Metro opens 9 Mobilicity kiosks in select stores

Grocery giant Metro and Mobilicity today announced a test-pilot program that would see the opening of Mobilicity wireless kiosks in nine Metro grocery stores in Ottawa and Toronto.

The young wireless company currently offers wireless plans in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver starting at $25 per month.

Rogers announces a further expansion of its LTE Wireless service

Rogers Wireless today announced the expansion of its next generation 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless network service into more cities surrounding the Greater Toronto Area and surrounding Vancouver.

Scarborough to get a new Ethnic FM Radio station

In a broadcasting decision handed down today, the CRTC has approved an application by Subanasiri Vaithilingam for a broadcasting licence to operate a commercial ethnic FM radio programming undertaking in Scarborough, Ontario.

Scarborough, a popular destination for new immigrants to Canada, is a dissolved municipality of over 600,000 people located at the Eastern edge of Toronto.

Public Mobile now offers U.S. Roaming

Public Mobile, providers of low cost wireless service in Toronto and Montreal , today announced it has expanded its roaming coverage to the United States.

The company’s U.S. roaming rates will be the same as in Canada, 15 cents a minute to send or receive a call. Incoming texts are free and outgoing texts are 15-cents.

Primus building 8th data centre in Markham Ontario

Primus Business Services, a division of Primus Canada Inc., has announced that construction has begun on a new Data Centre in Markham Ontario which the company says is necessary to meet business demand in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

The first phase of the 30,000 square foot GTA Data Centre initiative will be a 7,500 square foot pod that is built to LEED standards for environmental sustainability.

Leaked document shows Public Mobile has over 150,000 Customers

Privately owned Public Mobile, providers of low cost wireless service in Toronto and Montreal, now has over 150,000 subscribers according to a leaked document that was forwarded to the Mobile Syrup blog.

Another stiff price increase at Toronto Hydro comes into effect today

Toronto Hydro will be changing to winter pricing today and will be increasing its Regulated Price Plan (RPP) rates by 0.3 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) for the first 1000 kWh of electricity consumed each month and 0.4 cents per kWh for any additional usage. .

Customers on Time-of-use (TOU) pricing will also see their rates hiked.

CBC Radio draws more than 6.1 million listeners a week

Listenership was up in September CBC Radio across Canada, with particularly strong showings in Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto, and for the network overall, according to PPM results.

CBC Radio One captured a 9.2 share, its highest since November 2009, while CBC Radio 2 captured a 2.5 share in the five PPM markets.

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