On April 1, 1999, the map of Canada changed for the first time in 50 years when the country welcomed its newest territory - Nunavut. The last change was in 1949 when Newfoundland and Labrador became the country's tenth province.
The SchoolNet News Network used the World Wide Web and satellite technology to produce a live Webcast on the Nunavut ceremonies in the capital city of Iqaluit.
Starting at 11:20 am (Eastern time), SNN reporters Ian Foster and Emma Hann hosted a broadcast on the Web from St. John's, Newfoundland. The program featured background information and video images from Nunavut and a live interview with Tina Rose, a high school student from Iqaluit.
Then, SNN broadcasted the protocol ceremony
from Iqaluit, a colourful event that featured cultural performances
and the unveiling of Nunavut's new flag and coat of arms.