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25th March 2014

See it, Map it! Ontario Now Has an Invasive Species App

ofahConcerned about Asian carp, giant hogweed, or zebra mussels? You can report these species and more online or with your mobile device using EDDMapS Ontario. The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH), in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR), the Invasive Species Centre (ISC) and the University of Georgia Centre for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health are announcing their new EDDMapS Ontario online and mobile App for Android and Apple devices. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th March 2014

Fourteen Masters Will Unveil Their Secrets At Pixel Animation

pixel animationPixel Québec is proud to present Pixel Animation. Co-organised with TECHNOCompétences, this international convention will gather together video game, visual effects and animation artists, who worked with Dreamworks Animation, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Weta Digital and Blizzard Entertainment, among others. The event will be held on April 4-5 at TRYP Hotel Pur, in Quebec City and will offer 2 days of Masterclasses and networking. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th March 2014

Toronto Screenwriting Conference Announces Telefilm Canada New Voices Award Winners

toronto screenwriting conferenceThe Toronto Screenwriting Conference (TSC) has announced the recipients of the Telefilm Canada New Voices Award. Out of the forty-seven applicants representing nine provinces, from Newfoundland to the Northwest Territories, five emerging writers have received the award; Katherine Di Marino, Elene Mekete, Lea Nakonechny, Ashley Park and Jon Wayne Brown. The fifth annual Toronto Screenwriting Conference takes place at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management on April 5 & 6, 2014. Each winner will receive a complimentary registration to the TSC as well as an exclusive lunch with representatives from Telefilm Canada, and TSC founder and president of Meridian Artists Literary Agency, Glenn Cockburn. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th March 2014

Finalists Announced For CODE Appathon

Canadian Open Data ExperienceLast Friday the Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board, invited Canadians to vote for their favourite apps from the 15 finalists of the Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE). The developers of the app receiving the most votes will be awarded the “Fan Favourite” prize. Now considered the largest appathon in Canadian history, CODE saw over 900 participants from across the country compete to create an unprecedented 110 submissions using federal government data sets. The CODE appathon took place over the weekend of February 28 to March 2, when students, entrepreneurs, and Open Data enthusiasts tried their hand at turning federal Open Data into interesting and beneficial applications that can ultimately lead to a better quality of life for Canadians. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th March 2014

National Crowdfunding Association Applauds Regulators For Setting The Stage For Crowdfunding Success

NCFAOn March 20, 2014, a total of six provincial regulators announced two main proposals for new Crowdfunding prospectus exemptions that would allow early stage companies such as start-ups and SMEs to raise up to $1.5 million of capital online through the issuance of securities. This represents a significant leap forward and positive progress for Crowdfunding advocates such as the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada), who has been working diligently with key industry stakeholders, government, regulators, media, eco-system partners and academia, since launching in October 2012, to provide education, research and valuable input into the development of a viable ‘made in Canada’ framework.  Read the rest of this entry »

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21st March 2014

NextBC: The Showcase For Technology Innovation In BC That Will Shape Our Future

DigiBCBC’s tech community will gather this May to identify and celebrate our top 25 most innovative technology companies that will influence the future.  NextBC showcases the most innovative, game-changing technology produced by BC companies shaping our future and changing the way we do business. Bringing together industry peers, leaders, media and supporters, this event honours the visionaries, the innovators and the disruptors in BC. Read the rest of this entry »

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20th March 2014

BC Gets Interactive At The Game Developers Conference

Province of BCBritish Columbia’s thriving video game and interactive technology sector is taking centre stage with over 40 BC companies and organizations actively participating in this year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco. The expo floor at Moscone Center features a distinctive B.C.-branded booth, including game-inspired artwork by artist Michael Miller, to promote the province as a creative hub of businesses and institutions at the forefront of interactive technology. Read the rest of this entry »

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20th March 2014

New Medical App For Doctors And Pregnant Patients

digital orientation resolutionsDigital Orientation Resolutions Inc., a Vancouver software developer, is pleased to announce the release of iFetal+2 for pregnancy and infancy care. The iPhone app provides primarily the necessary educational materials to both doctors and patients and it allows the patients to be involved in the quality assurance of their own medical care. Read the rest of this entry »

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20th March 2014

Arcade Fire, OneRepublic, And Sarah McLachlan Join 2014 Juno Awards Broadcast

Juno AwardsCTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today that six-time JUNO Award winners Arcade Fire, rockers OneRepublic, and eight-time JUNO Award winner Sarah McLachlan, are the latest performers confirmed for CTV’s broadcast of The 2014 Juno Awards on March 30th. Leading the 2014 JUNO Award nominations with six, including Album of the Year, Arcade Fire, unable to attend The 2014 Juno Awards due to touring commitments, take part in broadcast via a taped performance. The world premiere, exclusive performance – dedicated by the band to the JUNO Awards – will be a one-of-a-kind recorded experience for viewers of Canada’s biggest night in music. Read the rest of this entry »

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20th March 2014

TMN GO Now Available On Android Tablets And Smartphones

movie networkThe Movie Network has announced the launch of The Movie Network GO (TMN GO) on Android tablets and smartphones. Available at no additional cost with a subscription to The Movie Network and TMN Encore, TMN GO offers instant and unlimited access to more than 1,000 hours of Hollywood hit movies, exclusive series from HBO, Cinemax, and Showtime, and classics from every era. TMN subscribers with Android devices are encouraged to download the app now from the Google Play store to get started. Read the rest of this entry »

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