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Image: Transportation is the second-highest source of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, making up 24 per cent of GHG emissions in all economic sectors in 2017. Freight transportation represented 41 per cent of that.
How an Ontario municipality cut trucking pollution without investing in infrastructure
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Waterloo region taps eleven-x for IoT water monitoring
Bringing Civic Tech and Government Together in Toronto
When the city of Toronto launched a Graffiti Management Plan, little did the residents know that it would not only result in reducing graffiti vandalism but also in replacing it with vibrant, colorful street art.
Using Civic Tech to Fight Poverty in Edmonton
Low-income families in Edmonton needed help to easily access information about benefits, that is when the civic tech community came in.
In New Brunswick, Open Data Keeps the River on Watch
In New-Brunswick, a group of civic tech leaders created an app to monitor and forecast river levels in their province.
Image: The Hamiota, Yellowhead and Prairie View municipalities and the Park West School Division joined forces to form their own non-profit internet cooperative, with the goal of bringing high-speed internet to their communities
3 Manitoba municipalities create their own fibre optic internet service
In Southwestern Manitoba, communities’ low debit internet resulted in poor quality phone calls and almost impossible to stream videos.
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Year-round garden provides free fresh vegetables to Manitoba’s Opaskwayak Cree Nation
Hacking on Bike Parking at Toronto City Hall
BikeSpace is an exciting new collaboration between the City and Civic Tech Toronto — a community of residents using technology and design to address local issues — that’s putting the power to report bicycle parking issues in the hands of cyclists.
Small Alberta city adopts ambitious new urban technologies
St. Albert may seem like an unlikely leader in the field, but this city started advancing a digitization strategy in 2013.
How Okotoks became North America’s role-model for water consumption
Okotoks water infrastructure was wearing out and the city favoured a water infrastructure modernization project to revamp the way it manages its supply.