"A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.”

Henry D. Thoreau

 

Search

Wednesday
May152019

Green New Deal for Canada

This week we draw attention to what a coalition of workers, artists, Indigenous leaders, scientists, youth, are saying we need to do if we wish to ensure a safe world for our children and all generations after that. Below are some exerpts:

Click to read more ...

Wednesday
May082019

A Response to ‘The Conservative Plan’

'Our Conservative Plan’, put out by MP, Mr. Ted Falk, appeared in a recent edition of The Carillon. It talks about balancing the budget, reducing taxes and abolishing the Carbon Tax: it talks about building the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion and building a new west to east pipeline (which would be a disaster for Manitoba’s aquifers and has already been rejected). Yet there is absolutely nothing, repeat, nothing in their plan about dealing with global warming and CO2 emissions. The whole thing is a vote-grabbing gimmick aimed at individuals that are attracted to these fancy words as if they were junk food. You cannot balance the budget and reduce taxes without causing huge unemployment. It’s not possible.

Click to read more ...

Wednesday
May012019

This Is Not a Test

This is not a test, but what do you think is the worst thing that has ever happened to planet earth? Perhaps the asteroid collision that ended the age of the dinosaurs. Perhaps the industrial revolution that has resulted in the present crisis we are in at the moment, namely climate change; maybe the invention of plastic or gunpowder; or maybe the flood at the time of Noah that was caused by a huge tsunami following a comet crashing into the sea, the aftermath of which enabled domestication of certain animals and thus the era of easy food production and eventually industrialization.

Click to read more ...

Wednesday
Apr242019

The ‘eco’ Cancer Patient’s Dilemma

Nurse hangs chemotherapy drugsIts no secret that I’m an environmentalist.

I was raised to respect all life and to appreciate the world we live in. I studied biology, resources management and environmental toxicology following my interests, and I have spent a significant part of my working and volunteer life protecting people and the environment from pollution. I try to live my life thoughtfully as far as the environment is concerned.

Click to read more ...

Thursday
Apr182019

It’s Gardening Time! Workshop & Plant Exchange May 1

Have you never gardened but would like to start, or are you looking for some new ideas injected into your many years of gardening? Welcome May by attending a free workshop and plant exchange in Roseau River, at the Roseau River Park Hall, May 1st 6:30-9. The hall is on highway 59 south end of the village (road 12N). Brought to you by the Woodmore Women's Institute Food Security Initiative.

Click to read more ...