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News/Nouvelles : Rural Canada News Scan, November 2009

Source: Compiled by the Canadian Rural Research Network.
Online news on rural Canada from November 1st to November 30 2009. Click on the heading to access the online article.

Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia Celebrate New Accessible Minivan for for Cumberland County Residents
SYS-CON Media (press release)
... comprehensive public transportation service for rural Nova Scotians," said Barry Patriquin, chair of the Society. In addition, Canada's Economic Action ...

PEI And Government Of Canada Team Up To Open The Door For Local Farmers To Global Markets
The Gov Monitor, November 23, 2009
"This investment will introduce new-to-Canada technology to process specialty oilseeds for the global market. It is expected to create 19 full time positions and generate $5.4 million in annual farm gate receipts. "

New Book Explores Complexities of Rural Canada, November 23, 2009
"Red barns and grazing cattle may make for bucolic photos of the countryside. But they’re only part of a diverse, complicated picture explored in a new book on rural Canada edited and co-authored by a retired University of Guelph professor."

Ukrainian churches: The heart of Manitoba's heartland
Winnipeg Free Press
It didn't add up to a Dan Brown mystery but it was a mystery nonetheless as I embarked on a tour of Ukrainian churches in rural Manitoba. ...

Churches anchored community
Winnipeg Free Press
We can see their dedication to this cause in the rural churches they built. These churches not only stand as the beginnings of Ukrainian churches in Canada ...

Out of the closet and into the cabinet
Globe and Mail
But are Canadians outside large urban centres – especially those in small towns or rural areas – prepared to elect openly gay politicians to top leadership ...

Gun registry a useful tool, say police
Midland Mirror
Speaking after the vote, Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff agreed the current long-gun registry faces a crisis of “legitimacy” in rural Canada and needs to ...

One Question: What have you ever done for your country?
National Post
"I think the people in rural Canada anywhere are far more patriotic than the people in the cities," he said. "I think the people in the cities are in too ...

Who fights and dies for Canada?

National Post
"There is a considerable over-representation from rural areas, and there has traditionally been over-representation from Atlantic Canada. ...

Plight of the post office
Selkirk Journal
... in the review that suggests that Canada Post be permitted to use privately owned dealer outlets as a service delivery option in rural Canada. ...

Gun registry's looming demise welcome: shop owner
Opposition against the gun registry was especially acute in rural areas of Canada. In New Brunswick, several Liberal backbenchers have voted against the gun ...

Federal EI benefits extended to farm families
CanadianCattlemen, 11/3/2009
The federal government's plan to extend maternity, parental, sickness and compassionate care benefits through the Employment Insurance (EI) program to farmers and other self-employed Canadians is seen as a major potential boon for rural Canada.

Save Our Sydenham (SOS) Committee Calls for Cross-Province Public Consultations, Moratorium, on Hospital Cuts and Closures .
CNW Group, Nov. 3 2009
The Ontario Health Coalition, the Save Our Sydenham (SOS) Committee; and Former Mayor of Wallaceburg, Jeff Wesley, criticized the McGuinty government's plans for its Rural and Northern Health Panel for lack of public consultations."


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