Despite challenges, small-town Canada can feel like ‘heaven’ to newcomers

Brandon University’s Rural Development Institute wanted to find out if small towns can provide all the necessary supports and services for newcomers. ¬†Their study delves into the challenges and successes of settling refugees and immigrants in rural communities. ¬†This article also describes the experience of a family when they resettled in Killarney, Manitoba as sponsored refugees. “Here we are free. The people are very friendly,” Joh said. “It feels like home…”