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Government of Canada selects innovation experts to lead national consultation on digital and data transformation

Six Canadian innovators will lead roundtable discussions with Canadians on digital and data innovation August 3, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario New technology has transformed the way we access information, shop, live, socialize and work. On June 19, the Government of Canada launched a national consultation on digital and data transformation. The Canada-wide consultation will help the government understand […]

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Feds Investing In High Speed Internet For The Far North – 89.5 The Lake FM

August 3, 2018 A major investment has been made to help remote First Nations get online with new or improved high-speed Internet access. The federal government announced just over 7-million dollars in funding today to connect six Indigenous communities and 58-institutions. In all 8.89-million is being spent on the infrastructure upgrades. Fort Severn, Peawanuck, Attawapiskat, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 201818 Views

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Rural and remote communities in northern Ontario will benefit from faster Internet

Residents in six communities to get new or faster Internet access thanks to Government of Canada investment August 2, 2018 – Sioux Lookout, Ontario Internet access is more than just a convenience: communities, businesses and institutions need it to offer new services and create new opportunities. That’s why the Government of Canada is helping six Indigenous communities and up […]

by pmnationtalk on August 2, 201829 Views

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New oilsands exploration tech leaves forest intact, to the relief of the caribou – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 26, 2018 10:00 By Dan Healing THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ One of the most destructive ecological impacts of oil and gas exploration happens long before a litre of oil flows into a pipeline or a single atom of carbon enters the atmosphere. Seismic surveying _ the exploration activity that helps identify where to […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201833 Views

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Rural communities in eastern Ontario will benefit from faster Internet

Residents in 21 communities to get new or faster Internet access thanks to a $36-million investment July 25, 2018, Corbyville, Ontario Internet access is more than just a convenience: communities, businesses and institutions need it to offer new services and create new opportunities. That’s why, through an investment of over $10.8 million, the Government of Canada is helping […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201825 Views

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Tealbook to Help Establish AI-Powered Indigenous Entrepreneur Community – Techvibes

An important part of one of Canada’s biggest AI projects is working to help entrepreneurs find new ways to innovate and conduct business. Tealbook is working with the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Businesses (CCAB) to help establish an AI-powered community for qualified Indigenous entrepreneurs that are looking to pick up procurement contracts. This new virtual […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201848 Views

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Jamesian Ultra-High speed Internet: The conclusion of a regional project

CHIBOUGAMAU, QC, July 18, 2018  – With the first phase of its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) project now in operation, the Eeyou Communications Network (ECN) officially announces the start of the second phase of this project to connect the Jamesian communities of Matagami, Lebel-sur-Quévillon, Chapais and Chibougamau with modern residential telecommunications services, including ultra high-speed internet. “The Eeyou […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 201830 Views

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New federal funding will help improve women’s economic security in Manitoba

Project aims to increase the recruitment and retention of women in the ICT sector in Manitoba July 17, 2018 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Status of Women Canada The Government is committed to advancing gender equality and understands the important role that creating more opportunities for women in all aspects of Canadian life can play in […]

by pmnationtalk on July 17, 201848 Views

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DIG joins partnership to bring high speed internet to Northern Manitoba

– – Joint venture formed with two leading companies owned by Manitoba First Nations – – TSXV:DUG │OTCQX:DSTFF TREATY ONE TERRITORY, WINNIPEG, July 5, 2018 – Distinct Infrastructure Group Inc. (“DIG”) (TSXV:DUG) today announced the formation of a joint venture partnership with Clear Sky Connections Inc. (CSC) and Broadband Communications North Inc. (BCN) to bring high speed […]

by pmnationtalk on July 5, 201856 Views

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Internet grant funding now available for smaller BC communities – CFNR

Grant funding is now available for smaller communities seeking better internet. As of July 1st, local governments, internet service providers, and community organizations may begin applying for fresh grant funding to bring high speed internet to rural and Indigenous communities. Northern Development Initiative Trust will review the applications for the Connecting BC program, which could […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 201844 Views

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BC Government: Applications accepted to expand high-speed internet access

July 03, 2018 VICTORIA – Local governments, internet service providers and community organizations can now apply for grant funding to connect high-speed internet for British Columbians who need it the most – those living in rural, remote and Indigenous communities. “High costs are one of the main barriers to connecting communities,” said Jinny Sims, Minister […]

by pmnationtalk on July 3, 201848 Views

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Tech companies, B.C. government team up to create better services for people

