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News/Nouvelles : Rural Canada News Scan, May 2010

Source: Compiled by the Canadian Rural Research Network.
Online news on rural Canada from May 1, 2010 to May 31, 2010. Click on the heading to access the online article.

Ignatieff Promises 100% Broadband Penetration in Rural Canada, May 4, 2010
Canada’s official opposition leader, Michael Ignatieff, is promising that if elected Prime Minister, he would extend high-speed internet access to all rural, remote, and northern communities.

Ignatieff pledges tax break for volunteer firefighters
The Toronto Sun, May 3, 2010
Michael Ignatieff and a Liberal federal government would introduce a $3,000 refundable tax credit for volunteer firefighters across the country.

Rural Living Canada: Ontario Communities Gearing Up for Conservation Challenge
Ontario Trails, April 28, 2010
Sioux Lookout and Kingston will have their work cut out to win this year's Power Pledge Community Challenge if dozens of other Ontario communities have their way.

Ignatieff vows more Canadian food on our tables if he was prime minister
Winnipeg Free Press, April 26, 2010
More locally grown and safe foods will end up on Canadian dinner tables if the Liberals form the next government, party leader Michael Ignatieff promised Monday in a bid to shore up support in key rural ridings.

Ottawa Approves 52 Projects To Make Broadband Internet Available To Rural Areas
All Headline News, May 10, 2010
Ottawa is fast tracking programs that will bridge the digital divide between urban and rural Canada. On Sunday, Industry Minister Tony Clement approved 52 projects that would connect 169,000 households through broadband Internet.

The gun registry has taken on a moral hue that refuses to fade
Globe and Mail, May 2010
The long-gun registry is to Canadian politics what abortion is to U.S. politics: an issue that will not go away, divides people into entrenched camps, defies compromise and defines the way adherents of both positions view themselves in the wider society.

Canada - National food policy
Meat Trade News Daily, May 8, 2010
"Sustainable" farm incomes and environmental stewardship of farmland are two of five planks in what the federal Liberals have dubbed their new "National Food Policy."

Greyhound Canada still searching for government support, May 13, 2010
Greyhound Canada is looking to upper levels of government to help prop up money-losing routes in rural Canada.

Health: Governments' failure to adopt certain drinking water standards puts people at risk: report
Telegraph Journal, May 18, 2010
A new report on the state of drinking water in Canada says New Brunswick's failure to adopt certain guidelines is putting people across the province at risk.

Ten years after Walkerton, drinking water still at risk: report
National Post, May 17, 2010
Ten years after the Walkerton, Ont., drinking-water tragedy, this country is still without national standards to ensure safe drinking water for all Canadians, says a new report to be released Monday.

Bell CEO says company will look to rural areas to drive further wireless growth
CB Online, May 18, 2010
Bell Canada sees an opportunity to attract new wireless subscribers in rural areas of the country where its new low-priced competitors can't grow.

New entrants facing tight mobile market, May 18, 2010
The head of Canada’s largest communications company says new entrants to the wireless market are facing far higher penetration in urban areas than widely reported.

Agreement halts timber harvest in large swaths of Canadian forest
Los Angeles Times, May 19, 2010
In one of the largest forest conservation agreements ever negotiated, a logging moratorium was announced Tuesday that will suspend timber harvests on more than 111,000 square miles of Canada's northern forests.


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