January 18, 2021 - On August 28, 2020, an economic flare was shot in the air signalling a new commercial path for economic development for reserves across Canada. The flare that was shot was opening the first Costco on First Nation lands in Canada on Tsuut’ina First Nation.
January 13, 2021 - Data, whenever possible and available, should be used to drive public policy formation and inform decision-makers at all levels. But, not everyone has the resources, capability, or time to shift through thousands of data points on an Excel spreadsheet (Figure 1) – which is where asset mapping comes in handy.
December 14, 2020 - At the expense of sounding like a broken record, COVID-19 has greatly changed the way we work. During the pandemic, jobs that weren't considered essential services were forced to either close down, or find a new way to keep operations going.
December 7th, 2020 - Ontario’s central, western and northern regions have a lot of myths and misconceptions associated with them. One being that we are just one region that can be defined as “Northern” Ontario.
December 2, 2020 - What does high-speed internet service and snowmobiling have in common? No, it’s not a trick question. The Township of Manitouwadge, in partnership with Northern Broadband Wireless, found a way to combine the two by using a decommissioned rail bed, now turned multi-use trail. With the repurposing of the old rail bed, Manitouwadge became connected in more ways than one – both through broadband internet access and a snowmobile route linking it to other parts of the region.
November 11, 2020 - This blog first appeared in The Walleye Magazine, November issue
November 4, 2020 - In 1984, Jinnie Bradshaw was inspired after learning about the Corporate Angel Network in the United States, which transported cancer patients to their treatment using corporate planes.