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District of Barriere Application 2018

The Smart Cities Challenge is a pan-Canadian competition open to all municipalities, local or regional governments, and Indigenous communities (First Nations, Métis and Inuit). The Challenge empowers communities to adopt a smart cities approach to improve the lives of their residents through innovation, data and connected technology.

Download and review the District of Barriere's application to the Smart Cities Challenge.

Prize category: $5 million
Name Of Community: District of Barriere
Province: British Columbia
Population: 1,713
Indigenous: Yes

Challenge statement

“Spellbinders and Yarns” is our community creating a mesmerizing, sustainable, joint venture destination spurring economic and social impacts utilizing virtual/augmented reality, apps, and experiential learning, spreading environmental awareness through storytelling about First Nation culture, natural history and artisans’ works, while doubling as an emergency command and work training centre.


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