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Government of Nunavut ransomware update

15 November 2019 The Government of Nunavut (GN) can confirm that payments for Financial Assistance to Nunavut Students (FANS), Adult Learning Training Supports and Foster Parent payments will be issued to clients today, and that future payments for those programs will be issued as scheduled. Income Assistance payments in Iqaluit are now being delivered as […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201926 Views

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CRTC Broadband Fund launches second call to improve Internet access and mobile wireless services across Canada

From: Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission News release November 13, 2019 – Ottawa-Gatineau – Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) Today, the CRTC launched its second call for applications for the Broadband Fund. The CRTC is now accepting applications for all eligible projects to improve broadband access across Canada, including in areas covered by the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201924 Views

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Government of Nunavut Ransomware Update

November 13, 2019 The Government of Nunavut (GN) can confirm employees will be paid as scheduled on Friday, November 15. Cheques issued for employees without direct deposit in communities outside Iqaluit may arrive on Monday, November 18. There will likely be delays processing non-standard pay such as overtime or acting pay. The Department of Finance […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201922 Views

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Government of Nunavut says computer data backups OK, despite ransomware attack – Nunatsiaq News

12 November, 2019 Voicemail for GN’s Iqaluit offices also working again The Government of Nunavut says that backups of data contained on its computer systems have been recovered, following a recent ransomware attack that had shut down most of the GN’s workstations and servers. That good news means that information on the government’s computers, inaccessible […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201920 Views

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How Indigenous Communities Helped PQA Testing Solve Its Labour Force Shortage – Huddle Today

Nov 8, 2019 FREDERICTON – If only every company could tackle their labour shortage challenge with such precision and success. In the years after Keith McInstosh founded PQA Testing in 1997, he had no problem filling jobs, with the Fredericton-based software company employing around 100 people by 2010. “In the early days, people were accessible […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 201924 Views

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GN Departments of Human Resources and Justice Update, November 7, 11:30 a.m.

07 November 2019   Will the Government of Nunavut offices be open on Monday, November 11, Remembrance Day? Government of Nunavut offices will be closed on Monday, November 11, Remembrance Day. Who can I call at Human Resources? Iqaluit Headquarter’s toll-free 1-888-668-9993 Qikiqtaaluk regional office toll-free 1-800-682-9033 Kivalliq regional office toll-free 1-800-933-3072 Kitikmeot regional office […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 201922 Views

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After ransomware attack, Nunavut will reformat all GN computers – Nunatsiaq News

7 November, 2019 “We’re not even looking at what it’s going to cost us,” premier says The Government of Nunavut is collecting the work computers of its employees following the ransomware attack that took down the government’s computer systems. Since the attack on Saturday, Nov. 2, GN employees have used paper, telephones and faxes for […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 201930 Views

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Ulukhaktok’s community-owned internet could deliver 10x speeds of Northwestel – CBC

Internet Society contributed $20K worth of equipment and training to get community network off ground Nov 06, 2019 The days of the internet monopoly in Ulukhaktok, N.W.T., are numbered. A $20,000 investment by a non-profit in the Arctic hamlet will establish a new community-owned and -operated internet service provider as early as next summer. The […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 201920 Views

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Government of Nunavut returns to paper records and phone calls following ransomware attack – Nunatsiaq News

Far-reaching consequences may affect everything from student report cards to social assistance payments This past weekend’s ransomware attack on the Government of Nunavut has had far-reaching consequences, having frozen the government’s communications and operating systems and revived the use of telephone calls, paper record-taking and faxes for communication among the territory’s departments. For schools across […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 201955 Views

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GN network impacted by ransomware

Iqaluit, Nunavut (November 3, 2019) – On Saturday, November 2, 2019, a new and sophisticated type of ransomware affected the GN, across the territory. The ransomware encrypted individual files on various servers and workstations. As a result, all government services requiring access to electronic information stored on the GN network are impacted, except Qulliq Energy Corporation. “I want to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 201921 Views

