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News/Nouvelles : Rural Canada News Scan, June 2010

Source: Compiled by the Canadian Rural Research Network.
Online news on rural Canada from June 1, 2010 to June 30, 2010. Click on the heading to access the online article.

Michael Ignatieff goes to town
Macleans - May 28, 2010
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities annual general meeting this weekend will hear from all three leaders of the national parties—a relatively rare convergence of Messrs Harper, Ignatieff and Layton outside the House.

Rural MD’s Regrets
National Post - May 28, 2010
Like hundreds of other places across Canada, the Saskatchewan town of Wakaw has gone all out to recruit doctors, recently luring two South African physicians to the community with free housing, car allowances and financial bonuses.

Critics allege Tories trying to privatize Canada Post
The Toronto Sun - June 1, 2010
The Conservative government is paving the way for the privatization of Canada Post, critics charged Tuesday.

Students, researchers to study rural policy in Oregon
Gazette Times - June 2, 2010
About 30 graduate students from as far as Nepal, Bolivia, Uzbekistan, as well as the United States and Canada, will be in Oregon June 19 through July 5 to study issues around rural policy, specifically sustainable rural communities.

Rural Internet providers angered by federal support of bigger rivals
CTV - June 2010
The government has awarded conditional funding to a much larger, national company called OmniGlobe Broadband Inc., so it can offer service in the same territory served by Mr. Lajeunesse’s firm, North One Communications Inc., which has only 400 subscribers.

Saskatchewan Declares 30 Rural Municipalities Agricultural Disaster Areas
All Headline News - June 11, 2010
Over 30 rural municipalities in Saskatchewan were declared agricultural disaster areas because of too much rainfall. The regions, mostly in the northeast and east-central of the province, are deemed too wet for farmer to plant crops.

Prairie downpours may close Trans-Canada Highway until Friday
Montreal Gazette - June 21, 2010
The stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway near the Saskatchewan-Alberta border that was closed after sustaining damage in severe flooding late last week is not expected to open until late this week.

Canada Post reviewing rural mailboxes
The Windsor Star - June 16, 2010
Changes may be coming in the way mail is delivered to thousands of homes in Essex County as Canada Post launches its safety review of rural mailboxes here.

Rural mail delivery at risk, Senator says
Montreal Gazette - June 29, 2010
Prince Edward Island Senator Catherine Callbeck is expressing concern about the future of rural mail delivery as the result of planned changes in the federal budget bill.

Temblor in Canada shakes up NNY
Watertown Daily Times - June 24, 2010
Homes and buildings shook from Watertown to Malone and beyond as tremors from an earthquake in Canada reverberated throughout the Northeast on Wednesday afternoon.

Debate about downtown Ottawa park reveals city’s urban, rural splits
The Globe and Mail - June 28, 2010
It’s a comparatively rare luxury for any city – quarreling over what to do with a large plot of underused public land smack in the middle of town – and the argument is reaching a decisive stage in the nation’s capital.

Wild storm smashes rural property
Winnipeg Free Press - June 24, 2010
What started out as a little harmless storm-watching quickly turned into a terrifying sight for a family whose home now bears the scars of what they believe was a tornado.


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