Help For Land?

Faced with a declining local population and inability to get help for their store, two sisters in a tiny town on Cape Breton Island in Canada, came up with an idea to attract people to their town: in exchange for settling there and working for minimum wage in their store for a period of time, a newcomer gets a three acre piece of forested land the sisters own.

The results? They got over 100,000 applications over the past four months.

The number of people seeking a new way of life can be astounding.

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