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News/Nouvelles : Rural Canada News Scan, June 2009

Source: Compiled by the Canadian Rural Research Network
Online news on rural Canada from June 1st to July 4th 2009. Click on the heading to access the online article.

Boissevain Thrives in Rural Manitoba
CKX - Brandon,MB,Canada
Dr. Adriana Pirvu is from Romania. Dr. Pirvu, her husband and their two children have been in Canada for the last three years.

Top Tech News: Hybrid Cellular Satellite Will Boost Rural Coverage
NewsFactor Network - Woodland Hills,CA,USA
... Networks -- a Virginia-based company that intends to inaugurate a hybrid satellite/cellular service in the United States and Canada later this year. ...

Broadband will soon be available in rural areas
Northumberland Today - Cobourg,Ontario,Canada
Matthews said he is using Bell Canada high-speed Internet technology for which he is paying $37/month. It is a mobile business solution, Matthews said. ...

Youth activist receives leadership award at Toronto Pride Week ...
The Canadian Press - TORONTO
A: "There's a huge outward migration of queer youth from rural Ontario. They all tend to end up in Toronto or in big cities, because rural Ontario is still ...

Forest industry slams report - Halifax,Nova Scotia,Canada
He said the industry contributes about $1 billion to the province's economy every year and creates about 15000 jobs in rural communities. ...

Canadian telco calls for more government funding
InfoWorld - San Francisco,CA,USA
By Greg Meckbach | Network World Canada Canadians living in rural and isolated areas won't get broadband Internet access without satellite service and ...

Raphael Alexander: Rethink on EI, the madness begins
National Post - Toronto,Ontario,Canada
Urban and rural areas. Those who work in urban areas with large labour markets would have to work more hours than those in rural ones. ...

Canada's Western premiers and territorial leaders reach EI agreement
The Canadian Press - DAWSON CITY, Yukon
Canada's Western premiers and territorial leaders have developed a plan for employment insurance reform that they will deliver to ...

Connecting Canada to the digital world
Toronto Star - Ontario, Canada
The plan could involve funding for rural broadband initiatives (the 2009 budget provided less than the Conservatives promised during the fall election ...

Outstanding in some fields
The Gazette (Montreal) - Quebec,Canada
... like the rest of Canada and, in fact, like the world as a whole, has been undergoing an urbanization process over the last century, as the rural share ...

A city divorced from reality
Globe and Mail - Canada
In part, this is due to the cockeyed notion put forward by Statistics Canada, that there is hardly enough “rural” in the country to amount to anything ...

Rural doctors in short supply
Vancouver Sun - British Columbia, Canada
Incentives are also being used to recruit doctors to rural Canada, including almost doubling salaries in some cases. Not only are rural areas competing with ...

FCM welcomes NDP leader Jack Layton to its annual conference
Canada NewsWire (press release) - Toronto,Ontario,Canada
Calling our report on rural Canada 'compelling,' Mr. Layton said he wanted to emphasize his party's support for its recommendations, including a federal ...


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