Fairy Creek blockades must go, B.C. Supreme Court rules

After eight months of camping out to protect old-growth forests from logging, Fairy Creek activists have been told their blockades must go. In its decision Thursday morning, the B.C. Supreme Court stated logging activities by Teal Jones Group are completely legal, and by denying access to cutblocks, activists are in fact the ones engaging in Continue reading

News for Rural Employers re. CEWS Expansion & Extension

The BC Rural Centre has just received this letter from Kirsten Mattison, Canada’s new Director General for Rural Economic Development. It includes potentially important information for rural employers and their employees.   Good morning, As the new Director General of the Centre for Rural Economic Development supporting the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Continue reading

Pilot pairs immigrant workers and small towns

Pilot Pairs Immigrants & Rural Communities

New federal immigration pilot is pairing remote northern cities with newcomers who need jobs An article by Clare Hennig, first published by CBC News on January 28, 2019   Some small rural communities in Northern B.C. facing a looming shortage of workers are hoping a new federal immigration program might help fill the employment gap. Right Continue reading

Cape Breton market attracts workers

Cape Breton Business Offers ‘Land for Jobs’

Angela Antle is a producer who works from St. John’s and is the host of Atlantic Voice, a Sunday morning documentary program on CBC Radio. In the following blogpost and podcast, Angela describes one Cape Breton business’ novel way of attracting new staff.       Cape Breton business woman Heather Coulombe says it was Continue reading