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Nunavut government trying to get back online after weekend ransomware attack – APTN News

November 4, 2019 If you’re trying to reach the government of Nunavut today, don’t send an email. Crucial Nunavut government services from health to justice were still impaired Monday after a weekend cyberattack locked out civil servants from access to electronic information. And it could stay down for some time. “We are working non-stop to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 201923 Views

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Six Nations Polytechnic STEAM Academy Partners with IBM Canada and Mohawk College to Launch the P-TECH School Model

Brantford, November 1, 2019 – Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP), along with IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Mohawk College, today announced they are partnering to deliver the P-TECH School Model (Pathways in Technology, Early College High School) through SNP’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) Academy in Brantford, Ontario. The P-TECH model at SNP STEAM Academy will […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 2019155 Views

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MLAs aghast at $80 million cost increase to Nunavut-Greenland fibre cable – CBC

Oct 25, 2019 Iqaluit internet link will cost over $200 million The GN’s plan to boost internet in the Qikiqtaaluk region through an undersea fibre link between Nunavut and Greenland is going to cost $80 million dollars more than planned. MLAs approved the project, co-funded by the federal government, at around $126 million in October […]

by ahnationtalk on October 25, 201931 Views

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Ontario spends $30M on broadband project for Indigenous communities – CanadianManufacturing.com

The project will connect about 650 homes and 28 businesses, schools and government offices to high-speed internet October 21, 2019 THUNDER BAY, Ont.—Ontario says it will spend $30 million to help bring broadband internet service to five northern Indigenous communities. Premier Doug Ford announced the funding Friday for the Matawa communities north of Thunder Bay, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 201932 Views

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Ontario Bringing High-Speed Internet to Remote First Nation Communities

Province improving access to education, skills training and business opportunities October 18, 2019 THUNDER BAY — The government is putting the people of Northern Ontario first by connecting five remote Matawa-member First Nation communities to fast, reliable and affordable Internet service. Today, Premier Doug Ford announced an investment of $30 million in the Matawa broadband […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 201942 Views

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Indigenous teen robotics team prepares for international competition

Credits: Global News A group of Calgary students is preparing to compete in the 2019 FIRST Global challenge, an international robotics competition being held in Dubai. As Heather Yourex-West explains, the team of Indigenous teens hopes this will open doors for other Indigenous youth in science, technology, engineering and math (STEAM).

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 2019245 Views

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Connectivity helps keep people safe on Haida Gwaii

Oct. 1, 2019 HAIDA GWAII – Internet connectivity plays an important role in keeping people safe in emergency situations, especially in remote areas. Chris Ashurst, president of the Masset Marine Rescue Society and Archipelago Ground Search and Rescue Society, knows this well. “Upgrades to our local internet network and cellular service are making a big […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 201933 Views

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Government of Yukon supports First Nation investment in technology venture fund

The Government of Yukon is providing $2 million to the Yukon First Nation Investment Corporation to support their investment in Panache Ventures, a national technology venture capital fund. As part of the investment, Panache Ventures will develop an entrepreneurial and investor capacity-building program in the territory to support early stage start-ups through coaching, training, education, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 23, 201990 Views

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New era of inclusivity for NAIT’s Aboriginal students and staff – techlifetoday

Coby Steinhauer loves going to school, but loves going home again, too. For the 20-year-old Management student, they’re different worlds. Steinhauer grew up in Saddle Lake Cree Nation, a community of about 5,000 people 170 kilometres northeast of Edmonton. He stays with an aunt, a university professor, during the week and heads back on weekends. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201955 Views

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Canada should look towards Indigenous population for its tech talent needs, leaders say – IT World Canada

While many organizations look overseas for talent to bridge the skills gap in the Canadian tech industry, Indigenous leaders are calling on businesses to invest in the country’s growing Indigenous population. Chief Clarence Louie of the Osoyoos Indian Band in British Columbia’s Okanagan said the Indigenous population is growing at a faster rate than any […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 2019147 Views

