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Communications infrastructure funding to support economic recovery in rural B.C.

Sept. 21, 2020 VICTORIA – The Province will make a significant investment in connectivity to encourage a rapid expansion of high-speed internet access and drive regional economic development in rural areas, Indigenous communities and along B.C.’s highways. As part of B.C.’s Economic Recovery Plan, this one-time commitment of $90 million for the Connecting British Columbia […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 2020129 Views

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Clear Sky Connections negotiates new funding amidst blatant disregard of sovereignty and inclusion in decision making regarding First Nations territories

CYBERSPACE (MANITOBA) – Clear Sky Connections (CSC) is disappointed to be informed that $55M that had been previously allocated for Northern Manitoba has been officially withdrawn by the Government of Canada, at the same time that the Province makes unilateral decisions regarding fibre optics in First Nations territory otherwise known as “Manitoba”. In anticipation of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 202084 Views

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Ottawa based not-for-profit CIRA wins silver at the Canadian HR awards for employer branding

Ottawa – Last night, the Ottawa-based Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) won silver for the TalentEgg Award for Best Employer Branding at the Canadian HR Awards. The Canadian HR Awards are considered the gold standard for excellence in the Canadian human resources industry, and recognize outstanding leadership and innovation in Canada’s HR sector. Executive quote […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 2020166 Views

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Mount Currie, Lil’wat Nation to benefit from improved connectivity

Sept. 17, 2020 WHISTLER – High-speed internet and other broadband services will soon be available for people in the community of Mount Currie and the Lil’wat Nation. A new fibre-optic line will enable work to connect more homes, businesses and communities in the region. “Closing the digital divide is vital to ensure people in rural […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 2020163 Views

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Art Gallery Featuring Indigenous Artists Adapts To COVID-19 Pandemic With New Virtual Technologies – Business Examiner

Sep 15, 2020 COMOX VALLEY – In a first for Vancouver Island, a Comox Valley gallery featuring First Nations Northwest Coast Art and Jewellery is delivering their newest exhibition I’TUSTO—Rising Again: Calvin Hunt and Karver Everson in a physical and virtual format. Online visitors to the gallery now have the opportunity to explore the exhibition […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 202087 Views

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OCIF invests in SAIT Digital Transformation (DX) Talent Hub

Sep 9, 2020 The Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund (OCIF) is addressing Calgary’s tech talent shortage with an $8.2 million investment in the new SAIT Digital Transformation (DX) Talent Hub. The DX Talent Hub, which will call downtown Calgary home, will significantly enhance Calgary’s tech talent development infrastructure. The continuing education initiative will address the digital […]

by ahnationtalk on September 9, 202058 Views

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Northwestel to launch unlimited Internet option in 7 communities on November 1

Whitehorse – Northwestel has written to the CRTC confirming its intention to launch residential and business Internet packages with unlimited data in 7 cable and fibre-to-the-home communities.  The new unlimited data packages will be available on November 1st, with the company implementing the necessary system changes to permanently accommodate unlimited options in the coming months. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 202018 Views

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SFU: Amazon donates $10,000 to support Indigenous students’ technology needs

Amazon Canada has donated $10,000 to Simon Fraser University’s Indigenous University Preparation Program (IUPP) to facilitate remote learning for students through the purchase of equipment, such as laptop computers and graphics tablets. The shift to online learning necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges for some students who are unable to equip themselves with […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 202038 Views

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COVID-19 pandemic puts spotlight on BC’s ‘digital divide’ – Vancouver Sun

Broadband internet has become essential infrastructure in the 21st Century, but most of B.C.’s rural and remote communities still fall short of the CRTC’s basic standard. Sep 03, 2020 Telus first turned on a high-speed internet connection to the Williams Lake First Nation community about a month ago, which Chief Willie Sellars described as “like […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 202029 Views

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Expensive, unreliable internet means students at this Indigenous school will be learning from workbooks – CBC

There will be opportunities for one-on-one sessions with a teacher, says principal Sep 02, 2020 As the province grapples with a safe return to class this fall, an Indigenous community in southwestern Ontario is dealing with an added complication. School officials at Antler River Elementary School in Chippewas of the Thames First Nation have decided […]

by ahnationtalk on September 2, 202025 Views

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