As we approach the New Year many are thinking about making a resolution.  Usually these are meant to better our life in some way, but whatever the goal may be, the idea of setting a New Year’s resolution is pretty much ingrained in our society so it might not surprise you that the practice is ancient.

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Mid July will mark one year since the Algoma passenger trains stopped running.  The service ground to a halt after third party operator Railmark could not come up with adequate financing to support their bid to run the route between Sault Ste. Marie and Hearst. Despite this setback, the Algoma Passenger Train Working Group has maintained their focus and come up with a proposal that could see service flourish.  The only hitch is that Transport Canada has not confirmed whether money set aside for the line in Budget 2015 is still available.

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It wasn’t that long ago I wrote about the danger presented by a request from the town of Waukesha, Wisconsin to draw its drinking water from Lake Michigan.  At that time it seemed that so many groups and communities around the Great Lakes were lining up in opposition to the Mississippi River basin community’s application that it was inconceivable the Great Lake Governors would support it.  After all, these are politicians who will have to face the same voters who spoke so strongly against the plan.  That is part of what makes the decision to allow Waukesha to divert water out of the Great Lakes basin seem funny.

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