North Central Internet News - Ensign

Sunday, January 19, 2003

Ensign Front Page

Volume 5, N. 237

0800 Sunday - Overcast alto-stratus, ceiling 23,000, visibility 15, -19º, wind 9 knots at 290º,, altimeter 30.01-------------WeatherLog

Front Pages
Greenwater Report
Multi - Media

Showing this Week


Two Weeks Notice

  1. Lord of the Rings, Twin towers
  2. Catch me if you can

Maid in Manhatten

Toy Sale 2003
Sunday, January 19, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
The gasoline and grease crowd gathered at Schapansky's Auction today as it was time for wheeling and dealing on snowmachines.

Today In Ensign

* Toy Sale 2003 - Shire
* Drawing a blank - Shire
* Federal firearms fiasco - Robinson
* Bush tort reform - deSantis

A year ago today and also

Two years ago today, story 2,
story 3, story 4, story 5
and story 6

Three years ago today

Four years ago today, story 2
and story 3

Past Weeks

January 5 to 11
Dec. 29 to Jan. 4
December 22 to 28
December 15 to 21
December 8 to 14

December 1 to 7
November 24 to 30
November 17 to 23
November 10 to 16
November 3 to 9
Oct. 27 to Nov. 2
October 20 to 26
October 13 to 19
October 6 to 12
Sept. 29 to Oct. 5

September 22 to 28
September 15 to 21
September 8 to 14
September 1 to 7

Click on the button to go
to that month



























Table of Contents

Ensign's Index - Partial

Contributor's Index -

Find out about the contributors to Ensign and the article index of each.

Tim's Tip of the Day

The reason one of the first things someone wants to know about someone they have just met is "what do you do"; form follows function for the most part we are what we do and when a person determines that there is nothing for them to do they rapidly cease to be.

Ensign Notes

Savage disappointment as all of yesterday's pictrures were lost.

Drawing a blank
Sunday, January 19, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
A trip to Weekes to get the story, amazing images and then everything vanished. A tale of digital woe.

Federal firearms fiasco: A billion dollars of waste is the real crime
Sunday, January 19, 2003
by: Walter Robinson
Mr. Robinson of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation outlines the staggering proportions of the most monumental failure in government.

Bush's Tort Reform to Quick-Fix Higher Medical Insurance Premiums: Cap on jury awards, no frivolous lawsuits, limited punitive damages
Sunday, January 19, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
The private medical system in the United States is becoming mired in impossible premiums for medical doctors boosting the over all cost of medical care. The ugly loop of overworked doctors and reduced proper care is leading the US president to fire the symptom with tort reform.

Chicken Delight adds new menu
Saturday, January 18, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
I has been a while since we last had a QuickTime Virtual reality image but here is one from inside Chicken Delight looking across at the RECPlex and the South part of Tisdale.

Fudge Snowplane Brochure
Friday, January 17, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
We can step back in time and see the mid war development of a machine built to cope with the harsh winter travel conditions of the late forties.

Media Uninformed
Friday, January 17, 2003
by: Brad Thomson
Brad Thomson is the secretary of the Progressive Conservative riding association for Ottawa South and is not happy with the way the Ontario based news media looked upon the Conservative leadership race that has just begun as they ho-hum over the "might-have-run" stars.

American War against Iraq: Bush's Weapon of Mass Distraction
Friday, January 17, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
The warmongering both of the US government and the television news system is unprecidented in modern history and Mario deSantis points out the utter disregard being given the rest of the world.

Official Grand Opening Nipawin Metis Local Building
Thuesday, January 16, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
Wednesday afternoon there was the grand opening of the Metis Nation's building in Nipawin and Mario was there and has picture to show us what happened.

President Bush opposes the University of Michigan's Admissions Policies: The hard facts and soft facts of students' performance
Thursday, January 16, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
The United States Republican government pushes forward its extreme rightwing agenda as it moved yesterday to challenge in the supreme court the quota system in the University of Michigan's Law school.

