Archive for category First Nations


2021-06-25 Truly excellent news. After a presentation to Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) by Melanie Young, RN, the RDN voted down the North Qualicum cell tower on Tuesday, June 22 2021   Her excellent power point:

Broadband For All: Closing the Digital Divide in BC Without Big Telecom

BC’s remote and coastal communities have a golden opportunity to keep their internet service – and profits – in local hands Claire Gilmore  – April 23, 2019   Many communities across North America are eschewing much-hyped 5G wireless networks to build and operate their own “fiber-to-the-premises,” or wired, networks. BC’s remote and coastal communities now […]

Wired To Deliver: New Site Promotes Community Fiber Not Industry-Driven 5G

2019/03/18 LINDA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:   [email protected] WIRED TO DELIVER: New Site Promotes Community Fiber not Industry-Driven 5G While last week’s launch of the federal spectrum auction gave the green light to 5G in Canada, many communities across North America are choosing to build and operate their own fiber-to-the-premises networks. An innovative new Canadian […]

Wireless heading for First Nations near Smithers BC

Rogers is collaborating with the B.C. government to bring more reliable and consistent wireless coverage to Witset First Nation in Northern B.C. October 29, 2018 We recently announced we are collaborating with the B.C. Government to bring new wireless coverage to residents and businesses of Witsuwit’en Village (Witset First Nation) in northern B.C. Over 1,000 […]

Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation builds system to deliver free Wi-Fi internet to homes and businesses

Paqtnkek residents say project is good move for community ‘toward the future’ Luke Yoho · CBC News · Posted: Jun 02, 2018 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: June 2, 2018 An aerial view of Paqtnkek First Nation. A three-phase project to connect the entire community to Wi-Fi will start construction June 11. (Dennis Pictou) […]

Faster Internet coming to 46 Indigenous and First Nations communities

June 20, 2017 Today SaskTel announced plans to upgrade the High Speed Internet service in 46 Indigenous and First Nations communities throughout Saskatchewan in 2017/18.  All 46 communities will be upgraded to Internet service that is double or triple the speed of their current service, see the attached appendix for a full list of communities […]

Residents say no notice on smart meters

Dawn Russell is on member of a group concerned that FortisBC has begun swapping out old electrical meters for smart meters on the Penticton Indian Band. by  Steve Kidd – Penticton Western News  posted May 14, 2015 at 4:00 PM A group of residents on the Penticton Indian Band are upset that installation of smart electricity meters by FortisBC went […]

Kanesatake says no to Hydro-Quebec smart meters

Posted on 4/1/2015 1:44:00 AM by James Foster The Mohawk community of Kanesatake has said no to the installation of new Hydro-Quebec smart meters, and for the time being, the utility is listening. Radio-Canada is reporting that Grand Chief Serge Simon told Hydro workers himself that it would be in their best interest to leave. Simon said that some […]

Osoyoos Indian Band Prohibits Smart Meter Installations

  Okanagan First Nation Bans Fortis from installing Smart meters OLIVER/CKNW (AM980) Laura Baziuk 6/13/2013 Another group in B.C. has come out fiercely opposed to smart meters. The Osoyoos Indian Band says its council has voted to ban Fortis BC from installing the electricity meters at its 700 homes and businesses. The chief, Clarence Louie, […]

Village of Widows

Village of Widows on Vision TV Michele LeTourneau Northern News Services NNSL (Feb 22/99) – The story goes something like this: Many years ago there existed the world’s first uranium mine. It was located on Great Bear Lake in the Northwest Territories. Many Sahtu Dene men worked for the mine, transporting uranium ore in gunnysacks on […]

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