Canadian Rising

Activists focus on RCMP as fears of a police raid on Wet'suwet'en territory escalate

January 28, 2020 Activists focus on RCMP as fears of a police raid on Wet'suwet'en territory escalate "Canada is an occupation," says one activist. RCMP surveillance and arrests of Indigenous land defenders and allies have continued as resistance to the Coastal GasLink pipeline intensifies. ...

Home care policies failing workers and patients in Ontario

Zaid Noorsumar "The conditions of work are the conditions of care." Natalie Mehra, executive director, Ontario Health Coalition As a nurse, Althea Quinn's instinct was to spend more time with the husband of the dying woman she was attending to during a home visit.  "It was obvious that she was ...

Shopify to open first permanent office in Vancouver, hire 1,000 employees

Shopify is set to expand its presence in Vancouver, with plans to move into a new office space and hire 1,000 employees. The Ottawa-founded e-commerce company announced on Tuesday that it plans to open what will be its first permanent office in the city. The plan for its office represents a major c ...

Miovision raises $120 million CAD round led by Telus Ventures

Miovision, a smart city-focused startup, has raised $120 million CAD in a funding round led by Telus Ventures. The round also saw participation from a syndicate of investors led by previous investor McRock Capital. The syndicate reportedly consists of new investors and existing investors who “cho ...

A Demonstrably False Premise: Why “Inevitable” Canadian Internet and Cancon Regulations Won’t Level the Playing Field, Support Canadian Stories or Save a Thriving Industry

Later this week, a government appointed panel tasked with reviewing Canada’s broadcast and telecommunications laws is likely to recommend new regulations for internet streaming companies such as Netflix, Disney, and Amazon that will include mandated contributions to support Canadian film and tele ...

Huawei to get only partial access to UK’s 5G networks

Huawei and other “high risk” telecom providers will be excluded from the core of the U.K.’s 5G and gigabit-capable networks, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government has decided. It’s a move that could influence Canada’s decision on whether to allow carriers here to buy 5G equipment f ...

Terramera raises $4.6 million CAD Series B extension to reduce global pesticide use

Terramera, the Vancouver Agtech startup on a mission to reduce synthetic pesticides globally, has raised an additional $4.6 million CAD ($3.5 million USD) for its Series B funding round. Terramera originally closed the round in September, with the $59.5 million CAD investment led by Ospraie Ag Scie ...

Technology, consumers driving emerging market equities

In the past, Canadian investors may have seen emerging market indices as too heavy on materials and energy companies, which are also well-represented in North ... ...

How long is a piece of string?

How long is a piece of string? What is the price of mobile service in Canada? The response to both questions is, “it depends.” And personally, I don’t think that should change. It’s reasonable to ask “around how much does it cost for unlimited national minutes and global texts and say, 10 ...

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The Healthtech Times is a weekly newsletter covering healthtech news from Canada and around the globe. Subscribe to H|T using the form at the bottom of this page to ensure you don’t miss out on the most important healthtech news every week! BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Nicoya launches third product fol ...