Small communities in Ontario, and perhaps across Canada, are having difficulty staying vibrant. Jobs and career opportunities are dwindling as manufacturers move to lower cost centres. Quite often young people don't return once they complete post-secondary education. Pictured below is the Rideau River waterfront of Smiths Falls, a town of 9,000 which recently lost a chocolate manufacturer that provided over 1,000 jobs at one time, and a health care facility which provided over 800 jobs. It's a pity, and a loss for the country, because a small town has a unique way of life and a sense of community that can't be replicated in a big city.
(70-200mm f5 6 sec ISO800)