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Terrible idea’: Online security experts warn against online voting in N.W.T. elections – CBC

Head of Simply Voting says his site is safe for an election the size of the N.W.T.’s Jul 11, 2019 Security experts have a message for election officials in the Northwest Territories: don’t use online voting. Officials recently announced online voting will be used for the first time in a provincial or territorial election when […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 201916 Views

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‘Data is Power’ as Alaska Tlingit and Haida Draft Climate Adaptation Plan – The Energy Mix

With no climate plan currently in place in the state of Alaska, and federal efforts focused on the state’s rapidly melting northern regions, the Indigenous peoples of the southeast are forging ahead, determined to acquire more data on climate issues most pertinent to them like the rise of lethal phytoplankton which thrive in warmer coastal […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201921 Views

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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, 201969 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, 201948 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, 201963 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, 201847 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, 201871 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, 201869 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, 2018109 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, 2018103 Views

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