Rural Challenges, National Opportunity

This report from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities provides a useful rural Canadian overview in this report, including recent rural-centric Statistics Canada data, and topics ranging from rural housing to broadband; from connecting to global markets to climate change.        


Rankin MacSween’s “Keeping It Rural” Keynote

Rankin MacSween, who gave an amazingly inspirational keynote speech at our 2015 Keeping It Rural conference, one that people still talk about, followed that up with an equally inspiring address at our most recent Keeping It Rural gathering in Kelowna. For over three decades, Rankin has led Canada’s oldest – and most successful – community Continue reading


Imagination, Co-Operation Help Secure Future in Atlantic Canada’s Small Towns

Luck and pluck. For some small towns in Atlantic Canada the path to survival has been just that: one of luck and pluck — or should that be the other way around? After all, the adage “the harder I work, the luckier I get” has been proved time and time again by rural citizens. In Continue reading


Workforce & Resident Attraction Strategies Webinar

Do you live in a beautiful, unique spot in B.C.? Or maybe your community has a budding industry or development opportunity and you’re finding it hard to get the word out there or to attract new entrepreneurs, specialized workers and families? Every rural community has assets and lifestyle options that make them attractive places to Continue reading