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News/Nouvelles : Rural Canada News Scan, March 2010

Source: Compiled by the Canadian Rural Research Network.
Online news on rural Canada from March 1, 2010 to March 28, 2010. Click on the heading to access the online article.

New Energy Loan Designed To Help Rural Canada Increase RE
Solar Industry Magazine - February 26, 2010
Canadian agriculture producers and agribusiness operators who are considering the use of renewable energy sources in their business will soon have a new financing option, thanks to a new energy loan.

Green Technology for Small Businesses Takes a Worldwide Stage in Rural Canada
Earth Times - March 1, 2010
n March 20, 2010 the Eureka Exchange will be officially launched in the Municipality of Meaford. Product Partners,, along with the Municipality of Meaford, will host an Internet-based High Definition TV broadcast of new and emerging green technologies and green productivity solutions designed for small and medium-size businesses.

Canadian immigration: Newcomers in rural Canada
Muchmor Magazine - February 24, 2010
mmigrants accounted for 5.3% of the population living in Canada’s rural and small town areas in 2006, or 312,555 people.

Rural constituencies must recognize geography
Edmonton Journal - March 6, 2010
Last Saturday's editorial promotes a perception endemic to urban media; rural regions that do not have high economic value are of no value...

Feds create confusion over money for rural Internet
The Toronto Sun - March 16, 2010
The federal government is apologizing after sending out letters saying it was cutting funding that was never cut.

Saskatchewan rural leaders told to wait until next year for money promises
Winnipeg Free Press - March 10, 2010
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall has told a meeting of rural politicians that his government won't be able to keep key promises this year...

New ridings to protect rural areas: Stelmach
CBC News - March 17, 201
Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach admits his government decided to add more ridings to the electoral map to maintain the number of rural ridings in the province.

‘Right-wing’ cars could save rural mail delivery - March 18, 2010
Fearing for the safety of rural mail deliverers, Transport Minister John Baird says “right-wing” cars might be the answer.

Greyhound Canada Applauds Agreement With Government of Manitoba
CNW - March 19,2010
On behalf of Greyhound Canada, Stuart Kendrick, Senior Vice President today issued the following statement concerning a contract with the Government of Manitoba to continue providing inter-city passenger bus service throughout the province.

Unequal votes threatening Canadian democracy, study finds
The Globe and Mail - March 23, 2010
The votes that Canadians cast in federal elections are more unequal than at any time in the country's history. The House of Commons is more unrepresentative than other federations in the developed world.

Rural MPP Calls For Province Of Toronto
City TV - March 16, 2010
A rural MPP says the Toronto state-of-mind that prevails at Queen’s Park means politicians ignore concerns in smaller communities and he thinks the nation’s largest city should become its own province.

Province seeks federal assistance to supply northern communities
March 16, 2010 - Winnipeg Free Press
The Manitoba government is looking for Ottawa's help to airlift critical goods to northern communities after the premature closing of the province's winter road system. As of midnight Monday, the entire winter road network in northern Manitoba was shut down due to warm weather and deteriorating ice conditions.


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