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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 […]

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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, 201910 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 […]

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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, 201920 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, 2019263 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 […]

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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, 201946 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, 201954 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, 201936 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, 201977 Views

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High-speed internet opens world of possibilities in rural B.C. communities

June 24, 2019 OLIVER – Access to high-speed internet is about to become a reality for people in 12 rural B.C. communities, thanks to a wireless network upgrade funded by the Connecting British Columbia program. “The ability to access high-speed internet allows communities – especially those in rural and remote areas of B.C. – to […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 201962 Views

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Animikii Raises $1M to Scale Social Impact Through Indigenous Technology

LEKWUNGEN TERRITORY (VICTORIA, BC) June 18, 2019 — Animikii is excited to announce that it has successfully raised $1 million in financing from Raven Indigenous Capital Partners (Raven) and the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). The funds will be used to further build out the team and support the further development of Animikii’s Indigenous […]

by animikii on June 18, 201966 Views

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Government directs CRTC to place consumer interests and innovation at the forefront of telecom decisions

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Directive aims to encourage all forms of competition and investment to bring down costs of Internet and cellphone bills June 18, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario The prices Canadians pay for telecommunications services continue to be high when compared to other nations, and affordability is an ongoing concern for […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 201953 Views

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Animikii Raises $1M to Scale Social Impact Through Indigenous Technology

June 18, 2019 Largest investment of its kind into an Indigenous technology social enterprise. Investment led by Raven Indigenous Capital Partners with additional financing from BDC. Animikii is excited to announce that it has successfully raised $1 million in financing from Raven Indigenous Capital Partners (Raven) and the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). The […]

by pnationtalk on June 18, 201937 Views

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‘Data is Power’ as Alaska Tlingit and Haida Draft Climate Adaptation Plan – The Energy Mix

With no climate plan currently in place in the state of Alaska, and federal efforts focused on the state’s rapidly melting northern regions, the Indigenous peoples of the southeast are forging ahead, determined to acquire more data on climate issues most pertinent to them like the rise of lethal phytoplankton which thrive in warmer coastal […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201927 Views

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Whose land is it anyway? Free app focuses on Canada’s Indigenous history – CTV News

June 13, 2019 Instead of telling its users where they are, a new map-based app lets them know what where they are used to be. Whose Land features interactive maps showing the proliferation of Indigenous communities in North America, past and present. One map shows Indigenous communities’ traditional territories – the boundaries of their lands […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201932 Views

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Northwestel agrees to make Internet and mobile wireless improvements to benefit Northerners to rectify non-compliance

June 12, 2019 – Ottawa-Gatineau – Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) The CRTC announced today that Northwestel has agreed to spend $5 million in new and unplanned investments to upgrade its network infrastructure further to a contravention of the Telecommunications Act. Over a period of seven years, Northwestel failed to obtain the CRTC’s approval for […]

by pnationtalk on June 12, 201936 Views

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TELUS Investing $150 Million to Connect Prince George to Gigabit-Enabled Fibre Optic Network – T-Net

June 10, 2019 Burnaby, BC, June 10, 2019–(T-Net)–TELUS announced today that it is investing $150 million to connect more than 90 per cent of homes and businesses in Prince George including the North Side of Lheidli T’enneh First Nation’s Fort George 2 reserve directly to its fibre optic network, enhancing wireline and wireless connectivity, and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 10, 201928 Views

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Making waves in Atlantic Canada’s world-class ocean technology sector

From: Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Ocean Technology Council of Nova Scotia expands industry conference; focuses on export development, growing blue economy June 7, 2019 – Halifax, NS – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Investing in breakthrough ideas helps generate value-added opportunities in ocean industries, create jobs and a more robust, innovative economy. That is why the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 201983 Views

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CRTC launches the Broadband Fund to improve Internet and mobile wireless access

First call for applications targets Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and satellite-dependent communities June 3, 2019 – Ottawa-Gatineau – Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) The CRTC today launched its first call for applications for the Broadband Fund. The CRTC is accepting applications for projects in the Canadian territories and satellite-dependent communities, where there is a great need for […]

by pnationtalk on June 4, 201940 Views

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CIRA announces $1.25 million in funding to improve Canadian internet infrastructure, online access and digital literacy

May 30, OTTAWA – Today, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority announced 21 organizations from across Canada that will receive a grant from its Community Investment Program. This annual program supports Canadian not-for-profits, charities and academic institutions doing good things for and through the Canadian internet. To date, CIRA has provided $6.7 million in grants for […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 201995 Views

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Young artist creates 700 characters as she makes way in digital art world – CBC

May 27, 2019 Ren Peters’s mother says teen could be role model for Indigenous youth What started as a few doodles has turned into a career aspiration for Ren Peters of Moncton. The 18-year-old, who spent her childhood on Elsipogtog First Nation, hopes to become a digital artist and would like to eventually create a […]

by pnationtalk on May 27, 201946 Views

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Rural communities in central Ontario 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 May 23, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario 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 […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201953 Views

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More inclusive workforce to advance tech sector in B.C.

May 22, 2019 SURREY – People under-represented in B.C.’s growing technology and engineering sectors, including women, Indigenous peoples, immigrants and people with disabilities, will have better opportunities and advancement through new government-supported initiatives. Provincial funding of up to $2.2 million over two years will break down barriers through pilot projects, such as mentorship for employees […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 201950 Views

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$1.75 million to connect the Eleonore mine to the fibre optic network

QUEBEC, May 22, 2019 – The Government of Québec, through the Société du Plan Nord, will invest $1.75 million to connect Newmont Goldcorp’s Eleonore mine facilities to the existing regional fibre optic network. This project will enable one of Quebec’s most innovative mining companies to continue advancing its vision to create mine 4.0, an interconnected […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201970 Views

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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, 201963 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, 2019104 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, 201947 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, 201946 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, 201943 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, 201976 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, 2019278 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, 201969 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, 201981 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, 2019138 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, 2019102 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, 201991 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, 2019140 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, 2019102 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, 2019343 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, 2019131 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, 2019144 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, 2019537 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, 2019158 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, 2019135 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, 2019115 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, 201982 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, 2019102 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, 2019136 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, 2019151 Views

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