advertised as available on the I Want to Help website are 1,500 spots with YMCA Canada to help create online exercise regimes for kids and seniors in their communities. Read more: Trudeau admits he did not recuse himself from WE contract vote Yet the YMCA says those positions were actually the brainchild of WE Charity, the organization originally tapped by the Liberal government to administer […]

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