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May-June 2021

Small-town rental markets tighter than five years ago

A look at the realities of renting in rural areas

Sarah Ladik

In Neepawa, Manitoba—population 4,609 as of 2016—any rental unit that comes on the market is immediately snapped up. The town’s economic development officer, Marilyn Crewe, says a pork processing plant run by HyLife Foods LP has gone from employing 350 people to 1,500 in the space of 12 years. “You need to understand …in the […] More »