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Rural N.B. families call for government to speed up improved internet access plan – New Brunswick

Rural N.B. families call for government to speed up improved internet access plan - New Brunswick

Many families in rural New Brunswick are calling on the provincial government to improve access to the internet. As mandatory at-home learning becomes part of the high school curriculum in the fall, there is concern some students could be left behind due to slower connection speeds. READ MORE: New Brunswick announces …

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Coronavirus has exacerbated the issue of internet access in rural Maritime communities – Halifax

Coronavirus has exacerbated the issue of internet access in rural Maritime communities - Halifax

Since moving back to Nova Scotia five years ago, Shanna Joudrey has always had an issue when it comes to internet access. Joudrey runs Details Events & Design Studio, an event and wedding planning company, from her home in Branch LaHave, a small community located 15 minutes northeast of Bridgewater, …

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EORN to propose billion dollar rural broadband internet expansion

EORN to propose billion dollar rural broadband internet expansion

During the ongoing coronavirus pandemic many people and businesses have had to work remotely. The Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) says the pandemic is shining a spotlight on the lack of strong, reliable broadband internet in the rural parts of the province, whether it be connectivity issues or low bandwidth. …

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Saskatchewan Party MLA says temporary rural ER closures bit of an overreaction

Saskatchewan Party MLA says temporary rural ER closures bit of an overreaction

A member of Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe’s government says the decision to temporarily close rural emergency rooms, including one in his constituency, was an overreaction to COVID-19 and could have been better communicated with residents. Longtime Saskatchewan Party politician Greg Brkich said people in Davidson, a town halfway between Regina …

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Keep away from the cottage amid COVID-19: Manitoba public health officials, rural politician – Winnipeg

Keep away from the cottage amid COVID-19: Manitoba public health officials, rural politician - Winnipeg

Don’t go to the cabin, Manitoba — public health officials and cottage country politicians have repeated their calls to stay away amid the COVID-19 pandemic as the weather heats up. “Our emergency department right now is — we don’t have the resources, they’re in other areas right now, so please …

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U.S. border construction projects like Keystone XL spur rural coronavirus fears

U.S. border construction projects like Keystone XL spur rural coronavirus fears

Major construction projects moving forward along the U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico are raising fears that the coronavirus could race through temporary camps and workers could spread it to nearby rural communities that would not be able to handle an outbreak. Despite a clampdown on people’s movements in much …

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