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

Henry D. Thoreau




It is the Month of December...

It is the month of December, and yet the city is at this very moment in a sweat. License is given to the general merrymaking. Everything resounds with mighty preparations, – as if (Christmas) differed at all from the usual business day! So true it is that the difference is nil, that I regard as correct the remark of the man who said: ‘Once December was a month; now it is a year.’ ”

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Phosphate Cycles

Most readers will likely have heard of the ‘carbon cycle’ from their school days.

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November Meeting & Letter re: Made-in-Manitoba Plan

On November 22nd, members of South Eastman Transition met to discuss the Made-in-Manitoba Plan released by the Pallister government in early November. Some of us have taken this seriously and have studied the Plan considerably. Our letter of response to the Minister of Sustainable Development is copied below.

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Manitoba's Carbon Plan: Presentation & Discussion Wed Nov 22

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The province's new "Made-in-Manitoba" Plan to address climate change will affect every aspect of your life and the lives of your children. Learn more about the Plan and what it will mean to the economy, agriculture, and the environment. Panelists Eric Rempel, Gary Martens & Chris Randall will provide presentations on these and other aspects of the plan, and will answer your questions about its implications in their own fields of expertise.  Don't miss this important event!

Date: Wednesday November 22 7:00 pm

Location: Fireside Room, Pat Porter Centre (Enter by the main door)


The Made-in-Manitoba Plan and Land Management

The recently released Manitoba Green Plan is dominated by plans for a carbon tax and arguments that the Made-in-Manitoba scheme is better than the Federal system. Nevertheless tucked away in the latter half of the document is a section focused on what our government thinks needs to be done to manage surface waters in southern Manitoba.

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