Just in time for Canada Day, Topix.net, has expanded their service to Canada. Beginning today, Topix now offers a news page for Canada as well as local “news channels” (pages continuosly updated with local news and info) for over 4,200 Canadian cities and towns.
Here’s a complete list of the Canadian cities and towns that have local news channels. You can also access a local news channel by simply entering a Canadian postal code into a search box. Topix.net has also added about 700 (and growing) Canadian news sources to its crawl.
Overall, Topix.net currently crawls and aggregates content from over 10,000 sources. More than 300,000 “news channels” are available including one for every US and Canadian public company and Zip Code. Every channel also has an RSS feed. In March of 2005, three large newspaper publishers acquired 75% of Topix net. The company also has partnerships with Ask Jeeves, CitySearch, AOL, Wondir, and Findory.