Giant British blimps to service Canada’s Northwest Territories

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A British manufacturer is apparently working on some airships for Discovery Air of Yellowknife, supplying remote communities and enterprises in the less hospitable regions of the Canada’s Northwest Territories.
They call them airships, but in layman’s terms, they’re probably better described as futuristic blimps. Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) is the company behind the vision and they signed on with Discovery Air Innovations, based out of Quebec, to build the $40 million vehicles.

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Wind Turbines – Bad For Your Health?

WOLFE ISLAND, Ont. (12/11/2010) - Eleven of Wolfe Island's 86 windmills loom behind Keith Walton, who takes a break from plowing his field in the early evening hours of Friday, Nov. 12, 2010. Walton supports the local wind farms, the second largest turbine project in Canada. Although the wind farms have been controversial, the TransAlta project has brought a sizable amount of money to the community and has been embraced by most Wolfe Islanders. Photo by Galit Rodan.

A group of Ontario residents who live near wind turbines claim the turbines have caused health problems. The group spoke up against the Ontario government’s decision to give energy giant Suncor a licence to build an eight-turbine wind power project in the city of Chatham-Kent, Ontario. The group of Chatham-Kent citizens filed an appeal to Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal. This marks Canada’s first hearings examining the health effects of wind turbines.

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Canadians getting more WP7 devices with hardware keyboards

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I’m partial to physical keyboards, because for the life of me, I just can’t achieve the same kind accuracy and speed on a virtual keyboard. That’s why I’m happy to hear Microsoft’s intent on bringing more QWERTY-packing Windows Phone 7 devices to the Canadian market.

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Virgin Mobile Q4 roadmap reveals Bold 9780, Galaxy S

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It used to be that Virgin Mobile was the cheap alternative and it was loaded up with all the cheap phones. That’s not the case anymore, because the carrier is getting just as many hot devices as its big brand counterparts. Looking at this leaked Q4 roadmap, there are more than a couple phones to catch your attention.

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Netflix Canada for iPad review

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Netflix for Canada has launched today, giving access to unlimited movies and TV shows streamed right to your device for just $7.99 a month. The service is available to PCs, Macs, PS3, Wii, iOS devices (iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch) and even Samsung and Toshiba Blu-ray disc players. Netflix plans to add streaming support to XBOX 360 later this fall, VIZIO and Insignia Blu-ray players down the road, as well as Internet TVs from Samsung and Apple TV.

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Rogers to sell Apple iPad end of May, the world waits

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Right now, the only version of the Apple iPad that you can buy comes with Wi-Fi alone with a 3G radio nary in sight. In fact, Canadians can’t officially buy one within our borders yet, having to trek down to the United States to get an iPad. That’s going to change very soon.

That’s because Rogers will sell it and, hopefully, this will be at a subsidized price. That can help you save hundreds in the short run, though you’ll be stuck with a data contract in the long run.

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Paid Android Market opens to Canada

Google Android Market on a Motorola Devour Smartphone - Photo: Mobile Magazine

I don’t see why this has taken so long, iPhone users have been able to purchase paid apps from the Apple App Store since it was first made available in Canada, so why would Android users have to wait this long? For whatever the reason, the powers that be have now lifted the restriction which once blocked the Android Market from the great white north. This could have something to do with regulatory restrictions, as the Nexus One phone just became available to Canadian’s today. Or some marketing tactic by Google.

Up until now, Google Android smartphones owners in Canada have only been able to download free applications from Android Market.

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Foreign investment getting green light in Canadian wireless industry?

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In case you didn’t already know, the Canadian government has some rather stringent restrictions on how the wireless industry can operate within our borders. They do not allow much in terms of foreign investment and control, but it seems that these shackles will soon be loosened.

Do you remember the hiccups that Wind Mobile had to overcome prior to its launch? Do you remember how the CRTC almost stopped Wind from opening its doors due to a sizable investment from a German firm? If these new changes do take place, situations like that will truly be a thing of the past.

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DAVE Wireless to Join Canadian Landscape in Early 2010

The wireless climate in Canada is abuzz this week with the launch of Wind Mobile, finally offering some real competition to the “big three” wireless providers. What about that other guy that won a bunch of spectrum during the auction? Oh, he’s coming. And soon. While Wind Mobile is rolling out its services across major […]

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Rogers Wireless Comes Under Fire, Charges for “Free” Text Messages

And it seems like Rogers Wireless is getting itself in trouble again. Rosanna von Sacken is the mother of three teenagers and she is very displeased that the terms of her agreement have been changed on her. More specifically, she was told that all text messages received would be free (with the exception of “premium” […]

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