New massive Microsoft Canada HQ slated for September 2020

 

 

This morning, Microsoft Canada announced that it will move its Canadian headquarters to a new space in the heart of downtown Toronto at 81 Bay Street. Opening in 2020, the new facility will span four floors & 132,000 square feet of the new CIBC Square, empowering employees to thrive in a new modern workplace. Currently under construction, the new facility’s more central location is well-served by transit and is closer to Toronto’s downtown innovation hub. [Read more…]

Meteorite fragment adorns Royal Canadian Mint commemorative coin – SOLD OUT

Just days before Canada Day came word that an out-of-this-world piece of Canadian memorabilia was sold out.

The prize 2018 $20 fine silver coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint was designed to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) and it contains a fragment of a real meteorite.

“One hundred and fifty years of research, education and discovery by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) is an engaging story to share with Canadians,” said Sandra Hanington, president and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint.     ALSO READ FULL ARTICLE at Troy MEDIA. [Read more…]

Is your home killing you?

It lurks in your home but you can’t see or smell it. And it may just be putting your life at risk.

No, it’s not carbon monoxide – it’s radon gas. According to Health Canada, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Smokers are at even a higher risk.

Radon is everywhere. It doesn’t matter where you live – a new house or a century old – every home has some level of radon and that level determines the health hazard. [Read more…]

Getting a jolt out of the Chevy Bolt’s practicality and versatility

GM’s top-selling electric car has plenty of features that make it attractive for everyday use, at a price that puts its chief competition to shame

With the growing public focus on the use of clean energy, electric cars sales are on the rise – and the frontrunner may surprise you.

CleanTechnica and InsideEVs, which track U.S. plug-in sales by automaker, report that in November, Chevrolet’s Bolt EV outsold Tesla’s sleek Model S.

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MTN Dew and Doritos giving away an Xbox One X every hour

While there’s a lot of hype going around about the upcoming November 7th launch of the much-anticipated Xbox One X, there’s also a contest that will allow Canadians to win one of over 1,000 units up for grabs. All this, courtesy of Mountain Dew and Doritos who have teamed up and will give you a chance to ‘Win Every Hour.” And if you are in Toronto there’s another Xbox One giveaway happening. [Read more…]

Netflix Canada being created with $500M for Canadian content creation

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As a Canadian, if you enjoy Netflix’s original programming, then you might be really happy to hear that Minister of Canadian Heritage and Netflix have announced an agreement that will see Netflix investing at least half a billion (Canadian) dollars in original Canadian productions over the next five years and part of that agreement will include creating a new entity.

Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Big Drone Show and film festival landing in Toronto

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Canada’s biggest drone event, The Big Drone Show (BDS17), a conference and trade fair for enthusiasts and professionals featuring all things drone and UAV, hits the Metro Toronto Convention Centre this September 27th and 28th, 2017 and will be hosted by drone technology company, The Sky Guys Ltd. The event also features a film contest, the 1st Annual Toronto Drone Film Festival (TDFF). Read more…at CanoeTech Blog.

Stream NFL Football live in Canada with DAZN

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For Canadians who can’t get enough football, you may be happy to know that DAZN (pronounced “Da Zone”) is launching here in Canada just in time for NFL 2017 preseason. It will be the only service available here to provide every single live NFL game including the post-season games and the coveted Super Bowl game and with no blackouts. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Downed INTERAC e-Transfer services slowly coming back on-line

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If you use INTERAC e-transfer services to send and receive money and you’re still celebrating Canada 150, you may not have noticed that the service is down and has been for over 24 hours. However, the good news is that, the company has just reported via Twitter that it would be starting to bring back some of its financial institutions on-line, in a sequential basis, starting at 9PM EST (July 1, 2017). Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Absolut Vodka Canada 150 bottle a work of high tech art

There are many ways the world is celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday, but Swedish vodka maker Absolut is toasting the occasion with a limited edition bottle: Absolut Canada. While the bottle still contains the same vodka people have enjoyed for decades, the bottle design is uniquely Canadian.  It was created by a Canadian artist using custom high tech software and state of the art hardware inspired by something that has a rich history in Canada and keeps Canadians warm – a quilt. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.