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Sunday, March 30, 2003------------------------Ensign Front Page---------------------------Volume 5, N. 302

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Say Goodnight Sleeping Beauty
Saturday, March 30, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet presented Sleeping Beauty for the last time Saturday night in Saskatoon. Evelyn Hart gave a performance that left the audience stunted and amazed as her precision and grace seemed totally effortlessly as she moved from movement to freeze frame.

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* Say Goodnight Sleeping Beauty
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* New American Century - Mario deSantis
* Stupid Investments R Us - W. Robinson

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Tim's Tip of the Day

For all the things that we as Canadians consider being part of being true Canadians let us remember and cherish the wonder of our ability to laugh at ourselves and never, not ever, let a situation become so serious it can't be the subject of good humour.

Ensign Notes

As promised we have today's story about the ballet but sadly we also reflect upon the war and the economy.

A stiff spring
Saturday, March 29, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
A week long chill lets the thawing continue each day and stiffens up each night but the progress is being made as the crows return to the summer haunts and the geese stand around on the ice, pretty disgusted but patient.

Neo-con President Bush Jr.: lack of thinking and godly craziness for taking human lives
Saturday, March 29, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
High tech video game war has stumbled to a slowing grin after two weeks as United States forces bomb the Iraqi capital and wait to attack. But the world is almost unanomous in condemning the American aggressor as it is abundantly clear that he people in the country fear the American liberators more than their dictator. This story is accompanied by a comprehensive set of references archived on this site to explain the position taken in the story.

Royal Winnipeg brings the Beauty to Saskatchewan
Friday, March 28, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Reports last night from Regina describe a sell out crowd at the Centre of the Arts as the audience was treated to Sleeping Beauty.

Visit To Tisdale
Friday, March 28, 2003
by: Kevin McIntyre
Kevin McIntyre came over from Carrot River this week to do some shopping and found that he was unable to leave his van as the downtown sidewalks are simply unaccessible to his wheel chair.

The Missing Link
Friday, March 28, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Several home business merchants got together to put on a trade show in a store fron in Tisdale for Friday only. We checked them out and have links to these folks.

Trade and moralty
Friday, March 28, 2003
by: Edwin Wallace
With demonstrations planned across the country to show support for America Edwin wonders about the way Canadian business is willing to sacrifice their principles for economic benefitis from the United States.

Parkland Photography Club report for March 2003
Thursday, March 27, 2003
by: Gerald Crawford
This very active culture club is working on a number of excellent projects and at the same time continue to work on their craft with this month's remarkable night sky pictures.

$59 Million
Thursday, March 27, 2003
by: Mike Reilly
We are always told never to spend good money after bad and Mike certainly makes this old axiom come to life as we have seen the allocation of more millions to go to a programme that is failing and continues to be financial black hole.

Its a matter of being fair
Wednesday, March 26, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Brevity is not one of the editor's talents. Today's 3,500 word essay deals with the way this site has been dealing with the Iraq war issue and some of the core concerns that need to be recognised for us to have some perspective and awareness about what we think and why we think that way.

Long gun registry update

Wednesday, March 26, 2003
by: Rebecca Gingrich
Ontario Oxford Member of Parliament did his duty and voted with the government last night to approve more money to the billion dollar long gun registry bungle.

War in Iraq
Wednesday, March 26, 2003
by: Mark Alan Whittle
Equating the liberation of Holland by his father and his fellow Canadians Mr. Whittle expresses his regret that Canada is not assisting Americans in their invasion of Iraq.

More effective expenditure of $172 million
Wednesday, March 26, 2003
by: Joe Hueglin
With the federal government pouring almost half a million tax dollars into the long gun registery programme which has no prospect whatever of affording any improvement in public safety. Perhaps this money could be much better spent .

Make your call to the Canadian Foreign Affairs Department - Iraq Desk
Wednesday, March 26, 2003
by: Edwin Wallace
Its good to know that we in a democracy can make our opinions matter and here is your chance to have your say and let the folks in Ottawa know your colour.

Bush&Co. versus Common People
Wednesday, March 26, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
In this shocking article Mario deSantis explains how his own opinions have been shaped by elements of this time and the conditions that impinge on our private lives.

Dry Southwest, as agriculture's wounds devastate business
Tuesday, March 25, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
The worst crop ever has taken its toll as Swift Current is a mere shadow of itself with its malls and business store fronts littered with closed and empty premises.

Pioneer Co-op in Swift Current
Tuesday, March 25, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Here is a real look around the huge Co-op store in Swift Current using a QuickTime virtual reality image (download 660K). You need QuickTime loading in your computer to view this image.

Signs of spring
Tuesday, March 25, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Brown grass, leafless trees standing ready to move forward, the snow melts and its time to sell the snow machines.

War, What Are We Good For?
Tuesday, March 25, 2003
by: Ron Thornton
Bear in mind that Ron Thornton is from Edmonton today's story is a thoughtful and compassionate discussion about the worries that he has about the decision made by Canada's government. Perhaps the Iraq government does have weapons of mass destruction and we could feel pretty guilty if we did not stand up for a just cause.

Bush&Co's world of fiction: permanent wars to save the American (petro) dollar?
Tuesday, March 25, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
Taking the lead from documentary film maker Michael Moore, Mario deSantis characterises the reality TV show "Shock and Awe" as just more fiction as America's economic crisis is a propellant behind the need for a war.

Wading into spring
Monday, March 24, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
It has been warm in the Southwest with no snow to be seen and dust blowing but the exuberance of the sun and the end of winter overwhelmed the fear of cold water Saturday afternoon in Tompkins.

The Greenwater report
Monday, March 24, 2003
by: Gerald Crawford
A wet fishing derby, slippery walking, benefit potluck supper and rummage sale all have occupied the interests of our intrepid reporter Gerald Crawford but he definitely shines best when letting us in one the conversations on coffee row.

Think the Liberals manage tax dollars wisely? Is the earth flat?
Monday, March 24, 2003
by: Walter Robinson
The Federal Liberal government likes to tell us how they have carefully worked the Canadian economy and the finances of the government into its current positive condition by good management. Walter Robinson brings a few important points to our attention that suggest otherwise.

Looking Beyond The Imperial Thinking of Uniter President Bush
Monday, March 24, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
The preculiar stance taken by the United States as some guardian of freedom and liberty told everyone that their invading forces would be welcomed by the Iraqi people as liberators. Apparently this prediction was a little optomistic. Mario deSantis shines the light of his research on some other troubling paradoxes that seem to be emerging from the bombastic rhetoric of the American leadership.

Long gun registry
Monday, March 24, 2003
by: Rebecca Gingrich
The vote on more money for the Gun Registry programme is planned for tomorrow but it matter's little as the Liberal Members of Parliament will as they have always done vote as they are told.

Bush's Might and Money impede his Impeachment: The Common People of the World will take care of Bush&Co.
Monday, March 24, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
The Republican lead attempt to unseat the last president was based on the man's sexual escapades but Mario deSantis has detected a movement in the United States that wants to impeach their current president for his breaches of the constitution and international law. But Mario believes that the war has strengthened the President's support in Congress and it is unlikely that such movement could progress. This prompts Mario to suggest an alternative solution to controlling the American warmonger.


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