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Technology gives a face to mother of baby found dead in Calgary on Christmas Eve – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 21, 2018  Calgary police have released a high-tech image they say is a likeness of the mother of a baby found dead in a dumpster on Christmas Eve. They have also released a sketch of the baby. Police say the mother’s image was produced by a company in Virginia that specializes in […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 201825 Views

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BC-led Digital Technology Supercluster awarded federal funding to transform Canada’s fastest-growing tech sector

Initiative estimated to create 50,000 jobs and inject $15 billion in GDP into BC’s economy over 10 years Vancouver, British Columbia, February 15, 2018 – The British Columbia-led Digital Technology Supercluster is one of the funding recipients for the Government of Canada’s Innovation Supercluster Initiative, Minister Navdeep Bains announced today. “It is an exciting and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201837 Views

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New courthouse opens in Red Earth Creek

Feb 08, 2018 The province is opening a new and larger courthouse in Red Earth Creek to improve access to justice for residents of the Slave Lake region. Multimedia Photos: Red Earth Creek Courthouse The new facility will house the Provincial Court of Alberta circuit court location in Red Earth Creek on the Loon River […]

by pmnationtalk on February 9, 201843 Views

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Government of Canada supporting the modernization of Batchewana First Nation’s Information Technology Infrastructure

February 9, 2018 – Batchewana First Nation, ON –  Indigenous Services Canada Our government is committed to a renewed relationship with First Nations, and supporting First Nations communities’ economic development opportunities. Today, together with Batchewana First Nation Chief Dean Sayers, Terry Sheehan, MP for Sault Ste. Marie, announced – on behalf of the Honourable Jane […]

by pmnationtalk on February 9, 201841 Views

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Government of Canada announces Newfoundland and Labrador communities to benefit from Connect to Innovate funding

Communities across the province to get access to new or faster Internet through joint investment January 29, 2018 – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador Over 70 rural and remote communities throughout the province of Newfoundland and Labrador will benefit directly or indirectly from faster Internet. They will be able to do business online, participate in distance […]

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Moose tracking app brings Indigenous knowledge and modern technology together – CBC

App helps hunters and land users count moose, upload pictures and audio Jan 29, 2018 In an effort to merge traditional Anishinaabe hunting knowledge with modern technology, a Sudbury biologist is working with First Nations to equip them with a new smartphone app to help monitor Ontario’s declining moose population. “That will allow land users […]

by ahnationtalk on January 29, 201858 Views

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First Nation Communities in Southwestern Ontario Call for Better Broadband – Swift Network

Beausoleil First Nation, Kettle and Stony Point First Nation, Saugeen First Nation, and Six Nations of the Grand River have become members of SouthWestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT). These valuable additions mean that SWIFT now represents the combined connectivity interests of over 1,500 member locations including First Nations, municipalities, hospitals, schools, school boards, and other […]

by ahnationtalk on January 29, 201844 Views

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Reports urge more diversity in tech sector to bridge ‘digital divide’ – Globe and Mail

The tech and innovation sector needs to do a better job of recruiting visible minorities to boost Canada’s economic output, two forthcoming studies say. On Wednesday, the MaRS Discovery District, a Toronto-based innovation hub, will release Talent Fuels Tech, a report that found most job seekers in the region are visible minorities and argues for […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 201863 Views

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Rural and remote communities in coastal British Columbia will benefit from faster Internet

From Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 154 communities along the entire British Columbia Coast to get access to new or faster Internet through $45-million investment January 17, 2018, Vancouver BC Through a combined investment of $45.4 million, the Government of Canada in partnership with the Government of British Columbia is bringing new or improved high-speed […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 201870 Views

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Telecom Breakthrough: Ultra High Speed Internet Launches in Northern Quebec

Bridging the Digital Divide: Distributel and Eeyou Communications Partner to Deliver Residential Broadband to Quebec Cree of Eeyou Istchee and Municipalities in the James Bay Region MONTREAL,Jan. 17, 2018 – Distributel Communications Limited and Eeyou Communications Network (ECN) are bridging Canada’s digital divide with a groundbreaking new partnership. Beginning this spring, the Distributel/ECN alliance will […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201857 Views

