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News/Nouvelles : Rural Canada News Scan, August 2010

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

No ammonia leak from derailed train cars north of Calgary = August 3, 2010
Nearly a dozen people were evacuated from a rural area north of a Calgary bedroom community as a precaution after a train carrying anhydrous ammonia derailed Tuesday morning.

Liberals hear rural concerns
The Sun Times – August, 2010
Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound federal Liberal candidate Kimberley Love took her party's critic for health, Dr. Carolyn Bennett, through Grey County Thursday to hear from people and outline the party's rural platform.

Growing food helps connect urban and rural neighbours – August 6, 2010
Today, people like Hoffmann are trying to reconnect urbanites to the farm, and in doing so, re-establish the farmer as a neighbour — one not defined by proximity, but by a common, more intimate connection — food.

Tory MP promotes gun club fundraiser through parliamentary resources – August 13, 2010
A Conservative MP is using a parliamentary website, telephone number and email account to promote a weekend spaghetti dinner about scrapping the long-gun registry.

As Mongolia develops, Canada leads the way – August 15, 2010
Instead of the traditional barbecues and fireworks that are part of Canada Day celebrations at home, Canadians here marked July 1 listening to a tuxedoed Mongolian baritone perform our anthem at an embassy reception outside a former dictator’s palace.

Black Bears Guard Grow-Op in BC – August 18, 2010
BC, the westernmost province in Canada, has long had a reputation as hot spot for grow-ops. Their latest bust shows just how creative these criminals can be. About ten bears were found to be guarding an operation near Christina Lake, a rural and removed area (CBC).

Canada telcos told to add rural broadband, pay rebate
Reuters – August 31, 2010
Canada's established telecom carriers must spend more than half of a combined C$770 million ($727 million) kept in escrow to expand broadband Internet to rural and remote communities and return the remainder to urban customers, the telecom regulator said on Tuesday.

N.B. must revive rural communities, expert says – August 31, 2010
Rural communities are at risk of being pushed farther to the periphery of New Brunswick society unless the next government adopts policies to support them, says an expert on rural areas.

Massive opium poppy bust in Chilliwack is Canadian record
Vancouver Sun – August 27, 2010
The RCMP made what it said was the largest opium-poppy plant bust in Canadian history Monday when they discovered a seven-acre field containing an estimated 60,000 plants in rural Chilliwack.


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