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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, 20188 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, 201810 Views

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High-speed Internet and 4G wireless in every Northwest Territories community

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, May 14, 2018—Rural and northern communities have unique infrastructure needs. The Government of Canada recognizes that the availability of high‑speed Internet infrastructure is critical for economic development and access to essential resources and services such as health care and education for those living and working in the North. Federal, Territorial, community and […]

by pmnationtalk on May 14, 20186 Views

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Whitehorse volunteers learn how to ‘Indigenize’ Wikipedia – CBC

Group creates Wikipedia pages dedicated to important Yukon Indigenous figures, events Apr 30, 2018 A group of Whitehorse volunteers learned to create Wikipedia pages about Yukon First Nations people, events and culture to ensure more Indigenous content was available on one of the most visited websites in the world. The Indigenize Wikipedia meetup at the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 20188 Views

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Modernized Web Apps Increase Accessibility of the NWT’s Geoscience Information

YELLOWKNIFE (March 6, 2018) – A new suite of web applications are enhancing public access to data from the Northwest Territories Geological Survey (NTGS). The applications are being introduced this week at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) 2018 Convention. The data will help prospectors determine where to stake their claim and provide […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 201827 Views

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Moose tracking app brings Indigenous knowledge and modern technology together – CBC

App helps hunters and land users count moose, upload pictures and audio Jan 29, 2018 In an effort to merge traditional Anishinaabe hunting knowledge with modern technology, a Sudbury biologist is working with First Nations to equip them with a new smartphone app to help monitor Ontario’s declining moose population. “That will allow land users […]

by ahnationtalk on January 29, 201843 Views

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Northwestel: High-speed Internet and 4G wireless coming to every Nunavut community

Monday, September 18, 2017 Iqaluit, NU — Northwestel today announced that 15 megabits per second (Mbps) Internet will be available in all 25 Nunavut communities in 2019, providing Nunavut residents and businesses with access to the same broadband service levels as those in most remote Northern communities in Canada. Customers will be able to browse, load and […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 201763 Views

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Moving from megabytes to gigabytes:’ Ottawa pledges $50M for Arctic internet – NEWS 95.7

IQALUIT, Nunavut – The federal government has promised to contribute nearly $50 million to bring high-speed internet to Nunavut where some of the poorest and most expensive service in Canada has long been considered an economic drag. The money, together with $73 million from regional service provider Northwestel, will put satellite dishes and ground stations […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 201752 Views

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Communities across Nunavut will benefit from faster Internet

Nearly $50 million will improve high-speed coverage from Kugluktuk to Pangnirtung This press release is also available in Inuktitut. September 14, 2017 – Iqaluit, Nunavut – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Canadians in all 25 Nunavut communities will be able to do business online, participate in distance education and search for jobs online thanks to […]

by pmnationtalk on September 14, 201763 Views

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Federal government announces $50M for faster Arctic internet – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 14, 2017  IQALUIT, Nunavut _ The federal government has promised to spend nearly $50 million to improve internet access in Nunavut where some of the poorest and most expensive service in Canada has long been considered an economic drag. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains made the announcement in Iqaluit […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 201762 Views

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