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Augmented reality app reveals meaning behind Indigenous bear sculpture – Folio

Digital technology and traditional Cree teachings come together in virtual tour of artwork at U of A downtown campus. A new University of Alberta digital project is bringing Indigenous knowledge to campus and letting people connect on the spot with its teachings. Using augmented reality, users can access videotaped pop-up stories by hovering their electronic […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201927 Views

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CCI Wireless announces strategic acquisition of WiBand Communications Corp.

Corridor Communications Inc. (CCI Wireless) is pleased to announce its strategic acquisition of WiBand Communications Corp. (WiBand). As a result, CCI Wireless is now Canada’s second-largest wireless internet service provider (WISP). Founded in 1998, WiBand was one of the first fixed wireless broadband companies in the country and continues to be one of the largest […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 201940 Views

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Yorkton students create safety PSA aimed at preventing youth from going missing – CTV News

May 6, 2019 There are currently 134 historical missing persons cases in Saskatchewan, and three Yorkton-based students don’t want to see that number go any higher. Kirstyn Kennedy, Brandi McKay and Amy Esquash, students at Yorkton Regional High School, helped create a video series called “Our Voices”, a PSA for youth, Indigenous youth in particular, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 201928 Views

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The Government of Canada congratulates the Coaticook Regional County Municipality on high-speed Internet project milestone, enabling full construction start

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada News release May 3, 2019 – Coaticook, Quebec Canadians understand the importance of building up communities and have always invested in ways to better connect with each other—from the St. Lawrence Seaway to the national railroad system to the Trans-Canada Highway. Those investments now need to reflect the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201924 Views

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Rural B.C. to benefit from expanded high-speed internet

April 25, 2019 VICTORIA – Improved connectivity due to updates to the Local Government Act will provide more options for people living in rural and remote areas to connect with friends and family, purchase goods or services, access health services, expand their business or even telecommute. These changes give regional districts an additional tool to […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201922 Views

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Media Advisory – Microsoft partners with Mohawk Council of Kahnawá:ke to offer an ai workshop helping youth in underserved communities

KAHNAWÁ:KE, QC, April 25th, 2019  – Canada’s digital economy is growing at an unprecedented rate and it is rapidly outpacing our skilled digital workforce. Without skilled digital workers to meet the demand, we risk leaving economic opportunity on the table and, in the long term, falling behind. To meet this demand and give everyone in Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201948 Views

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Introducing MNP’s Tax Tool for First Nations

Introducing MNP’s Tax Tool for First Nations There’s a common misconception that Indigenous peoples and businesses don’t have to pay tax in Canada. But as a First Nations member, you know that’s not true. There are always tax considerations – and it’s important to be aware of the nuances and opportunities you face. MNP is […]

by pmnationtalk on April 23, 2019123 Views

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Government of Canada investments to help Indigenous entrepreneurs thrive in British Columbia’s growing creative and technology sectors

New Indigenous Digital Accelerator Centre will nurture the next generation of visionaries, storytellers, and digital entrepreneurs. April 17, 2019 – North Vancouver, British Columbia – Western Economic Diversification Canada Demand for talent in British Columbia’s growing creative and technology sectors has created opportunities for the next generation of Indigenous entrepreneurs and storytellers to transform traditional knowledge […]

by pnationtalk on April 18, 201946 Views

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Government of Canada announces a new maritime information system pilot project in partnership with the Maritime Aboriginal Peoples Council

From: Transport Canada April 17, 2019 Truro Heights, Nova Scotia Protecting the marine environment and all users of Canada’s oceans and waterways is of paramount importance. Through the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is working in partnership with Indigenous peoples and in close collaboration with local stakeholders and coastal communities to protect Canada’s […]

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 201951 Views

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Capilano University announces Memorandum of Understanding to build a Creative Tech Community

NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University is pleased to announce it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with AMPD Technologies, Greenstone Initiatives and Hynes Developments to build a Creative Tech Community (CTC) intended to be one of Canada’s largest on-campus collaborations between education and industry. The collaboration is a joint effort to develop future generations […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 201989 Views

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CFSC-OPEC welcomes The Dairy Farmers of Canada as a new national technology donor to the CFS program