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Government of Canada announces funding for First Nations Technical Institute – Net Newsledger

OTTAWA – “The Government of Canada is pleased to support the First Nations Technical Institute in increasing its capacity while helping to break down some of the barriers currently facing Indigenous peoples in pursuing careers in aviation. This is an excellent time to help enable more candidates to enter this high demand field,” states Marc […]

by ahnationtalk on September 9, 201975 Views

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Saskatchewan Residents To Benefit From Green And Community Infrastructure Investments

The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan recognize that strategic investments in green and recreational infrastructure play a key role in supporting healthy, dynamic and sustainable communities. Today, Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for North Vancouver, on behalf of François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 201958 Views

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Media advisory – MP Anthony Rota to make FedNor announcement to support technology, innovation and job creation across Northeastern Ontario

From: FedNor North Bay, Ontario, September 5, 2019 — Anthony Rota, Member of Parliament for Nipissing–Timiskaming, will be in North Bay on September 6, 2019, to make a FedNor announcement in support of technology adoption in municipalities and Indigenous communities throughout Northeastern Ontario. The announcement will be made on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 201955 Views

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Rural communities in northern Ontario will benefit from faster Internet

Dubreuilville, Brunswick House First Nation and Red Rock Indian Band to get new or enhanced Internet access thanks to Government of Canada investment August 27, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario Canadians understand the importance of building communities. They have always invested in ways to better connect with each other—from the St. Lawrence Seaway to the national railroad system to the […]

by pnationtalk on August 27, 201957 Views

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Membertou First Nation takes on tourism and technology improvements

Membertou Band Council undertakes two new projects to attract and retain business clients, visitors August 20, 2019 – Membertou, NS – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Building progressive and prosperous relationships with Indigenous communities is integral to the economic and social wellbeing of the country. That’s why the Government of Canada is working collaboratively with partners […]

by pnationtalk on August 20, 2019101 Views

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Nunavut residents to benefit from high speed internet

From: Infrastructure Canada Iqaluit, Nunavut, August 19, 2019—Canadians understand the importance of creating successful, sustainable communities and investing in ways to connect with each other in our increasingly digital world. For Northern communities, connectivity is key to supporting economic growth, improving service delivery and creating opportunities to the benefit of all Canadians. Today the Honourable […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 201969 Views

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Rural communities in Ontario will benefit from faster Internet

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Residents of four Ontario communities to get new or faster Internet access thanks to Government of Canada investment August 16, 2019 – Parry Sound, Ontario Canadians understand the importance of building communities. They have always invested in ways to better connect with each other—from the St. Lawrence Seaway […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201993 Views

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Government of Canada invests in road network technology in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon

From: Transport Canada August 12, 2019 Yellowknife, Northwest Territories Transport Canada The Government of Canada supports infrastructure projects that create quality middle-class jobs and boost economic growth. Enhancing the northern transportation system supports and promotes economic growth and social development, offers job opportunities, ensures greater connectivity for Northerners, increases its resilience to a changing climate, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 201956 Views

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Prices of communications services trended downwards in 2018

August 8, 2019 – Ottawa-Gatineau – Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) Prices for most communications services decreased in 2018, according to the CRTC’s Communications Monitoring Report pricing publication issued today. The national monthly average reported price for wireless, Internet, television and home phone services (combined) was 11% lower in 2018 than in 2016. The most significant […]

by pnationtalk on August 8, 201943 Views

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Government of Canada and Province of Nova Scotia invest in projects for new technology and trade in the fish and seafood sector

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada Lunenburg, Nova Scotia — With the longest coastline in the world, Canada’s coastal communities rely on the fish and seafood industry as an integral contributor to local and regional economies. In Canada about 350,000 jobs rely on sustainable fisheries. This is why the Government of Canada and the Province of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 201966 Views

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The Government of Canada advances cyber security innovation and cooperation

