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New Brunswick's Natural Beauty And Noggin Befuddling Road Signs - Feathering My Empty Nest. When you are driving along the Trans Canadian Highway in New Brunswick, two things strike you.

New Brunswick's Natural Beauty And Noggin Befuddling Road Signs - Feathering My Empty Nest

The first is the natural beauty of the landscape with its rocky outcroppings and dense pine forests. The second thing is the noggin befuddling road signs. New Brunswick’s Natural Beauty New Brunswick is all about experiencing nature in its most pristine state. The province is one of the three Canadian Maritimes, which also include Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

Unfortunately, when we reached the coastline, the fog was so thick that the view of the Bay of Fundy was completely obscured. Alternate accommodations coming to Haldimand? Limited accommodations have long been an issue across Haldimand County.

Alternate accommodations coming to Haldimand?

Whether in town for a hockey tournament or a family member’s wedding, people have simply had few options when it comes to places to stay. With some help from Fanshawe College, Haldimand County is hoping to change that. Haldimand County, along with Elgin County and Norfolk County, partnered with Ontario Southwest to commission a study on how to increase capacity through alternate accommodations. Fanshawe College, which has a location in Simcoe, put forward ideas of assisting with creating renderings of retrofits, exploring utility requirements and creating a tool kit for property owners that will include zoning and steps for moving forward on the project. According to Gable, the plan is to provide more than a roof and a bed. Could online apps help save indie bookshops? The rise of online retailers and ebooks have had a devastating impact on the UK’s independent bookshops.

Could online apps help save indie bookshops?

According to the Booksellers Association, the number of bricks and mortar stores has plummeted over the last 10 years from 1,535 in 2005 to just 939 in 2014. Live Rural Newfoundland & Labrador. The Great Northern Peninsula has a number of craft producers that are hobbyists, part-time or engaged in the business earning a living full-time.

Live Rural Newfoundland & Labrador

There is significant opportunity to start and even grow markets in this sector. I recently attended a workshop at 50 Centuries Interpretation Centre, Bird Cove to learn more and provide my own feedback. Strategy #2: Small Entrepreneurship. Rural Economic Development Depends on Small Entrepreneurship The most effective and desirable economic development strategy for many rural communities is small entrepreneurship – development based on locally owned and owner operated small businesses.

Strategy #2: Small Entrepreneurship

Often called microenterprise development, small entrepreneurship has been proven to work in the rural areas that have not been successful in attracting manufacturers or other large employers from outside. In Nebraska’s farm and ranch counties, over 70 percent of the net job growth is coming from non-farm self-employment, people creating their own jobs. Small Town Successes Towards Sustainability.

Full resource: Defying the Odds: Sustainability In Small Rural Places Date: 2011 Source: The International City/County Management Association Authors: George Homsy and Mildred Warner While many large, American cities have made successful inroads into making their living environments more sustainable, smaller cities and towns have a much harder time due to political, fiscal, technical and jurisdictional challenges.

Small Town Successes Towards Sustainability

Unfortunately, this makes smaller and poorer towns less likely to enact sustainability policies. They often lack the resources and expertise, and must rely more heavily on community-driven processes, if to achieve their aims. This briefing paper identifies some of the key barriers which smaller towns face when trying to transition into sustainability, while also providing an overview of strategies which some municipalities have tried to implement. 42_Carter.pdf. Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map. Problem loading page. How Bicycles can save small towns. Take a look at this video of how bike travel can revitalize rural areas.

How Bicycles can save small towns

To learn more visit Best_practices_report_final.PDF. Nextdoor Plots Holiday Festivities with Cheer Map — Design News. Spotted / Sutter Creek, CA / Sutter Creek Provisions. Say hello the newest kid on the block which opened its doors just a few weeks ago.

Spotted / Sutter Creek, CA / Sutter Creek Provisions

This here is Sutter Creek Provisions—a purveyor of fine foods, craft beers, and live musical performances—owned by husband and wife, Darin and Casey Sexton.

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Your home for all things Design. Home Tours, DIY Project, City Guides, Shopping Guides, Before & Afters and much more. Design Initiatives in the Tourism benefits to towns. Tourist friendly towns. Stewardship Tourism Can Encourage Rural Visitors To Care, Learn and Connect. Marci Penner at the Kansas Sampler Foundation thinks so.

Stewardship Tourism Can Encourage Rural Visitors To Care, Learn and Connect

Her Kansas Explorers Club visit Kansas communities for fun and at the same time help those small Kansas towns keep their grocery stores open and fix up their local attractions. Now Diane Strachan of Positive Futures is stepping up with a Stewardship Travel program in San Luis Obispo County, California that could become a blueprint for similar actions anywhere in the world. Here’s the press release announcing the launch of this program: Announcing Stewardship Travel. Why should visitors love your town? Count the ways : Community Features. Extension > Community > Community Features > Why should visitors love your town?

Why should visitors love your town? Count the ways : Community Features

Count the ways Author: Mary Vitcenda Content Source: Various sources Winter 2011. Community Tourism Development. Extension > Community > Community Tourism Development Tourism Assessment Program The Tourism Assessment Program can help your community open up to new visitors and strengthen your local economy. Small_Town_Tourism_Harshbarger. Developing small town tourism.