Monday, February 22, 2010 10:55 PM Ensign Front Page Volume 12, No. 124

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Composite image of CTV coverage of the Olympics today
One Canadian's view of the games in Vancouver
February 22, 2010
by: Michael Townsend

Kamloops: The hype of the Olympics asside, when it comes right down to it the Canadian medal winners demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship and what Canadians are proud of in being Canadian. This story also reports on and refers to an interview that was heard on CBC Radio's Q programme where American broadcaster Brian Williams pretty much puts the negative views of the Vancouver Olympics to bed. The composite image at the top of the page "Figure skating rocks" was created from CTV's live coverage online of the event.

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2008 - Time passes and so does life

2007 - My encounter with Wade Davis and Phishing

2006 - The Greenwater report
2005 - Is Belinda Stronach the next leader of the Conservatives, the Liberals or the NDP?
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2003 - Novice hockey and Bush's war against Iraq
2002 - Hard Rock drop in Centre a winner with teens and genetically modified disaster

2001 - Swift Current shopping mall

2000 - NDP Government spin doctoring the truth and tractors of the quarter section farm

1999 - Snow scupture winners and Prince Albert Winter Festival snowmobile drag races

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Tim's Tip of the Day

Running is one of those activities that in moderation is enormously beneficial but because of the natural high produced can lead to access. Finding that balance is the difficult task of all of those who engage in running and they are well aware of both the benefits and dangers. (Click on thumb nail to see full size.)

Find of the day

Vancouver's Asians say: 'Go Canada, Go'
Vancouver has the largest Asian population in North America and it is no surprise to discover that they are solidly supporting Canada's Olympic efforts, especially their undying support of Canada's hockey teams.

Happenings In Tisdale:

The Greenwater report
February 22, 2010
by: Gerald Crawford

Saskatoon: This week we have a note from Greenwater to catch us up on some of the departures and arrivals and Gerald tells us about the Flea Market and model train show he visited and then mentions a book launch on Porcupine Plain's famous parolympic athlete.
This is embarrassing
February 17, 2010
by: Kevin McIntyre

Carrot River: Bad planning, glitches, bad weather and an underlying bad money grubbing attitude seem to be making the Vancouver 2010 Olympics an embarrassment to all Canadians and are giving the country a black eye in the way Canada is being portrayed around the world. The death of the Georgian Luge racer occurred on a dangerous track and the organisers blamed the victim then put up barriers to prevent a reoccurence of the incident. This story includes three excellent references.
The Greenwater report
February 16, 2010
by: Gerald Crawford

Saskatoon: After skipping the last two weeks Gerald explains his hectic schedule has kept him from getting off his weekly column to us all. So this week's report involves an item by item account of what he has been up to as the winter wears on and on.
Olympics because of the love of sport
February 16, 2010
by: Ken Styan

Tisdale: Ken Styan takes the editor of Ensign to task for his negativity toward the Vancouver Olympics pointing out that after all is said and done it really is for the atheletes themselves to make the event a success. Kevin McIntyre gets his two cents worth in and adds a couple of interesting references that are really worth checcking out.
Bah, Olympic humbug
February 10, 2010
by: Timothy W. Shire

Tisdale: This writer has a distinct lack of enthusiasm for the slipping sliding and rain drenched activities that will be called the Vancouver Olympics. The stories about it are pointless and the games are mostly fixed.
Focus on women's and children's health at G7 just talk
February 10, 2010
by: Beverly Smith

Calgary: The Canadian Prime Minister made a big deal of doing something about the health of women and children at the G7 meeting last week but when it comes to talking about the economy or anything else for that matter there are no women involved.
February 8, 2010
by: Timothy W. Shire

Regina: Regina is experiencing a serious baby boom with more than thirty new arrivals each and every day. Early Sunday morning our third grand daughter, Ella, was one of them. A small baby of only five and a quarter pounds but a full term infant and a very peaceful one at that. Her mother Dawn and her are expected to leave hospital tomorrow.
Cold clear light
February 4, 2010
by: Timothy W. Shire

Tisdale: Low temperatures and clear skies produce startling images for the photographer and viewer alike. It would seem appropriate to apply this simple principle to other realms to get to the core and delve into the real issues that confront us as a people and as citizens of a nation.
Nordricks Norsask Seed Ltd
February 3, 2010
by: Timothy W. Shire

Tisdale: This company has been a major player in the agricultural industry in Tisdale and during this past year has been making a gradual move from its old elevator facility to a new layout in the former Newform Packaging plant that at one time served as the Tisdale Recorder's printing plant and a honey storage facility before that. The transformation of the facility is documented in this story.
Tisdale Home & Office
February 1, 2010
by: Timothy W. Shire

Tisdale: The sign of success is being able to adapt to changing markets and conditions. Shawn Doherty's latest move is from its former location to downtown as it continues to grow and needs more space to show its products and service its customers.
Walrus on the juniper tree
January 28, 2010
by: Ken Styan

Tisdale: Throughout Saskatchewan strange snow shapes have developed on anything on the leaside of the North wind that brought the heavy snow this past weekend. Cars, pickups, trees and just about anything else can be swallowed up by these formations that take an unusual form of their shaped by the movement of the winds that deposited the snow.
Parkland Photography club January meeting
January 27, 2010
by: Darlene McCullough

Tisdale: Bad weather saw six die hard members out for this month's photography club meeting and they had their work cut out for them with several provincial level photography contest collections to judge. The highlight of the club's activities for this month was doing presentations to the various senior citizens homes here in Tisdale.
Cleanup going well
January 26, 2010
by: Timothy W. Shire

Tisdale: The school buses ran today for Tisdale's schools and almost all of the streets in the community are passable but that is not the case with the country roads. The cleanup is going quite well but a steady drifting wind blew all day from the west causing problems for north and south country roads.
It stormed a bit
January 25, 2010
by: Timothy W. Shire

Images by: Judy and Timothy Shire
Tisdale: The storm that enveloped all of southern and central Saskatchewan left a good deal of snow behind it the most we have seen dumped in Tisdale in the past 15 years. This however, the part of January when such storms are common and no one was particularily surprised other then for once Environment Canada actually got this one right.
The Greenwater report
January 25, 2010
by: Gerald Crawford

Saskatoon: Like the rest of in Saskatchewan the weather definitely got Gerald attention and like most drivers he had get out there and try driving in difficult conditions only to get stuck in his driveway. But, he survived and lived to tell us the tale for another week.
There's got to be a reason
January 19, 2010
by: Timothy W. Shire
Many folks who take their religion seriously quite honestly believe that it is not for us humble and clearly limited humans to understand the great mysteries and we must accept that all things are part of Gods plan. That makes a good story but little by little the fog of awareness creeps forward as we are able to glean more and more about our past which indeed explains our present and future. This doesn't mean all things are cleared up it just means we are ever finding out new truths.

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