April 15, 2019 Computers for Success Canada (CFSC) is pleased to announce its new partnership with The Dairy Farmers of Canada to provide technology donations to the Government of Canada’s Computers for Schools (CFS) program.  Since its creation in 1993, the CFS program has refurbished and distributed over 1.6 million computers to Indigenous communities, schools, […]

by pnationtalk on April 16, 201965 Views

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The Axon Network Expands Through Canada with Kingston, Treaty Three, South Simcoe and Tsuu T’ina Nation Police Services Deploying Axon Evidence

Canadian agencies use Axon Evidence to store, manage and share digital evidence TORONTO, April 11, 2019 — Axon (Nasdaq: AAXN), the global leader in connected law enforcement technologies, and its subsidiary Axon Public Safety Canada Inc. (“Axon Canada”), today announced that the Kingston, Treaty Three, South Simcoe and Tsuu T’ina Nation police services have joined […]

by ahnationtalk on April 11, 201962 Views

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YT Government: Design contract awarded for Dempster Fibre Project

Stantec has been awarded a $1.5 million contract for the design and engineering work on the Dempster Fibre Project, an approximately 800-kilometre fibre optic line that will link Dawson City and Inuvik, Northwest Territories. Stantec will be responsible for engineering and design services for the installation as well as providing technical expertise and construction administration. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 201989 Views

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Cryptanite Enters Agreement with OneFeather to Create Blockchain-Based Products for First Nations Communities in Canada

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (April 04, 2019) — Cryptanite Blockchain Technologies Corp. (“Cryptanite”) (CSE: NITE) (OTCQB: CRBTF) (FRA: 98AA), a blockchain technology company headquartered in Vancouver Canada, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with One Feather Mobile Technologies Ltd (“OneFeather”), a British Columbia-based technology and consulting service provider focused on First […]

by ahnationtalk on April 4, 201978 Views

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Hydro One Limited appoints Mark Poweska as President and CEO

Hydro One Limited appoints Mark Poweska as President and CEO Appointment reinforces focus on operational excellence and exceptional, affordable service TORONTO, March 28, 2019 – Today Hydro One’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Poweska as the company’s new President and CEO, following a thorough and competitive international search process. Mr. Poweska is […]

by pmnationtalk on March 29, 2019241 Views

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Emily Carr U: Premier Horgan Meets the IM4 Team at the BC Tech Summit

March 25, 2019 The Indigenous Matriarchs 4 (IM4) is a research project led by four Indigenous women and media creators: Creative Director Loretta Todd, Cease Wyss, Doreen Manuel and Tracey Kim Bonneau. A partner of Emily Carr University, the IM4 Media Lab offers workshops for Indigenous artists, storytellers, producers, media creators, and community members to learn about XR, gain technical […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 201990 Views

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High Speed Internet Coming to 9 Cariboo Chilcotin First Nations

Mar 26, 2019 KAMLOOPS, BC, March 26, 2019 /CNW/ – Pathways to Technology will be connecting nine First Nations in the Cariboo Chilcotin to high speed fibre optic internet over the next 22 months. The project will significantly improve access to health care, education, economic development opportunities and emergency response services to upwards of 2,200 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 2019119 Views

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Ice Wireless launches 3G service in first Nunavik community – Nunatsiaq News

March 22, 2019 “We think it will be worth the wait” Nunavik’s long-awaited cellular service has finally arrived, at least in one community. Ice Wireless launched its new 3G LTE mobile service on March 19 in Quaqtaq. It’s the first of Nunavik’s 14 communities to get on the new network. Ice Wireless, which already operates […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 2019512 Views

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More Canadians in Rural and Remote Communities to Access High-Speed Broadband Services

March 15, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada Canada’s economy is strong and growing, with more jobs and opportunities for the middle class and people working hard to join it. However, more needs to be done to ensure that every Canadian has a real and fair chance at success. As part of […]

by pmnationtalk on March 15, 2019120 Views

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BC Government: Province makes historic investment in rural internet service

March 8, 2019 PRINCE GEORGE – Government is making the largest investment in connectivity in the province’s history, with $50 million to expand high-speed internet service for people living in approximately 200 rural and Indigenous communities. “High-speed internet provides the foundation for British Columbians to access online learning and telehealth care, conduct business and be alerted […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 2019103 Views