June 27, 2018 VICTORIA – Five projects were posted to BC Bid today, as the Province launches the second year of the B.C. Startup in Residence (STIR) pilot program. The program brings the ideas and expertise of technology companies, together with the B.C. government, to help solve digital challenges in government and improve service delivery […]

by pmnationtalk on June 28, 201847 Views

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FMCC publication featured by Social Sciences & Humanities Research Canada

The new e-book publication by the First Mile Connectivity Consortium team is featured this month on the SSHRC web site along with a short story about the First Nations Innovation research project. Across Canada, remote and rural Indigenous organizations have been building and delivering broadband services to rural and remote communities. A new book celebrates […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 201850 Views

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Yukon communities to benefit from more reliable Internet

New 777 km fibre line from Dawson City to Inuvik will strengthen Internet connection across the North June 20, 2018 – Whitehorse, Yukon Residents of Yukon, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and northern British Columbia will be able to connect more reliably with friends and family across Canada and around the world, participate in distance education, seize […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 201844 Views

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Media advisory: Government of Canada to make high-speed Internet funding announcement in Whitehorse

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Ottawa, Ontario, June 19, 2018—The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, together with the Honourable Larry Bagnell, Member of Parliament for Yukon, and the Honourable Ranj Pillai, Yukon Minister of Economic Development, will make an announcement related to the Government of Canada’s commitment to […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201869 Views

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Government of Canada launches national consultations on digital and data transformation

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Canadians must have trust and confidence in a digital and data-driven world June 19, 2018, Ottawa ON New technologies have changed the way that we access information, shop, live, socialize and work. As a result of these changes, our economy has transformed to become increasingly data-driven and critical […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201846 Views

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CIRA report: Grassroots organizations share gaps and solutions for Canada’s internet

June 13, 2018, OTTAWA – Today, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) released The gap between us: Perspectives on building a better online Canada , which captures the experiences, opinions and proposed solutions of 70 grassroots organizations across Canada working to make the internet better for Canadians. These organizations, working on the frontlines of Canada’s […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201860 Views

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SaskTel investing $4.6 million to improve wireless service in parts of rural Saskatchewan

June 7, 2018Today SaskTel announced plans to invest approximately $4.6 million to significantly improve the data capacity of 37 towers serving rural Saskatchewan by the end of March 2019.  The full list of towers to be upgraded can be found below.“SaskTel is fully committed to providing the people of Saskatchewan with fast and reliable communication […]

by ahnationtalk on June 8, 201852 Views

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Kativik Regional Government: Nunavik Getting Full Cellular and Mobility Data, One of the Few Areas in Canada Still Without

Kuujjuaq, Québec, May 28, 2018 – All 14 of Nunavik’s communities in the northern third of Quebec, will soon be getting cellular and mobility data services thanks to an important agreement between the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) and Ice Wireless. The more than 14,000 residents – almost all Inuit – live in one of the very […]

by pmnationtalk on May 31, 201857 Views

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Helping B.C.’s small communities advance technology, innovation

VICTORIA – The Government of British Columbia is launching the B.C. Smart Communities pilot program, to help local governments use data and connected technology to improve services and address community challenges. “The B.C. Smart Communities program will help address the unique challenges small communities face when trying to secure funding for smart city projects,” said […]

by pmnationtalk on May 30, 201849 Views

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Indigenous fishermen to test internet in Maritime waters – CBC

Enhanced Maritime Situational Awareness project launches this fall across Canada May 23, 2018 Indigenous fishermen in the Maritimes are getting ready to test the internet at sea this fall. It’s part of a Transport Canada pilot project that will provide fishing vessels with web-based data on weather, vessel traffic and other information. The Enhanced Maritime […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 201859 Views

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Government investing over $4M to bring internet to Indigenous communities – My Yellowknife Now

The Government of Canada is investing over $4.6 million through the Connect to Innovate program to bring new or improved high-speed internet to ten Indigenous communities, nine of which are in the Northwest Territories. The funding was announced yesterday by Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201870 Views

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BC Government: Premier announces tech and innovation investments to spark economic growth, job creation

May 16, 2018 VANCOUVER – To help spark B.C. innovation, economic growth and new jobs, the provincial government is investing in tech-based research and advanced training opportunities in all parts of the province, Premier John Horgan announced today at the #BCTECH Summit. “B.C. succeeds when British Columbians succeed — and our province’s tech sector is proving […]

by pmnationtalk on May 17, 201882 Views

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Rural and remote communities in the North will benefit from high-speed Internet

