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Lenovo IdeaPad S10-1208U Netbook
If you’re looking for a mini-computer that can run your basic programs and is compact enough to take on-the-go, then grab a hold of Lenovo’s new S Series Netbook. The Lenovo IdeaPad S10-1208U Netbook is designed to keep the pace with your busy lifestyle – possibly even simplify it. At a mere 2.76 lbs (including battery) and about 1 inch thin, it’s very light and portable. You can take it wherever your day takes you. Loaded with several features such as an Intel Atom Processor N270, 80GB HDD and 512 GB of DDR2 memory, this Lenovo laptop will simply make your life a little easier. It also comes with a 4-in-1 media reader, so you can easily transfer pictures and other miscellaneous items to your computer. Surf the Web with 802.11 b/g wireless connectivity, and cast your eyes on a 10.2-inch screen with 1024 x 600 maximum resolution. There are many things to love about this netbook, and it goes without saying that the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-1208U Netbook represents a winning combination of mobile technology and exceptional engineering at a fantastic price. All within your reach.

by NationTalk on November 11, 20081038 Views

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Technical Assistance Program for Aboriginal Not-for-Profits (TAP) Deadline Approaching!

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR ABORIGINAL NOT-FOR-PROFITS (TAP)

The Centre’s Technical Assistance Program for Aboriginal Not-for-Profits (TAP) has been created to support the capacity building efforts of BC’s Aboriginal not-for-profit organizations.

by NationTalk on October 29, 20081070 Views

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Inukshuk Wireless announces the Deployment of Additional Rural Communities in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario

Inukshuk Wireless brings high-speed wireless access to more rural communities in Canada with the help of the Inukshuk Wireless Learning Plan Fund via an investment of more than $1.4million of network infrastructure.

Montréal, October 28, 2008 – Inukshuk Wireless is pleased to announce the recent addition of several rural Canada areas to its national broadband high-speed wireless network. These areas are located throughout Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario and include the following communities: Balzac, Oyama, Coalhurst, Sterling, Lundbreck, Dewdney, Deroche, Harrison Mills, as well as several aboriginal communities: Peigan 147, Duck Lake 7, Mnjikaning First Nation 32, Sarnia 45 and Six Nations 40.

by NationTalk on October 28, 20081918 Views

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Provincial Rural Internet Connectivity Grant Application Deadline Approaching

Oct 17, 2008

Northern Development recognizes that broadband internet connectivity is a strategically important economic development driver for our region, particularly for rural and remote communities in central and northern BC. We encourage all communities, non-profits, and businesses within the region seeking Provincial funding support for infrastructure required to deliver internet connectivity to homes and businesses in rural and remote areas to apply to the recently announced Connecting Citizens Grant Program.
The application deadline is November 7, 2008.

by NationTalk on October 19, 20081105 Views

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Telesat and the KRG Expand IP Broadband Access to Remote Communities in Canada’s North

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KUUJJUAQ, QC, Oct. 15 – Telesat, Canada’s satellite service provider, and the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) signed an agreement today that enables a growing number of Native communities across northern Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba to have access to a full range of IP broadband services. The KRG signed the agreement on behalf of the Northern Indigenous Community Satellite Network (NICSN) which was established in 2005 by the KRG, Keewaytinook Okimakanak’s K-Net and the Keewatin Tribal Council.

by NationTalk on October 15, 20081451 Views

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Technical Assistance Program for Aboriginal Not-for-Profit

Sep 26, 2008

The Centre for Sustainability’s Technical Assistance Program for Aboriginal Not-for-Profits (TAP) has been created to support the capacity building efforts of BC’s Aboriginal not-for-profit organizations.

by NationTalk on September 28, 20081033 Views

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Alberta Technology Takes a Bite Out of the Mountain Pine Beetle

September 8, 2008

Edmonton… New Alberta technology is poised to shield communities from the devastating impact of the mountain pine beetle. The breakthrough aims to convert dead trees into high-grade newsprint. Massive tracts of forest throughout Alberta and B.C. have been hit by the beetle, which continues to migrate east.