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Bruce County and Saugeen First Nation form a partnership to advance Hydrogen Technologies

Mar 7 2019 – 10:48am Bruce County has been at the forefront of energy innovation for decades and has substantial clean energy resources. The region’s economy, location, readiness to build and willing partners makes the area primed and ready to advance next generation technologies. Today, Bruce County Council and Saugeen First Nation formed a partnership […]

by pmnationtalk on March 8, 201978 Views

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Advancement on the State of Salmon Aquaculture Technology Study

Ottawa, Ontario – In December, the Government of Canada announced a new approach to aquaculture that is focused on ensuring Canada’s aquaculture industry is economically successful and environmentally sustainable. At this announcement, Canada’s Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, indicated that advancements in environmental technologies could play a significant role in the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 201953 Views

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Feds set rules on use of AI in government services amid wider testing – paNOW

Mar 04, 2019 OTTAWA — The federal government is setting ground rules for how departments and agencies can use artificial intelligence to make decisions about benefits and services. Talking at a conference of government workers Monday morning, Treasury Board President Jane Philpott says anyone who thinks the era of artificial intelligence is just on the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 201981 Views

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Fort Severn First Nation Satellite Broadband Upgrade a Relief for the Community – First Mile

Ontario’s most northern remote First Nation has completed a broadband upgrade that has made a real impact. Everyday services are affected by broadband speeds, not just email and web browsing. Fort Severn First Nation is located 715km north of Sioux Lookout and uses satellite broadband for access to health care, education, justice, administration, and other […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 2019106 Views

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Inuit hunters use new radar maps to navigate rough ice – CBC

‘It’s gonna save me time and it’s gonna save me a lot of gas’ Feb 14, 2019 When George Angohiatok is looking for a big bear near Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, he heads out to the roughest sea ice. His elders taught him that’s where they are. Angohiatok’s wife drew one of the hamlet’s six polar bear tags […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 2019126 Views

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Government of Canada invests to help make Canada a world leader in clean technologies

Investment in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia will help create jobs and reduce future energy costs for consumers January 24, 2019 – Fredericton, New Brunswick, and Amherst, Nova Scotia Canada’s economy is strong and growing, creating good jobs for the middle class and the people working hard to join it. At the same time, there is […]

by pmnationtalk on January 24, 2019242 Views

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MicroWorlds JR. available in Ojibwe, bringing together coding & language skill development

TakingITGlobal and LCSI’s Code to Learn Initiative funded by CanCode has reached over 50,000 Canadian students to date FORT FRANCES, ON, Jan. 17, 2019  – Canadian students can now develop their computational thinking skills while reinforcing their knowledge of the Ojibwe language, thanks to a new Ojibwe language version of the award-winning MicroWorlds JR software released […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 2019157 Views

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Visible minorities, Indigenous people concerned about data use in smart cities – Toronto Star

Jan. 15, 2019 Visible minorities and Indigenous people are more concerned about how their private information is used in the development of smart cities and are more likely to object to the sharing of data with police, a new survey shows. The national study, “Privacy and Smart Cities: A Canadian Survey,” also says 88 per […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201994 Views

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CIRA to strengthen Canadian internet infrastructure, online access and digital literacy with $1.25 million investment

Community Investment Program application period now open January 15, 2019, Ottawa, ON – Starting today, CIRA is calling on Canadian not-for-profits, charities and academic institutions with innovative internet projects in need of funding to apply for a CIRA grant. The annual Community Investment Program application period is now open, with $1.25 million available. Applicants have […]

by pmnationtalk on January 15, 2019140 Views

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Small tech firms filling a big need in B.C. – BC Gov

Jan. 10, 2019 KAMLOOPS – New partnerships between government and B.C.’s tech sector are creating innovative software to help solve specific problems for British Columbians. “Smaller technology companies operating in B.C. know that success often depends on an ability to solve problems and develop solutions quickly and efficiently,” said Jinny Sims, Minister of Citizens’ Services. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 201994 Views

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FMCC: Empowerment through Connectivity: 2018 Indigenous Connectivity Summit Community Report

