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Apps & Games, News, Ontario

Ontario to bring more reliable internet to more First Nations communities

Ontario is investing $ 10.9 million to bring faster broadband to several cities in First Nations communities in Northern Ontario. In addition, the province will invest in better internet access to close the digital divide and create more economic opportunities for both residents and businesses in these communities. "Now more than ever, residents in Northern Ontario and across the province need access to faster and more reliable broadband service," said Laurie Scott, Minister of Infrastructure, in the press release. "Our investments will make it easier for people to work and learn from home, run their businesses, access vital services and connect with others." Ontario's $ 10.9 million investment aims to build the infrastructure tha...
News, Ontario, Phones

Ontario Police Urge People Not To Call 9-11 To Ask About Stay-at-Home Orders

Several police forces in Ontario report that they have received numerous calls from people asking about the province's newly enacted stay-at-home order. Starting January 14 at 12:01 a.m. M., Ontarians should stay home and go out only for essential reasons, such as shopping for food or attending medical appointments. On Twitter, the official Peel Regional Police account noted that its communications team is "overwhelmed" with 9/11 calls asking about the new lockdown policies.Our communicators are overwhelmed with calls to 911 asking about stay-at-home orders. For your COVID-related questions, call 311 or click the link below for help. 👇 Save 911 for emergencies. - Peel Regional Police (@PeelPolice) January 14, 2021Peel Police a...
Apps & Games, News, Ontario

Ontario to limit food delivery company fees in some areas starting December 19

In November, the Ontario provincial government announced legislation to limit the fees that food delivery companies like Uber Eats and Doordash can charge restaurants. The government now says that the legislation, dubbed the 'Local Restaurant Support Act, 2020', will take effect from December 19 at 12:01 a.m. According to a liberation of the province, food delivery companies "must limit the rates they charge to 20 percent for each transaction, with no more than 15 percent commission for food delivery services." The limit will only apply in areas where eating indoors has been prohibited to help restaurants in those areas stay in business. Also, if indoor dining restrictions reach new regions, the fare cap will apply there as well....
Apps & Games, Canada, News, Ontario

Some Stadia users are limited to 1080p Cyberpunk gameplay

It seems that Cyberpunk 2077 Google Stadia players overload Google's servers and force the game to run at 1080p instead of 4K. MobileSyrup has reached out to Google to find out more about the issue, but for now, it is speculated that the cause is too many users playing the same game at once. The flaw is present on both Chromecast Ultra and PC through the Chrome browser. When you open the Stadia menu while playing the game, you will see "Reopen Game" under the 4K option in the connection settings. Regardless of how many times you reopen the game, it will not go past 1080p or remove the phrase "Reopen Game" from the menu. A Stadia Founder on Community Forums summarize the topic succinctly. Searching online, you can find similar re...
Ontario, Tesla

SpaceX Starlink Internet to Connect First Nation of Pikangikum in Ontario

Earlier this month SpaceX Starlink Internet was approved to operate in Canada by the CRTC. The brainchild of Elon Musk, Starlink is a constellation of Low Earth Orbit (LOE) Internet satellites 550 kilometers above the planet, enabling faster speeds compared to traditional satellite Internet. Mid november Starlink extended its Internet beta invitations to Canada And days later, we read about the first reviews of the impressive plug-and-play service, which costs $ 649 CAD for the satellite dish and then $ 129 CAD per month for the service.Despite early adopter pricing, the Early comments from Canadians noted that the service was very impressive., truly a game changer for rural residents. Now, we have another first for Starlink, as Tesla north reports FSET Information Techn...
Business, Government, Ontario

Ontario Introduces Legislation to Limit Fees for Delivery Apps at COVID-19 Hotspots

The Ontario government is moving to put a cap on the fees delivery services like Uber Eats can charge restaurants in areas where eating inside is prohibited. The new legislation, which is called the Local Restaurant Support Act of 2020, states that the limit would be 15 percent for delivery fees and 20 percent for all fees. If the legislation passes, it would also allow fines of up to $ 10 million to food delivery services that do not comply with the law. The legislation would also ensure that the changes would not affect food delivery service employees or contractors. Ontario Small Business Minister Prabmeet Sarkaria made the announcement on November 26, declaring that the limits are similar to those that have been set in New Y...
Business, Government, Ontario

Ontario government invests $ 680 million to expand broadband access

The Ontario government has announced a $ 680 million investment to expand broadband and cellular access throughout the province. This investment is in addition to the $ 315 million previously announced to support the 'Up to Speed: Broadband and Cellular Action Plan'. The government notes that this crowdfunding will create jobs and connect underserved and underserved communities during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. "With the world online these days, if we are to attract more investment to Ontario and compete in this highly competitive global market, we need every part of our province to be connected to high-speed internet," stated the Prime Minister of Ontario, Doug Ford, in a new release. The investment announced today double...
Business, COVID-19, Government, Ontario

Ontario Government Launches Enhanced COVID-19 Data Center

The Ontario government has launched a updated COVID-19 data hub to provide a better overview of infection rates across the province. The new data page includes interactive charts that allow users to compare infection rates in different public health units. “This new dashboard will allow you to see exactly where the trends are heading. You will have access to the same public health data and information as me, ”Ontario Prime Minister Doug Ford said at a press conference on November 3. Ford noted that the information will be updated daily. The information center includes data on hospital beds, ICU capacity, and test positivity rates."It is critical that everyone has access to this information so that you can take the necessary s...