Friday, June 12, 2015
Journeys Into “Small towns to see Bank branch closings”

“Small towns to see Bank branch closings”

Perhaps it’s inevitable, a sign of “progress and change”, but we read this morning with disappointment of a report that Canadian towns could see a number of bank branch closures as customers shift away from entering local branches for everyday banking. “As all the banks look at their retail banking footprint in small town Canada, Read Article

Posted by: Admin June 12, 201512:44 pm
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Journeys Into The Challenge of How to Make the Most of A Neighbourhood Business Area

The Challenge of How to Make the Most of A Neighbourhood Business Area

At first glance, they are both admirable goals and non-exclusive of one another. But the Côte-des-Neiges Rd. business section in Montreal finds itself in debate. At the calling of some store owners and residents who have complained for years about a proliferation of signs they describe as either cheap, rundown or distasteful, Côte-des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-de-Grâce is proposing Read Article

Posted by: Admin May 28, 20154:50 pm
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Journeys Into The Local Hospital as Employer and Savior of Middle Class Rural Life

The Local Hospital as Employer and Savior of Middle Class Rural Life

Here’s another story about a once factory-driven community trying to hold on until it can re-invent itself. In this case it is the local hospital that is providing stability – as an employer and as provider of social fabric to a place that otherwise could easily have lost its bearings. Once home to vibrant downtowns, Read Article

Posted by: Admin April 30, 20156:11 pm