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Broadband Internet availability in 20 communities in Brome-Missisquoi RCM

From Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada December 18, 2017 – Cowansville, Quebec The Government of Quebec, under the Québec branché program, and the Government of Canada, under the Connect to Innovate program, will be supporting an Internet project in Haut-Richelieu. This project represents a total investment of $27,644,668, of which the Government of Quebec […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201846 Views

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Broadband Internet availability confirmed in 21 communities in Montérégie

December 11, 2017 – Napierville, Quebec The Government of Quebec, under the Québec branché program, and the Government of Canada, under the Connect to Innovate program, will be supporting a project by TARGO Communications. This project represents a total investment of $5,952,053, of which each of the two levels of government is contributing $2,399,424. As a […]

by pmnationtalk on January 16, 201832 Views

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More than 100 rural communities in Manitoba will benefit from faster Internet

From Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada $83.9 million will improve high-speed Internet coverage in the province, allowing residents to get online faster January 9, 2018 – Winnipeg, Manitoba The Government of Canada is helping close the connectivity gap in Manitoba through a combined investment of $83.9 million that will enable 112 rural and remote […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 201856 Views

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Manitoba News Release: Province Invests in Improvements for Internet Service in the North

January 09, 2018 “There is tremendous potential in northern Manitoba.  Developing that potential is a priority of our provincial government and to do that we need the tools to maximize our opportunities,” said Pallister.  “This exciting project to increase and deliver reliable access to broadband networks is key to unlocking the potential of our remote […]

by pmnationtalk on January 9, 201884 Views

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Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster poised to create 50,000 jobs and $15 billion in GDP, over ten years for Canadians

VANCOUVER, Jan. 9, 2018  – With a new year comes new opportunities for Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster. In late November, Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster submitted its final application to the Government of Canada’s Innovation Supercluster Initiative after being shortlisted as one of nine concepts under consideration. Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster positions Canada as a global leader in using the rapid growth of data to advance economic […]

by pmnationtalk on January 9, 201872 Views

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Nunavik to get cellular service in 2018 – Nunatsiaq online

Regional government will embark on first phase of fibre optic roll-out next year December 04, 2017 KUUJJUAQ—The Kativik Regional Government has big plans to boost mobile and internet service for the region in 2018. The regional government-run Tamaani Internet will launch cellular and mobile data service across Nunavik starting early next year, the KRG said […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201760 Views

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Shell Canada donates $1 million worth of technology to organizations in need across Canada

November 28, 2017 Canadian Electronic Recycling Association celebrates major milestone and equips 12 agencies in need, including Tsuu T’ina Nation Calgary, November 28, 2017 – Shell Canada today announced a $1 million donation of computer equipment to the Canadian Electronic Recycling Association (ERA), who will distribute it to organizations in need across Canada. This is the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 28, 2017121 Views

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Matawa First Nations Join First Mile Connectivity Consortium Supporting Their Fibre-To-The-Home High-Speed Broadband Project

MATAWA FIRST NATIONS JOIN FIRST MILE CONNECTIVITY CONSORTIUM SUPPORTING THEIR FIBRE-TO-THE-HOME HIGH-SPEED BROADBAND PROJECT THUNDER BAY, ON: Matawa First Nations (MFN) today announced that they joined the First Mile Connectivity Consortium (FMCC), a national organization of First Nations community-based telecommunications organization established to support remote and rural communities’ efforts to develop essential and appropriate broadband […]

by pmnationtalk on November 3, 2017144 Views

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Inauguration of the Eeyou Communications Network fibre optic network – $6.5 million to connect Eastmain and Waskaganish to a reliable high-speed Internet service

OUJÉ-BOUGOUMOU, QC, Nov. 1, 2017  – The Cree communities of Eastmain and Waskaganish now have access to reliable high-speed Internet service, a necessary tool for economic and social development in the Nord-du-Québec region. The Québec government announced that it granted the Eeyou Communications Network (ECN), a non-profit organization, $6.5 millionthrough the Société du Plan Nord, to carry out the second phase of the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 2017102 Views

