how-3-brothers-solved-a-tech-glitch-that-was-crashing-alberta’s-covid-19-vaccine-booking-tool

How 3 brothers solved a tech glitch that was crashing Alberta’s COVID-19 vaccine booking tool

Mathewson and grandparents

Within minutes of its 8 a.m. opening Wednesday, the Alberta system allowing seniors to book for the COVID-19 vaccine had crashed. By noon, a trio of Edmonton brothers had figured out the problem and posted a solution to help others sidestep the glitch.

how-three-brothers-solved-a-tech-glitch-that-was-crashing-alberta’s-covid-19-vaccine-booking-tool

How three brothers solved a tech glitch that was crashing Alberta’s COVID-19 vaccine booking tool

Mathewson and grandparents

Within minutes of its 8 a.m. opening Wednesday, the Alberta system allowing seniors to book for the COVID-19 vaccine had crashed. By noon, a trio of Edmonton brothers had figured out the problem and posted a solution to help others sidestep the glitch.

pandemic-increased-direct-aid-to-fossil-fuel-producers,-new-study-shows

Pandemic increased direct aid to fossil fuel producers, new study shows

Oilpatch Monitoring Letter 20200604

A new report suggests the economic impact of the pandemic led to a massive increase in federal aid to Canada’s oil patch.

canada-launching-$7m-project-to-track-international-‘dark-vessels’-at-sea

Canada launching $7M project to track international ‘dark vessels’ at sea

dark vessels

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans will use satellites to identify ships that may be fishing illegally, in a $7 million project to track so-called ‘dark vessels’ around the globe.

pigs-can-learn-to-manipulate-joystick-and-react-to-video-game-screen,-researchers-say

Pigs can learn to manipulate joystick and react to video game screen, researchers say

Omellette

Omelette, Hamlett, Ebony and Ivory, the pig subjects in a Purdue University study, were able to use a joystick to play a multilevel version of a game that loosely resembles Pong. 

hundreds-of-workers-at-cybersecurity-agency-vote-to-strike

Hundreds of workers at cybersecurity agency vote to strike

Cyberdefence Cda

Hundreds of cybersecurity workers at Canada’s foreign signals intelligence agency have voted to strike, a move that comes amid growing conerns about cyber attacks during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

kitchener-unlikely-to-ticket-many-idling-drivers-—-but-that’s-ok,-clean-air-advocate-says

Kitchener unlikely to ticket many idling drivers — but that’s OK, clean air advocate says

Car exhaust

Gabriella Kalapos, executive director of Clean Air Partnership, says the city’s new bylaw can be an effective tool to get people to turn off their engines while they sit and wait by simply educating them about how their actions affect the environment.

what-experts-say-canada-needs-to-do-to-become-a-leader-in-the-electric-vehicle-industry

What experts say Canada needs to do to become a leader in the electric vehicle industry

Electric vehicle charging space

Canadian companies and governments can seize on the push for electric vehicles happening in the U.S. and become leaders in specific areas of electric vehicle manufacturing and innovation, experts say.

playstations-scarce,-automakers-stalled-amid-semiconductor-shortage-brought-on-by-pandemic

Playstations scarce, automakers stalled amid semiconductor shortage brought on by pandemic

Windsor Assembly Plant FCA

A shortage of semiconductors — the microchips needed in everything from military equipment to coffee makers — is causing delays around the world, disrupting supply chains for smartphones and causing major problems in the auto industry. For consumers, it means a delay getting some products. It could also mean higher prices.

poundmaker-cree-nation-welcomes-back-bison-to-traditional-territory

Poundmaker Cree Nation welcomes back bison to traditional territory

plains bison

For the first time in over a century, plains bison are roaming on Poundmaker Cree Nation territory in Saskatchewan again.