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New Zealand is planting a Trump Forest. Canada should plant Trump Trees. To offset Trump’s climate policies.


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Would you pay for a tree to offset Trump’s climate policies? New Zealand “Trump Forest” project gains 120,00 pledges.  It’s Canada’s turn, let us plant or support the planting of “Trump Trees”.


US President Donald Trump doesn’t believe in the science of human-caused climate change. He wants to ignore one of the greatest threats to healthy life on Earth.
Trump wants to bring back coal despite scientists telling us we cannot afford to burn it, and despite economists telling us there’s more money to be made and more jobs available in renewable energy.

So a New Zealand group is planting a forest to soak up the extra greenhouse gases Trump plans to put into our atmosphere.
They say they are planting a global forest to offset Trump’s monumental stupidity.
This is not a fund raiser. They want people to go to nurseries or a charity and donate a tree or seedling in the president’s name and send a copy of the receipt to them to go on the list.

Canadians could do this. Plant or sponsor a planting of a Trump Tree and start a list. New Zealand started in a big way and have hit over 130,000 trees in their “Trump Forest” in, the last 6 months.

I noticed there are lots of non-profit charitable organizations involved with planting trees for as little as a dollar. They are worthy causes, and if my loonie donated in Trump’s name makes a point, I’m in.
Planting a tree is a good thing in any case and if it helps raise awareness to call it a “Trump Tree” I will do it.
Now how do I get started? Who do I call? Trump Busters?

I will start with checking out, earth and see where that goes.  I might stop by a local nursery and ask, buy a seedling and plant a Trump Tree in my yard.  You?

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Grant’s story: Amazing Improvement with Hard Work & Support

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Grant was in his mid-fifties – maybe a bit overweight but with no other cardiovascular risk factors. However, a stroke hit and hit hard. His right side was very compromised, he had little use of his hands, he was unable to walk or lift his right arm. He was hospitalized in Red Deer for 4 months and then went to the Centennial Centre in Ponoka for rehab for 6 months. His doctor had told him that he would be bound to a wheelchair for the rest of his life and would never walk again or be able to recover from this stroke. This made Grant angry as he didn’t want this prognosis.

Since that time, he has put a lot of work and effort into getting better. The physios and rehab team helped him make progress, but he kept asking them how he could get more training. They were able to refer him to Recreation Therapy at RDPCN. His therapist arranged to work with him at the Gary W Harris Canada Games Centre three times per week. He is doing a lot better now. He can walk with a cane and he can lift 30 pounds on the machines at the gym. He can now clap hands. He has gained strength and control, his gait has improved along with his endurance, and he has an increased range of motion and strength in his upper extremities. He can now do many more tasks of daily living such as carry groceries, cook and barbeque.

Grant states that his doctor can’t believe his progress. Other people he knows have said very similar things. Working with the Rec Therapist has been very encouraging and supportive. The Rec Therapist has really helped me to stay motivated. Having a plan for myself also helps the attendants at the Gary Harris Centre to work with me to move forward. I have highly recommended this program to others I know who have had a stroke.

My work is not done but I am proud of the progress I have made and thankful for everything I can do for myself.

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Keep cool with the firefighters this Thursday!

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Pop-up Spray Parks

Members of Red Deer Emergency Services, RCMP and Municipal Enforcement blasted the hoses to keep you cool Thursdays in July and August.

Pop-up spray parks are popping up across Red Deer this summer. Beat the heat with Red Deer Emergency Services, Municipal Policing Services and RCMP in a neighbourhood near you.

Participants are reminded to not attend if they are feeling unwell or are currently required to quarantine.

Thursdays from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date Location Address
July 22 Highland Green Community Centre 65 Halladay Avenue
July 29 Deer Park Community Association 181 Dowler Street
August 5 To Be Confirmed —–
August 12 Riverside Meadows Community Centre 6021 57 Avenue
August 19 Joseph Welsh Elementary School 4401 37 Avenue

*Events are weather dependent.


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