Carved out of the wilderness by people seeking a better life, Manitoba now faces a hidden crisis.
Manitoba writer W.D. Valgardson wrote a book of short stories about his family, Lake Winnipeg commercial fishermen. It recounts in poignant detail the village life of bygone days.
Despite widespread agreement of the critical importance of “lifelong learning”, the vested interests of Canada’s higher education system are determinedly resisting reforms that would make this goal achievable
The most valuable resource in any community is its people. Over the last quarter century, Manitoba has generously supplied this resource to other provinces, with most of those years showing a net out migration, often of the youngest and brightest.
Has the Finance Minister finally seen the light? Or has he succumbed to the spirit of the season.
In a speech yesterday, Federal Finance Minister Hon. Paul Martin said that he was supportive of a major policy initiative.
“Rural Canada: Moving Forward or Left Behind?” read the title of a recent conference in Regina.