Part One: Small Town Troubles
Small towns and rural areas in Canada and the United States are seeing a general trend toward population decline that stands out in contrast to national population … More »Yahoo Canada News - Mon, 30 Sep, 2013
Anyone who drives into Toronto along the Gardiner Expressway can see the signs. Condo buildings piercing the sky are popping up all along the route because … More »Yahoo Canada News - Mon, 30 Sep, 2013
After 20 years in Scarborough, Ont., Castool Tooling Systems canvassed employees, looked beyond the traditional business belt and moved its operations to a small … More »Yahoo Finance Canada - Thu, 26 Sep, 2013
When Hazel's cravings for crystal meth set in, she never had to wait for long — obtaining her drug of choice was more convenient than a run to her corner store. … More »The Canadian Press - Mon, 30 Sep, 2013
What makes you proud of your hometown?
Email us your story at: YSmallTowns@yahoo.ca with your name and daytime phone number. We'll include the best submissions as part of this series.
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- Major changes in Prairie operations has led to dying towns Yahoo Canada News - Fri, 4 Oct, 2013
Around the world – in Asia, in Africa, in South America – people are flocking to big cities in big numbers, wooed by economic, social and cultural opportunities. Canada is no exception. More »
While many Canadians are moving to bigger cities, Margaret Collins likes her small town. And she just doesn't live in any small town; Collins lives in the smallest town in Canada: Tilt Cove, Newfoundland. Current population: seven. More »
Leaders in many troubled small towns and rural areas across Canada's vast landscape are delving deep into their imaginations for solutions to stagnant populations and economic difficulties caused by urbanization. More »
About this series
In 1951, only 45 per cent of Canada's population lived in cities. Today, over 70 per cent of us live in large, metropolitan centres.
Canada's small towns are dying out – and taking much of our history, economy and quality of life with them.
In this exclusive five-part series, we look at the disappearance of Canada's small towns from cultural, economic and social perspectives.