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Wednesday, December 18, 2002

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Volume 5, N. 208

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December 18, 2002
A nostalgic look at living on the great central plains and what the railroads meant when the plains were important.

Today In Ensign

* Track - Timothy W. Shire
* Scrap the longgun registry
* Thinking in Circles

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Ensign's Index - Partial

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Tim's Tip of the Day

If you have been paying attention to the latest news discussions about diet you should be confused and let that be a lesson for you. The plain truth is hard to swallow, medical research is in its infancy and so little is known that almost everything seems contraditory and if this is of any comfort, we should expect the situation to be about the same in a hundred years.

Ensign Notes

We were off line last night and this morning, no known reason available. We have updated the picture of the day pages accessed from the bottom of this page.

Long gun registry must be scrapped!
December 18, 2002
Jason Inness from Calgary figures that there is no alternative to dealing with the wasteful Liberal government but to replace them with a Progressive Conservative government.

Learning to think in circles: arrows of causal relationships Side effects of both tax cuts and wars waged by the U.S.
December 18, 2002
Mario deSantis clues us in on the serious problem of conservative decision making that involves repeating errors because of the inability to adopt better decision making methods.

The only good Indian . . .
December 17, 2002
David Ahenakew's apology this morning was pretty conclusive but so much about this issue is unsaid and burns like a glowing piece of molten metal into our collective unconscious. We have to talk about this.

The Daily by Statistics Canada: on the move to double our standard of living in 25 years!?
December 17, 2002
Mario deSantis reports on the way the Canadian Statistics agency views the Canadian economy without reference to the lives of Canadians.

The Greenwater Report
December 16, 2002
Gerry Crawford gives us some tips on putting up the lights. Shares a tale or two about beaver stealing a fishing shack and worries about oats.

Hello Santa!
December 16, 2002
Saturday Santa was at the Tisdale Mall as Christmas shoppers dropped by to visit and get a picture taken with the old guy.

Chicken Delight takes up the challenge
December 16, 2002
The complexion of the fast food business in Tisdale has been altered considerably with the success of A&W but in general the competition has not had a negative effect on most businesses. However, Chicken Delight is putting up a fair fight.

New Box on the desk
December 16, 2002
Michael Townsend tells us about his new computer and the use to which he will put his machine and its new flat LCD 17" screen.

Making a new home for Student Support Centre
December 16, 2002
Work has begun as the store front downtown is being transformed into the new Student Support Centre for Tisdale School Division.

When It Comes to Explaining Politics, Just Give Me Sex
December 16, 2002
Ron Thornton wonders about how he could make a plausible explanation of some of Canada's political realities to his twin grade three boys.

A prescription to reverse the trend of a divided society: Focus on living wages and full employment
December 16, 2002
Mario deSantis explains the business, government and economists are compounding the problems they have created instead of reversing their actions are making things exponentially worse.

Is there a roadside test for impairment?
December 16, 2002
Joe Hueglin is disconcerted with the possibility of wider use of marijuana and is disturbed that this could pose a mortal threat to everyone using our highways.

Nipawin's Parade of Lights
December 15, 2002
You may have heard of this unusual Christmas parade but here is your chance to take a look at one of Saskatchewan's most unusual parades as Kevin McIntyre lets us take a quick look at some of Nipawin's home decorations and the remarkable parade which took place last night.

SYSTEM DYNAMICS: A tool to understand our world
December 15, 2002
Mario deSantis takes us along with him on a journey into understanding the whole process of conceptual modelling that will allow us to understand the dynamic processes that involve interactive and interrelated systems. Mario provides us with real life examples of how these concepts come into play in the real world.

A & W Tisdale Grand opening
December 14, 2002
At ten this morning it was time for the official grand opening ceremony but the crowds have been on hand all day with CJVR there to celebrate the official opening of this outlet.

Smoke, mirrors and smog
December 14, 2002
Kin Wilson from Nelson B.C. voices the deep distrust most Canadians feel about the Kyoto Protocol. Most Canadians realise a need to do something but with the gun registration crowd running the show there is cause for concern.

Global warming and the discounting of our economists
December 14, 2002
Mario deSantis points out that the economists of today have a tendency to view the possibilities only through their eco-political point of view therefore developing remarkably different results from scientists considering the same problem.

Christmas Shopping in Tisdale Part V - the Mall - continued
December 13, 2002
Some times I bite off more than I can chew and so today we pick up where we left off with a look at Christmas shopping in the Tisdale Mall.

Brothers Fine Jewellery
December 13, 2002
The sparkle of gold, diamonds and crystal, timeless treasures for Christmas on the corner in the Tisdale Mall.

Christmas at Extra Foods
December 13, 2002
One of the main reasons Tisdale people really have no need to leave town to shop are the two fine well stocked food stores in the community. Extra Foods holds down one end of the Tisdale Mall.

My Way Restaurant
December 13, 2002
Tisdale Mall's very own fine dinning place is one of those places to put on your shopping list in Tisdale.

Craft Sales at the Tisdale Mall
December 13, 2002
The Tisdale Mall has the retail outlets that most of us need to finish off that Christmas shopping list but it also has a regular and varied group of crafts people with their various unique and special items for sale.

Wentz Sporting Goods
December 13, 2002
From the hottest looking runners to ski jackets that turn winter into spring better take a look at Wentz Sporting Goods in the Tisdale Mall.

Saskatchewan social justice as the controlling medium of the Free Market: A case for lawyers and SGI
December 13, 2002
Mario deSantis points out the disconcerting evidence that our lives and what we want to do with them is really the issue and with SGI definitely its is about control.

Christmas Shopping in Tisdale Part V - the Mall
December 12, 2002
So far we have looked at Christmas shopping downtown and today we turn our attention to the Tisdale Mall, though Santa Claus and a reindeer are on had later today these pictures were taken this morning before they arrived.

The Clothesline
December 12, 2002
Ladies wear makes a great gift but it also is an enormous challenge. Here is how to meet the challenge.

TSL Computers
December 12, 2002
CD burner and Scanners on sale but more than that local expertise and local service, find out why that's important.

Valle Mens Wear
December 12, 2002
A shop with a large inventory of exceptional quality clothing and styles to match all and every taste.

The Dollar Store Plus
December 12, 2002
One of the busiest stores in the Tisdale Mall. Time to drop in and look around.

Zellers at Christmas
December 12, 2002
Here is a visit to Tisdale Mall's department store anchor as we take a good look at the toy department.


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