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Monday, July 21, 2003 Ensign Front Page Volume 7, N. 42

1200 Monday - Overcast stratus, Ceiling 13,000, towering cumulus, visibility 15,, 24º, wind 3 knots at 330º, altimeter 30.14--------WeatherLog

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Greenwater Provincial Park a gem
Monday, July 21, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Each week Gerald Crawford tells us about life in around the fifth provincial park in Saskatchewan but it isn't until you spend some time at the place do you discover the remarkable beauty and outstanding outdoor setting that makes this one of the most attractive parks in the province.

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Tim's Tip of the Day

We often consider ants and bees as slaves of the ecology and system under which they were born. As social beings our difference from them is only marginal as we often attribute far more atonomy to ourselves than is really the case.

Kevin's find of the day

The French government has banned the term "e-mail" in favour of "courriel"

Ensign Notes

Summer holidays: That's right, 2003 is the first year since 1991 that we have had a chance to take a holiday. During June, July and the first two weeks of August we will have some intermittant days when Ensign will not post. Our plan is to do some tripping and camping here in Saskatchewan. Plan to post today, Tuesday and Wednesday, Thursday is in the "maybe" zone then we will not post again until Monday the 28th.

The Greenwater Report
Monday, July 21, 2003
by: Gerald Crawford
Gerald and Doreen have been wandering and this week's report is a photo essay of their adventures and journeys. This edition of the "Report" has some truly memorable images.

Memo to the Premiers: No more tax collectors thanks, but no thanks
Monday, July 21, 2003
by: Walter Robinson
At the recent premier's conference in Charlottetown the idea of the provinces going it alone to collect taxes was once more trotted out to show their displeasure with Ottawa. Walter Robinson points out that it is not a sound idea and has no real merit.

The GREED of the Free Market is not a matter of public or private services: SHIN and SAIC, Romanow and Robinson
Monday, July 21, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
Guilt by association, at least motivation by association seems to be the underlying theme as Mario reports on the cozy association Saskatchewan's government has had with one of the world's leading arms dealers and developers.

Greenwater Highland trail
Monday, July 21, 2003
by: Timothy and Judy Shire
Join us for a walk of about an hour and twenty minutes through forest, past some swamps and up and over a hill or two. Sorry you can only see the pictures, the saskatoons are not compatible with this medium.

Annual storms rip across the prairie
Friday, July 18, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Last night warning and severe weather watch alerts were broadcast as a series of cells marched across Saskatchewan. This page includes a QuickTime VR showing last nights sky at sunset.

The Convertible syndrome
Thursday, July 17, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
In a country where there are years when the weather is not good enough to find a day to put the top down the idea of a topless car is like forbidden candy or like winning the lottery dreams.

Were "consequences" meaningful?
Thursday, July 17, 2003
by: Joe Hueglin
A test for the Youth Criminal Justice Act came last week in St. Caatherines, Ontario and things do not look promising. Joe wonders what message the judge's decision on a drug dealer will have on the way young people regard and respect the laws and conventions of Canadian society.

Summertime reality TV (Episode 2):Who wants to be a budget cutter?
Thursday, July 17, 2003
by: Walter Robinson
This week Walter takes us to a game show setting to illustrate the problems related to cutting back on the Federal government's monsterous budget. You need QuickTime to hear the music on this page.

Tisdale Community Gardens
Thursday, July 17, 2003
by: Jacki Abraham
The community garden project is at work for its third year. Community assistance is making this project a part of Tisdale's sense of support for all.

Bush's Slippery Slope: Ending with impeachment?
Thursday, July 17, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
Up until now there have been complaints and accusations but the bald face lie in the State of the Union address has changed the tone of concern as Americans are beginning to realise that maybe something should be done about the warrior president who lacks fiscal responsibility.

Canadian Alliance slipping in Alberta
Thursday, July 17, 2003
by: Jason Inness
The Canadian Alliance is perhaps the least credible political party since the Rhino party yet it is the official opposition and enjoyed considerable support in Alberta, Saskatchewan and a few other places. Though some of us consider their stone age mentality as benign and sometimes cute, they continue to demonstrate that advanced mathematics involves borrowing when subtracting and fractions are for college folks.

Sky stories summer 2003
Wednesday, July 16, 2003
by: Timothy Shire, Judy Shire, Kevin McIntyre and Doug Freestone
This web site has always been a place to look at sky pictures so we need not appologise for these dramatic images taken over the past week. The leading image is of last Thursday's clouds over the Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon.

And Bush's wars continue as war is the ultimate cover up of Bush's lies
Wednesday, July 16, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
This story discusses the web of deceit that is an everyday and expected behaviour of the United States President. But there is more notice in the image that accompanies the story is a picture showing clear violations of the Geneva convention.

Inch Worm
Tuesday, July 15, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
When your brain is the size of a period at the end of a sentence it is a tough problem to remember where you have been and wonder just where you should be going.

Canada Day at Crooked Lake
Tuesday, July 15, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Colin Williams wrote to Ensign wondering about the images in the "Missing Middle Class" story from Wednesday of last week. Well this is the answer as we have some pictures of a backyard, actually a beach front, fireworks display at Crooked Lake.

More Tax-Payers
Tuesday, July 15, 2003
by: Richard Neuman
Richard Neuman gives us a pensive view of the way wealth and societal progress must feed and nurture each other. He feels that in time the present political thought will come around to a more socially aware perspective.

Shifting the blame for Bush's misstatement in his State of the Union address
Tuesday, July 15, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
The clouds of deceit roll in as the CIA takes the blame for the Bush State of the Union speech error but other CIA people explain that the warning of authenticity had been given and ignored. It all sounds a little late, the US public bought the man's "weapons of mass destruction" song and dance and the invasion took place, people died and debts pile up.

Advance Passenger Information / Passenger Name Record Programme
Tuesday, July 15, 2003
by: Rebecca Gingrich
Ottawa has been forced to knuckle under to adopt an identification programme with all the markings of a typical Police State. But when we consider the government's record in handling data such as gun registration things do not look promising.


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