Paul "Moses" Martin
Wednesday, January 15, 2003
by: Douglas R. Day
Mr. Day itemises the woes former finance minister Martin visited upon Canadians. This story is especially important with Mr. Allan Rock having withdrawn from the leadership race because Paul Martin has sewen up the membership of the Liberal party snuffing out all opponents.

The Vicious Circle of: The Rules of Law, Law & Order Policies and Erosion of Democracy
Wednesday, January 15, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
Put on your thinking cap because this story demands that you work your way through some serious logic. The consequences of escalating repressive behaviour by government and its agents are themselves increased escalation of these same behaviours.

Enforcement of SECTION 85 ignored
Wednesday, January 15, 2003
by: Joe Hueglin
While the government of Canada puts almost a billion dollars into registering hunting rifles the laws enacted to deal with the criminal use of firearms is being ignored by the same government.

Afternoon ladies
Tuesday, January 14, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
At 2:00 this group of nine ladies and one gentleman enjoyed each other's company at Wolfers.

Recognizing Boundaries and the Value of Thinking versus the God of Money and the Gospels of Standard of Living and Productivity
Tuesday, January 14, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
The idea that Gross Domestic Product can grow infinitely is simply not true and yet the principles that the worshippers of the god of money are convinced that there are no limits. Indeed greed is in itself infinite.

Freezing In the Dark
Monday, January 13, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Power went off in La Ronge and most of Northern Saskatchewan at noon yesterday, came back at 7:00 and went off again this morning at 8:30.

The Greenwater Report
Monday, January 13, 2003
by: Gerald Crawford
The cold weather is not slowing down the snow mobilers as Gerald tells about their preparations for upcoming Derbys and there are pickerel under the ice.

If Only This Were Jack Layton's Vision Of Proportional Representation
Monday, January 13, 2003
by: Ron Thornton
The cherish need of many Canadians is to see some sort of electral reform that would more fairly allow all Canadians to feel a part of the democratic process. NDP candidate Jack Layton has been touting proportional representation and Ron Thornton considers this as an interesting alternative with some possible improvements.

Anti-Canadian Wheat Board Rhetoric
Monday, January 13, 2003
by: Joyce Neufeld
The elections for the Canadian Wheat Board are history but the harping of those who oppose the system continues to rattle around the country. Joyce Neufeld from Waldeck points out the small minority involved and the need for everyone to grasp the logical that makes the Wheat Board a good idea.

Stuck Train, March 10, 1979
Sunday, January 12, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Saskatchewan in the winter can be a remarkable place, this set of pictures tell of a Sunday afternoon after the wind had brought a little snow the area near Palmier.

Venezuela: the other side of the story
Sunday, January 12, 2003
by: Mark Weisbrot
This story appeared in the Washington Post today and is one of the few stories that tells what the United States government would rather their people did not know. Mr. Weisbrot maintains that the common poeple of the country support the government while the affluent and oil companies supported by the US government want to over throw the democracy.


Bottom Of The Page Picture of the Day

Raven checks out the back of a pickup at 3:00 today.

To review bottom of the page pictures of the past


January 2003

December 2002

November 2002

October 2002

September 2002

August 2002

July 2002

June 2002

May 2002

April 2002

March 2002

February 2002

January 2002

December 2001

November, 2001

October 2001

September 2001

August 2001

July 2001

May 20, 2001 until
June 30, 2001

December 2000
until May 19, 2001

Ensign began publishing daily in May of 1998, all of its stories and pictures are available online since then. You can use this search engine to find the things you are looking for in past material posted on North Central Internet News.


Viewing tip

If you are viewing this page with larger than 12' point text it will definitely be a mess so set your browser
to the "smallest" print size. This website is designed to be seen on a screen set to at least 800 pixels wide.


North Central Internet News is a product of
Faster Than Light Communications
I would appreciate hearing from you would like to know your opinions about any material published in
Ensign our fax is 306 873 2155 and telephone is 306 873 2004. Snail mail address is:
Faster Than Light Communications, Box 1776, Tisdale, SK, S0E 1T0
Made with a Mac G3 Pro

FTLComm Sales Page

Ensign is produced, published, and hosted each day by Faster Than Light Communications of Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Canada.
306 873 2004