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Making regional broadband happen
THE REGIONAL BROADBAND NEWSLETTER

January 2018
A round-up of news and ideas to create successful Broadband Development in rural and rising communities

Smart Community: “Smart” communities are those that use information and communication technologies to spark economic development, job growth and social prosperity. For the first time in history, these technologies also make it possible for rural communities to be as closely connected to the global economy as urban centres.
READ MORE HERE: https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/ea2c6fda-f0f3-4b55-846f-51523616ebba

Newfoundland and Labrador Receive $40-million to Improve Rural Broadband
READ MORE HERE: http://business.financialpost.com/telecom/ottawa-spending-27m-to-bring-internet-to-1500-houses-in-remote-newfoundland

Northern Manitoba Gets $83-million for Rural Broadband
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A BIG THANK YOU

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A BIG THANK YOU GOES OUT TO DARREN LIVELY AND FAMILY FOR THE SPEEDY RESPONSE IN SAVING OUR GRANDSON, JACOB GILES, WHEN HE WENT THROUGH THE ICE ON MOORE LAKE, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, JANUARY 14TH.

Grampie, Nanny, Joe & Pam

UNIACKE DISTRICT SCHOOL NEWS

IT’S PRIMARY REGISTRATION TIME!
If you have a child ready to start school in September of 2018, please contact our school at 902-866-5100. We have an information and registration package for you to complete and return to us.
Our Primary Registration day is Friday, February 9th. We would like to book an appointment time for you that morning. Please give us a call!
If you know of a child in your neighbourhood who does not have a sibling in school and should receive this information, please share it with them.

Thank you
S. Whelan, Principal Uniacke District School

UNIACKE & DISTRICT VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT NEWS AND INFORMATION

Are you read for an emergency? You never know when an emergency will occur and it is very important that all community members are prepared in the event one does occur. When there is an emergency, like a bad winter storm, a hurricane, or a fire, etc. you need to be ready to get by on your own for at least the first 72 hours. Follow these three steps to help you prepare:
KNOW THE RISKS
You will be better prepared when an emergency happens if you know the risks. Think about things such as, how

MOUNT UNIACKE PUBLIC LIBRARY CURRENT EVENTS / ACTIVITIES

902-866-0124
555 Hwy #1
Mount Uniacke

7th Annual Bedtime Story Night
Tuesday January 23rd 6:30-7:30pm
Celebrate Family Literacy at the library with a bedtime story, fun activity, and snack. Don’t forget to wear your pajamas.
To learn more about Family Literacy Day visit www.abclifeliteracy.ca.

Winter Olympics 2018 After School Program
February 20th—23rd
Each day we will celebrate the Winter Olympics with a fun activity or craft.

Mad Labs Olympic Style February 20th 2:30-3:30pm
Olympic Technology February 20th 3:30-4:30pm
Preschool Olympic Games February

COLCHESTER EAST HANTS DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

Due to the impending poor weather forecast, schools will not be available for evening/community use and will be closing at 6:00 pm

Jo-Anne Jarvis-Jordan
Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
60 Lorne Street
Truro, NS
B2N 1N5
(902) 897-8910
(902) 897-8989

NOVA SCOTIA POWER – UPDATE jAN 13, 2018

Good morning,
High winds continue to move through the province today causing some outages throughout Nova Scotia.

We have a full complement of crews and in-province contractor crews helping to restore power safely and as quickly as possible. When winds are gusting above 80 km/h, crews need to pause restoration efforts and stand down.

Customers are encouraged to visit our outage map (outagemap.nspower.ca) for the latest estimated restoration times. They can also call our outage line at 1-877-428-6004.

Safety is our number one priority. If you see a downed wire, please stay away and report it to us at 1-877-428-6004. If you

Jan 6, 2018 NSPC LATEST UPDATE

Good morning,
Nova Scotia Power and contractor crews continue to make steady progress on restoration efforts. We have safely restored power to over 275,000 customers who lost service during the storm and approximately 4,000 customers remain without power. We’re confident that all customer will be restored today.

As teams access outage sites and field-validate what repairs are needed, individual estimated restoration times are being updated. Customers can get those updates by going to the outage map at outagemap.nspower.ca or by calling our outage line at 1-877-428-6004.

To help ensure power is restored as quickly as possible, customers should check for

NSPC UPDATED JAN 4, 2018

Jan 4, 2018 6:31pm
Good evening,

We currently have 89,000 customers without power. The storm so far seems to be progressing as predicted with strong winds now (over 100K gusts) in the western and central parts of the province. Many of our crews in those areas have now had to stand down from a safety perspective until the winds calm down which isn’t expected to happen for at least another 6 hours but those decisions will be made locally as per local conditions.

Current ETR’s for customers are set at 11:30 pm on Sunday. This

NOVA SCOTIA POWER MAKES SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS ON STORM RESTORATION

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia Power and contractor crews are making good progress on restoration efforts in the aftermath of a very powerful storm that brought strong winds yesterday (THURSDAY) and today, causing power disruptions across the province.
“The crews and planning team have done a remarkable job responding to the storm,” said Karen Hutt, President and CEO of Nova Scotia Power. “The forecasted weather has largely played out as anticipated. Because of that we’ve gone into the event with a very good plan that allowed us to have the right resources positioned in the right places, and we are seeing