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$60M investment will lead to 200 new jobs at Edmonton-based tech company

$60M investment will lead to 200 new jobs at Edmonton-based tech company

An Edmonton tech company has secured a US$60 million investment and says it hopes to nearly double its staff in the next year. Jobber provides software to small businesses which manages things like proposals, schedules and invoices. The company has been growing steadily over the last decade. It has …

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Edmontonians flock to see Christmas lights during a very dark year – Edmonton

Edmontonians flock to see Christmas lights during a very dark year - Edmonton

Christmas at Bob’s is a home in south Edmonton with 145 thousand Christmas lights hanging on and around it. Bob Fedina has been putting up the elaborate light display for nearly two decades. This year, the spectacular sight offers a welcome distraction, after what has been a long, dark …

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Freezers that until recently held choice P.E.I. tuna will now store COVID-19 vaccine

Freezers that until recently held choice P.E.I. tuna will now store COVID-19 vaccine

The owner of a bluefin tuna exporting company in eastern Prince Edward Island has offered up two freezers to the provincial government as public health officials prepare to vaccinate Islanders against COVID-19. Jason Tompkins, owner of One Tuna in North Lake, P. E. I., said in an interview Thursday …

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U of A students helping Edmonton businesses go digital as part of COVID-19 recovery push – Edmonton

U of A students helping Edmonton businesses go digital as part of COVID-19 recovery push - Edmonton

As COVID-19 increases the urge for many to shop online, the University of Alberta has partnered with the City of Edmonton to help local businesses improve their presence on the web. The Making Edmonton Digital program aims to get small businesses that may not have been able to make …

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Black Friday-Cyber Monday sales surge during COVID-19 pandemic, Shopify stats show

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Businesses selling through the Shopify platform set a collective sales record over the 2020 Black Friday–Cyber Monday weekend, illustrating what the Ottawa-based tech company’s executives have dubbed a shift in retail’s “centre of gravity” amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Shopify’s merchants collectively made $5.1 billion in sales from Nov. 27 …

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Moderna designed its coronavirus vaccine in 2 days — here’s how – National

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After less than a year in the making, Moderna announced promising results for its coronavirus vaccine on Monday, saying it plans to apply for emergency use authorization in the United States and Europe. In early January, when the novel coronavirus was still a mysterious disease in China, the U.S. …

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How risky is going home for the holidays amid coronavirus? There’s a tool for that – National

How risky is going home for the holidays amid coronavirus? There’s a tool for that - National

Going home for the holidays will be a tough decision for many Canadians as the country struggles to contain a resurgence of novel coronavirus cases. With heightened community spread of COVID-19, the federal government is urging Canadians to follow public health guidelines while celebrating this year. The official stance …

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Public health officials encourage Nova Scotians to download COVID Alert app, use it properly

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The federal government’s COVID Alert app has been available in Nova Scotia for more than a month, and according to the province’s public health authority, it has been used successfully by some users who tested positive for the novel coronavirus. On Friday, the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) confirmed …

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SpaceX delays 2nd crew flight until Sunday, citing high winds – National

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SpaceX delayed its second astronaut flight by a day because of high wind and weather conditions that could jeopardize the recovery and recycling of the rocket booster, pushing the launch to Sunday. Friday’s postponement news came after SpaceX chief Elon Musk disclosed he had gotten mixed test results for …

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Coronavirus vaccine researchers ‘targeted’ by N.K., Russian hackers: Microsoft – National

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Hackers working for the Russian and North Korean governments have targeted more than half a dozen organizations involved in COVID-19 treatment and vaccine research around the globe, Microsoft said on Friday. The software company said a Russian hacking group commonly nicknamed “Fancy Bear” – along with a pair of North Korean …

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