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Michael Townsends Mexican holiday
Mexican December holiday
January 12, 2010
by: Michael Townsend
Michael Townsend has contributed to this web site since its beginning in 1998. Through the years he has taken us mountain climbing and on numerous trips. This time he shares with us his pictures of his Christmas vacation in Mexico.

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Today in Ensign years past

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2007 - Laurel Chelsberg 2006 Leo award winner and between the saddle and the ground forgiveness sought

2006 - Brian Fitzpatrick in his own words and a Greenwater report
2005 - Mac Mini another piece of the revolution and a Greenwater report
2004 - Greenwater report and scandal of the century
2003 - Stuck train March 1979 and Venezuela the other side of the story
2002 - Golden Age Centre maturing and the lack of democracy in Saskatchewan

2001 - Revolutioin in sound, ADSL and solid fuel

2000 - Big fish, burning bails, betrayal by sprinkler and the promised land

1999 - The retail environment

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Tim's Tip of the Day

Construction pushes on in the mild weather of this January as the new motel takes shape. A decade ago this scene had an elevator in it and an ESSO station . The pace of change is like the cars in the parking lot changing in the planned obsolescence of our society.(Click on thumb nail to see full size.)

Find of the day

Canadian dollar, commodities currencies, hit by China bank move
China decided today to tighten up its bank reserves and that in affect warned the financial world that this world economic powerhouse is putting the brakes on the slide of the US dollar as they hold so many US dollars in treasury bills. Fearing a slowing in recover put pressure on Canadian, Australian and New Zealand markets.

Happenings In Tisdale:

The Greenwater report
January 11, 2010
by: Gerald Crawford
This week's report chronicals the repair of a tire with a nail in it and the passing of a friend. This week's report has some pictures from the Park.
Somebody else's problem
January 8, 2010
by: Timothy W. Shire
Highway #6:
Though the phenomena had been noticed by many before it was humourist writer Douglas Adams in his Hitchhiker's Guide, Life, the Universe and Everything that he described a common effect or field that happens when everyone it seems ignores the obvious.
Maybe its time for an election
January 6, 2010
by: Timothy W. Shire
For the second year in a row the Prime Minister for reasons known only to himself has shut down parliament. Without the hustle of the daily question period and being called on the actions he and his government takes they can put their feet up and there is nothing anyone can do about it. If he does not want to be Prime Minister in a democracy then perhaps its time he had an opportunity to go back to his separatist roots in Calgary.
The Greenwater report
January 5, 2010
by: Gerald Crawford
After taking a break for the holidays the Crawfords are back with us this week filling us in on their activities over the holidays. They went to and enjoyed a performance at Persephone Theatre, enjoyed time with family and friends and on Christmas toured the Enchanted Forest which will be open to tours until January 10th.
A new year and a new decade
December 30, 2009
by: Timothy W. Shire
There is no known cure for the continuous pressure of time. So it is that once again a year and a decade draws to a close and we must look into the coming year and the coming decade to consider what may befall us as time moves onward. This tradtion of making predictions for the coming year extends backward through the history of this web site and far beyond that. There have been times when the predictions have come to pass and other times when the future was simply of the specs. This year will be no better and perhaps no worse than others.
We call it Christmas
December 23, 2009
by: Timothy W. Shire
This truly one of those things that seems remarkably unrelated to its name. Evergreen trees decorated, Father Christmas, Santa Claus, Frosty the snowman, Rudolph the Rednosed reindeer, mistletoe, holly, gift giving, egg nog. . . the list is endless and all of these familiar things are only marginally related to the birth of Jesus of Nazareth 2009 years ago, give a decade one way or the other. So indeed what is this "season" really all about?
Reuse and recycle
December 22, 2009
by: Ken Styan
Though we in Tisdale prefer to recycle paper products rather then have them go off to the landfill but alas that is simply no longer an option in our community. Ken has come up with one way he can make use of something that we all throw away.
Canalta gets its first floor walls
December 21, 2009
by: Timothy W. Shire
Work has been going on feverishly this past week and over the weekend including Sunday as the steel and wood construction of the first floor for the new motel takes shape between the Co-op Cardlock and Robin's Donuts. This story shows the development since the initial story back on October 22nd.
House number nineteen
December 18, 2009
by: Timothy W. Shire
Construction in Tisdale looks like it is going right to the end of the year as this week the nineteenth housing start of the year. This involved a number of houses moved into Tisdale both nearly new and old but also two duplex, one triplex and a fourplex which actually means that their were 26 housing units created in Tisdale during this calendar year. Number 19 is being assembled by Farber Construction and is located on the north loop of Forrester.
December 15, 2009
by: Timothy W. Shire
Prince Albert
: Fender benders look pretty harmless until you are in one and the force of the smash is astonishing. While in the flow of traffic last Thursday night the third vehicle to cross on a green light we were struck by another vehicle who attempted to get through a red light and we were in the way. A successful shopping trip ended in a very broken car and for me really sore ribs.
The Greenwater report
December 15, 2009
by: Gerald Crawford
: Still doing a bit of Christmas shopping but always time for coffee. This week's report tells us about an interesting grade eight class that hikes around the city all year round and from their adventures are learning to get along with each other and their environment.
Martin's Furniture
December 9, 2009
by: Timothy W. Shire
Steadily Martin Doyle expanded his business in downtown Tisdale moving into a larger building, expanding it to two floors of display area, opening a closed store as a specialty bedroom furniture shop and calling it the 3rd Floor, then expanding into the Mall for some months then this past summer took over the Coffee Shop and made it the 4th Floor. Now the time has come for Martin Doyle to sell this thriving business so it can continue to service this and surrounding communities.

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