Residents in 10 communities to have new or improved Internet access thanks to a $6.1-million investment May 16, 2018, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories Internet access is more than just a convenience; communities, businesses and institutions need it to find information, offer services and create opportunities. That’s why the Government of Canada is investing over $4.6 million through […]

by pmnationtalk on May 17, 201887 Views

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New board appointed to Province’s tech agency, Innovate BC

May 14, 2018 VANCOUVER – Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology, has announced the membership of Innovate BC’s new board of directors, to help guide and promote tech sector growth, generating good jobs in the emerging economy, increased revenue and economic development all around British Columbia. Ralston made the announcement at the #BCTECH […]

by pmnationtalk on May 15, 2018103 Views

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Expanding Access to SMART Board Technology in Saskatchewan Classrooms

May 14, 2018 A new province-wide agreement with SMART Technologies, a world leader in classroom technology and makers of the interactive SMART Board, has allowed school divisions to purchase nearly twice as many SMART Learning Suite licenses for teachers.  There are now over 6,000 teacher licenses, which will make the SMART Learning Suite software available […]

by pmnationtalk on May 14, 2018123 Views

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High-speed Internet and 4G wireless in every Northwest Territories community

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, May 14, 2018—Rural and northern communities have unique infrastructure needs. The Government of Canada recognizes that the availability of high‑speed Internet infrastructure is critical for economic development and access to essential resources and services such as health care and education for those living and working in the North. Federal, Territorial, community and […]

by pmnationtalk on May 14, 201862 Views

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Rural and remote communities in Nova Scotia will benefit from faster Internet

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Residents in 64 communities to get high-speed Internet access thanks to a $26.4-million investment May 4, 2018, Greenwich, Nova Scotia Internet access is more than just a convenience; communities, businesses and institutions need it to find information, offer services and create opportunities. That’s why the Government of Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 2018102 Views

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Get ready for a new round of connectivity funding for B.C. communities

May 3, 2018 PRINCE GEORGE – Internet service providers and other community-based organizations will soon be eligible to apply for new $16 million grant funding to improve connectivity in rural, remote and Indigenous areas in B.C., announced Jinny Sims, Minister of Citizens’ Services. “This is a great opportunity for locally driven connectivity projects that will […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 2018113 Views

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Whitehorse volunteers learn how to ‘Indigenize’ Wikipedia – CBC

Group creates Wikipedia pages dedicated to important Yukon Indigenous figures, events Apr 30, 2018 A group of Whitehorse volunteers learned to create Wikipedia pages about Yukon First Nations people, events and culture to ensure more Indigenous content was available on one of the most visited websites in the world. The Indigenize Wikipedia meetup at the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201868 Views

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Ontario Expanding Broadband in Rural and Northern Communities

Investments in Cellular and Satellite Technologies Will Improve Connectivity April 23, 2018 4:10 P.M. Ministry of Infrastructure Ontario is helping to ensure people in rural and northern communities have access to reliable and affordable high-speed broadband internet. As announced in the 2018 Ontario Budget, the government is investing $500 million over three years to expand broadband […]

by pmnationtalk on April 24, 201867 Views

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Shell Canada and the ERA are out in full force this April continuing to donate $1 million worth of technology to Indigenous communities

April 12, 2018 The Electronic Recycling Association and Shell Canada to grant surplus computer equipment to deserving communities CALGARY, April 13, 2018 – Today, the Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) and its long-time donor Shell Canada announced that they will be gifting more than 200 recent model computers, laptops and monitors to nine indigenous organizations across Alberta and Saskatchewan. This […]

by pmnationtalk on April 13, 201887 Views

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Federal funding to bring high-speed Internet to Indigenous community in northern Ontario

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada $1.8-million investment will help build digital infrastructure to connect communities and families April 10, 2018, Parry Sound, Ontario Internet access is more than just a convenience; communities, businesses and institutions need it to find information, offer services and create opportunities. That’s why, through an investment of $1.8 million, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 2018106 Views

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Government of Canada to make high-speed Internet and digital infrastructure funding announcement in Parry Sound

