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Bell
Society: IEEEMain Category: ElectricEra: 1870-1879DateCreated: 1876ParisState: OntarioZip: N3L 2M3Country: CanadaWebsite: http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestones:First_Distant_Speech_Transmission_in_Canada,_1876Creator: Bell, Alexander Graham

On 10 August 1876, Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated on this site that the human voice could be transmitted electrically over distance. While family members spoke into a transmitter in Brantford, 13 km away, Bell was able to hear them at a receiver located in Paris. This test convinced Bell that his invention could be used for communication between towns and could compete successfully with the telegraph.  

 

YearAdded:
2008
Image Credit: Courtesy WikipediaImage Caption: Alexander Graham BellEra_date_from: 1876
Ontario Power Generation
Society: IEEEMain Category: ElectricalSub Category: Power, Energy & Industry ApplicationEra: 1890-1899DateCreated: 1898Twelve Mile CreekNiagaraState: OntarioCountry: CanadaWebsite: http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestones:Decew_Falls_Hydro-Electric_Plant,_1898Creator: Patterson, John, Cataract Power Company

The Decew Falls Hydro-Electric Development was a pioneering project in the generation and transmission of electrical energy at higher voltages and at greater distances in Canada. On 25 August 1898 this station transmitted power at 22,500 Volts, 66 2/3 Hz, two-phase, a distance of 56 km to Hamilton, Ontario. Using the higher voltage permitted efficient transmission over that distance. The Cataract Power Company of Hamilton Limited (the predecessor to the Dominion Power and Transmission Company) was organized in 1896.

YearAdded:
2004
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/ontariopowergeneration (CC BY 2.0)Image Caption: Decew Falls Hydro-Electric PlantEra_date_from: 1898
Society: IEEEMain Category: ElectricalSub Category: CommunicationsEra: 1960-1969DateCreated: 1962Shirley's Bay Research CentreOttawaState: OntarioZip: K2KCountry: CanadaWebsite: http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestones:Alouette-ISIS_Satellite_Program,_1962Creator: Defense Telecommunications Establishment Electronics Lab
"Driven by the need to understand the characteristics of radio communication in Canada's North, Canadian researchers focused on the exploration of the earth's upper atmosphere, the ionosphere. Canada's satellite program commenced with the launch of Alouette-I on September 29, 1962. Alouette-II followed in 1965, ISIS-I in 1969, ISIS-II in 1971. The Alouette/ISIS tracking antenna serves as a reminder of Canada's contribution to this international effort in space science.
YearAdded:
1993
Image Credit: Public Domain; NASAImage Caption: The The Alouette 1, the very first satellite constructed by CanadaEra_date_from: 1962
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