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  • All posts by Preston Pouteaux

    • Victory Gardens

      In World War 1 and 2 Canadians planted Victory Gardens. These mostly urban gardens were part of a creative response to encourage local people to...

    • Caring for Something

      When we care for something, we pay attention to it. When we don’t care for something, we can easily overlook it. If we care for...

    • Generosity is the Heartbeat of Community

      Let’s pause a moment that celebrate Manitoba, they deserve it. Recent studies show that among Canadian provinces, Manitoba is the most generous on a number...

    • On Walking

      Ten Thousand. It’s the magic number that those with step counters aim for everyday. Ten thousand steps, with reminders to get up and get moving...

    • The Serious Business of Joy

      Joy seems to be a rare commodity these days. In the good old days, of even a few weeks ago, we happily pursued our joy....

    • The Long Wait

      Our history has two threads that run through it; the threads of patience and impatience. Threads that mark our response to waiting. We all remember...

    • A Thankful City

      Gratitude is a kind of thread that holds communities together. Often unseen, uncelebrated, and unnoticed by most as we go about our day to day...

    • Loving Your Neighbours From Afar

      Coming together by keeping at a distance – this seems to be our new reality. But how do we care for each other in these...

    • The Non-Anxious Neighbourhood

      What a strange time we live in. A virus, so small and so dangerous to so many, has brought the whole world to a stop....

    • Temper

      One of my neighbours is a farrier, he puts shoes on horses. He has taught me a lot about growing as a person and neighbour....