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Media Interview: Rural Spark Podcast Interview with Wayne Kelly (RPLC Project Coordinator)

Topic:Bridging the Digital Divide for Rural Canada

Wayne Kelly talked to Rural Spark about the urgent need for broadband Internet in rural Canada and what communities can do to help make it happen. New to the pod? Every week Helen Murphy, a rural newspaper editor and entrepreneur, invites guests to share fresh thinking, success stories and lessons learned.

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Media News: Neudorf’s only grocery store closing down

After 17 years, Neudorf’s only grocery store will close its doors for good on February 28. Neufoods Co-op store manager Louise Rathgeber says it is closing because people chose to shop at big box stores, like Walmart or Costco, in Yorkton and Regina.
In the town of less than 300 the Co-op serves as a community hub. It also has a small restaurant and shortly after noon on Friday it has about 10 people, all sitting in groups, chatting and eating. For more information, VISIT HERE.


Media News: Rural Canada has a new voice by: Bernadette Jordan

On January 14, 2019, Bernadette Jordan (MP for South Shore-St Margarets) was appointed Minster of Rural Economic Development in the federal government. At the time of appointment, the Prime Minister stated that rural economies drive our success as a country. As Minister of Rural Economic Development, Minister Jordan will oversee the creation of a rural development strategy to spur economic growth and create good, middle class jobs in rural Canada. She will also take action to bring high-speed internet to more rural households and businesses, and work with municipalities, provinces, territories, and Indigenous partners to meet the unique and diverse infrastructure needs of rural communities.

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Media Interview: EcoMarket Podcast Interview with Dr. Phill Loring

Date: January 30, 2019

The RPLC, Rural Renewable Energy Network Lead; Dr. Phil Loring had a long-format interview with the EcoMarket podcast on his research and career. Phil discussed his research in Alaska and lessons he took away, sustainability in fisheries, food security for communities around the world, the impact of misinformation, steps moving forward, and more. Visit Here to listen to the discussion.

Media Interview: CBC Interview with Kathleen Kevany

Date: January 17, 2019

The RPLC Rural Research Centers Network Lead, Kathleen Kevany had an interview with CBC on various radio shows across Canada  on a topic dubbed: Rural   Canada now has a cabinet minister: what will they accomplish? Kathleen discussed the challenges facing rural Canada and what role a new cabinet minister might     have in tackling them.

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Media Interview: CBC Interview with Ryan Gibson

Date: January 17,2019

 Ryan Gibson, the RPLC Executive Committee Member also had an interview together with other experts on January 17, 2019.

Ryan Gibson explained why he’s encouraged that the federal government has created a new Ministry of Rural Economic Development; Cooking for one with Joshna   Maharaj; Political scientist Lydia Miljan explained why municipal amalgamations under the previous PC government failed to produce the hoped-for savings and   efficiencies; Family doctor Peter Lin on why diabetics are being prescribed exercise.

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