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News-Nouvelles : Rural Canada News Scan, October 2009

Source: Compiled by the Canadian Rural Research Network.
Online news on rural Canada from October 4 to October 31 2009. Click on the heading to access the online article.

Tories target swing votes in bid to kill gun registry
The Canadian Press
They are buying radio ads in largely rural areas, urging listeners to flood their mps with calls and emails to vote for a Conservtive mp's bill next week. ...

‘Move your mailbox,’ residents told
The Orangeville Banner, October 26 2009
“A Canada Post campaign to “improve” safety in rural areas has some residents scratching their heads, and concerned about the trouble moving their mailboxes may cause.”

OECD Annual Rural Development Conference: Experts From Throughout the World Meet in Quebec City
Marketwire, Oct 13, 2009
“The OECD countries are slowly recovering from the most severe economic recession in recent history.” “Our belief at the OECD is that some of these new opportunities will be in rural regions and this conference will help us find ways to explore these opportunities and restore rural prosperity.”

The Government of Canada Creates Better Access to Community Information
Marketwire, Oct 13, 2009
“It's now even easier for Canadians to get information on their community. In an effort to support regional development, the Government of Canada has updated and improved its popular Community Information Database (CID).”

Planned End to Bus Service Would Cut Lifeline for Rural Canada
New York Times
"In a potentially painful blow to hundreds of small towns like Ethelbert, Greyhound plans to pull out of Manitoba and northern Ontario next month. If the company, a subsidiary of Britain’s FirstGroup, follows its plan, a huge swath of rural Canada will lose a crucial link with the rest of the world."


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