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In the news … February 1, 2019

Working remotely from a tropical beach is tougher than it looks

Imagine this: You finish your work for the day, press “Send” to email files to your boss, then lean back in your chair, toss your feet up, and gaze out at the turquoise water and white sand beach.

And no, it’s not a screen saver.

Untethered to a desk, a commute, or a mortgage, digital nomads use technology to work remotely, earning a living while they travel the world.


Gambling Canada: Where we are

We’ve seen some interim and provincial reports come out on schedule, but early March is when the bulk of financial information for the previous year becomes available to analysts, stockholders, and the general public in digestible form to varying degrees.

While most of us can simply watch or read the news and get a feeling for the state of the industry, there are others whose business depends on where we’re at and where we’re headed. They follow the numbers and trends more closely.


Media Advisory: Canada’s top industry associations’ presidents discuss importance of oil and natural gas in Alberta’s upcoming provincial election

Join the presidents of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC), Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (CAODC), Explorers and Producers Association of Canada (EPAC), and Canadian Energy Pipeline Association in a conversation about the important role energy will play in the upcoming provincial election.


Canadian Screen Awards trying ‘different style of awards show’ with no host

This year’s Canadian Screen Awards won’t have a host — a move organizers say is a deliberate attempt to try something new amid a “crisis” of declining ratings and not something done out of necessity, like with the Oscars.

Beth Janson, CEO of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, says the traditional approach of trying to attract viewers and channel-surfers by having a famous face as host is “a very old-fashioned way of thinking,” since TV audience habits have changed.



The comments by Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale to reporters were the most specific indication yet from Ottawa on the timing of a politically sensitive announcement.

Officials are studying the security implications of 5G networks, the latest generation of cellular mobile communications. Some Canadian allies have already imposed restrictions on Huawei equipment, citing the risk of espionage.


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