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Ottawa, April 9, 2018—The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, will be announcing FedNor funding for digital infrastructure and support under the government’s Connect to Innovate program for high-speed Internet service. Date: April 10, 2018 Time: 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. Location: Wasauksing First Nation […]

by ahnationtalk on April 9, 2018105 Views

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Money allocated for quicker connection speeds – The Chronicle Journal

Apr 5, 2018 Improving residential Internet connection speeds in remote First Nation communities will make the digital divide disappear, says the general manager of the Western James Bay Telecom Network. “The kids in these communities and the adults are going to have the same opportunities that somebody in Sudbury or Thunder Bay has,” said Sally […]

by ahnationtalk on April 6, 201880 Views

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Ontario Driving Cutting-Edge Tech in the North – Investments Will Enhance Digital Infrastructure, Education and Training in Northwestern Ontario

Investments Will Enhance Digital Infrastructure, Education and Training in Northwestern Ontario April 3, 2018 1:00 P.M. Ministry of Northern Development and Mines Ontario is investing in innovative technology in Northwestern Ontario through projects that will improve digital infrastructure in remote communities, enhance education and training for students, and create good jobs. Michael Gravelle, Minister of […]

by pmnationtalk on April 4, 201899 Views

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Software-testing hopes to inspire Indigenous communities after winning business pitch contest – ITBusiness.ca

March 28th, 2018 An Aboriginal software-testing company has ambitious plans after winning a business pitch competition in Ottawa. Minutes after accepting the award at Ottawa’s Lockheed Martin Canada’s IMPACT Centre, Chelsea Griffith, team-lead for software Plato Testing, told ItBusiness.ca they want to grow from 60 to 5,000 employees in five years, and expand to 20 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 2018126 Views

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Connectivity funding makes a real difference in lives around B.C.

March 26, 2018 VANCOUVER – Following the March 13, 2018, funding announcement of $38 million for five regional projects, partners and stakeholders gathered to celebrate the people and communities that will benefit from this investment, announced Minister of Citizens’ Services, Jinny Sims. With recent news of federal, provincial and partner funding to improve reliable access […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 2018106 Views

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Getting Alberta in the game

Mar 15, 2018 The Growth and Diversification Act would help local businesses create jobs and diversify the economy with a new program to support the digital media sector. If passed, the bill would create a new Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit (IDMTC) to help Alberta’s businesses compete with other provinces like Ontario, British Columbia and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 2018129 Views

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High speed internet to be provided to the remotest Alberta communities – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 15, 2018 By Bill Graveland THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ Gus Loonskin says it’s been a long time coming. The chief of the Little Red River Cree Nation, 750 kilometres north of Edmonton, made a two-day journey to Calgary to learn that high-speed internet will be provided to the three First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 2018123 Views

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Rural and remote communities in Alberta will benefit from faster Internet

Residents in 39 communities to get access to new or faster Internet through $22.5-million investment March 15, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta Internet access serves as more than just a convenience; it is an essential means by which citizens, businesses and institutions access information, offer services and create opportunities that could otherwise be out of reach. Through […]

by pmnationtalk on March 15, 2018104 Views

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Media advisory: Governments of Canada and British Columbia to make Internet funding announcement in Haida Gwaii

Media advisory From Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Skidegate, British Columbia, March 12, 2018—The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and the Honourable Jinny Sims, British Columbia Minister of Citizens’ Services, will make an announcement about high-speed Internet service for Canadians living in rural and remote communities, under the government’s […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 2018144 Views

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Modernized Web Apps Increase Accessibility of the NWT’s Geoscience Information

YELLOWKNIFE (March 6, 2018) – A new suite of web applications are enhancing public access to data from the Northwest Territories Geological Survey (NTGS). The applications are being introduced this week at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) 2018 Convention. The data will help prospectors determine where to stake their claim and provide […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 2018101 Views

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FMCC Researchers receive Internet Society grant to co-develop digital literacy program with Piikani First Nation

A collaboration between Piikani Youth Empowerment Strategies (Piikani Nation Secondary School and Peigan Board of Education) and the Faculty of Extension at the University of Alberta has received funding from the Internet Society’s Beyond the Net program. The project, titled Exploring digital literacy through the Piikani Cultural and Digital Literacy Camp Program, builds on a […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 2018144 Views

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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, 2018134 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, 2018146 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, 2018195 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, 2018156 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 […]

by pmnationtalk on January 30, 2018105 Views

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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, 2018180 Views

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