RURAL CONSITUENCIES WANT A VOICE: “The Keeping It Rural Conference is bringing together 90 community leaders from all parts of the province to map a path forward for the rurals,” stated Barry Janyk, Executive Director of the BC Rural Centre
“Because I know a lot of people, the board of the BC Rural Centre asked me to go out and ask some questions. So, I came up with a list, had the conversations, and produced a laundry list of issues. An observation is that rural issues tend not to be the issues that capture attention. In large part, that is the reason we are undertaking the Keeping It Rural Conference. To pull the shawl back on the issues that are the elephants in the room,” stated Barry Janyk.