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Canada, Ontario commit to expanded broadband access

October 10, 2017 -

People living in five Northern Ontario First Nation communities will be able to connect with friends and family across Canada and around the world, and have improved access to distance education, skills training, and new business opportunities, thanks to a joint investment from the Government of Canada...

Categories: News, Ontario

What is the state of water on Canada's reserves?

September 26, 2017 -

By Catherine Chea Canada may be considered one of the best places to live, yet many of its citizens are living in Third World conditions.over the last two decades. More than 300 people in northern Ontario reserves alone, including the Neskantaga First Nation and Serpent River First Nation, have been...

Categories: Features

Site C challenge denied by B.C. Supreme Court

November 2, 2016 -

A petition by two B.C. First Nations to halt construction of the Site C dam in northeastern B.C. has been rejected by the province’s top court. According to a CBC news article, the West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations argued that they were not properly consulted on the permitting for the...

Categories: News, Western Canada

RBC Water Attitudes Study Reveals Information About Canadian Views On Water Infrastructure

May 25, 2016 -

RBC has released its 9th annual Water Attitudes Study, conducted by GlobeScan this spring, providing important information on the perspectives of Canadians pertaining to drinking water, wastewater, rate setting, and water infrastructure. Since 2008, the Water Attitudes Study has provided the only...

Categories: National, News

Aboriginal Power

March 26, 2014 -

From coast to coast, Canada’s Aboriginal communities are flipping a clean-energy switch—and this story, which is still unfolding, is a classic Canadian tale filled with history, opportunity, enterprise, partnership, and innovation. Renewable energy development, encompassing hydro, wind, biomass...

Categories: Features

A Step Forward: Recent Electricity Developments in Saskatchewan

June 18, 2013 -

Saskatchewan has seen an economic resurgence over the past decade with provincial growth expected to be one of the highest in Canada. Saskatchewan Power Corporation (SaskPower), the vertically integrated utility owned by the Province of Saskatchewan has seen a substantial increase in electricity demand...

Categories: Features

Breaking New Ground

February 28, 2012 -

As we pulled into the celebration, Jordan Hatton said, “This is Lake Nipigon—not many people get to see it.” That may change as the Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek (BNA) community makes grand plans for its former home and current provincial park. Chief Paul Gladu (right) stands with his son, BNA’s...

Categories: Features

Lack of Skilled Workers Slows Growth

June 21, 2011 -

Canada's construction industry will need about 320,000 workers over the next nine years to meet demand for new construction and to replace retirements and mortalities. The finding, from the Construction Sector Council's (CSC's) just-released national forecast of labour supply and demand from 2011-2019...

Categories: National, News

Possible Run-of-River Project in SK

May 21, 2010 -

SaskPower is working with three Saskatchewan First Nations to study the feasibility of developing a renewable energy project on the Saskatchewan River system. The James Smith Cree Nation, Chakastapaysin Band of the Cree Nation and the Peter Chapman First Nation and its development partners, Brookfield...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Water Still Unsafe: First Nations

January 9, 2008 -

Though government programs have put $1.6 billion into First Nations water systems since 2003, more than one-third of reserve populations still believe their drinking water is unsafe. The report comes from a survey of 1,502 First Nations residents conducted last summer by Ekos for Health Canada, and...

Categories: News

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