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Locked boxes, rotary phones and app controls: Canadian parents try anything to curb kids' phone use

Locked boxes, rotary phones and app controls: Canadian parents try anything to curb kids' phone use

Pulled between the desire to stay in touch and the fear of the devices' harms, parents are turning to other high-tech solutions, such as the Apple Watch, or going in the other direction, with a rotary phone.
The federal government’s proposed AI legislation misses the mark on protecting Canadians

The federal government’s proposed AI legislation misses the mark on protecting Canadians

The Canadian government’s proposed legislation to regulate artificial intelligence doesn’t address the government’s own applications. More oversight and consultations are needed to protect Canadians.
University of B.C. to add 778 technology seats with $23 million from province

University of B.C. to add 778 technology seats with $23 million from province

UBC — The University of British Columbia will add 778 more student spaces for technology-related programs over the next six years through a $23-million investment from the provincial government.
B.C. seeks to regulate electricity for cryptocurrency miners, citing huge demands

B.C. seeks to regulate electricity for cryptocurrency miners, citing huge demands

VICTORIA — British Columbia is proposing legal changes that would allow the government to regulate the supply of electricity to cryptocurrency miners.
B.C. medical isotope ‘trailblazer’ ARTMS fetches US$82M in Telix acquisition

B.C. medical isotope ‘trailblazer’ ARTMS fetches US$82M in Telix acquisition

Deal includes US$15M upfront cash, US$42.5M in shares and potential US$24.5M bonus
Auto parts maker Magna International signs strategic partnership with Sanctuary AI

Auto parts maker Magna International signs strategic partnership with Sanctuary AI

VANCOUVER — Magna International Inc. has signed a strategic partnership with Sanctuary AI for the development of general purpose AI robots for use in the company's manufacturing operations.
Federal government used AI in hundreds of initiatives, new research database shows

Federal government used AI in hundreds of initiatives, new research database shows

OTTAWA — Canada's federal government has used artificial intelligence in nearly 300 projects and initiatives, new research has found — including to help predict the outcome of tax cases, sort temporary visa applications and promote diversity in hirin
North Vancouver company wins $380K in national space food contest

North Vancouver company wins $380K in national space food contest

In outer space and remote communities on earth, the system is designed to provide both nurtrition and a taste of home
Quebecor expanding discount wireless brand Fizz to four provinces

Quebecor expanding discount wireless brand Fizz to four provinces

Quebecor Inc.'s Fizz is expanding to Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and B.C. through a framework that allows regional cellphone providers to compete across Canada using networks built by its larger rivals.
Most Canadians think online harms bill should make porn sites verify users are 18 or older, poll says

Most Canadians think online harms bill should make porn sites verify users are 18 or older, poll says

Poll also finds most Canadians think online platforms should be forced to take down hate speech within 24 hours.