Topic: transition towns

Transition towns: Meet the people helping small-town B.C. survive and thrive

British Columbia is growing but that growth is mostly focused on large urban centres. Populations in many small communities are stagnant or shrinking. CBC's Daybreak North spoke to people in small communities to find out why they stay, and what their vision is for the future.

Broadband, LNG and government jobs: how the B.C. Liberals and NDP plan to help shrinking communities

B.C.'s population is growing, but not every community is getting bigger.

How well do census numbers capture population change in northern B.C.?

Local leaders use an array of tools to gauge whether communities are growing or shrinking.

Advice for B.C. cities trying to entice Vancouverites northward: become 'Vancouver Lite'

Northern British Columbian cities are well-positioned to attract people tired of living in Metro Vancouver says a place-based marketing expert, but they need to put their best face forward.

Short commutes, affordable housing: Quesnel rebrands itself to attract disenchanted Lower Mainland residents

The city of Quesnel in B.C.'s central Interior is launching a new branding campaign aimed in part at attracting people fed up with Lower Mainland commutes and the cost of living.

B.C. losing jobs everywhere except Vancouver, Victoria, says report

British Columbia may be leading the country in employment but the good news doesn't extend very far outside the province's major cities, according to new research from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Amnesty International calls for more police in Fort St. John, northeast B.C.

Amnesty International is calling on the RCMP to deploy more police officers to northeast B.C. in order to deal with problems caused by resource development, including violence against Indigenous women and girls.