January 9, 2019 One of the biggest connectivity challenges in Canada, for those who have access, is that its broadband prices are among the highest in the world. When the CRTC declared all Canadian households should have high-speed broadband as a basic telecommunications service in 2016, it called on the federal government to develop a […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 2019129 Views

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Internet Society and Inuvialuit Regional Corporation: It’s Time To Invest: Canada’s Economic Future Relies on Universal Broadband

The following is attributed to Duane Ningaqsiq Smith, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation and Mark Buell, Chief, North American Regional Bureau, Internet Society RESTON, Va., Jan. 5, 2019  — As we start to make good on those 2019 New Year’s resolutions, we hope the federal government will put a 10-year plan to bring Canada online at the top […]

by pmnationtalk on January 7, 201977 Views

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Northwestel doesn’t want to share its federally-funded internet connection in Nunavut – CBC

The company received federal money to set up faster internet in the territory Jan 02, 2019 One of Nunavut’s internet providers is making the case to the federal government that it should not have to share a new satellite, which provides faster internet to Nunavummiut, with its competitors. Northwestel was awarded $49.9 million in September […]

by ahnationtalk on January 2, 2019113 Views

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A code for Internet services is good for competition and Canadians

December 20, 2018 – OTTAWA, ON – Competition Bureau The Competition Bureau recommends increased clarity in pricing and contract conditions to strengthen the CRTC’s proposed code for Internet services. In response to the CRTC’s call for comments, the Bureau has made the following five recommendations: Customers should receive quotes that are clear, simple and standardized; […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 2018178 Views

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Mining innovation helps lead BC’s economy into high-tech future – Business in Vancouver

December 18, 2018 B.C.’s mining industry is an essential part of the economic and social foundation of the province. A vibrant, competitive, growing industry provides benefits to British Columbians in all corners of the province. However, the rapid pace of change seen both in industry and in broader society requires bold and innovative solutions to […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201890 Views

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CRTC takes steps to make lower-cost data-only wireless plans widely available to Canadians

December 17, 2018 – Ottawa-Gatineau – Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) Today, the CRTC announced that Canadians will soon have more innovative and affordable options for mobile wireless services. Bell Mobility, Rogers and Telus have committed to offer a broad range of lower-cost data-only mobile wireless plans to Canadians within the next 90 days. […]

by pmnationtalk on December 17, 2018121 Views

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SSi Micro partners with Rogers, says it’ll improve cell, internet service across North – CBC

Change should make cellphone coverage clearer and higher quality, says SSi December 12, 2018 A northern cell and internet provider has struck a deal with Rogers Communications that should improve service in the North. SSi Micro will use the telecom giant’s unused wireless spectrum in the territories. Spectrum is radio waves, and what SSi has licensed connects mobile phones […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 2018106 Views

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Premier Ball Announces Support to Expand Cellular Service in Southern Labrador

November 28, 2018 The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced the Provincial Government’s latest project to expand wireless coverage in unserved and underserved communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. Through a cost-shared agreement with Nunacor Development Corporation, NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC), and Bell Canada, the Provincial Government is contributing over $256,000 to […]

by pmnationtalk on November 29, 2018100 Views

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Roberta Jamieson, 2018 BCIT Honorary Doctorate of Technology

Credits: British Columbia Institute of Technology Roberta Jamieson is a Mohawk woman who has enjoyed a distinguished career of firsts. She was the first First Nation woman in Canada to earn a law degree; the first non-parliamentarian appointed an ex-officio member of a House of Commons Committee; the first woman Ombudsman of Ontario; and the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 2018456 Views

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Confederation College Unlocks the Future of Technology, Education and Collaboration with TEC Hub Grand Opening

THUNDER BAY, ON, October 19, 2018 – Confederation College was proud to celebrate the Grand Opening of its new Technology, Education and Collaboration (TEC) Hub Friday, unlocking endless possibilities for students and the region. The 45,000 square foot facility, an extension of the College’s McIntyre Building, will have an immediate impact on the region and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 2018220 Views

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Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre hosts girls and tech workshops

