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Oct
11
2017

Iqaluit Mayor calls for Nunavut fibre for economic prosperity

Iqaluit Mayor, Madeleine Redfern, calls for Nunavut fibre connectivity to meet the territory’s increasing internet demands. She claims that Nunavut is forced to depend on a desperately slow satellite internet service. The current connectivity crisis is crippling the territory’s economic development and government operations. High-speed Nunavut fibre The Iqaluit mayor is lobbying hard to bring […]

Sep
16
2017

$7.4M CanNor funding for northern Canadian geoscience projects

Happy to announce $7.4M in funding for #northern #geoscience projects across all three territories https://t.co/Cw0dVtKgBr — Hon. Navdeep Bains (@MinisterISED) September 15, 2017 In Nunavut, CanNor will invest $2,672,335 towards geoscience projects focusing on mapping, permafrost infrastructure and seabed analysis, along with the development and promotion of geosciences in Nunavut. Nunavut funding comprises of: CanNor: […]

Sep
15
2017

Nunavut backbone satellite network funding announced

The Minister for Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), the Honourable Navdeep Singh Bains, announced that $50 million has been allocated to higher-speed satellite internet for all 25 communities across Nunavut as part of the $500 million ‘Connect to Innovate’ program. The funding has been allocated to Northwestel, the northern subsidiary of Bell Canada, […]

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