Rogers Communications is boosting internet speeds in the Toronto area, but will charge a premium for the service.
The company announced its new Ultimate High-Speed internet service with a top down-load speed of 50 megabits per second, up from 18, an up-load speed of 2 megabits and a monthly usage allowance of 175 gigabytes in select parts of Greater Toronto Area. Customers who currently subscribe to the 18-megabit service will see their speed automatically boosted to 25 megabits at no extra charge, Rogers said.
The new service is considerably faster than the best offered by Rogers’ chief rival Bell Canada, which has a maximum speed of 16 megabits per second, but at $150 a month it is also more expensive than comparable services offered elsewhere in the country.
Toronto Council this month removed the last obstacle to a total ban on overnight permit parking in Scarborough.
But the ban doesn’t apply to certain streets west of Warden Avenue and south of Danforth Avenue where residents can still apply for permits. Existing 12-hour parking in the area will also stay as it is.
Scarborough Southwest Councillor Brain Ashton said the street-parking compromise, which Scarborough Community Council approved in June, “provides a new tool in the tool kit to accommodate specialized parking needs" in his ward. The first streets in Wards 35 and 36 were built with smaller driveways or none at all.
Residents on a few local streets feel they have deficient parking and have said they were interested in permits, but would first have to pass a city review and convince most of their neighbours to support the change, Ashton said. The passage of a permit “exclusion Zone" across the rest of Scarborough, he added. will comfort council colleagues who oppose any permit parking in the neighbourhoods.
Source:- The Mirror
(Scarborough community newspaper)
Simon, haven’t seen you for a long time. (I am the one who interviewed you about your feeling for Canada, remember?)
I am in HK right now as well, you came back to HK 2 months earlier than I did. I was just going to ask you if you can contact me somehow….since there’s no email or personal message here that I can find you directly….
Please search me on Facebook if you can, you know my English name… right?
One person and two companies are the first telemarketers to be fined by the Canadian Radio-television and telecommunications Commission for violating its do-not-call list.
In a news release issued Wednesday, the CRTC said it has fined weight-loss coach Rob Sugar $4,000 and issued $10,000 fines to Roofing by Peerless Mason Ltd. and Waterproffing by Peerless Mason Inc.
“The telemarketers were given opportunities to come into compliance…..but failed to change their business practices", the release states.
The CRTC do-not-call list took effect in Sept. 2008. Companies that call persons registered on the list face fines of up to $15,000 per call while individuals can be charged $1,500 per call.
CRTC has said in the past that telemarketers are not named beforehand in order to encourage them to pay the fines rather than contest the charge. The Commission has said as many as 700 telemarketing companies are under investigation.
All three telemarketers now have 30 days to pay their fines. If they fail to meet the deadline, interest will begin accuring and the CRTC will register the debt with the Federal Court.
Mr. Tse Chun Hon, general manager of Fairchild Radio, is Yuk Man’s student in “Chu Hoi College" in Hong Kong years ago. In the light of this, the connection between Fairchild Radio and Yuk Man is better than Mary Yang of A1.