Historian Boyde Beck takes us back to the 1845s, when news traveled at the speed of a galloping horse, a mailman or a ship. Frederick Newton Gisborne laid the first deep-sea cable between PEI and New Brunswick in 1852, offering Islanders telegraph communications.
Students at Stonepark Intermediate had the thrill of a lifetime today. They got to speak with Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield, who's at the International Space Station. Lindsay Carroll talked to John Williams, Isaac Kirkland, Lydia Craig and Mick Roberts, just some of the students who got to ask the astronaut questions. You can see Lindsay's story, at this link to Compass.
If you've got a mobile device, chances are you've been caught off guard by surprise fees or ended up stuck with a lengthy contract. Well, relief for Canadian consumers might finally be on the way. The CRTC just released new draft guidelines aimed at better regulating the wireless industry. And it's asking the public for feedback, with a public hearing set to kick-off February 11th, 2013. For a better understanding of what's at stake for consumers we've reached Steve Anderson. He's the executive director of Open Media DOT ca.