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Declining enrolment. Low property values. “For lease” signs in shop windows. These are such common sights in rural parts, it’s a relief to hear about a place that is beating the macro-trends. When...
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SummarySangudo, Alberta used to have many things in common with other rural towns: retiring shop owners, boarded-up shops, youth exodus, and resignation to its fate. Things are turning around in...
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We have all heard how computers and Web access can close the "information gap" that exists between practitioners, especially urban and rural ones. But technology will not suffice. The context in...
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An hour's drive from Calgary, Rosebud numbers fewer than 100 residents, but little else about it is small. Once a farming community in decline, it is now home to a museum, art gallery, recording...
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What's new at Fogo Island, Newfoundland? The co-operative formed 40 years ago to forestall resettlement and enable fishers to adapt (rather than succumb) to a changing fishery survives - but times...
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Fifteen years after the cod moratorium, Newfoundland and Labrador's groundfisheries show little sign of rebounding. An exodus of industry, business, and people has brought dramatic change to the...
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A bank holding company modelled after Chicago's ShoreBank, Southern Development Bancorporation (Southern) has been active in rural Arkansas since the late 1980s, using capital and credit to create...
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Ten years ago it was a frill of big city life; now small towns wonder how to live without it. Within months of the arrival of high-speed internet service in Churchill, Man. and Parrsboro, Nova Scotia...
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In the agricultural land trust, rural Canada has at hand a useful structure for defending small-scale farming from industrial agriculture. But trusts will not get to Square One until farmers...
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Given the decline in resource extraction and the rise of youth out-migration, rural towns and hamlets nowadays can't afford to leave anyone behind. Public and nonprofit agencies in B.C.'s southern...