Crumbling and inadequate infrastructure is a pressing issue for many rural communities and First Nations.
Challenges ranging from a lack of safe, affordable housing to environmentally dangerous sewer systems; from deteriorating roads and bridges to poor (or non-existent) bandwidth pose very serious problems across rural BC.
Some rural communities and First Nations are tackling these challenges themselves, developing and owning needed infrastructure, in the process creating revenue and reducing costs.
An excellent case in point is the Hucapasath First Nation's China Creek micro-hydro project, near Port Alberni on Vancouver Island, as showcased in the video.
Many of us know someone who, at the height of the pandemic, picked up and moved from an urban centre to a smaller, more rural…