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Local Economy

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Coverage of local economy since March 8, 2021.

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$102M funding for green infrastructure, COVID-19 resilience projects in Saskatoon

"...“The Meewasin trail network is built with goals for the lowest possible environmental impact and highest standards for safety and accessibility,” said Meewasin board chair Colin Tennent. “The planned enhancements are invaluable outdoor spaces where community members and future visitors can stay active, learn about the environment, and experience nature that supports physical and mental wellbeing. ”New trails, benches, picnic tables and interpretative signage will be added, along with increased safety measures..."

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Victoria reduces business tax rate

"...Victoria council is reducing property taxes for businesses as the pandemic continues to create challenges for the local economy..."

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'A Mix of Support': Chamber CEO Comments on Provincial Budget

"...There are a number of items from the provincial budget that could trickle down to help Moose Jaw’s local economy.  ..."

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Tree planters to continue using COVID caution

"...Planters determined to support local economy Apr. 7, 2021 12:00 a. m..."

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Yorkton Chamber reacts to Supreme Court of Canada ruling on carbon tax

"...The Yorkton Chamber is greatly concerned about the impact the carbon tax has on the local economy. The tax is costly to our business community and those rising costs will be transferred to the consumers..."

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Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce disappointed with carbon tax ruling

"...“Driving corporate investments and production to jurisdictions where greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are not regulated does not help mitigate the impact of global climate change, the Saskatchewan people, nor the Canadian economy,” McLellan said. “We really need climate change policy where emission intensive and trade-exposed industries, the foundation of Saskatchewan’s economy, are not penalized by one-size fits all carbon pricing. Many of these industries have made substantial world-leading improvements in environmental performance..."

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Climate activists gather outside Sherbrooke’s city hall to denounce airport project

"...Climate change activists are calling on Sherbrooke municipal officials to consider the environmental impact of bringing commercial flights into the Eastern Townships. “I think elected officials need to do their homework and inform themselves about the science and to not only consider the economy in their decisions,” said Louis-Philippe Renaud, a member of the mouvement Urgence Climatique Sherbrooke. Renaud, as well as a dozen activists, demonstrated outside city hall Thursday afternoon, after the conseil d’administration de la Corporation de développement de l’aéroport de Sherbrooke announced it would present a commercial link project next month..."

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Nelson council will fund arts impact study

"...Study will determine the size of the arts sector’s contribution to the local economy Bill MetcalfeMar. 17, 2021 2:12 p. m..."

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Quebec, federal government to inject $100M to build Montreal-area battery plant

"...Quebec and Ottawa are jointly injecting nearly $100 million in funding to create an electric vehicle battery plant for a Montreal-area company. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier François Legault announced the initiative Monday, saying the money will go toward building a future plant for Lion Electric, a manufacturer of electric school buses and trucks, to build its own batteries. The demand for electric vehicles is quickly growing and the federal government wants to support local companies, Trudeau said..."

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Local Mayor Reflects On Pandemic Anniversary

"...Winkler Mayor Martin Harder says while the local economy has remained fairly stable through the health crisis, the virus has taken its toll on people..."

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Sask. adds $2M in funds for municipal water management

"...“Increased funding for water management in rural communities will not only help protect essential infrastructure but also help our producers grow Saskatchewan’s economy,” Moe said on Wednesday..."

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St. Ambroise Beach Primed For Makeover

"...He says this will be a great way to hire and employ residents while boosting the local economy..."

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Digitize, communicate, share, and look forward in 2021 — LIVE! with Marty Seymour

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"...COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdowns, distancing, and cancelled learning events have had a profound impact on so many..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about local economy.

How Drones Are Fighting Poaching in South Africa

"...Residents of such countries often depend on wildlife to support the local economy, in part by attracting tourists who want to see animals like elephants and rhinos run wild..."

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How Underutilized Agricultural Land Can Feed a City

"...Kent Mullinix, director of the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems, describes the Surrey, BC study and its revelatory findings..."

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What Skyscrapers Say About A City's Culture || The US vs Europe vs The Middle East vs Asia

"...Stakeholders claim that the building will bring thousands of jobs into the local economy..."

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Recent peer-reviewed papers about local economy relevant to the latest news.

Integrated assessment of climate change impacts on crop productivity and income of commercial maize farms in northeast South Af

"...Agriculture in South Africa sustains about 70% of the region?s population for food, income and employment, playing an important role for food security and the local economy..."

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Peri-urbanization, land teleconnections, and the equality of ecological exchange: An emergy approach

"...Urbanization is not only accompanied by local land use change, but also causes land use changes in distant places and affects the socio-ecological systems there..."

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Industrial structure transformation and provincial heterogeneity characteristics evolution of air pollution: Evidence of a thres

"...Urbanization is another major factor exacerbating air pollution in the provinces where the service industry has always dominated the local economy..."

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Forgone opportunities of large-scale agricultural investment: A comparison of three models of soya production in Central Mozambi

"...Agriculture is one of the main engines for prosperity and economic growth in Africa but effective agricultural strategies to support rural development and poverty alleviation are not yet identified..."

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Continuous Monitoring with a Superconducting Gravimeter As a Proxy for Water Storage Changes in a Mountain Catchment

"...In mountainous area, spring water constitutes the only drinking water resource and local economy is highly dependent on forest health and productivity..."

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Alternative discourses around the governance of food security: A case study from Ethiopia

"...However, major contradictions among existing approaches need to be reconciled, and the agroecology and resilience approach should be strengthened to ensure the sustainable achievement of food security and biodiversity conservation..."

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Increasing pressures, eroding beaches and climate change in Morocco

"...The potential retreat of the beaches can threaten seaside tourism business, which plays a critical role in the local economy..."

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Wishful thinking or wise policy? Theorising tourism-led inclusive growth: Supply chains and host communities

"...Tourism-led growth may widen inequalities in host communities and weaken backward linkages to the local economy, despite its potential for strengthening such linkages to food and non-food sectors..."

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From farm to fork: Is food tourism a sustainable form of economic development?

"...Tourism has been a key driver of food festivals, where they play a role in attracting visitors and generating expenditure in the local economy..."

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A differential game design of watershed pollution management under ecological compensation criterion

"...This study focuses on how to reach a balance between the sustainable development of local economy and the effective protection of water resources from an ecological perspective for the local government, as well as on how to maximize the profit of the local firm in an ecological compensation system..."

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An Attention Arousal Space for Mapping Twitter Data

"...News about bomb blasts, flood, epidemic outbreak affects several sectors and impacts the local economy..."

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Immigration and human capital: consequences of a nineteenth century settlement policy

"...These changes in the local economy, together with narrative historical evidence, suggest that a modernization of economic activities is a potential explanation for the increase in the human capital of natives..."

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