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3rd September 2014

Family Channel Encourages Students To Stand UP! With Annual Bullying Awareness Week Campaign

Family ChannelFamily Channel is ready to challenge bullying behaviour as its 12th annual Stand UP! campaign launches today in advance of Bullying Awareness Week. Partnering with Bowmanville, ON natives Eleven Past One on a new anthem and set to visit schools across Canada to see what students do to prevent bullying, Family aims to empower kids to stand up, not stand by, when they see bullying happen. Bullying Awareness Week runs from November 17 to 23. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th April 2014

Toon Boom Condorito Now Available On iPad And Android Tablets

Toon BoomTwo-time Emmy® Award recipient Toon Boom Animation Inc. has announced today the release of Toon Boom Condorito for iPad and Android tablets, available in Spanish and English. Have fun making cartoons with Condorito and his friends Coné, Yayita, Doña Tremebunda and Pepe Cortisona. Use your imagination to create a drawing or choose a Condorito clip art image, and then make it move. Users can easily share their Condorito drawing or animation with friends and family. 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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14th March 2014

Unpeeling A Canadian Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Mystery

Nintendo CanadaAfter almost a month of enticing Canadians with the Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Banana Mania Contest, Nintendo of Canada has finally unpeeled the closely guarded secret about the number of bananas found frozen in a block of ice deep in the Canadian wilderness.  Check out the behind-the-scenes video below to see all of Donkey Kong’s hilarious Banana Mania shenanigans. Our review of the new game is available here. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th February 2014

Ontario Student Wins Canada’s First Doodle 4 Google Competition

google canadaFollowing thousands of submissions, and nearly 200,000 votes, Ontario’s Cindy Tang, age 17 has been named the winner of the first ever Doodle 4 Google Canada competition for her illustration of an underwater sea telescope. In October 2013 Google invited Canadian students from across the country to re-imagine the Google doodle and express their creativity reflecting the theme, “If I could invent anything, I would invent…” Read the rest of this entry »

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20th February 2014

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Banana Mania Contest Ends Today

Nintendo CanadaCanadians may be eagerly waiting for a spring thaw but there’s no one going more bananas over frozen ice than Donkey Kong.  In just three days, the world’s most recognizable primate will finally learn how many bananas were frozen inside a massive block of ice buried deep in the wilderness.    Canadians have until later today, Thursday February 20, to enter the Banana Mania contest at Nintendo of Canada’s Facebook page. Winners will be contacted on Friday, February 21, when Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is available at retailers across Canada and the Nintendo eShop. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th February 2014

Square Enix And Amazon Launch The Ultimate Thief Mod Contest

Eidos MontrealSquare Enix® and Amazon.com Inc., in collaboration with a host of gaming partners including AMD and the team behind The Dark Mod, have announced the ultimate THIEF™ mod contest in celebration of the upcoming reboot to one of the most renowned stealth franchises in gaming history currently in development at Eidos-Montréal™. Beginning today, we challenge the THIEF and modding communities to put their imagination to the test. Whether it’s creating a new heist for Garrett or reworking a classic level from the series, Square Enix and Amazon are looking for fans to submit entries in one of two categories; either a short video playthrough of a mod they’ve created, or a pitch for a mod they would like to create. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th February 2014

Nintendo Of Canada Goes Bananas To Celebrate The Launch Of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Nintendo CanadaA week after a mysterious crate was discovered deep in the Canadian wilderness, information about its contents are finally being released.  Examined in a secure facility near Whistler in British Columbia, television personality Ajay Fry and Donkey Kong himself have revealed what the  much-speculated crate contained – and it’s totally bananas! In fact, it’s an ice block full of bananas! Read the rest of this entry »

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10th February 2014

2014 N100 Competition Open For Entries

N100Northumberland CFDC, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing financing and strategy for entrepreneurs has issued a call for entrants for its 2014 N100 competition. N100 is a competition for startup companies with the potential to grow, innovate and create jobs in Northumberland, Ontario. There is no need to be currently located in Northumberland to participate, and a $100,000 in investment capital is available. The competition runs through three rounds and features a high-level power panel. Further details are listed below, but please see the N100 website for complete information. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th February 2014

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Banana Mania Uncrated

Nintendo CanadaA week after a mysterious crate was discovered deep in the Canadian wilderness, information about its contents are finally being released.  Examined in a secure facility near Whistler, television personality Ajay Fry and Donkey Kong himself have revealed what the much-speculated crate contained – and it’s totally bananas! In fact, it’s an ice block full of bananas! Read the rest of this entry »

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