Rural Canada

Ravi Kahlon, B.C.’s minister of jobs, economic recovery and innovation, speaks at a restaurant in Delta, on September 15, 2021. Kahlon announced a new economic diversification funding program on Nov. 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

New economic diversification fund launched for rural, forest-dependent B.C. communities

Up to $33M available to communities, First Nations, not-for-profits

 

Two people were sent to hospital after the van they were driving crashed through a rural Mission property causing extensive damage to the property and the vehicle.  /  Patrick Penner Photo

VIDEO: Two sent to hospital after van crashes through rural B.C. property

Property owners says speed along Keystone Avenue is a constant issue in Mission

 

Homes overlooking the Nechako River in Vanderhoof (Rebecca Dyok photo)

UBCM delegates endorse Vanderhoof’s resolution on housing in rural B.C.

Housing shortages negatively affecting the economy

  • Sep 21, 2021

 

A view of Hudson Bay Mountain Resort and surroundings near Smithers, B.C., on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. The trail makes for a bracing hike to Crater Lake (unseen). THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel

COLUMN: Canada needs to remember rural communities as thoughts turn to pandemic recovery

Small towns often rely on tourism, which has been decimated by COVID-19

  • May 28, 2020
A view of Hudson Bay Mountain Resort and surroundings near Smithers, B.C., on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. The trail makes for a bracing hike to Crater Lake (unseen). THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel