Global Access to High-Speed Internet
The way we access the internet is likely soon to be disrupted. Global broadband access is coming. SpaceX has received approval to launch a network of thousands of satellites blanketing the globe with broadband. Part of the approval from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission requires Space X to launch half of its proposed satellites within six years. It is possible that millions of people who have never had access to the internet will gain access to high-speed internet in less than ten years.
Tuberculosis Outbreak in Northern Communities May be Significantly Worse Than Suspected
Nunatsiaq News is reporting that information recently obtained through an access to information request reveals that the incidence of TB amongst infants in Nunavut may be as high as 1,020 cases per 100,000 infants under the age of one. According to the article, the rate of TB amongst infants in the rest of Canada is just three infants per 100,000.
Call for New Civic Campus of Ottawa Hospital to Include Inuit Cultural Navigators
It is not widely known in Ottawa that nearly 3,000 Inuit from the Baffin region of Nunavut arrive every year in Ottawa for medical treatment. A suggestion has been made that Inuit youth could work as “cultural navigators” to help improve the experiences of Nunavut patients at the Ottawa Hospital’s planned new $2-billion Civic campus.
Registration for Organ Donations has Spiked
Humboldt Broncos player Logan Boulet signed his organ donor card on his 21st birthday. Registration for organ donation has spiked since news of Logan’s gift became public. Six people received organs, six people received another chance at life, six families still whole. Should Canada adopt a mandatory organ donation program where you opt out instead of having to opt in?