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News/Nouvelles : Rural Canada News Scan - November, 2010

Source: Compiled by the Canadian Rural Research Network.
Online news on rural Canada for November, 2010. Click on the heading to access the online article.

SaskTel objects to proposed phone-rate hikes in rural Canada
The Montreal Gazette – November 5, 2010
SaskTel is objecting to a proposed a 50-per-cent increase in rural phone rates at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) public hearings in Ottawa this week.

New Broadband Projects To Provide High-Speed Internet To 30,000 Rural Canada Residents – November 7, 2010
Canadian Industry Ministry Tony Clement announced on Sunday the allocation of $29.1 million to fund 21 new broadband projects that would provide high speed internet to over 30,000 households in rural Canada.

Rural Canada is paying a heavier price for the Afghan mission than urban Canada according to TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin
CNW – November 5, 2010
The findings were the result of an analysis of a new interactive map showing detailed information on Canada's war dead.

Retired couple gives away $11 million lottery win - November 4, 2010
An elderly couple who won around $11 million from a lottery ticket in Canada have given the money away to good causes and family, according to media reports.

Canada’s digital divide: Rural communities left without secure links to the outside world – November, 2010
…[FIbre optic cable internet] will blanket 50,000 square kilometres of eastern Ontario, including RipNet’s turf, with a superfast network that local politicians insisted was necessary to help their rural communities thrive in a digital age.

Government of Canada helps rural youth who are homeless or at risk of homelessness – November, 2010
At least 300 rural youth in three different regions of Canada will get help to avoid homelessness as a result of support from the Government of Canada.

Ontario Farmers Seeing Green
Marketwire – November 16, 2010
The sun is shining on an innovative agricultural co-operative launched earlier this year to put 1,000 solar systems on Ontario farms enabling rural participation in the Province's MicroFIT program.

Canada’s Telecom Giants Want to End Rural Subsidies – November 12, 2010
Canada’s telecommunications giants are calling for the CRTC to end the subsidies that keep local phone rates lower in smaller communities across the country.

Employment divide grows between rural, urban areas
New Brunswick Business Journal – November 18, 2010
A new report from Scotia Economics says a "growing divergence in fortunes" exists between rural and urban areas in New Brunswick.

Canada inks international agreement to fight illegal fishing
The Montreal Gazette - November 22, 2010
Canada has agreed to new international measures designed to fight illegal fishing, the federal government announced Monday.

17th century map of Canada discovered on dusty Scottish shelf
National Post - November 28, 2010
A long-lost treasure of Canadian history — a one-of-a-kind, 17th century map of the country, hand-drawn by the leading English cartographer of the era — has been discovered under a thick layer of dust in the utility room of an old house in rural Scotland.

First Rural Action Centre open for business in Eastern PEI - November 26, 2010
The first of five Rural Action Centres, a cornerstone commitment of the Provinces Rural Action Plan, opened today in Eastern Prince Edward Island.

Wind industry applauds Ontario’s strengthened commitment to wind energy
Cornwall Seaway News - November 27, 2010
The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) applauds the Ontario government’s strengthened commitment to wind energy through its Long Term Energy Plan (LTEP) announced today.


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