Rural Spark
Rural Spark
Aug 15, 2019
Which resource-dependent small towns are most likely to survive and thrive?
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Many rural communities in Canada were originally established in response to a local natural resource. Since then, the natural resource sector has drastically changed due to technological advances, urbanization and market access. 

Today we talk to Rose Olfert from the University of Saskatchewan to answer the question: Why do some communities overcome these economic shifts, while others don’t recover?

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