Tag Archives: rural

Greyhound Canada closure will be a ‘disaster’ for rural communities, experts say

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Several transportation experts say that Greyhound Canada’s decision to shut down bus services permanently is going to have a compounded effect on some of the country’s already most disadvantaged commuters and travellers. The decision to close the bus line’s remaining routes in Ontario and Quebec deals a heavy blow …

Read More »

Rural church near Edmonton ordered to close for breaking COVID-19 rules after December warning

The crowded parking lot of Grace Life Church Of Edmonton in Parkland County, on Sunday, January 17, 2021.

A Christian church on the outskirts of Edmonton that has defied Alberta’s COVID-19 rules for several weeks in a row has been ordered to close, after ignoring a warning issued in December. The closure order dated Friday was issued to GraceLife Church Of Edmonton, located just outside the city …

Read More »

Canada’s vast, remote geography leaves rural towns vulnerable in coronavirus fight – National

Click to play video

The coronavirus pandemic is racing through Canada’s remote and rural regions, as isolation, a crucial buffer during the first wave, left their limited healthcare systems vulnerable once the virus arrived. The latest spread opens a new front for the world’s second-largest country by area as it prepares for a logistically difficult …

Read More »

Rural Ontario regions request residents from COVID-19 hot zones to stay home

Click to play video

As Toronto and Peel Region are back under coronavirus lockdown restrictions, people in grey zones may be tempted to escape to other parts of the province, but local health officials, politicians and residents are asking them to stay home. “When customers call they’re advised that we will need to …

Read More »

Rural Manitoba communities get creative with socially distanced fall suppers – Winnipeg

Rural Manitoba communities get creative with socially distanced fall suppers - Winnipeg

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Manitobans have become used to socially distanced versions of their favourite events, from curbside shopping pickup to drive-in music festivals. As fall approaches, however, communities are coming up with novel ways to keep a strong rural tradition — the annual fall supper — alive in the …

Read More »

Alert issued for rural community in northeastern B.C. after possible COVID-19 exposures

Alert issued for rural community in northeastern B.C. after possible COVID-19 exposures

Health officials are asking residents of a community in northeastern B.C. to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms, after a series of recent events with potential exposures. The Northern Health Authority issued a public alert Friday for the Prespatou area, where it said contact tracers identified the exposures, but were unable …

Read More »

Businesses in larger Canadian cities mount slower recovery than rural areas: CFIB – National

Businesses in larger Canadian cities mount slower recovery than rural areas: CFIB - National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted August 19, 2020 11:38 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A new survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business suggests that businesses in Canada’s city centres are struggling …

Read More »

Ontario’s rural, northern boards grapple with back-to-school plan

Ontario’s rural, northern boards grapple with back-to-school plan

Ontario’s sprawling northern and rural school boards are working to interpret the province’s back-to-school plan for smaller communities, saying they don’t yet have all the answers for questions that parents are asking. Catherine Shedden, a spokeswoman for the Trillium Lakelands District School Board, said she’s fielded questions from parents about …

Read More »

Coronavirus: Visitor access restricted in 21 long-term care homes in rural Saskatchewan

Coronavirus: Visitor access restricted in 21 long-term care homes in rural Saskatchewan

Due to the coronavirus outbreaks in rural parts of the province, the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is restricting visitor access to a Swift Current hospital and long-term care homes in areas where there’s an increased risk of COVID-19. Visitation has been temporarily restricted at Cypress Regional Hospital and at long-term …

Read More »

Rural areas in U.S. see uptick in coronavirus outbreaks as country’s cases surge – National

Rural areas in U.S. see uptick in coronavirus outbreaks as country’s cases surge - National

For many states and counties in the U.S., the dark days of the coronavirus pandemic in April unfolded on their television screens, not on their doorsteps. But now, some places that appeared to have avoided the worst are seeing surges of infections, as worries shift from major cities to rural …

Read More »