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Home Is Where The (Remote) Work Is

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.

Old Rails, Trails, and Broadband: The Story of Manitouwadge's Multi-Use Trail

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.

Why You Should Donate in Hard Times

December 2, 2020 - Charities play a large, but often unrecognized, role in our everyday life. Did you know, when you go exercise at your local YMCA, go see a play at the Capitol Centre, or check out a book at the library, you are interacting with, or using services provided by, a charity?