From: Public Safety Canada August 7, 2019 Ottawa, ON In Canada, we are more connected than ever. That reliance means the need for innovation and vigilance in cyber security has never been greater. Today, the Government is announcing two initiatives to help advance Canada’s National Cyber Security Strategy: the release of a National Cyber Security […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 201946 Views

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Rural communities in Manitoba will benefit from faster Internet

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Residents to get new or faster Internet access thanks to Government of Canada investment August 2, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario Canadians understand the importance of building communities. They have always invested in ways to better connect with each other—from the St. Lawrence Seaway to the national railroad system […]

by ahnationtalk on August 5, 201973 Views

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Nunavut government warns residents about fraudulent calls, cybersecurity – Nunatsiaq News

City of Iqaluit says it is not subject to ransomware attacks 29 July, 2019 Nunavut’s Department of Justice is warning residents about fraudulent phone calls from people who pretend to work for the department or for the Nunavut Court of Justice. The department says they’ve received reports of such callers asking potential fraud victims for […]

by ahnationtalk on July 29, 201969 Views

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Minister Bains announces major investment in the future of connectivity for Canadians living in rural and remote communities

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Partnership with Telesat will maintain Canada’s global leadership in space technology and support 485 jobs July 24, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario Canada’s future depends on connectivity. In today’s digital world, access to high-speed Internet is a necessity for success. That is why the Government of Canada is investing […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 201954 Views

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Clean Technologies Helping Northern Communities Build a Clean Energy Future

July 23, 2019       Yellowknife, Northwest Territories                  Natural Resources Canada Canada’s North has a wealth of untapped resources, which can help drive economic prosperity while protecting our environment. Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, on behalf of Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the […]

by pnationtalk on July 24, 201974 Views

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Network upgrades to provide an economic boost in the Cariboo

July 23, 2019 QUESNEL – Work to diversify economic opportunities in the Cariboo will soon get a boost, thanks to wireless network upgrades designed to expand access to modern, high-speed internet for people in the region. “The activation of reliable, high-speed internet is essential in ensuring people in rural and Indigenous communities have the same opportunities […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201958 Views

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Lightning-fast internet coming to Williams Lake Indian Band 1

July 22, 2019 WILLIAMS LAKE INDIAN BAND (IR #1) – People in the Williams Lake Indian Band 1 community, who currently share a single fibre connection to the band office, will soon enjoy a substantial upgrade to internet speeds. Improving internet connectivity will enhance local services, including health care and education, and bring new economic […]

by pnationtalk on July 23, 201952 Views

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Huawei Canada Helping Bring High-Speed Wireless to 70 More Remote Communities

July 22, 2019 Partnership with local carriers will connect communities in Arctic region and Northeastern Quebec by 2025 Short films coming to a theatre near you profile residents in Iqaluit and Inuvik whose small businesses benefit from internet access Tech training and learning opportunities for residents of Canada’s North OTTAWA, July 22, 2019 – Huawei Canada today strengthened its commitment to connecting communities in Canada’s North, as well […]

by pnationtalk on July 22, 2019113 Views

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The NRC welcomes visiting scholar Dr. Marie-Odile Junker, expert in information technologies for Indigenous languages

July 22, 2019 Dr. Junker will contribute to the NRC’s Indigenous Languages Technologies Project The NRC’s Indigenous Languages Technology Project is honoured to welcome leading Indigenous language technology expert Dr. Marie-Odile Junker as a visiting scholar to the NRC. Dr. Junker is a Full Professor at the University of Carleton’s School of Linguistics and Language Studies, a Killam […]

by pnationtalk on July 22, 2019153 Views

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Create that spark’: Software testing program seeks to increase Indigenous people in IT sector – CBC

PLATO program in Regina sends students directly off to internships; many get jobs Jul 19, 2019 Saskatchewan has a new six-month software testing program that aims to bring more Indigenous people into the IT industry. There are 14 students enrolled in the Professional Aboriginal Testing Organization (PLATO) program in Regina. With classes five days a […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201996 Views

