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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, 201959 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, 201938 Views

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Northwestel doesn’t want to share its federally-funded internet connection in Nunavut – CBC

The company received federal money to set up faster internet in the territory Jan 02, 2019 One of Nunavut’s internet providers is making the case to the federal government that it should not have to share a new satellite, which provides faster internet to Nunavummiut, with its competitors. Northwestel was awarded $49.9 million in September […]

by ahnationtalk on January 2, 201948 Views

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SSi Micro partners with Rogers, says it’ll improve cell, internet service across North – CBC

Change should make cellphone coverage clearer and higher quality, says SSi December 12, 2018 A northern cell and internet provider has struck a deal with Rogers Communications that should improve service in the North. SSi Micro will use the telecom giant’s unused wireless spectrum in the territories. Spectrum is radio waves, and what SSi has licensed connects mobile phones […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 201841 Views

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N.W.T. RCMP using drones to investigate 2010 disappearance of Angela Meyer – CBC

‘Police have not received any new information,’ states news release Oct 11, 2018 Yellowknife RCMP will begin using drones to search for Angela Meyer, who went missing in Yellowknife eight years ago. In a news release on Thursday afternoon, RCMP say they will begin flying drones over Robertson Drive, Forest Drive, Ptarmigan Road, Con Road […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 201865 Views

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IRC: Indigenous Connectivity Summit to Address Need for Affordable and Sustainable Internet Access

Sept. 24, 2018 More than two years after the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) declared broadband Internet a basic right for Canadians, many Indigenous communities still can’t access the regulator’s minimum service requirements. The Internet Society (ISOC), a global non-profit organization dedicated to the open development, evolution and use of the Internet, wants to help rural […]

by pmnationtalk on September 25, 201857 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, 201891 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, 201895 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, 201897 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, 201896 Views

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