The Federal Government has kicked off something called the Smart Cities Challenge.
It's a challenge to make our communities smarter by being innovative, and using data and connected technology. Last week, the Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities was in Saskatoon for a roundtable discussion with municipal, provincial, and community leaders. Amarjeet Sohi encouraged the leaders to work with the private and not-for-profit sectors as well as the research community to identify priorities, set their own goals, and come up with bold ideas. Communities have until April 24th to submit applications for a $250 thousand grant.