Go rural, young man

Make Way for YOUth is a new program that “aims to reverse the tide of young adults who leave Nova Scotia’s rural communities for work and school chances that can’t be found at home, and to create opportunities for people like Zinck who want to return.

Modelled after a 15-year-old program in Quebec, the Nova Scotia version will run in two counties and is aimed at people aged 18 to 35 living in both Nova Scotia’s capital city and outside the province. In Halifax County, a wide area that spans the urban core of the city to rural communities, 20 young adults will be chosen from applicants to spend three weekends exploring small-town life.

Likely early next year, young adults will spend a week in the Colchester County area, meeting politicians and business and community leaders.

Ca c’est cool. For every 1,000 out, we’ll bring in 20.

Just kidding.

Sounds neat.