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Sunday, December 22, 2002

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Volume 5, N. 212

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Its definitely looking like Christmas
December 22, 2002
Fresh snow, shoppers in the streets, a Christmas tree on the roof looks like we are set.

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Tim's Tip of the Day

First official day of winter so get out the sun tan lotion, remember what Robert Browning said "If winter comes, can spring be far behind?"

Ensign Notes

Each year of this web site I have posted my predictions for the coming year, if you got any ideas or would like to send in your own I would be glad to get them.

The look of winter
December 22, 2002
Its official we have passed the moment when the shortest day has come and now each day will have just a little more daylight, but here are some scenes seen around Tisdale today.

Mission in progress
December 21, 2002
For me Christmas shopping began in earnest today as we set out to "get the list" and we had a great day with more than half of our mission accomplished.

Lumpy country
December 20, 2002
Yesterday's wind and drifting conditions pretty much messed up this community's streets with only main street clean, even walking is difficult.

Community Action Co-operative Collective Kitchen holds Christmas Dinner
December 19, 2002
Last night amidst a wonderful feast for more than ninety people the Moore Family from Valparaiso warmed the spirits of all.

Winter's here, snow and blowing snow
December 19, 2002
Today we are declaring it the official arrival of winter, no more combining and suntan lotion. Don't worry about shovelling the drive way the wind brought the stuff there and it will take it away.

Hamper Haven
December 19, 2002
Tisdale's Salvation Army is working hard once again this year putting together hampers for families in this area.

A chance to understand each other
December 19, 2002
Stu Innes from Regina gives us his impression of the David Ahenakew speech and its aftermath as he sees this indicent as a positive thing that could benifit us all.

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

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.


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Impressive Christmas greetings at John Bob, we will get you a picture of this at night.

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