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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

Transportation

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Waterloo region taps eleven-x for IoT water monitoring

Data & Technology

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.

Data & Technology

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.

Housing & Social Services

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.

Energy & Environment

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.

Economic Development

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Year-round garden provides free fresh vegetables to Manitoba’s Opaskwayak Cree Nation

Health & Wellbeing

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.

Transportation

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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.

Data & Technology

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.

Data & Technology

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Edmonton tech experts build low-cost network of sensors, make data accessible to residents

Data & Technology