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It used to be a bustling rural centre. Its new mayor wants to bring back the bustle.
"We would float between plaid flannel and rock 'n roll to silks and bedazzled bindis."
Introducing a new blog series about the small-but-mighty communities across the country.
There aren't a lot of qualified therapists in a town with a population of 500.
I am one of a large number of physicians who have been forced to choose between office work and certain types of hospital work because the latter is no longer close and accessible. The number of family physicians attending deliveries has been in decline for a long time, and accessibility is a key reason.
When I met the future mother of my children there was one specific quality that made me fall in love more than all the rest; Michelle was from a small town in the country. She also had a way of pointing out my big city shortsightedness. You can't teach that. You really can't.
Australia isn't a stranger to tourists, but it's small towns are. Many travelers have seen the Sydney Opera House, Melbourne's Brighton Beach, the Wheel of Brisbane, and the city center of Perth. However, few have met the friendly faces Dalwallinu, Western Australia, or dined at a genuine Outback hotel in Cunnamulla.
Travellers flock to Cape Breton Island's Cabot Trail and Quebec's Laurentian Mountains to admire Canada's fall foliage this time of year. However, fall travellers are missing out on a number of lesser known Canadian destinations that pack just as much punch in terms of fall fun.
Canada's largest cities are often praised as some of the world's top travel destinations. But it's the short escapes to lesser-known destinations that make fall travel throughout the Great White North so special
I think a lot of us dream about earning money by doing what we love. Semi-retirement is the perfect time to do this, since have more time and freedom, and any income earned is (very hopefully) supplementary.