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Sunday, December 8, 2002

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Volume 5, N. 198

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Christmas hayride
December 8, 2002
The past and present merge as horses and hay wagon clatter through the streets.

Today In Ensign

* Christmas hayride
* Christmas lights / first look
* What's with Allan Rock
* Parkland Photography Club
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* The Greenwater report
* Maritime Helicopters
* Iraq and the GDP
* Another billion shot to hell

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Tim's Tip of the Day

E-mail is one of the greatest modern tools even though the advertisers are making it harder and harder to use. But unless you can send a document as a "PDF" the only attachments you should ever use are "JPEGs". Sending "Excell" and "Word" documents as e-mail attachments is not only almost certain that no one will ever read your document, but if you receive an e-mail message with such an attachment and you are using a Windows machine you are wise to toss them immediately and not attempt to open such e-mail risking contamination of your system.

Ensign Notes

Where ever possible we try to support the opinions expressed on this site with references. These references are valuable as they often enhance the story and give you the opportunity to have more information with which to evaluate the opinion expressed. No attempt is made to depict coinciding opinions as we want you to have the right to make the final evaluation on validity, so very often articles here do not reflect the opinions of the editor.

Christmas lights / first look
December 8, 2002
From now until the new year we will have pictures of some of this year's Christmas display lighting. These are the first ones for this year.

What's with Allan Rock
December 8, 2002
Kevin McIntyre points out the fall from grace of what could have been the most likely contender to give Paul Martin a run for his money. The links on this page give you the background to this story.

Parkland Photography Club November meeting
December 8, 2002
Gerald Crawford shows us the top three images in the monthly theme contest and some pictures from a "showcase" presentation.

Christmas at the post office
Decenber 7, 2002
In the decades when the post office was the centre of all life it was also the centre of Christmas activity. But now in this marketing world we can even go Christmas shopping at the Post Office.

Corporate Threat?
December 7, 2002
Kevin McIntyre is taking a commerical at its word and the world looks different.

Movie Master Opened in Tisdale Yesterday
December 6, 2002
Tisdale's newest business opened its doors yesterday with videos and computer games. Jeannine Carfantan

Christmas Shopping in Tisdale - Part IV - Hardware
December 6, 2002
Not all the things you will need to fill that shopping list will be things that are pretty and meant to sit on shelves to be admired or played with but somethings will need to be practical and work/play related.

NAPA - Groats
December 6, 2002
This is a big outlet with about equal floor space devoted to display and parts but it is definitely a place to consider when doing the "guy thing" shopping.

Acklands - Grainger
December 6, 2002
Like stepping into an unknown world exploring this supplier extended this reporters awareness beyond the familiar.

Trust Us
December 6, 2002
After yet another incredibly turbulent week in Ottawa, Joe Hueglin is extremely concerned that trusting the government with the Kyoto Accord with the present track record seems pretty hard to take.

The Corporative philosophy of the Free Market as preached by the Gurus: Using corruption as a strategic tool of the power that be
December 6, 2002
Mario deSantis has identified a very serious problem. Corruption is a main component of the so-called "free market" economy. Like private property and earning a profit corruption is on the menu.

Fairlight Studio and Gallery
December 5, 2002
As part of our continuing Christmas shopping suggestions how about a family or individual portrait or a gift certificate.

Bush Administration Pushes "Regime Change" in Venezuela
December 5, 2002
Mark Weisbrot the co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington points out the ominous direction of the United States government to decide to depose a democratically elected government and its leader of another "oil rich" country.

Ministerial accountability
December 5, 2002
Mike Reilly is shaking his head like the rest of us at the way the government has hidden the incredible cost overruns and side pocket deals from parliament.

Ready, Fire, Aim . . . Canada's new billion-dollar boondoggle
December 5, 2002
Walter Robinson of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation identifies some of the most troublesome items in the Auditor General's report. Links on this page will take you to the actual report.

Terrorist funding and guns
December 5, 2002
Member of Parliament Peter MacKay points out that terrorist groups raise money in this country then at times get into terrible battles with their countrymen here in Canada while we are wasted a billion dollars trying to register hunting rifles.

Mistakes were made
December 5, 2002
Jason Inness from Calgary considers the pattern of confusion that has been the federal government and leaves us with a ominous concern.

Beeland Co-op pays dividends to over 65 members
December 4, 2002
It was time to celebrate at Beeland Co-opyesterday as cheques were handed out for a very successful business year.

The Economic Garbage of Tax Cuts and Privatization
December 4, 2002
Mario deSantis lays down his cards and he wins. The free market system of thinking that tax cuts improve things for everyone is wrong. But don't take Mario's word for it check out the references and you will discover that what is continuing to be world economic policy has failed and more of the same will cause more of the same.

Billions short without consultants cutting more
December 4, 2002
Derral Bellaire from London Ontario explains the dire need our country has for a well equipped and well funded military and is disturbed to discover the minister is looking for ways to cut even further the force that is already an international embarassment because of the failure of the government to support the responsiblities we have around the globe.

The iMac revisted
December 4, 2002
Find out about the new flat screen iMac and its new UNIX based operating system. Faster Than Light Communications is no longer an Apple VAR and sale of these machines is almost always direct from the manufacturer.

Memory Lane Monograms
December 3, 2002
A new business has opened in business offering custom clothing and promotional products. Talk about a made to order Christmas gift.

Christmas shopping in Tisdale part III
December 2, 2002
Last week we took a look at several stores downtown to check out the kinds of merchandise available for Christmas shoppers this year. Today we take a look at four more and toss in a suggestion for lunch.

Sonia's Menu
December 2, 2002
This morning I dropped in to Sonia's for coffee and enjoyed the conversation and atmosphere.

December 2, 2002
Local Christmas shopping has some interesting varieties of things to discover like the cool bunch of hockey collectibles in Pharmasave.

December 2, 2002
Year round Pearson's department store has great values and a large stock on hand but their Christmas stock is excellent especially in the toy department.

December 2, 2002
Shopping at home may be more than looking for ornaments and toys so here is a visit to Martin's to check out the furniture.

Family Furniture
December 2, 2002
Here is the place to go if you are looking for a classy easy chair or sofa.

The Greenwater Report
December 2, 2002
Ever wonder what it would be like to take a bus tour of Branson taking in the country shows. Gerald Crawford takes us along on the trip and tells us the details.

My 2¢ Worth On Romanow's $15,000,000.00 Report
December 2, 2002
Ron Thornton feels that the Romanow Commission was to expensive for the results it delivers and maintains that it is advocating an infringement on Provincial rights.

Bush's model of freedom: citizenship being replaced by ownership
December 2, 2002
Mario deSantis worries that the American media being so concentrated is no longer willing or able to perform the function needed in a demcratic society.

A state of mind
December 1, 2002
So what if you mobility is limited does that really matter in what you make of your life. Here we examine what it means to be "not handicapped" with the help of Kevin McIntyre.

Facing the demons head on: booze
December 1, 2002
Mark Allan Whittle discusses the struggle he has had for the past nine years to stay successfully sober.

We are in this together
December 1, 2002
A scene prompted some thoughts on the important concept of working together. To hear the song for the day you will need to have QuickTime installed in your computer.

Fat Boy
December 1, 2002
A custom made tank was produced in the early part of November by Northern Steel Industries.

December 1, 2002
Nuform Packaging continues to pump out the production as raw materials flow into the plant for recycling.


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The sun flickered over the grainfields this morning as the poplar lean leafless toward the South.

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