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Building Newtown: A Community Planting Simulation
Transcript of Building Newtown: A Community Planting Simulation
By: Megan Pham
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Newtown is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This new community is the start, the start of a small new place people can be able to call home. The latitude of Newtown is 49.26008 and the longitude is -95.27816.
In this area of land, I've observed that there are landforms that are present in this local area. These are less than 25 km away:
Sprague Lake approximately 2.45km away (North West from point)
River from Sprague Lake that flows near Newtown 440 m away North and 634 m East from the point
Moose Lake approximately 4 km away (South West from point)
Buffalo Bay approximately 12 km away (South East from point)
Three Farmland-like lands: 8 km away, 11.5 km away, and 13.3 km away. All are about North of Newtown.
Also, the land in this local area seems flat. This is because there are rivers around this area which aren't in straight lines meaning this land must be flat.
The new Newtown!
Newtown is a great new community that is welcoming, relaxing, and enjoyable to everyone! From young children to grown adults, there are many things to do for each season.
Where there is play, there is also work and here at Newtown, there are many job opportunities that are nice and simple.
There are many things about Newtown that makes it unique and it gives people plenty of reasons to move into Newtown!
The climate in the area of Newtown has many patterns. Basically, it is cold and long in the winter and warm, hot and short in the summer. Generally, some key information of Newtown's climate are:
April is one of the most windiest months of the year
Newtown has humid climate in the summer with severe winters but no dry seasons.
Total Precipitation in a year: 504.4 mm
Average temperatures range between -12 degrees Celsius in the winter months to 26 degrees Celsius in the summer months.
High heat humidity-
Summer weather can get very hot, causing heat illnesses. The hottest day, it was 34 degrees Celsius, and the highest humidex is 47.3.
Freezing cold temperatures:
Can get to -30 degrees Celsius, and with wind chill it can feel like -40 to -50 degrees Celsius.
High wind speeds:
The strongest wind ever in Winnipeg was 129km/hr, causing power outages.
From Newtown, less than a few kilometers away are one of the communities from the Rural Municipality of Piney, which is called Middlebro. There are 12 communities in this municipality.
The population of this municipality is about 1,755 people! Most of the population speaks of English, but also languages like German, Polish, and Ukrainian. This area is the south eastern part of Manitoba and south eastern of Winnipeg. These 12 communities are very old, some from as far back as the late 1880's.
Now, let's talk about a few communities near Newtown.
Middlebro is one of the closest communities to Newtown, being about 27 km away.
It is a very small community with only 6 roads in the community! There are not as many people, and only a few houses.
It is right beside a forest.
They have some recreation going on in this community, like having a community hall and baseball grounds.
Middlebro also has two types of church's a Greek Orthodox church and a non-denominational church.
Sprague is the second closest community from Newtown.
It is about 36.5 km away from Newtown. Sprague started off with a lumber company exporting wood to other areas for housing construction.
In 1900, The Canadian National Railway was built into the area of Sprague, connecting it to Thunder Bay, Rainy River, and Fort Frances.
Sprague has recreational areas like a community hall and baseball grounds.
They also have a Pentecostal Church and a Non-Denominational Church. A land form that is right beside Sprague is a river called Sprague River.
Buffalo Point is also near Newtown, but it is not in the Rural Municipality of Piney. It is about 27.8 km away from Newtown and is a bit different than the other communities. It offers different leisure activities and isn't as historic as the Rural Municipality of Piney. It is near a large body of water called Buffalo Bay. They have cottages which many people can stay and relax for a small vacation.
In this community, they have a resort, a golf course, and activities like:
Cross Country Skiing
Natural Vegetation and Wildlife Region:
In Newtown, there are plants and animals living in this region.
In Winnipeg, Manitoba, it is where the prairies are. Plants include:
Elm, Ash, Maple, Oak Trees
There are also deciduous forests, tall grasses and mixed grass croplands
There are also animals that can be in this local area.
There are a great amount of deer and bears and since there are, there are many hunters in the area of Newtown.
There are many available opportunities employment of residents in Newton using the resources just from the local area!
Job opportunities include:
Lumberjacks (Wood from forests)
Farmers (Crops from rich fertile fields)
Fishermen (Large lakes to fish for)
Beef producers ( Agriculture: Cattle from farms)
Dairy producers (Agriculture: Cattle raised)
In every location, there will always different types of possible dangers that can effect where you are and the landforms surrounding you. Examples of natural disasters in Newtown can include:
( Lightning storms striking the big forestry or fires set by human activity)
(Large thunderstorms with Winnipeg's wind speeds can get very fast, causing tornadoes especially in the summer)
(Summer weather when low layer of air is warm and top layer is cold)
Moose Lake, MB
Buffalo Bay Beach from Buffalo Point.
Farmlands near Newtown
Yellow Point: Newton, MB
Next, it is a picture of the Middlebro community.
The Canadian National Railway route that goes by Sprague, MB.
St. Labre is another community in the Rural Municipality of Piney. It also started with a lumber company.
St. Labre also has a good base of agriculture. Vast, fertile fields produce many different cereal and forage crops.
The land is mostly to present and have future dairy operations and also enlarge the beef cattle industry.
Many hunters as there are many deers and bears.
The nature scenery of this community is also nice, so they have cottages down there for small vacations.
For recreation, St. Labre has a community center and a church called St. Benoit Joseph Labre Roman Catholic Church.
St. Labre, MB.
Buffalo Point, MB
In Newtown, it's not just plain and boring. There are fun things to do in Newtown for leisure and recreation!
Hiking, Nature walks (In the forests, towards Moose Lake Provincial Park)
Fishing (Large bodies of water nearby)
Water activities (Lakes)
Campgrounds (Forest, beautiful nature scenery)
Baseball grounds (Large clear open spaces)
Basketball grounds (Large clear open spaces)
Community hall building (Large clear open spaces)
Bird watching (Forest, along with nature walks)
Cross-country skiing (Flat lands and snowy in the winter)
Mini golf (Fun with nature space around)
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