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News/Nouvelles : Rural Canada News Scan - August 2011

Source: Compiled by the Canadian Rural Research Network.
Compiled articles for the month of August, 2011. Click on the heading to access the online article.

Rural doctor recruitment complex: US physician, August 26, 2011
After spending 10 summers in the province and witnessing the doctor shortage in Souris firsthand, Newhall inquired about filling in at the hospital during summer and potentially immigrating to Canada permanently. He said he gave up after encountering ...

Climate-change study looks at rural, small-city impacts

Merritt News, August 22, 2011
The project has received close to $50000 in funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Adaptation and resiliency are among the goals of the research. “Our outreach activities will network affected communities in BC, ...

Voting fairness is not divisive
Toronto Star, August 18, 2011
The bottom line is that the votes of many people in the GTA – and similar fast-growing areas in Alberta and BC – are worth half or even a third of others in the Maritimes and many rural regions. The Supreme Court of Canada condemned this as long ago as ...

Rural insurer expands into Alberta cities
Edmonton Journal, August 17, 2011
The company has more than 100 storefront branches in rural communities across Western Canada, but has no physical presence in major metropolitan areas. The expansion won't immediately change that. “We have built a pretty respectable business, ...

NDP leader slams Tory plans to add seats to House of Commons
Montreal Gazette, August 17, 2011
But she said the NDP supports further study of the issue, in particular so consideration can be given to adequate representation of rural regions, the north and First Nations. "The approach of the Harper government is really divisive right now. ...

Rural physician shortage poses problem
Times and Transcript, August 16, 2011
An exodus of rural doctors to urban centres will continue until the country as a whole solves its struggles with physician shortages, says a director of the national organization that oversees the medical education of specialists in Canada. ...

Greyhound cuts 12 Alberta rural routes after province deregulates service

Toronto Star,Aug 12 2011
Greyhound Canada is cutting several rural Alberta routes after the provincial government announced it wouldn't subsidize the company to maintain the lines. EDMONTON—Greyhound has cut a dozen passenger routes serving rural communities in Alberta and ...

Canada Post examining rural mailbox safety, Aug 3, 2011
CBC All rural PEI mailboxes are being reviewed for safety concerns, says Canada Post. "We've had more than 130 of our employees involved in traffic accidents delivering mail on the rural routes in Canada," said Denise Corra, Canada Post spokeswoman. ...

Southern Albertans might have local dialect, prof says, Aug 2, 2011
lethbridgeNicole Rosen, who teaches in the modern languages department at the University of Lethbridge, says she has noticed people in rural Alberta occasionally speak differently than urban dwellers. "Instead of 'I have done or I have seen' — just ...


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