Rural immigration key to tackling population decline, experts say


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By Gillian Francis, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

With population decline affecting many small Alberta municipalities, local governments and policymakers are putting their heads together to come up with a plan to make rural living more attractive for immigrants and Canadians from other areas.
Pincher Creek is no exception.
The recently released community economic development strategy lists population and workforce retention as a primary issue the town will face over the next decade, and discussion on how to navigate this challenge is already underway.
The topic was revisited at a Town of Pincher Creek seminar last week, where experts shared suggestions on workforce recruitment...continued.

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