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News/Nouvelles : Rural Canada News Scan - January 2011

Source: Compiled by the Canadian Rural Research Network.
Online news on rural Canada for January, 2011. Click on the heading to access the online article.

Wind turbines already a reality in rural areas
The Peterborough Examiner – January 2011
The Skystream 3.7 residential wind generator looks more like an old-fashioned rural windmill than one of the more imposing industrial wind turbines generating debate across the province.

What Lies Ahead For The Rural Schools In This Region?
Opinion 250 – January 4, 2011
In a New Year’s interview, Lyn Hall, Chair of School District 57's Board of Education, takes the position that the population of Prince George will increase, albeit on a small basis, in spite of the fact that the school population is dropping in PG just as it is all across most of the province.

Province Supports Community Development Throughout Nova Scotia – December 31, 2010
Through the Community and Rural Development (CaRD) division, Economic and Rural Development invested $1,411,000 in 59 projects during 2010. The total cost these projects is more than $5.5 million.

Cloutier says Rural Canada Health Services matter
Ontario News North – January 4, 2011
A future Liberal government would help to attract and retain more doctors, nurses and nurse practitioners to underserved rural communities by forgiving up to $20,000 of their student debt, François Cloutier, Liberal candidate for Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing has announced.

Service cuts feared at rural post offices
Times Colonist – January 9, 2011
Workers at Canada's rural post offices, including 44 in B.C. and the Yukon, say the prospect of a reduction in their hours could lead to service cuts.

Top 10 of 2010: Rural news
The Daily Graphic/The Central Plains Herald-Leader – January 2011
Here are the top 10 rural stories that appeared in the Central Plains Herald-Leader and Portage la Prairie Daily Graphic.

Atamanenko condemns recent Canada Post move to reduce staff – January 4, 2011
BC Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko, in a letter to Canada Post CEO, Stewart Bacon, implores the crown corporation to rescind a recent policy shift.

Rural NBers upset by increase in price of stamps
Times and Transcript – January 18, 2011
Another increase in the price of stamps is rankling New Brunswickers who have lost their rural mail service

Xplornet Plots Canadian 4G Network With Tellabs
Light Reading Mobile – January 12, 2011
Rural Canadian broadband service provider Barrett Xplore Inc. has tapped Tellabs Inc. (Nasdaq: TLAB; Frankfurt: BTLA) to help it roll out a national 4G network, but it's pursuing an interesting approach to the deployment.

First anonymous witness for FLDS testifies at polygamy hearing
The Vancouver Sun – January 25, 2011
Witness 2 shocked a polygamy hearing Tuesday when she talked about how she finally agreed to allow her 15-year-old daughter to marry a 19-year-old man.

Feds announce $1.1 million for Community Futures Program in north – January 19, 2011
The federal government is investing another $1.1 million in the Community Futures Program in the northern Ontario region.


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