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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 Ensign Front Page Volume 7, N. 6

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Nipawin Fire a year later
Tuesday, May 27, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
This year's fire season is upon Saskatchewan's Northern residents once more as the folks in Timber Bay may not be able to get back into their homes today after their fire Sunday night. But a year ago Nipawin was threatened and here is what it looks like now. This page includes a QuickTime VR panorama (600K) showing the scene.

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Today In Ensign

* Nipawin Fire a year later
* Lack of Action - Joe Hueglin
* Whats wrong with the Alliance - Thornton
* Bush's Lying - Mario deSantis
* The Greenwater Report - Gerald Crawford
* Martin and the media - Jason Innes

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Tim's Tip of the Day

Orville Wright, Charles Lindbergh, Chuck Yeager, Yuri Gugarin and Neil Armstrong all firsts, all did what thousands said could not be done.

Ensign Notes

We will have coverage of the Tisdale NDP nomination meeting in Ensign tomorrow.

Lack of action
Tuesday, May 27, 2003
by: Joe Hueglin
While the federal government takes action with the SARS and Mad Cow issues the persistent problem of sex offenders is not at the top of the action or "to do list."

What is wrong with the Canadian Alliance?
Tuesday, May 27, 2003
by: Ron Thornton
The Canadian Alliance has slipped in the polls to no longer be viable as a national political entity while the Progressive Conservative party seems about to elect a "retro" leader with no appeal outside of his home province.

The tools of Bush&Co's Public Policies: Wrapping up in the flag and lying with secrecy and opinions polls
Tuesday, May 27, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
Today's story is a refined summary of the extensive research that went into it as Mr. deSantis has been checking out the huge amounts of information that now confire the supicions of months ago.

The Greenwater Repoort
Tuesday, May 27, 2003
by: Gerald Crawford
Computer problems out at Crawfordville but we still hear about seeding, park preparation for summer, geese, wrens and oh yes, fishin'.

A monkey could have done a better job
Tuesday, May 27, 2003
by: Jason Inness
The hype about Liberal leadership leader, Paul Martin, is undeserved and many believe that the achievements attributed to the man had seriously negative consequences.

The Pharaohs and Kings are gone: but their taxes remain
Monday, May 26, 2003
by: Walter Robinson
Cities have to raise 83% of their revenue by whatever means they can and for the most part that seems to be property taxes which hit and hurt often those least able to pay. Its time to consider alternatives.

Relay for life , Hamburgers - Lamb's Hardware
Satureday, May 24, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Just as Hair 2000 pitched in Thursday with a street event for the Cancer fund raiser, Lamb's Hardware

Classy Yard Sales
Friday, May 23, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Today seems to be the day for the upscale yard sales. Most sales are intended to get rid of what a family doesn't want anymore but today's sales seemed to be estate dispersals and time for a family to unburden itself of a phase.

Mistatim Castle
Friday, May 23, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Farm houses in Saskatchewan tend to be sprawlling ranch style homes as space is rarely a problem. But this example is truly an exception reminiscent of an English manor house.

Voodoo Economics:Tax Cuts & Political Hegemony
Friday, May 23, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
The US government is attempting to pass the tax cuts but there is growing awareness that this tax cut for the rich is more of a joke than a plausible means of improving the United States' sagging economy.

Multlevel Yard
Friday, May 23, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Here is a look at the unusual, Saskatchewan is flat right? Well this yard in Nipawin is anything but flat and offers its residence a wide variety of living spaces and includes its own terraces and mini-forest. This story includes a QuickTime VR panorama (600K).

Cuts for Cancer
Thursday, May 22, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Hair 2000 pitches in with sidewalk hair cuts to raise money for the relay for life project, downtown Tisdale Thursday afternoon.

Thursday, May 22, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
A Volkswagon customised into a motorcycle tricycle as seen downtown in Tisdale Wednesday afternoon.

The Corporative Saskatchewan Justice: Avoiding the court of law by the power of money, private contracts and deceptions
Thursday, May 22, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
UofS researcher settles out of court and the Univesity gets to keep its bribery based research a secret. And nothing is new.

Wednesday, May 21, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Over the years we have featured various communities in our "hometown" series and today we look at the village of Mistatim mid way between Tisdale and Hudson Bay.

MG - Top Down
Wednesday, May 21, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
We had this car on this site last year but here it is again, it is definitely worth a second look.

Rise Construction installs footings for house number 3
Wednesday, May 21, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Here is a quick look at the beginning of what will be come a new house and a picture of this home's floor plans.

The End
Wednesday, May 21, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Cars and people all share one common and ultimate termination. This morning I took twenty pictures of cars as their life as cars and trucks ended and their new life as recycled metal, plastic and glass began.


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Looking West across an emerging crop just North of Tisdale today at noon.

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