10/15/18 To honour International Day of the Girl, Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre organized girls and tech workshops from October 9 – 16 to expand existing learning opportunities and chart new pathways. Occurring every October 11, this important day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls’ face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the […]

by aanationtalk on October 16, 2018164 Views

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Govtech Startup Helping to Advance Indigenous Reconciliation with Data Analytics

October 16, 2018 VANCOUVER, BC – UrbanLogiq, a govtech startup based in Vancouver, BC, begins development of a data analytics platform to modernize land negotiations between First Nations and the Government of British Columbia. The development of this data analytics platform for Crown land negotiations is the first of its kind in North America. Before now, […]

by pmnationtalk on October 16, 2018217 Views

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N.W.T. RCMP using drones to investigate 2010 disappearance of Angela Meyer – CBC

‘Police have not received any new information,’ states news release Oct 11, 2018 Yellowknife RCMP will begin using drones to search for Angela Meyer, who went missing in Yellowknife eight years ago. In a news release on Thursday afternoon, RCMP say they will begin flying drones over Robertson Drive, Forest Drive, Ptarmigan Road, Con Road […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 2018142 Views

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Drone Delivery Canada Integrates into Controlled Airspace in Moosonee and Moose Factory in Beyond Visual Line of Sight Pilot Project

100% Successful Operations on Approved Flight Path TORONTO, Oct. 2, 2018 – Drone Delivery Canada ‘DDC or the Company’ (TSX.V:FLT OTC:TAKOF), is pleased to announce that the Company conducted numerous successful drone delivery test flights in the communities of Moosonee and Moose Factory, Ontario as part of DDC’s Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) Pilot Project ‘BVLOS […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 2018233 Views

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BC Government: Tech startups bring digital innovation and expertise to government

Sept. 26, 2018 VANCOUVER – Three B.C. tech companies have won opportunities to work directly with government to improve programs and services for British Columbians. B.C.’s Startup in Residence (STIR) program connects tech companies with government to rapidly co-develop, test and launch solutions to real-world public-sector challenges. Tech experts work with government professionals during a […]

by pmnationtalk on September 27, 2018140 Views

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IRC: Indigenous Connectivity Summit to Address Need for Affordable and Sustainable Internet Access

Sept. 24, 2018 More than two years after the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) declared broadband Internet a basic right for Canadians, many Indigenous communities still can’t access the regulator’s minimum service requirements. The Internet Society (ISOC), a global non-profit organization dedicated to the open development, evolution and use of the Internet, wants to help rural […]

by pmnationtalk on September 25, 2018163 Views

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Province Welcomes Expansion of Wireless Coverage in Southeast Manitoba

September 24, 2018 Expanded Coverage Helps Keep Manitobans Safe, Improves Daily Life: Premier LA BROQUERIE—The Manitoba government welcomes the expansion of high-speed wireless LTE coverage by Bell MTS in southeast Manitoba, Premier Brian Pallister announced here today. “Better, faster service not only helps protect Manitobans in times of emergency but also improves daily life for […]

by pmnationtalk on September 25, 2018156 Views

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Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador to make significant investments that will improve the lives of Canadians

Over $555 million available for projects that build prosperous communities and transition to a clean growth economy St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, September 10, 2018—The governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador are working together to make long-term infrastructure investments to create economic growth and well-paid middle-class jobs, build inclusive communities, and support a low […]

by pmnationtalk on September 10, 2018228 Views

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BC Government: Grants to expand high-speed internet access and grow local economies

Sept. 1, 2018 VICTORIA – Additional grant funding is now available to help British Columbians living in rural, remote and Indigenous communities gain affordable access to high-speed internet. Local governments and First Nations have identified the high cost of infrastructure as one of the main barriers to expanding internet services in smaller communities around British […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 2018158 Views

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Non-profit computer recycling gives Canadian registered Charities a boost by providing them with technology in Vancouver

ERA donates throughout the community of Vancouver to Organizations in need VANCOUVER, Aug. 31, 2018  – The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) announces that they will be donating up to 20 devices to Organizations in Vancouver. Wings of Courage, Vancouver Native Health Society and the YMCA of Great Vancouver are all recipients of this donation. Over the last 14 years, […]

by pmnationtalk on August 31, 2018165 Views

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