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16th October 2013

Kootenay Students Benefit From Haul-Truck Training Simulators

Province of BCAdvanced Education Minister Amrik Virk got a hands-on demonstration today of a haul-truck simulator during a visit to the College of the Rockies. The college bought four stationary haul-truck simulators and one mobile simulator through funding totalling more than $2.8 million. Funding sources included $580,000 from the Province, $560,000 from the Columbia Basin Trust, and more than $1.7 million through Western Economic Diversification. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th October 2013

New Canada Media Fund Accelerator Partnership Pilot Program

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today a new pilot program designed to offer existing Experimental Stream funded projects with increased access to mentorship, markets, and capital. The Accelerator Partnership Pilot Program (A3P), with a budget of $360K, will support digital media projects that have previously received Experimental Stream funding for development or production by enabling their producers to enroll in acceleration programs. The A3P guidelines can be reviewed in an online PDF document. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th October 2013

Whistler Film Festival’s Coveted Borsos Competition Celebrates 10th Anniversary

whistler film festivalThe Whistler Film Festival is pleased to announce the six films that will compete in the 10th annual Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature Film for a cash prize of $15,000, the second largest cash prize for a Canadian film in the country. Launched in 2004 in honor of legendary Canadian filmmaker Phillip Borsos, the Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature Film, celebrates independent vision, original directorial style and the diversity of talent found in Canadian film. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th October 2013

Aegis Mobility Creates The Industry’s First Safe Driving Enforcement Solution for Apple iOS

aegis mobilityAegis Mobility, a Burnaby-based developer of solutions to prevent distracted driving, announced today that it has created the industry’s first safe driving solution for Apple’s iOS operating system that provides policy enforcement. Apple’s iOS operating system presents unique characteristics for enterprise applications. It is well understood and accepted that such characteristics have, up until now, presented challenges for safe driving policy enforcement. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th October 2013

CiRBA And GigaOM Research To Present Webcast On Internal Cloud Management

cirbaAutomated Capacity Control Software provider CiRBA Inc. has announced that it will participate in a live Webcast on October 24, 2013 at 1 p.m. ET entitled “Internal Cloud Management: Bringing Order from Chaos.” This one-hour roundtable will be moderated by Barb Goldworm, president and chief analyst, FOCUS, LLC and will include Jo Maitland, research director at GigaOM Research and 15-year veteran of the IT industry, and Andrew Hillier, CiRBA’s co-founder and CTO, who has nearly 20 years of experience in the creation and implementation of mission-critical software for global organizations. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th October 2013

Ubisoft Delays Watch_Dogs Until Spring 2014

ubisoft canadaIn a statement released just over an hour ago, Ubisoft has announced that the much-awaited game Watch Dogs will be delayed until the Spring of 2014. This news is disappointing to the Village Gamer house as this is one of the few games we’ve put on pre-order for the Wii U – we were looking forward to seeing how this action title would play with the extra screen. Following is a statement directly from the Watch_Dogs development teams: Read the rest of this entry »

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14th October 2013

Emerald Winding Up A Very Successful Kickstarter Campaign

krangGAMESEmerald, an atmospheric, story-driven action-adventure game Emerald, currently in development at Vancouver’s KrangGames, is heading into its final 48 hours on Kickstarter, where the campaign has raised $ 7 395.00, surpassing its goal of $ 5 800.00 and heading towards meeting the developer’s sixth stretch goal. Krang’s founder, Nick Yonge (who incidentally celebrated his birthday this past weekend), is very excited by the promotion that Emerald has received over the course of its run on Kickstarter. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th October 2013

David Hayter Joins The Cast Of The Long Dark

hinterlandWith less than 48 hours to go in the Kickstarter campaign for The Long DarkHinterland Games is pleased to announce that one of the most celebrated voice actors in games today has joined the very talented cast for the game. David Hayter is best known for his over 15-year role as the English voice of the iconic video game hero Solid Snake, from Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid series. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th October 2013

X Prize, Virgin Unite And PlayLab Launch Rocket-Building Workshops For Children

playlabWorking in partnership with California’s X Prize Foundation and Galactic Unite (the not-for-profit initiative of Virgin Galactic, its Future Astronaut customers and Virgin Unite), PlayLab has announced a series of rocket-building workshops for children grade 4-7, designed to inspire the next generation of space enthusiasts and innovators. Focusing on a collaborative effort to design, build and test rockets of varying designs, the workshop program helps build innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity skills and exposes children to science, engineering and aerospace technology. The workshop series will start on October 27th 2013, and run for four consecutive Sundays at Northstar Montessori Private School in Mississauga. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th October 2013

New App Makes Print Textbook Pages Come To Life On A Mobile Device

pearsonPrint textbook pages come to life with today’s launch of Pearson BouncePages. Now available on any mobile app store, this free app allows parents, teachers, and students to instantly launch interactive instructional content directly from a textbook page. The app was developed in collaboration with Layar, an international developer of mobile augmented reality and interactive print media with an office in Toronto. Read the rest of this entry »

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