Rural Renewal Contest a Rousing Success!

  When the BC Rural Centre launched its Escape the City contest in the early Spring, the provincial non-profit focused on helping rural communities and First Nations identify ways of tackling their most vexing challenges & seize their opportunities, held its organizational breath. Were there really any big city Millennials out there actually interested in Continue reading

Healthy Food for Everyone — Is It Possible?

Healthy Food for All? Healthy food for everyone — is it possible? On October 16, World Food Day, BC-based environment organization Wildsight’s Elk Valley Branch presented FOOD for THOUGHT: Food Security For Our Communities – an online event designed to educate, connect & inspire anyone interested in food security. The web-based event brought together thought leaders, Continue reading

Rural Bandwidth + Creative Entrepreneurs = Kootenay Business TV

MOST SMALL towns — let alone tiny villages and rural regions — lack daily newspapers, or radio and television stations. News tends to flow in only one direction in BC — from Vancouver & Victoria out to the rest of us! Well, two new medias pioneers — Kerry McArthur and Mark Wolfe — are changing that, Continue reading

Rural Broadband — Kaslo Style

Rural Broadband — Kaslo Style. If rural BC is to prosper in the 21st century, access to affordable, reliable high-speed Internet is essential. Kaslo InfoNet (KiN)’s Don Scarlett and Tim Ryan talk about fibre optic broadband  in Kaslo & the North Kootenay Lake region — how a small-town, community-controlled non-profit has managed to bring big city Continue reading