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Small, Remote — and Successful!

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Small can be beautiful. Remoteness and rugged surroundings are often cited as negatives in discussions regarding rural communities and regions. But there are cases where these apparent challenges are turned into positives. Mountain Trek, a…

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Harrop-Procter Community Forest shines

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This article by Virginia Rasch excerpted from Kootenay Business  highlights the Harrop-Procter Community Forest, one of the most innovative community forestry initiatives in the country.   From conflict comes success. That’s the origin of the Harrop-Procter Community…

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Unleashing Local Capital

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The Alberta Community & Cooperative Association’s Unleashing Local Capital project empowers communities to invest locally, direct their own economic development and reduce dependency on government supports by directing outward-bound investments toward local businesses, keeping local capital flowing…

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How Malakwa Saved Its School

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Seven years ago, the small community of Malakwa, located just off the Trans-Canada Highway east of Sicamous in British Columbia’s Columbia-Shuswap region, feared it was about to lose its school. Many feared if the school…

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Fields Forward is putting a cherry on top!

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Fields Forward is putting a cherry on top!
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  Rural revitalization. Rural renewal. Leveraging local strengths. These are all easier said than done for many rural communities struggling to reinvent themselves in the context of a rapidly urbanizing 21st century. An innovative agriculture-based…

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Community Forestry in Canada — Professor Sara Teitelbaum

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Community Forestry in Canada — Professor Sara Teitelbaum
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Community forestry in Canada has taken root over the past three decades. Locally run forestry initiatives have been hailed as welcome alternatives to large corporate and industrial logging practices, yet little research has been done…

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International Cooperation Comes to Kamloops!

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The BC Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) warmly has extended an invitation to attend the BC 2030 Meeting on November 21st in Kamloops. The meeting will discuss how the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) link to the work going on…

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Dennis Walker on Rural Internet Radio

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Dennis Walker on Rural Internet Radio
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Canadian media is becoming increasingly concentrated. A relatively small number of companies control most of Canada’s airwaves. This means most small rural communities lack the meaningful local news and information small-town newspapers and radio stations…

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