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Minister Sohi announces new CanCode investment

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada News release Partnership with Canada Learning Code will see more than 272,000 Canadian students and their teachers have the opportunity to learn digital skills July 15, 2019 – Edmonton, Alberta Canada needs a workforce savvy in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), capable of competing in the digital […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 201997 Views

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Fraser Institute: Artificial intelligence and other technological advancements unlikely to lead to mass unemployment

VANCOUVER—Despite dire predictions, history and demographics suggest that burgeoning technologies (including automation, artificial intelligence and robotization) will not lead to substantial job losses, finds a new essay series released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. “While some believe the rise of artificial intelligence and other technologies will lead to […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 201983 Views

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Terrible idea’: Online security experts warn against online voting in N.W.T. elections – CBC

Head of Simply Voting says his site is safe for an election the size of the N.W.T.’s Jul 11, 2019 Security experts have a message for election officials in the Northwest Territories: don’t use online voting. Officials recently announced online voting will be used for the first time in a provincial or territorial election when […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 201986 Views

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Rural communities of La Glace and Valhalla Centre, Alberta, will benefit from faster Internet

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada News release Residents to get new or faster Internet access thanks to Government of Canada investment July 10, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario Canadians understand the importance of building communities. They have always invested in ways to better connect with each other—from the St. Lawrence Seaway to the national railroad […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 201969 Views

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New photo app available for Secure Certificate of Indian Status applicants

From: Indigenous Services Canada Applying for a secure status card just got a bit easier with the launch of an app that allows applicants to take and submit photos with a smartphone. July, 9, 2019 — Ottawa, Ontario — Indigenous Services Canada Indigenous Services Canada is proud to announce the launch of a new photo […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 2019494 Views

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Rural communities in British Columbia will benefit from faster Internet

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Residents to get new or faster Internet access thanks to Government of Canada investment July 2, 2019 – Lytton, British Columbia Canadians understand the importance of building communities. They have always invested in ways to better connect with each other—from the St. Lawrence Seaway to the national railroad […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 201962 Views

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Progress Report on a National Public Safety Broadband Network – Working towards the next generation of public safety communications in Canada

TThe Temporary National Coordination Office (TNCO) was established in July 2018 with a mandate to develop options and recommendations for a Public Safety Broadband Network (PSBN) for first responders and public safety personnel across Canada. The TNCO consulted stakeholders and field experts; examined research and literature available to date, as well as pilots and trials; […]

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 2019151 Views

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BlackBerry to Help Modernize Canada’s Indigenous People’s Technology Infrastructure in Collaboration with Forrest Green and Microsoft

MONTREAL, QUEBEC – June 28, 2019 – Today at the Indigenous Technology Summit, BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) announced it is helping Indigenous communities across Canada deploy new technologies with a view to improving their overall well-being from a health, education, safety and economic development standpoint. Working collaboratively with Forrest Green and Microsoft, the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 2019118 Views

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CIRA welcomes federal Connectivity Strategy to achieve universal broadband access by 2030

New strategy outlines the government’s plan to fill the gaps in Canada’s internet infrastructure and ensure more Canadian households have high-speed access OTTAWA, June 27, 2019 – This morning Rural Economic Development Minister Bernadette Jordan released High-Speed Access for All: Canada’s Connectivity Strategy, which lays out the government’s plan to ensure that 100 per cent […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 201977 Views

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Maximizing Opportunities for Economic Growth in Rural Canada – Minister Jordan launches Canada’s Rural Economic Development and Connectivity Strategies

From: Infrastructure Canada Minister Jordan launches Canada’s Rural Economic Development and Connectivity Strategies New Ross, Nova Scotia, June 27, 2019 — Strong, connected and prosperous rural communities are key to Canada’s culture, social fabric and economic success. Residents of these communities know what they need to thrive, which is why the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Canada’s […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 2019130 Views

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