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Friday, January 24, 2003

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Volume 5, N. 239

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A little storm in February 1975
Friday, January 24, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Here is an interesting set of pictures from the results of a storm twenty-seven years ago in Weekes.

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* Tort or NoFault combo problem
* Who are the evil doers?
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Tim's Tip of the Day

So what new skills or concepts did you tackle this week? If you are not actively engaged in chaallenging yourself, pushing back the frontiers, you are moving backward. Status Quo is a no go.

Ensign Notes

Yesterday's work was seriously disrupted as I entered into a conflict with an inanimate object, a hard drive. Our plans are to have a pretty interesting technical advancement to this web site over the weekend.

Tort or No-fault combo problem
Friday, January 24, 2003
by: Jim Rivait, Lori Terry and Timothy W. Shire
Jim Rivait of the Insurance Bureau of Canadian expalins his position on the present dilemma facing Saskatchewan drivers as to go with no-fault or with a tort form of accidental injury insurance. Timothy Shire tries to give the issue some perspective and Lorie Terry from the Coalition Against No-fault gives us her comments on Jim Rivait's position.

Who are the evil doers in the Iraq Crisis?
Friday, January 24, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
German and France are in agreement requiring a peaceful negotiation with in the United Nations while in 1983 it was Donald Rumsfeld who was supplying the weapons of mass destruction to Saddam Hussein.

Or what's a heaven for
Thursday, January 23, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Though it is the typical English thing to consider the meaning of life it is also necessary to weigh the turbulance of the day to day dramas in terms of what does it all really mean. No answers here, more questions and lots of hope, which of course could just be wishful thinking.

Chretien's corporate cash counting doesn't add up
Thursday, January 23, 2003
by: Walter Robinson
The Prime Minister seems to feel that something has to be done about the financing of the Canadian political system but Walter Robinson is asking, "why now" and suggests that paying off corporations with the many bonuses they receive might be a much better way to get started on a cleaner politcial life.

The duplicity and danger of President Bush's public policies versus the big picture of environmental public policies
Thursday, January 23, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
The feelings of insecurity that seem to be a part of life now in all parts of the globe and the constant threats from the most powerful military country clearly suggest to everyone that the real villian is the former governor of Texas.

Soup N sandwiches for 157
Wednesday, January 22, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Tisdale's Golden Age Centre held a luncheon today, the place was full and what a lunch!

Just a little chilly
Wednesday, January 22, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Though it is definitely cold outside it is also normal for this time of year for a few days to a week of similar temperatures. Time to say to folks "Cold enough for yuh?" Some day in my old age I will eventually figure out just what that greeting means and why it is used.

Saskatchewan Wheat Pool: not a co-operative
Wednesday, January 22, 2003
by: Joyce Neufeld
Less than a month may be left in the life of what was once the major grain handler for all of Canada. Joyce Neufeld tells us about the warnings given the provincial government in 1995 but they and the company went ahead and privatised the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool out of business.

Anti Canadian Wheat Board proponents lack credibility
Wednesday, January 22, 2003
by: Henry Neufeld
The elections for the four open seats on the Canadian Wheat Board were filled with only one going to the anti-wheat board forces but that hasn't stopped the rhetoric and Henry Neufeld points out the simple lack of credibility.

Stop president Bush's madness to wage a war against Iraq, for OIL and only OIL
Wednesday, January 22, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
This is one of the most important stories you will read today as Mario deSantis explains the underlying unsettling situation that is motivating the American government to secure oil reserves as the American economy and way of life is so heavily dependent upon the lifestyle that requires cheap oil. The references for this story are remarkable.

The Greenwater report
Monday, January 20, 2003
by: Gerald Crawford
Snowmobiling and cross country skiing are the main event out at Greenwater park but Gerald has much more for us this week as we see some truly fabulous flowers.

Political Princes To Party Likes Its 2003
Monday, January 20, 2003
by: Ron Thornton
As polls were not published until Tuesday Ron Thornton briefs us on the Canadian political scene. The surprising poll results show how accurate Ron's view is as the Alliance has slipped to 4th place behind NDP and PCs while the Liberals ride at 52%.

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.

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 Sttes 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.


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