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Matawa First Nations Join First Mile Connectivity Consortium Supporting Their Fibre-To-The-Home High-Speed

November 02, 2017 THUNDER BAY, ON: Matawa First Nations (MFN) today announced that they joined the First Mile Connectivity Consortium (FMCC), a national organization of First Nations community-based telecommunications organization established to support remote and rural communities’ efforts to develop essential and appropriate broadband connections. MFNM joined in order to build more capacity for the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201788 Views

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Whatì Community Presence Office has no internet access

OCTOBER 11, 2017 Whatì Community Presence Office has no internet access. If you need to contact the Whatì Community Presence Office please call 867-573-3012 NT4

by aanationtalk on October 11, 201781 Views

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Matawa First Nations welcome required Federal and Provincial Investments to proceed with A State of the Art Fibre-to-the-home High-speed Broadband Internet

THUNDER BAY, ON (October 5, 2017): Matawa First Nations today welcomed funding commitments to assist in bringing state of the art fibre-to-the-home high-speed broadband to internet dead spots in 5 fly-in/remote First Nations as follows: $37.1 million announced by The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) through the Connect to Innovate Initiative launched […]

by pmnationtalk on October 11, 201796 Views

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Bridging the digital divide in six northwestern Ontario communities

Over $4 million from the Government of Canada will improve high-speed Internet coverage from Stratton to Kejick October 10, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Canadians in six northwestern Ontario communities will be able to connect with friends and family across Canada and around the world, participate in distance education, […]

by pmnationtalk on October 10, 2017112 Views

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Expanding Broadband Infrastructure in Remote Northern Ontario

Joint Investment to Bring High Speed Internet Access to Matawa First Nations in the Ring of Fire Region October 6, 2017 – Thunder Bay, Ontario – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada People living in five Northern Ontario First Nation communities will be able to connect with friends and family across Canada and around the […]

by pmnationtalk on October 6, 2017155 Views

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Media Advisory: Infrastructure announcement in Fort William First Nation

Fort William First Nation, Ontario, October 6, 2017 – Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure event with the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay–Superior North, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Bill […]

by pmnationtalk on October 6, 2017158 Views

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Matawa FNS Welcome required Federal and Provincial Investments to Proceed with State of the Art Fibre-to-the Home High-speed Broadband Internet

Thursday, October 5, 2017 THUNDER BAY, ON:   fibre-to-the-home state of the art  high-speed broadband to internet dead spots in 5 fly-in/remote First Nations as follows:  •$37.1 million announced by The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) through the Connect to Innovate Initiative launched by ISED on•December 15, 2016  $30 million in partner funds from the Government […]

by pmnationtalk on October 6, 2017153 Views

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Media Advisory – High-speed Internet service for northwestern Ontario communities

OTTAWA, Oct. 5, 2017 – The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and the Honourable Michael Gravelle, Ontario’s Minister of Northern Development and Mines, will make an announcement about high-speed Internet service for Canadians living in rural and remote communities. Date:  Friday, October 6, 2017 Time:  9:30 a.m. Location:  Matawa First Nations Management Office […]

by pmnationtalk on October 5, 2017182 Views

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Technology companies clash on cross border flow of digital data under NAFTA – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 5, 2017  By Mike Blanchfield and Andy Blatchford THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Some Canadian information technology companies are pushing back at warnings that the personal information of Canadians is being compromised in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. They see nothing wrong with a proposal by the United […]

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 2017121 Views

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Northwestel: High-speed Internet and 4G wireless coming to every Nunavut community

Monday, September 18, 2017 Iqaluit, NU — Northwestel today announced that 15 megabits per second (Mbps) Internet will be available in all 25 Nunavut communities in 2019, providing Nunavut residents and businesses with access to the same broadband service levels as those in most remote Northern communities in Canada. Customers will be able to browse, load and […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 2017141 Views

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Moving from megabytes to gigabytes:’ Ottawa pledges $50M for Arctic internet – NEWS 95.7

IQALUIT, Nunavut – The federal government has promised to contribute nearly $50 million to bring high-speed internet to Nunavut where some of the poorest and most expensive service in Canada has long been considered an economic drag. The money, together with $73 million from regional service provider Northwestel, will put satellite dishes and ground stations […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2017218 Views

