Coronavirus: Quebec gets access to COVID Alert app

Coronavirus: Quebec gets access to COVID Alert app


Quebec Premier François Legault on Monday announced the introduction of the Canadian government’s COVID Alert app in the province, explaining the province has come to the conclusion the app is secure. Legault urged Quebecers to download the app because it will “only really help us if many people choose to activate it.”

Province to provide high-speed internet to all Nova Scotians by 2022

Province to provide high-speed internet to all Nova Scotians by 2022


Access to high speed internet as an essential service is something that has become apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, about 30 per cent of Nova Scotia does not have access to high speed internet. Tuesday, the government committed to changing that over the next 2 years. Jesse Thomas has more.

China says US ‘oppressing’ Huawei with ‘national security risk’ label – National

China says US ‘oppressing’ Huawei with ‘national security risk’ label - National
China on Wednesday demanded Washington stop “oppressing Chinese companies” after U.S. regulators declared telecom equipment suppliers Huawei and ZTE to be national security threats.The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday blocked the Chinese vendors from receiving subsidies from a government fund, stepping up efforts to limit their access to the U.S. market. Read more: China demands U.S. withdraw export sanctions on tech suppliers as conflict grows A foreign ministry spokesman accused Washington of “abusing state power” to hurt Chinese companies “without any evidence.”“We once again urge the United States to stop abusing the concept of national security, deliberately discrediting China and unreasonably oppressing Chinese companies,” said the spokesman, Zhao Lijian.U.S. regulators say Huawei Technologies...

Accessibility in the digital age: Okanagan parent voices concern

Accessibility in the digital age: Okanagan parent voices concern
[ad_1] When School District 23 recently introduced a new app for parents to report their child’s absence from class, not everybody was able to fully use it.Derek Wilson is blind. The app the school district chose is inaccessible, he said.“I think that the school district, if they’re going to use public funds to provide a service, then as a parent, I have a right to expect to use that service, and the truth is that I can’t,” Wilson said.“And it’s impacting the safety of my children.” READ MORE: Remapping accessibility around the world Wilson uses a screen reader on his phone, which is software that converts text to speech.When he initially signed on to use the app, Wilson said he wasn’t surprised that it wasn’t fully accessible to him.“I deal with this every day, multiple...