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Economic development is the process of building strong, adaptive economies. Strategies driven by local assets and realities, a diverse industry base and a commitment to equality of opportunity and sustainable practices have emerged as those that will ensure a strong foundation for long-term...Read more

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2017-02-20

This Action Plan includes a large number of priority actions that are critical if the community is to achieve its vision and goals during the upcoming period of substantial change. By expanding the municipal role to support collective action across all sectors, the City can continue to support...Read more

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2017-02-20

This report summarizes information collected through the 2009 Municipal Water and Wastewater Survey (MWWS), including population served water distribution and sewers, water use per person, use of water meters, water sources, water use by sector, and wastewater treatment levels. It provides an...Read more

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2017-02-20

When it comes to youth and workforce development there is a need to consider: i) retention, ii) training, iii) engagement, and iv) existing examples and lessons learned both at home and away.Read more

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2017-02-20

Youth are increasingly at a disadvantage in today’s labour market due to an increased emphasis on experience. In rural areas there can be even fewer opportunities for youth and those opportunities that are available can be undesirable (e.g., fewer opportunities, short term contracts, no benefits...Read more

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2017-02-20

Youth retention is broad, relating to workforce development, community engagement, assets and amenities, social programming, and so on. It is important to go beyond jobs. While jobs and education are critical, youth will only remain or return if a rural area is attractive. Creating not only job...Read more

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2017-02-20

The project Training, engagement, and retention: a ‘learning region’ approach to rural youth is a partnership between Simon Fraser University, the Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation, and the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute that explores rural youth retention, training, and...Read more

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2017-02-20

Communities need to engage their youth through more outlets and in more accessible and interactive ways. This means engaging youth in ways that make them excited, interested, and invested. True engagement emphasises elements like two way interaction, conversation, power sharing, and mutual...Read more

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2017-02-20

The purpose of this guide is to support new and landless farmers to choose a path toward accessing land. In researching and writing this guide, the driving question has been: how have new farmers gotten onto land? There are several different options to consider from leasing and purchasing to...Read more

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2017-02-20

Population dynamics of the endangered mountain ecotype of woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) in British Columbia, Canada

Heiko U. Wittmer, Bruce N. McLellan, Dale R. Seip, James A. Young, Trevor A. Kinley, Glen S. Watts, and Dennis HamiltonRead more

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2017-02-20

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