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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

CanNor funding for northern geoscience projects

The Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency will inject $7.4M of CanNor funding into northern geoscience projects, including $2,672,335 in mapping, permafrost infrastructure and seabed analysis, along with the development and promotion of geosciences in Nunavut. Nunavut funding comprises of: CanNor: $2,672,335 Natural Resources Canada: $1,802,000 Government of Nunavut: $1,306,000 Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada: $860,000 […]

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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