The Week of March 2 to 8, 2003

 
Over to Saskatoon
Monday, March 3, 2003
by: Kevin and Sandra McIntyre
Riding along with Kevin and Sandra we take a look at the light snow cover to the West of Melfort.
More than helicopter motor stalled
Monday, March 3, 2003
by: Jeff Harwood
It is difficult enough trying to make sense out of this world but Jeff Harwood has the difficult task as a teacher in Brandon, of helping children gain to tools to reason. Today, Jeff points out to us the cruel foolishness of the Federal government when it comes to equipping those who volunteer to defend and serve their country.
Bush's crony capitalism is putting money before our lives: It is not the time for the U.S. to attack Iraq
Monday, March 3, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
The people of Turkey have spoken through their parliament to oppose the use of their country to launch an attack on Northern Iraq by the United States. But it should be clear to all this is not the time for a war.
The Greenwater Report
Monday, March 3, 2003
by: Gerald Crawford
Well the snow is building up and all the better as the park continues to host snow mobile derby one after another. Gerald straightens out a mistake on the Perigord rumage sale and celebrates the recognition of a local hockey hero.
Time to reshape priorities
Monday, March 3, 2003
by: Greg Butler
Greg Butler from Calgary makes his first contribution to this web site as he expresses his concern that the cancelling of the EH-101 order not only cost a penalty but continues to incur ever increasing costs to keep the 28 old Sea Kings in the air, even this crashed one will be rebuilt and returned to service.
The dogs of a cold day
Tuesday, March 4, 2003
by: Ken Jones, story by TWS
Ken Jones captured four amazing images of sun dogs yesterday and today. The special conditions that produce this phenomena is not always as pleasant as the images.
Itís never too early to start drafting Budget 2004
Tuesday, March 4, 2003
by: Walter Robinson
Income tax can not only pay for the work of the country but can provide some fairness in the distribution of wealth. Walter Robinson is proposing the doubling of the personal income exemption so that the lowest income earners get to earn some money and contribute to the good of the society as a whole.
The Freedom of Expression of American Conventional Media: Narrow the Discourse and Focus on Misinformation, that is War against Iraq
Tuesday, march 4, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
Conflicting explanations sound like excuses while the United States Media covers for a man who seems to think everyone has a similar paultry grasp of the real world as himself.
The Universe inside our scull
Thursday, March 6, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Perhaps it was the glaring beauty of Ken Jone's pictures, maybe walking around wearing a snorkel hooded parka for months or maybe it is just the way it is. Yesterday's sunrise is a figment of our image-ation process.
Re-Learning how to read the lips and how to read between the lines: The Taxing Case of Mr. Robinson
Thursday, March 6, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
While Walter Robinson advocates tax cuts Mario deSantis points out that perhaps the rosy tax picture in the United States is actually a major nightmare as debts rise and the economy winds down.
Afghanistan - A Different Time, A Different Place
Friday, March 7, 2003
by: Richard Phillips
Last Sunday Tisdale native Richard Phillips presented slide presentations to church congregations in Melfort and Tisdale. We have this remarkable set of pictures and Richard's story for you today. The images alone tell the story of drought, war, land mines and relief efforts as the faces of the people tell us their struggle toward reclaiming peace and survival in their land. (don't miss the pictures they have a thumbnail page)
Bush's Rush to a Short War against Iraq: Selling 'democracy' by Brand America
Friday, March 7, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
For a country that segrigated Afro-Americans from "whites" up until only decades ago it is hard to swallow the claim to moral high ground as the United States claims its "just war" against Iraq.
Expansion of Human Rights
Friday, March 7, 2003
by: Mike Reilly
Canada though a small country actually has a larger population than Iraq, could truly play an important role in assisting the United Nations to find a workable equation that will bring the United States and the rest of the members together oveer the issue of human rights.
Pacifists Attack
Saturday, March 8, 2003
by: Rebbeca Gingrich
Four students arrested and released explains the Globe and Mail but fails to mention their physical action of overturning a Canadian Alliance table. Rebecca Gingrich is alarmed at the protesters disregard for freedom of speech while we all have to wonder about the Canadian Alliance's failure once again to sense the mood of the majority. In any event Rebecca's brings to our attention the height of emotions that seemed to have developed and the alarming size of the protest.
Bush's Press Conference on Iraqi War: A Just War or just a War for President Bush and his God?
Saturday, March 8, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
Some reflections on the carefully orchestrated and rehearsed press conference that essentially was a series of speeches presented by the American president on live television Thursday night. As with other stories by Mr. deSantis this one includes some really interesting references that need to be checked out.
Paul Martin's Ethics
Saturday, March 8, 2003
by: Rudy Fernandes
The issue of Paul Martin's personal business holdings has come up on this web site before but now the National Press have had a go at the topic with some editorial writers saying its no problem while others are concerned. Mr. Fernandes is definitely in the worried and concerned group as he gives us some insight into the situation. The references on this story give you a chance to look over what has been written about the topic lately.