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.

CTV expands weekend news in Ottawa

Bell Media said today that its local weekend news and information programs in Ottawa are getting a new on-air look including changes to two of Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec’s more popular local shows

The CTV News at Six with Kimothy Walker, Ottawa’s most watched weekend news show, will expand to a full-hour program on Saturdays, beginning Saturday, Sept. 10.

CHCH-TV Hamilton completes the digital OTA transition

CHCH-TV, Hamilton, Ontario is making the analog to digital transition two weeks ahead of deadline. Rather than waiting for the August 31 deadline, CHCH says it will make the switch today, Monday August 15th, at 9:30 a.m, moving from analog over-the-air transmitters to digital.

Mobilicity now available at 50 Walmart Canada stores

Mobilicity today announced a distribution agreement with Walmart Canada which would see the firm`s wireless phones and airtime bundles sold in approximately 50 Walmart stores across Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

Today’s announcement complements Mobilicity’s existing retail distribution channel and Mobilicity stores across the five markets in which it operates.

Rogers announces LTE in Ottawa but what does it really mean for subscribers?

Rogers Communications Inc. this week announce that its commercial Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless network in Ottawa was now operational. Once again, the company also announced that LTE would rollout to Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal later this fall.

The benefits of LTE for Rogers are huge. LTE promises better network performance, better support for data services demanded by todays smartphones, and most importantly for Rogers lower costs in maintaining the network.

Ottawa’s EZ Rock becomes boom 99.7

>EZ Rock FM in Ottawa has switched formats. Starting last Thursday, the Astral owned station began playing music from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s which the station says is programmed to appeal to “vibrant 35-54 year-old women living and working in Ottawa”.

The launch of boom in Ottawa follows Astral’s conversion of EZ Rock to boom in Toronto last year and just over a year after EZ Rock launched.

Rogers Wireless launching LTE in four cities this year

Rogers Communications Inc. said today it will launch its commercial Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless network in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Ottawa this year.

The launch comes after Rogers and its technology partner, Ericsson Canada, successfully conducted technical trials in Ottawa last fall and winter.

Virgin Radio dropped in Ottawa

Just two years after Astral Radio switched The Bear in Ottawa to Virgin Radio, Canada’s largest radio broadcaster is switching it back.

Starting this week, Astral says The Bear will “return to more of the rock music that they know and love drawn from a deeper, wider musical catalogue.”

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