A low-speed autonomous shuttle rides past a taxi during a demonstration on roads around government buildings in Ottawa, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Statistics Canada says domestic firms that invested in robots over since the late 1990s have actually expanded their workforce, suggesting a less than “apocalyptic” result for workers overall. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Firms with more robots also have more workers overall, Statistics Canada study says

Firms that invested in robots were also likely to cut the number of managers


Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia Michael McEvoy during a news conference in Vancouver, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada crawling toward AI regulatory regime, but experts say reform is urgent

Clearview AI said in July it will no longer provide facial recognition services in Canada


The 11 finalists in Campbell River's NexStream technology incubator challenge will now develop working demonstrations of their ideas or invention, along with a detailed three-year business and marketing plan. Meanwhile, the incubator has opened a bonus 10-week session for local businesses looking to grow. Black Press File Photo

Angling for innovation in the Salmon Capital of the World

Reminder: Applications for the second annual NexStream Tech Competition are due Oct. 31

  • Oct 21, 2020


Apple unveils new iPhones for faster 5G wireless networks

Apple will no longer include charging adapters with new phones

Round two of NexStream Tech Challenge now open for applications

Quadra fermenter wins $50K in first iteration of the contest

Winners of NexStream challenge to be announced Sept. 9

Categories for next year’s competition to be announced as winners crowned

  • Sep 11, 2020

Quadra fermenter wins $50K in NexStream Tech Challenge

Brandon Pirie with Wild Isle Ferments takes Wildcard category in first annual contest

Rollout of COVID-19 Alert app faces criticism over accessibility

App requires users to have Apple or Android phones made in the last five years, and a relatively new operating system

Federal government announces $3 million to support B.C. tech companies

The money is part of the $304-million Regional Relief and Recovery Fund for Western businesses

Travel to ‘Group of Seven’ art sites using Google Street View, 100 years after first exhibit

Art group’s first formal exhibit was on May 7, 1920, in Toronto

Minister Claire Trevena to join City’s interactive webinar series

City of Campbell River supports local businesses through virtual meet-ups and online resources

Calling young innovators! #YIS2020 wants your big ideas for a better tomorrow!

Submit your 30-second selfie video before April 30!

  • Mar 2, 2020

Automated honey extraction system to help B.C.’s beekeeping industry

The B.C. agri-tech project will receive $170,320 in funding to build prototype