Follow up on the Rural Tigers

Blog, Rural, Les Routledge

It has been a while since I posted the idea that there is a class of rural tiger communities emerging in western Canada.

Since I wrote this initial commentary nearly 4 years ago, events on the ground have evolved to demonstrate that my sense of optimism is correct.

When I wrote the initial commentary, people may have wondered why I included Elkorn in the list.  Well I included them because of their attitude and their potential.  Fortunately, as documented in this article, the residents of Elkhorn have understood that their glass is more than half full and are moving into a future of growth.

I have to get back to this subject someday soon and provide everyone with an update about my initial prognosis.  For the most part, it appears that my prognosis was correct 4 years ago.  Rural Manitoba is not dying, it is thriving.