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Nunavik receives final funding for high-speed internet expansion – Nunatsiaq News

Oct 13, 2021 The Kativik Regional Government says it has secured the remaining money needed for its work to bring high-speed internet to the region. In addition to funding from the federal and provincial governments, the KRG said in an Oct. 7 news release that it is receiving a total of $53.4 million from a […]

by ahnationtalk on October 13, 202132 Views

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High-speed internet will be a ‘game-changer’ for remote Indigenous communities – TBNewsWatch.com

Rapid Lynx project will connect five fly-in First Nations via 700km fibre-optic, long-haul line. Wayne Slipperjack recalled the early days, in the late 1990s, of dial-up internet in Eabametoong First Nation: the telltale crackling as a signal was sent over the phone line, followed by the agonizingly drawn-out wait while a file downloaded. “It was […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 202122 Views

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High-speed internet will be a ‘game-changer’ for remote Indigenous communities – Northern Ontario Business

Rapid Lynx project will connect five fly-in First Nations via 700km fibre-optic, long-haul line Wayne Slipperjack recalled the early days, in the late 1990s, of dial-up internet in Eabametoong First Nation: the telltale crackling as a signal was sent over the phone line, followed by the agonizingly drawn-out wait while a file downloaded. “It was […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 202144 Views

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CRTC gives Final Approval for Fiber-Optic Projects

Kuujjuaq, Québec, October 6, 2021 – The Kativik Regional Government successfully overcame a final hurdle that will allow it to proceed with its vital internet connectivity projects. Last Friday, the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) eliminated an important barrier by giving the KRG access to the necessary funding. In April 2020 the Kativik Regional […]

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 202137 Views

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Statement from the Minister of National Defence on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

From: National Defence Statement September 30, 2021 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces The Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: “Today marks the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. It is a time for every Canadian to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 30, 2021116 Views

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New opportunities for more people coming to B.C.’s tech sector

VICTORIA – More than 3,000 people from under-represented groups throughout the province will have more opportunities to join B.C.’s booming tech sector with the expansion of the Innovator Skills Initiative program. The program will see the B.C. government partnering with Innovate BC, Mitacs and the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) to provide grants to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 202137 Views

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Four Legged Robot ‘Dog’ Undergoes Trial at Gahcho Kué mine

You hear SPOT before you see it. Each of the articulated legs on the four-legged robot thump down on the floor in a steady rhythm as it walks along the corridor at Gahcho Kué mine. The robot is one of two being tested by De Beers Group to determine if it can take over routine, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 202134 Views

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PLATO Testing to Offer Indigenous Software Tester Training Course in Collaboration with the Government of British Columbia, Métis Nation British Columbia, and Deloitte Canada

September 1, 2021 Victoria, BC (September 1, 2021) – Today, PLATO Testing, the country’s first Indigenous-led and staffed IT services firm, launched a recruitment campaign for its Indigenous Software Tester Training course in Victoria, in collaboration with the Government of British Columbia, Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC), and Deloitte Canada. This will be the first […]

by ahnationtalk on September 1, 202178 Views

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Métis Nation BC Launches Life-Saving Technology

Métis Nation BC is the First Indigenous Nation in Canada to Partner with Lifeguard Digital Health, Protecting and Supporting Métis Health and Wellness Vancouver, British Columbia (August 31, 2021) — Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) is the first Indigenous Nation in Canada to launch the Lifeguard overdose prevention App on August 31, 2021. Working closely […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 202185 Views

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BC Government: Improving internet for people in Indigenous communities

Aug. 23, 2021 ASHCROFT – People within the territories of 10 First Nations will see improved internet speeds and reliability this fall as record investments from the Connecting British Columbia program continue to support improved connectivity for Indigenous peoples. “Working together with First Nations, the private sector and all levels of government, we are seeing […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 202154 Views

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