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To All Community Organizations

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To All Community Organizations Carlyle (Posted as a public service by the Sustainability Project--shared from a paid ad in the Carlyle Observer)  The Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant Program is again available to community organizations. The purpose of the program is to provide funds to volunteer organizations that provide programs and services in sport, culture and recreation. Funds are provided through the Town of Carlyle to maintain, improve and expand on programs and oppo... More...
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Cuba!

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As part of the MBA in Community Economic Development (CED) I've been taking, I get to go to Cuba for a course on Public Policy. I am grateful for the trip, but have to say, I'm not looking forward to the actual travel part...I drive to Saskatoon, and then fly to Edmonton, then to Toronto, then to Santa Clara. I leave today...and I arrive tomorrow afternoon. Still, I shall not complain! I doubt I would generate a whole bunch of sympathy. All the extra travel time means I get to arrive somewhat... More...
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I PAY TAXES and other so whats

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Apples to oranges...that is the comparison we make when we compare what we pay for taxes, with what 'they' pay for taxes in other larger towns. I have been to a few meetings, and we all know the person who prefaces their complaints with "I PAY TAXES" as a way of pointing out their entitlement. While being a tax payer does indeed entitle a person to a spot in the municipal chain...and I fully agree that one has not only the right, but the responsibility to take part in the proce... More...
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7 Things Every Community Should Consider in Order to Develop

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by Lorri Matthewson, Owner of Solomon~Matthewson Consulting (edited and published in SUMA's publication When analyzing the assets of a community, a good developer along with Council and community, look at ways to support local business, bring in new business, support culture and recreation, increase tourism, and engage the community.  In order to help build a community, we need to work with the community to get a handle on their unique assets so that we can help support their growth b... More...
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