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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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Website launched seeking virtual feedback on Kapyong Barracks design plans

Website launched seeking virtual feedback on Kapyong Barracks design plans

A website has been launched to let the public see what the future will hold for the old Kapyong Barracks land on Kenaston Boulevard in Winnipeg. The site, treaty1.ca/Kapyong, goes through the timeline, history and current design aspects of the project. Canada Lands Company (CLC) told 680 CJOB it has had to scrap in-person sessions with the community because of the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE: Demolition of Kapyong Barracks to start next week “We’ve pivoted and developed the project website that will provide anyone who is interested about what’s happening on the lands information about the project,” said Chris […]

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Okanagan student wins gold at national website design competition

Okanagan student wins gold at national website design competition

An Okanagan student topped the field this week at a national website design competition. Aidan Eglin, a Grade 11 student at Pleasant Valley Secondary School in Armstrong, competed in the technology division at the Skills Canada event in Halifax. His website entry on a maritime seafood restaurant was judged the best of all the national competitors. WATCH BELOW (Aired Dec. 21, 2019): Okanagan teen’s scheduling app gaining momentum 1:56 Okanagan teen’s scheduling app gaining momentum Okanagan teen’s scheduling app gaining momentum “We don’t know yet how the judges scored, but my observations were that Aidan completed the tests in […]

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City of Edmonton launches mobile-friendly website – Edmonton

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.

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 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. For the redesign the city partnered with Yellow Pencil Inc., a local web design, development and hosting firm. The […]

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