Cable & Telecom

Commission sets aside 8-1-1 for health queries

OTTAWA - Canadians with health questions (that aren’t emergencies) may soon be able to dial 8-1-1 to have their questions answered. The CRTC today approved a request by Alberta Health and Wellness (the provincial ministry of health) to be assigned 8-1-1 as a number people could call with non-urgent health questions. “Alberta Health and Wellness stated that teletriage service has been identified by all provincial and territorial Deputy Ministers of Health as an important component in primary care restructuring and reform. Teletriage service, as a component of primary care systems, would improve access to primary health care services, the quality...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.