by NationTalk on September 8, 20081137 Views

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TELUS Urges Government to Invest $1 Billion of Spectrum Windfall to Help Deliver Broadband Internet to Rural Canadians

Leading-edge broadband enables Canadians to have better quality of life and compete on world stage

VANCOUVER, July 21 – TELUS is encouraging the Government of Canada to invest $1 billion of the $4.25 billion raised in the wireless spectrum auction to pursue its stated goal of making Canada the most connected country in the world. The auction raised almost three times the anticipated $1.5 billion, giving Canada an unprecedented opportunity to bring broadband Internet services to thousands of rural communities.

by NationTalk on July 21, 20081032 Views

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Premier’s Technology Council Releases 11th Report

INFORMATION BULLETIN
For Immediate Release
2008OTP0181-001093
July 14, 2008

Office of the Premier

VICTORIA – The Premier’s Technology Council has released its eleventh report, which focuses on three topics: Clean technology, regional innovation and industrial design.

by NationTalk on July 14, 20081170 Views

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Global 8 Environmental Technologies, Inc. Sells $9 Million License to Develop Environmental Technology Centers on Aboriginal Traditional Lands

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ORANGEVILLE, Ontario, June 30 — Global 8 Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GBLE) (http://www.g8et.com), a leading developer of environmental technology solutions, today announced that it has signed a licensing agreement with Osaw Maskwa Consulting, Ltd., a multi-disciplinary company that is wholly owned and operated by First Nations of Canada.

by NationTalk on July 1, 20083505 Views

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Unique Program Connects Aboriginal Communities to A Stronger Technology Future

June 4, 2008

Agreement among provincial government, IBM, First Nations and Métis of Alberta signed one year ago

Edmonton… A commemorative event at Ben Calf Robe School on June 4th celebrated the one-year anniversary of an ongoing partnership offering technology expertise to First Nations and Métis students in Alberta.

by NationTalk on June 5, 2008899 Views

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Bringing Broadband Service To Greenstone – #920082

News Release
Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
April 25, 2008 – 052

McGuinty Government Helps Provide High-Speed Internet To Eight Communities

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Eight communities in Northwestern Ontario are about to be connected to the information highway.

by NationTalk on April 26, 20081070 Views

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Sasktel Cellular Service Improved in Pasqua Lake Area

News Release – April 14, 2008

SaskTel today announced digital cellular coverage improvements in the Pasqua Lake area. Customers can expect improved coverage to Echo Valley Provincial Park, Pasqua First Nation and along Highways 10 and 35.

by NationTalk on April 14, 20081514 Views

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Latitude Wireless Service Launched in Rankin Inlet

02/08/2008

Latitude Wireless has brought its cellular voice and Internet service to the Nunavut community of Rankin Inlet.

“We are very excited to be introducing Latitude Wireless service in our first Nunavut community,” said Lee Vincent, the General Manager of Northwestel Wireless, which owns Latitude Wireless in Nunavut. “We hope that residents of the community will enjoy having this new access to a cellular and mobile Internet service that is comparable in quality and price to all other cellular providers in Canada.”

by NationTalk on February 10, 20081471 Views

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Province Announces Next Phase of Government’s Broadband Initiative

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Innovation, Trade and Rural Development
December 13, 2007

As part of Government’s Broadband Initiative (GBI), the province today released a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking a telecommunications carrier to build and manage an advanced broadband network for its operations across the province. The new network will encourage investment and enable the delivery of high speed Internet access in all regions.

by NationTalk on December 13, 20071265 Views

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Gateway Fund 2008-09

Canadian Culture Online is launching a new call for proposals under the Gateway Fund for 2008-09. This fund seeks to support Internet projects by ethnocultural communities and Aboriginal peoples for them to create cultural content for the Internet. Deadline for application is January 31, 2008.

