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Privacy chief says tools must keep pace with technology; takes aim at TV show
GATINEAU – Canada’s privacy safeguards are too out of date to properly protect Canadians’ personal information, says the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. Read more

NCTA says goodbye to its national conference
WASHINGTON – Most attendees noted that the 2016 INTX show (formerly the NCTA Cable Show) in Boston was about the smallest anyone could recall. Read more

New national video relay service offers greater independence to deaf, hard of hearing
OTTAWA–GATINEAU - Canadians who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired now have a new way to communicate thanks to Wednesday’s launch of the new national video relay service (VRS). Read more

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Lakeland encourages rural customers to get their Gig on
MUSKOKA, ON – Lakeland Networks has begun rolling out 1 Gigabit fibre service to rural homes and businesses in Ontario’s Muskoka area. Read more

Vidéotron overhauls broadband plans
MONTREAL - Vidéotron announced Wednesday it is revamping its residential Internet access service plans in order to make its ultra-high-speed service even more affordable, says the company. Read more

Broadcasters unite to bring Radioplayer to Canada
TORONTO – UK-based digital radio streaming service Radioplayer is coming to Canada after joining forces with 15 Canadian radio broadcasters. Read more

Novus launches IPTV
VANCOUVER - Novus Entertainment will offer IP-based TV services to IPTV-ready buildings in the greater Vancouver area starting October 1st. Read more

Bell, MTS, help sponsor Winnipeg's Innovation Alley
WINNIPEG – Bell and MTS have announced plans to bring faster broadband and wireless Internet to Winnipeg’s Innovation Alley as the two companies continue to work closer together while awaiting all approvals of BCE's proposed purchase of the Read more

Rogers adds two new Ontario radio stations with Tillsonburg Broadcasting acquisition
TORONTO - Rogers Media is buying Tillsonburg Broadcasting Company Limited (TBCL) as it adds to its radio assets in Southwestern Ontario. Read more

Iristel, Ice Wireless to offer telehealth services to Canada's North
MARKHAM, ON - Ice Wireless and parent company Iristel Inc. are teaming up with Pharmaceutical Innovation Ltd. Read more

Rogers family unveils plans for $1.5B condo project in Mississauga
MISSISSAUGA – The Rogers family is behind a massive new 10-tower condo project in Mississauga that will be built on a parcel of land that the late Rogers patriarch Ted Rogers once had earmarked for a radio transmitter. Read more

Virgin Radio invites listeners to ‘The Kardi Party’
TORONTO – Bell Media’s Virgin Radio stations will get the party started this weekend with a new show helmed by Canadian rapper, songwriter, and producer Kardinal Offishall. Read more

TLN boasts audiences higher than TIFF
TORONTO – Capitalizing on the country’s film festival fever earlier this month, TLN Television says that its recent Cinema Paradiso Film Festival attracted more viewers than the Toronto International Film Festival did. Read more

Registration opens for IIC Canada 2016
OTTAWA – Registration is now open for the 14th annual International Institute of Communication – Canadian chapter conference scheduled for November 16 -17 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa. Read more

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