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Aug
9
2016

Green energy solar panels offset $2K in diesel in first month

Kugluktuk’s green energy solar panels have dramatically reduced the running costs of a Nunavut recreation complex. After just one month, the solar panels produced 1,680 kWh of clean electricity, saving about $2,000 in diesel fuel. The newly installed panels are expected to save the hamlet $9,000 in energy costs for the recreation complex per year. […]

Jun
17
2016

Labrador internet bandwidth improvements announced

MP Yvonne Jones has announced enhanced Labrador internet services for northern communities. The service is the result of partnerships with the Innu Nation, Nunatsiavut government, Vale, and Bell Aliant along with the provincial and federal governments. Services should potentially be up and running by the end of 2016. On the south coast of Labrador, the […]

Apr
21
2016

Nunavut Broadband declares fibre “essential”

Oana Spinu, executive director of the Nunavut Broadband Development Corporation, claims that “market forces alone are insufficient to guarantee that there’s adequate telecommunication services in the territory,” which also results in an affordability issue. “What’s happening now is that providers are competing for subsidies and not customers and we’re left with parallel regulated monopolies.” Speaking […]

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