The primary objectives of the Gateway Fund are to:

– Increase the amount of quality Canadian cultural content for the Internet;
– Build audiences for that content by making it easy to find on the Internet; and
– Engage Canadians to use the content and share their perspectives on Canadian events, people and values.

http://www.canadianheritage.gc.ca/progs/pcce-ccop/progs/gateway_e.cfm

by NationTalk on December 7, 20071103 Views

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OmniGlobe Networks Awarded 10 Year Agreement with the Naskapi Nation

MONTREAL, Oct. 15 – OmniGlobe Networks, Inc. today announced that it has signed a 10 year contract with a total value of $5.48 million with the Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach’s Internet Service Provider (ISP) Naskapi Imuun, Inc. Under the terms of the contract, OmniGlobe will provide Naskapi Imuun with increased satellite bandwidth, thereby enabling the ISP to extend its value-added services to include Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), videoconferencing, tele-education, and Virtual Private Networking services. In addition, OmniGlobe will provide remote operational support and technology transfer to Naskapi’s local technical staff. Naskapi Imuun is a for-profit, wholly owned subsidiary of the Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach, and provides the local and neighbouring communities of Schefferville, Matimekosh and Lac John with Internet services. This is OmniGlobe’s third mandate with the Naskapi Nation since 2006.

by NationTalk on October 16, 20072374 Views

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Infrastructure Agreement Providing Greater Broadband Access to Northern Quebec Communities

Kawawachikamach, Quebec, October 12, 2007 – Residents of the Northeastern Quebec communities of Kawawachikamach, Schefferville, Matimekush and Lac John now have access to high-capacity Internet service thanks to a joint broadband initiative between Canada’s New Government and the Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach.

The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, and Chief Philip Einish, President of Naskapi Imuun Inc., today announced that the Government of Canada is contributing up to $4.7 million towards this $6.27 million initiative. The remainder of the funding, $1.57 million, comes from the Naskapi Nation.

by NationTalk on October 12, 20071317 Views

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Public Sector Technology Awards Recognize Innovation

INFORMATION BULLETIN
For Immediate Release
2007LCS0019-001242
Oct. 4, 2007

Ministry of Labour and Citizens’ Services

VICTORIA – Five B.C. public sector technology projects have received special recognition for their accomplishments at the 9th annual Public Sector Information Technology Awards, held Oct. 3 at the Victoria Conference Centre.

The awards were created to recognize leadership, innovation and excellence in the use of information technology across B.C.’s public service, including Crown corporations, municipalities, public education and health care.

by NationTalk on October 5, 20071394 Views

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Saskatchewan! Connected Now Available In Saskatoon Post-secondary Schools

News Release – September 26, 2007

Students and visitors to the University of Saskatchewan, First Nations University of Canada and the SIAST Kelsey campus in Saskatoon now have expanded access to wireless Internet service thanks to the Saskatchewan! Connected initiative. Minister responsible for Information Technology Frank Quennell made the announcement today in Saskatoon.

The Saskatchewan! Connected initiative offers users basic Internet service via a wireless Wi-Fi based network. The first phase of the initiative was launched in July with the service being made available in select business districts of Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon. The second phase involves the expansion of existing wireless networks in the post-secondary institutions of the four centres, and opening up their previously restricted wireless services to the general public.

by NationTalk on September 26, 20071374 Views

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Federal-Provincial Agreement Provides Public Internet Access Sites With Close To $1 Million In Support

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September 20, 2007

Manitoba communities and organizations will once again have access to funding of close to $1 million for public Internet access sites through the Community Connections program, Industry Canada Minister Jim Prentice and Science, Technology, Energy and Mines Minister Jim Rondeau announced today.
 
“Canada’s New Government fully appreciates the many positive advances the Community Access Program (CAP) has made since its launch in 1994,” said Prentice.  “The program, its volunteers and partners such as Manitoba, have made valuable contributions to communities across Canada by providing access to, and the use of, computers and the Internet.”

by NationTalk on September 21, 20071286 Views

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Saskatchewan! Connected Now Available At SIAST In Prince Albert

News Release – September 19, 2007

Students and visitors to the SIAST Woodland campus and First Nations University of Canada campus in Prince Albert now have expanded access to wireless Internet service thanks to the Saskatchewan! Connected initiative. Minister responsible for Information Technology Frank Quennell made the announcement today in Prince Albert.