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Communities across Nunavut will benefit from faster Internet

Nearly $50 million will improve high-speed coverage from Kugluktuk to Pangnirtung This press release is also available in Inuktitut. September 14, 2017 – Iqaluit, Nunavut – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Canadians in all 25 Nunavut communities will be able to do business online, participate in distance education and search for jobs online thanks to […]

by pmnationtalk on September 14, 2017275 Views

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Federal government announces $50M for faster Arctic internet – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 14, 2017  IQALUIT, Nunavut _ The federal government has promised to spend nearly $50 million to improve internet access in Nunavut where some of the poorest and most expensive service in Canada has long been considered an economic drag. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains made the announcement in Iqaluit […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 2017222 Views

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AceTech Ontario and Bullfrog Power partner to bring green solutions to tech leaders

September 14, 2017 Toronto, ON—Today, Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, and AceTech Ontario, a community organization for technology leaders, are announcing a new partnership. Through the agreement, Bullfrog Power will provide green electricity for all of AceTech Ontario’s events, including its annual retreat, dinner events and power sessions. “AceTech brings together some of […]

by pmnationtalk on September 14, 2017131 Views

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Wikimania Coming to Montreal, Celebrating Aboriginal Encyclopedia in Atikamekw Language – Wifi Hifi

July 31, 2017 Wikimania, an annual global conference that celebrates the popular Wikipedia knowledge resource Website and its sister knowledge products, is coming to Montreal August 9-13. The advancement of free knowledge, privacy and digital rights and the role of technology to further those objectives are at the core of the keynote and community submitted […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 2017183 Views

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Rural and northern Quebec to benefit from faster Internet

$16 million will improve high-speed coverage in Saint-Damien, Indigenous communities of James Bay and Kawawachikamach July 21, 2017 – Saint-Damien, Quebec – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada More than 2,800 households in 13 rural and remote communities in Quebec will be able to do business online, participate in distance education and benefit from online […]

by pmnationtalk on July 21, 2017304 Views

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Western Canada to benefit from faster Internet

$10 million will improve high-speed coverage to rural and remote households in B.C., Alberta and Manitoba July 11, 2017 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada More than 3,500 households in 22 rural and remote communities in British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba will have improved high-speed Internet access thanks to an investment […]

by pmnationtalk on July 11, 2017202 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister Carr to make Internet funding announcement

Ottawa, July 10, 2017—The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, will announce funding through the Connecting Canadians program to provide high-speed Internet service to Canadians living in rural and remote communities. Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Time: 10:00 a.m. (CT) Location: Commstream 204-900 Harrow […]

by pmnationtalk on July 10, 2017222 Views

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Ontario Increasing Access to Technology at Public Libraries

Province Helping Libraries to Improve and Expand IT and Digital Services June 22, 2017 Ontario is helping people stay connected by increasing access to technology, digital services and training opportunities at public libraries in towns, cities and Indigenous communities across the province. Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport was at the Burlington Central […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 2017235 Views

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First Mile Researchers Host Digital Literacy Workshop with Gwich’in Tribal Council

June 18, 2017 Last week the Gwich’in Tribal Council’s Department of Cultural Heritage (GTC) hosted a day-long workshop on Digital Content and Connectivity in Gwich’in communities. This pilot was designed by GTC staff and partners from the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Extension and the First Mile Connectivity Consortium. The team included Dr. Rob McMahon and […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 2017200 Views

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Canadian Internet Registration Authority funding aims to protect Canadians online

(OTTAWA, June 15, 2017) – Today, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) announces $1 million in Community Investment Program funding, which includes projects aimed at digital literacy around privacy and cybersecurity. One of the projects will enhance Canadians’ knowledge about the Internet of Things (IoT). CIRA conducted research in March, 2017 which showed that of […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 2017224 Views

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Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link goes live in Inuvik

