|Natural beauty abounds in this vast province. Summer flowers blossom in profusion under a sky that seemingly never ends. Wild animals still roam free across the prairie landscape. Throughout the northern half of the province crystal clear lakes are connected by sparkling waterfalls that tumble over granite ledges of the pre-cambrian shield. The crisp nights of autumn bring frost that touches the leaves of the northern forest and turns them to gold against the backdrop of a brilliant blue sky. Crops that blossomed just weeks ago are now ripe and ready for the harvest. Though winter may be cold, as a people we make the most of this season too, and enjoy its outdoor winter activities. Springtime with its renewal of life reminds us of the spirit of this province, where optimism for the future is built into the fabric of our communities.