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"W e can't export more coal and forest products and manufactured goods and grain with the same rail network that we have today and the same number of locomotives, same number of rail cars. … We need the railways to expand that capacity. If our objective is to expand Canada's economy, then we're not going to do that without some major attention paid to the rail system."

Wade Sobkowich, executive director of the Western Grain Elevator Association, discussing changes needed to Canada's railway system to remove obstacles to expansion of that country's economy.
- Toronto Globe and Mail

On The Bookshelf

Mountain West Perspectives
Montana's two-year colleges revamp education to meet changing workplace demands


11/20/2014

A Look Ahead
Western Governors Association's Drought ForumRegister now for these webinars:

    April 8: “One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Why Variation in Hydrology and Legal Structures means that Drought Looks Different across the West”


April 1-May 1: Water in the American West, a free, online college level course, offered by The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and Western Water Assessment at the University of Colorado. Register now.

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