The Saskatchewan! Connected initiative offers users basic Internet service via a wireless Wi-Fi based network. The first phase of the initiative was launched in July with the service being made available in select business districts of Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon. The second phase involves the expansion of existing wireless networks in the post-secondary institutions of the four centres, and opening up their previously restricted wireless services to the general public.

by NationTalk on September 20, 20071287 Views

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Thunder Bay Takes Step Toward Creation Of Technology Cluster – #950254

News Release
Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
September 07, 2007 – 252

Provincial Funds To Inject New Life Into Downtown Heritage Building

SUDBURY – The McGuinty government is helping Thunder Bay create a professional data centre that will act as a catalyst to attract and secure new economic activity in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector, Northern Development and Mines Minister Rick Bartolucci has announced.

The data centre will be a key component of a new technology cluster in the city’s downtown north core, where the city-owned Whalen building will be retrofitted to accommodate ICT-related companies. The project is expected to strengthen existing businesses while generating new economic activity for the future.

by NationTalk on September 9, 20071280 Views

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Ontario Invests Over $17 Million In Northern Telecom Expansion

News Release
Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
September 04, 2007 – 230

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Projects Enhance Economic Opportunities And Quality Of Life Across North

SUDBURY – McGuinty government investments in cellular telephone and broadband Internet services will deliver new opportunities for community growth and a better quality of life for northerners, Northern Development and Mines Minister Rick Bartolucci announced today.

“Our communities need access to reliable telecommunications infrastructure that will allow them to share in the benefits of modern technology,” said Bartolucci, who also chairs the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC). “By expanding services to many more northern communities, these projects open up possibilities in education, health care, culture and business.”

by NationTalk on September 4, 20071216 Views

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$2.2 Million From The Government Of Québec For Deployment Of The Broadband Network In The Territory Of Nunavik

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Katimajiit Conference
Infrastructures and housing

Kuujjuaq, August 24, 2007 – The Deputy Premier and Minister of Municipal Affairs and Regions, Nathalie Normandeau, and the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports, Michelle Courchesne, confirmed at the Katimajiit Forum that the government will contribute $2.2 million to the project for improvement of access to Internet services in Nunavik.

Steered by the Kativik Regional Government (KRG), which is a member of a consortium in which two other First Nations groups from Northwestern Ontario and Northern Manitoba also participate, this project will upgrade the network’s satellite capacity and improve the land-based part of the network to optimize use of broadband applications throughout the territory of Nunavik. This project is part of the National Satellite Initiative (NSI). The total cost for the Québec part of the project amounts to $10.1 million, including the participation of the federal government and the other partners.

by NationTalk on August 27, 20071220 Views

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Canada’s New Government Provides $20.65M for Wider Broadband Access to 43 Northern Communities

Kuujjuaq, Quebec, August 24, 2007 – Residents of 43 northern communities in Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba can soon expect wider access to broadband service and its benefits thanks to a commitment from Canada’s New Government to provide up to $20.65 million to purchase new satellite infrastructure.

The announcement was made today by the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, and Ms. Maggie Emudluk, Chairperson of the Kativik Regional Government, representing the Northern Indigenous Community Satellite Network (NICSN). The NICSN involves a partnership among three Organizations: the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) in Quebec; the Keewatin Tribal Council (KTC) in Manitoba; and the Keewaytinook Okimakanak Tribal Council (KOTC) in Ontario.

by NationTalk on August 24, 20071361 Views

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SCN Technology To Deliver Canada’s First Rural Satellite-cellular Service

News Release – August 2, 2007

SCN today announced its participation in a pilot project that will deliver Canada’s first nation-wide satellite-cellular communications service to First Nation communities. In a partnership between SCN, OmniGlobe Networks and Naskapi Imuun Inc., SCN’s satellite network will connect local networks to global cellular and telephone systems for local, long distance and roaming services that are currently available only to urban residents.

“SCN uses satellite technology to connect people – entire communities – to the many opportunities made possible through cellular and wireless broadband internet services,” Minister Responsible for SCN Sandra Morin said.

by NationTalk on August 2, 20071450 Views

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Yukon Has Highest Access to Internet in Canada

Northwestel is now providing High Speed Internet service to every community in the Yukon. The service was introduced in Stewart Crossing in May, placing Yukon as the leader in access to High Speed Internet in all of Canada.