INUVIK (June 12, 2017) – Premier and Cabinet of The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT), along with its partners, NorthwesTel and Ledcor Group, were in Inuvik this past weekend to celebrate the launch of the Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link (MVFL). Construction of the 1,154 km fibre line between High Level, Alberta and Inuvik was […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 2017223 Views

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Closing the technology gap for First Nations charities

Credits: NITV News Published on May 23, 2017 Brisbane’s best tech minds have come together to help close the technology gap for First Nations charities. The first event of its kind, the national charity hackathon saw software developers and creative thinkers team up to find tech-based solutions for non-profit groups. NITV’s Ella Archibald-Binge reports for […]

by pnationtalk on June 8, 2017483 Views

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Government of Canada invests in research to identify strengths and gaps in advanced technologies, rural and urban resilience, and labour market challenges

Investment of $744,000 will allow Canadian researchers to shape responses to the emerging global challenges and opportunities playing out in the country and around the world. June 6, 2017—Ottawa, Ontario—Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council We live in a rapidly changing world, with advancements that impact the daily lives of Canadians in areas such as […]

by pmnationtalk on June 6, 2017331 Views

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Innovation, Technology and Sustainability Take Centre Stage at CAMSC’s 13th Annual Diversity Procurement Fair

For Immediate Release Innovation, Technology and Sustainability Take Centre Stage at CAMSC’s 13th Annual Diversity Procurement Fair CAMSC members, procurement experts, corporate partners and all three levels of government gather to talk strategy and trends in diversity procurement TORONTO, April 13, 2017–Over two days (April 11-12), nearly 400 attendees consisting of Aboriginal and minority-owned supplier […]

by pmnationtalk on April 18, 2017213 Views

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Improved high-speed Internet benefits rural Williams Lake residents

April 07, 2017 WILLIAMS LAKE – More than 350 homes and businesses in Dugan Lake and McLeese Lake will be better able to access faster Internet speeds, thanks to the B.C. government’s $159,161 investment in a new connectivity project that will soon get underway by ABC Communications. Local Internet service provider ABC Communications will match […]

by pmnationtalk on April 7, 2017175 Views

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PIAC, ACORN & NPF continue lobby for CRTC to provide Affordability Sudsidy

April 05, 2017 CRTC ASKED TO RECONSIDER AFFORDABILITY SUBSIDY Lower-income Canadians, fixed income earners and seniors should have access to “basic service” including broadband OTTAWA, April 5, 2017 – The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC), ACORN Canada (ACORN) and National Pensioners Federation (NPF) today jointly filed an application to review and vary the Canadian Radio-television […]

by pmnationtalk on April 6, 2017232 Views

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Technology Skills Appreciation Week celebrated in B.C.

March 13, 2017 VICTORIA – British Columbia’s technology sector is strong and growing and to celebrate the success of the sector and those who work in it, the B.C. government is proclaiming March 13 to 17, as Technology Skills Appreciation Week. Technology Skills Appreciation Week in B.C. recognizes the valuable contribution of people working with […]

by pmnationtalk on March 14, 2017200 Views

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Stronger oversight of IT investments needed – BC Auditor

Oct. 4, 2016 VICTORIA – Auditor general Carol Bellringer has released her latest report, Getting IT Right: Achieving value from government IT investments. The report will help decision-makers guide IT projects toward better success. It includes how much government invests in information technology (IT), an overview of current oversight practices and common IT project challenges. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 2017240 Views

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EY: Only 43% of Canadian companies could detect a sophisticated cyber-attack

(Toronto, 15 February 2017) As the frequency and scale of cyber-attacks show no signs of abating, the majority of Canadian companies still wouldn’t be able to detect a sophisticated breach. According to EY’s Global Information Security Survey, only 43% of Canadian companies could spot a significant cybersecurity incident, compared to 50% globally. “Organizations have stepped […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 2017215 Views

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FNIGC launches new and improved version of popular Data Online tool, which includes updated features, improved usability—and twice the data

FNIGC launches new and improved version of popular Data Online tool, which includes updated features, improved usability—and twice the data February 13, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) — The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) is pleased to introduce a new-and-improved version of one of its most popular online services, FNIGC Data Online. The updated version of […]

by pmnationtalk on February 13, 2017371 Views

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