Calgary girls take mobile app to international competition

Some Calgary girls are heading off to take on the world at a tech competition in Silicon Valley and they are helping other kids while they’re at it. The four girls, all 11 years old, are on a team they’ve…

After autonomous lawn mowing, Edmonton looking to remove snow on trails

Edmonton is looking at expanding its inventory of self-driving groundskeeping units, moving from lawn mowing to snow removal on pathways. This week, the city posted a tender for a “commercial-class, self-driving mower and snow-clearing robot.” “We’re excited to see the…

Ontario privacy commissioner recommends updating laws to prepare for smart cities

TORONTO — Ontario‘s information and privacy commissioner is calling on the provincial government to review and modernize its privacy laws to prepare for the “risks inherent” with smart cities. Story continues below In his recent annual report, Brian Beamish said…

New video game turns the Queen City virtual

Kai Hutchence’s love letter to his hometown is turning it virtual. “The video game is a retro, 8-bit adventure brawler set here in Regina,” said Hutchence. The local game developer has created Queen City Chaos, a video game based entirely…

Scientist, advocate for women in science dies at 79

A local trailblazer who was passionate about getting more women involved in science has died. Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour passed away on Saturday at the age of 79. Originally from Scotland, Armour became a chemist at a time when few woman…