Northwestel has also recently introduced High Speed Internet service at the remote location of Eagle Plains on the Dempster Highway.

Customer feedback from Stewart Crossing has been very positive. Subscriptions to the service have doubled, as compared to the dial-up Internet service previously available in the community.

by NationTalk on August 1, 20071631 Views

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$221,000 Grant To SFU Supports Study Of Broadband Use

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2007LCS0015-000937
July 23, 2007

Ministry of Labour and Citizens’ Services

VANCOUVER – Minister of Labour and Citizens’ Services Olga Ilich today announced a $221,000 grant to support a Simon Fraser University study of how broadband Internet connectivity is benefiting B.C. communities.

“This investment underscores our commitment to bridging the digital divide in British Columbia’s communities,” said Ilich. “Solid, independent research will enable government to see the real impact of its policies and programs on communities and supports good decision-making for the future.”

by NationTalk on July 23, 20071317 Views

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Eceptionist’s Telemedicine Scheduling Solution Selected by Canada Health Infoway

HOUSTON, July 17 – Eceptionist, Inc. announced today that is has been selected by Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) as the only commercial vendor for telehealth scheduling. Eceptionist in collaboration with Infoway’s Telehealth Program will implement electronic solutions that facilitate the delivery of health information and services between patients and providers regardless of distance.

by NationTalk on July 18, 20071524 Views

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3P Networks Inc. Signs Agreement with Seven Drums to Form a Joint Venture to Bridge the ”Digital Divide” to First Nations, Metis and Inuit Communities

[July 16, 2007]

NEW YORK — 3P Networks Inc. (Pink Sheets:TPNW) today announced that they have signed an agreement to form a joint venture with Seven Drums. The primary focus of the joint venture will be to provide video, voice and broadband Internet access through a combination of WiMax, Wi-Fi and fixed telecommunication infrastructure to Canadian First Nations, Metis, Inuit and American Indian communities and Provincial, State and National Indian Organizations.

by NationTalk on July 18, 20072450 Views

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OmniGlobe Networks and Naskapi Imuun Partner to Provide Canada’s First Rural Satellite-Cellular Service

Assembly of First Nations
Annual General Assembly

Booth 37

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA–(July 10, 2007) – OmniGlobe Networks, Inc. and Naskapi Imuun Inc. announce a partnership to deliver Canada’s first nation-wide satellite-cellular communications service to First Nation communities. The service will be based on OmniGlobe’s new satellite-cellular technology platform which will create a local wireless network providing First Nation subscribers with cellular services that are currently available only to urban inhabitants. The local network will link via satellite to global cellular and telephone networks, providing local, long-distance and roaming capabilities. The new service will be available in September 2007.

by NationTalk on July 10, 20071587 Views

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Far North First Nations To Increase Broadband Capacity – #920058

News Release
Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
July 05, 2007 – 152

Province Helps Remote Northern Communities Bridge Gaps In Information Highway

SIOUX LOOKOUT – The McGuinty government is helping First Nations communities in the Far North gain better electronic access to business, health, education and government services by investing in the expansion of broadband and cellular services, Northern Development and Mines Minister Rick Bartolucci announced today.

by NationTalk on July 6, 20071279 Views

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Siemens Canada Deploys Next Generation Wireless Broadband Network for First Nations Seabird Island Community

Siemens and BelAir Networks extend digital reach of residents, government and businesses

AGASSIZ, BC, June 27 – The Seabird Island First Nation in British Columbia is setting a powerful example for other First Nation communities across Canada with its innovative use of technology. They have implemented new housing concepts which use advanced building materials, wood from certified forests, energy efficient appliances as well as solar, wind and geo-thermal solutions to create renewable energy sources as part of their sustainable community design. The Seabird Island Band has just taken another step forward into the future with the launch of a new high performance wireless mesh network solution from Siemens. The network is providing the community with ubiquitous, high-speed broadband wireless access supporting residential, educational and business communication requirements.

by NationTalk on June 27, 20071747 Views

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