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The Greenwater report
October 26, 2009
by: Gerald Crawford
Balzac, Alberta:
This week Gerald tells us about the wonders of the Cross Iron Mills mall at Balzac just north of Calgary. Be sure to check out the links on the page as they give you additional background to the mall, Bass Pro shop and the huge Race track and Racing Entertainment Centre.

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2007 - There's an edge on that wind today

2006 - Jordan Oysterick the newest Trojan and CBC scores with outstanding news magazine show

2005 - So you want to be happy and a Greenwater report
2004 - Flea market brings out the talented and the clever
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2002 - Ice, fog and 4 wheel drives, Sask government and EDS and Parkland photo club
2001 - Poppy days, Aftermath of September 11, House #11, I couldn't disagree more, pharaceutical drugs and two in one

2000 - Tough, right the last piece of concrete, my democratic choice and what is democracy

1999 - Tucking in the clay, U of S Synchrotron and ghosts aglow

1998 - Fall Supper a Saskatchewan tradition


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Tim's Tip of the Day

As your community grows and develops you need to participate and encourage the process and there is no better way then getting out and voting in the civic election for town councillors tomorrow. (Click on thumb nail to see full size.)

Find of the day

Shrimp eyes could inspire new
DVD tech

The eyes of the mantis shrimp of the Australian Great Barrier Reef are able handle both linial and helical polarized light and they can do this with all forms of visible light. The simplicity of their capabilities has industrial technological applications

Happenings In Tisdale:

North East HealthPlex
October 23, 2009
by: Timothy W. Shire
Ordinarily we try to show you projects that are real as opposed to proposals. But this one is an exception. Tisdale's history and success with doing co-operative community projects is best illustrated with the RECPlex and this project looks like the cummunity wants to build on its success with a multi-function facility based on the Tisdale hospital. This is a multi-million dollar project and you actually can assist in start up financing by visiting a web site in an effort to get a grant.
New motel project gets underway
October 22, 2009
by: Timothy W. Shire
Excavation and preparing the property for construction began on Tuesday as Chupa Excavation and Trucking is reshaping the entire area almost from the highway south to the limit of what will become the new development. The main contractor on the project is an Alberta company Canalta and they have one man on the job supervising the digging.
Canada Post upgrades computer system
October 22, 2009
by: Timothy W. Shire
Time marches on a computer systems need to be replaced or upgraded about every three to five years. Today it was Tisdale's Post Office's turn to get their system upgraded as the office was closed until 3:00 this afternoon.
Provincial STS vice-president visits Tisdale superannuates
October 21, 2009
by: Darlene McCullough
With 92 members the local chapter of Superannuated Teachers of Saskatchewan is one of the larger organisations in the community. This month's meeting was a potluck lunch on Monday with their special guest, the vice president of the provincvial organisation speaking to the group highlighting some important issues for various services and programmes for superannuated teachers.
Ideological inaction
October 21, 2009
by: Shane Mussche
Hamilton, Ontario:
In an effort to stave off the affects of the recession the federal government has been funding a lot of what seem pretty much like pork barrel projects in their member's ridings, even presenting cheques signed by the MP with a Conservative logo. The medical isotope production facility at Chalk River was underfunded and support by the government has ended as an attempt to privatise the project also failed. Makes one wonder.
Aurora and Chloe at the pumpkin patch
October 19, 2009
Images by: Matthew and Dawn Shire
Being four and a half is a lot of fun it you hang out with your best friend and visit a market garden where they have face painting and huge piles of pumpkins. This story is in the 64 pictures that Aurora's mom and dad took Sunday afternoon, they are not entirely in order the software used to create this set of pages has a bit of a mind of its own but you will get the idea.
The Greenwater report
October 19, 2009
by: Gerald Crawford
Carstairs, Alberta:
Snow in Alberta and still crops in the field, it looks like the Crawfords should have put on their winter tires before heading to Alberta. A report on the Kindersley Mall and hail damage in the Carstairs area.
Forester's melting men
October 16, 2009
by: Timothy W. Shire
Lots of sticky wet snow made the creation of snowmen almost a required right of an early fall.Though there were a few others standing on Tisdale lawns clearly Forester Crescent was leading in the population per block.
Before the snow
October 15, 2009
by: R. W. Shire
This past summer was very cool and yet as the summer drew to an end the flower beds around the province really put on a final show for the year. Now with snow on the ground in Regina and killer frost every night we can wish the summer of 2009 farewell with these pleasant images of the gardens in front of the provinces legislative grounds in Regina with Wascana lake in the background.
The Greenwater report
October 14, 2009
by: Gerald crawford
Gerald chronicals Saskatoon's first brush with winter and tells us about the Persephone Theatre as well as gets a plug in for the dinner theatre out at Langham. Without winter tires and perhaps their parkas the Crawfords are off to Alberta this week to visit family.
US President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize
October 14, 2009
by: Brian Marlatt
White Rock, British Columbia:
The American media has become so high polarised that they can not cope with an honour being bestowed upon their leader without turning the event into an excuse for more name calling and ridicule. Many believe their actions are based on racism. In this article Mr. Marlatt points out what the world knows. Barak Obama has turned around the world and moved his country toward peace. Ending the misilie programme in Poland and his approaches to Muslim countries. Real achievements and a promise of more.
Baffoon quality public discourse
October 9, 2009
by: Eugene Parks
Victoria, British Columbia:
Canada's present government seems fully bent upon serving itself and some of its supporters while the rest of Canada and especially minority Canadians are left to fend for themselves. What we have is a callous indifference to life.
Thanksgiving a year after the collapse of the economic system
October 8, 2009
by: Timothy W. Shire
By the way, its okay just to look at the fall pictures. Today's story deals with the things we can be thankful for as this recession moves along. Some see it easing while so many people are unemployed it is going to be a while but the consequences of what the business and governments have done will last for decades and perhaps longer.
Raising the roof
October 7, 2009
by: Timothy W. Shire
A house west of the Beeland Co-op and Madison condominium is undergoing some major renovations and today that involved lifting a fully finish roof unto the pole system that will serve to provide a covered deck and extention to the house.
The Greenwater report
October 6, 2009
by: Gerald Crawford
Perhaps the last weekend motor home trip of the year for Gerald and Doreen. There is no question that this way of spending the summer is perfect for the Crawfords as it allows them to get out and see things, visit with pictures and share their adventures with us all.
Heritage Road
October 6, 2009
by: Timothy W. Shire
Though three streets have or are in the process of being paved, Tisdale's streets are still in very poor condition and certainly the worst is Heritage Road which at times is just to rough for most cars and vans.
St. Matthew's fall rummage sale
October 1, 2009
by: Timothy W. Shire
The annual Anglican church fall rummage sale began this morning and goes for Friday and Saturday morning with an outstanding variety of clothing, toys, kitchen appliances and just about everything else you can think of including vegetables.
Signs of hunting season
September 30, 2009
by: Timothy W. Shire
Late this afternoon there were a number of trucks loaded with or pulling trailers with ATVs aboard and that is a sure sign that its time for the moose to take cover and farmers ought to issue flak jackets to their cows and any horses worth protecting.

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