Highlights/remote

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, Internet, Science and Technology

Drone delivery to remote northern village

A company called “Drone Delivery Canada” has signed a $2.5 million deal to use drone technology to deliver small packages and mail to remote communities in the Ontario far north. The deal with the Moose Cree will deliver letters, general» 

Indigenous, Society

Fire in remote Iqaluit raises concerns about supplies

The mayor and residents of the arctic community of Iqaluit are concerned about having enough supplies after fire broke out in the main grocery and general retailer late on Nov. 7, 2018. Most perishable food is brought into the town» 

Internet, Science and Technology

High-speed internet funded for remote eastern towns

“Access to high-speed Internet is not a luxury: it’s essential,” says a news release announcing the Canadian government’s investment of $27 million to bring the service to 70 remote and rural communities in the eastern province of Newfoundland and Labrador.» 

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Airship comeback: transport to remote areas in the Arctic

It’s something that has been talked about, and talked about for years. Cargo carrying airships- blimps, dirigibles, or hybrids, have several advantages over helicopters and fixed wing planes.  This includes cargo capacity, cost, and small landing areas. This all be»