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Tuesday, June 11, 2003 Ensign Front Page Volume 7, N. 20

1400 Wednesday - Broken, cumulus 8/10th Ceiling 7,800, overcast stratus 9/10ths 10,000, visibility 15, 20º, wind 8 knots at 170º, altimeter 29.72---WeatherLog

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Wednesday, June 11, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
The alfalfa swathers got into the fields today and tomorrow Tisdale Alfalfa Dehydration will start picking up the crop of the first cut of 2003 and these stacks will come to life for another season of cooking.

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Today In Ensign

* Warm up - TWS
* Auster - TWS
* Harper talks MacKay walks - Mike Reilly

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Tim's Tip of the Day

Did you know that Saskatchewan Department of Highways have all weather roads that will take you all the way to Black Lake and even to Uranium City? Saskatchewan's North, the new frontier.

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. If you see something you want to comment about, get your comments in to share with others.

Auster MK VI
Wednesday, June 11, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
When is a Piper Cub not a Piper Cub? When its an Auster, made in England based on the Taylorcraft design with a deHavilland Gipsy Major engine and at the Tisdale Aviation Association flyin-breakfast last weekend.

While Harper does the talking, MacKay does the walking.
Wednesday, June 11, 2003
by: Mike Reilly
The Canadian political scene is substantially changed with the election of Peter MacKay as leader of the Progressive Conservative after having agreeing not to make a deal with the Canadian Alliance. Alliance leader Stephen Harper sees his Alberta party as becoming nationally irrelevant.

On the street where we live
Tuesday, June 10, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Yesterday afternoon the town crew were preparing a damaged valve for excavation the following day and it errupted flooding the street above.

Right behind the bar
Tuesday, June 10, 2003
by: Kevin McIntyre
Here is a peek at the outside of the office of Melville's Grant Schmidt who was turned down as candidate for the Saskatchewan Party after having 1,200 supporters at the nominating convention and will be running in the upcoming provincial election as an independent.

Camouflaging Racism in Saskatchewan and in the Saskatoon Police Association
Tuesday, June 10, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
Racism is an ugly thing but we are not going to make any progress with it as long as we done come out and deal with the issue. Police Chief Sabo has acknowledged that two decades ago a least one Saskatoon police officer was reprimanded for leaving a woman out on the city's outskirts to die, the police association has proclaimed their lack of confidence in him. There are games being played here and its time to call it what it really is.

Flushing Out Yet Another Vision Of Senate Reform
Tuesday, June 10, 2003
by: Ron Thornton
A truly lame idea for reforming the senate has come from Margret Kopala, a one time reformer and now a Canadian Alliance hopeful who thinks that it would be nice for the provincial governments to look after senate appointments.

Beechcraft Bonanza A36 (1977)
Monday, June 9, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
This six place, 193 mile per hour chariot of the sky can hustle for 802 miles. Many believe this version of the Bonanza the ultimate private single engine aircraft.

The Greenwater report
Monday, June 9, 2003
by: Gerald Crawford
Gerald's first grand child got married this past weekend. But Gerald has time to tell us about the wildlife at the park. Then he tells us about a going away party.

Entitlement Program Report
Monday, June 9, 2003
by: Walter Robinson
Our annual budget continues to grow each year with almost 1/5th of it going to pay interest on the national debt. Essentially we have to sort out expenditures and the place to start is reform of Employment Insurance.

Tisdale Aviation Association Fly-in and breakfast
Sunday, June 8, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Brilliant sunlight splashed through the tattered early morning cumulus to make a perfect setting for local people and flyers from all over Saskatchewan who came to share breakfast this morning.

Motor Madness Weekend
Saturday, June 7, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
The weather was a little less than exciting but Tisdale and its visitors are determined to make the best of 13º temperatures and cloudy skies.

Bush&Co's Public Policies: The Privatization of Justice and Peace
Saturday, June 7, 2003
by: Mario deSatnis
This story and its references discuss the growing awareness by Americans that their leadership have been misleading them and have been doing so for reasons that are pretty much "the American way" while other and much more serious issues have been ignored.

British Columbia privatizes the Coquihalla Highway
Saturday, June 7, 2003
by: Mike Townsend
British Columbia has decided to sell or lease its only toll road to raise money. It is not a popular decision but British Columbia has a rather goofy way of doing things and outside of the province this does not seem to be surprising.

Tree replacement
Friday, June 6, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
A tree was in a vehicle accident this winter and today it was time for it to be replaced.

Roads not taken
Thursday, June 5, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Given enough time and sufficient roads I have always seemed to have been able to find a road that will get my vehicle stuck. But today I only show you the roads I didn't take and drove on. Fifteen pictures.


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