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Thursday, September 4, 2003 Ensign Front Page Volume 7, N. 64

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September 4, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Wynyard is a busy prairie community with industry, tourism and seems to be handling the assault of urbanised marketing.

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Today In Ensign

* Timothy W. Shire - Wynyard
* Timothy W. Shire - Wynyard court house
* Timothy W. Shire - Mr. Ribs: review
* Walter Robinson - Big g-OIL-verment
* Cassandra Loiselle - Same Sex Marriage
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* Sharon Elder - Sask. Long Riders
* Timothy W. Shire - Down and moved
* Shawn Ratushniak - Good Spirit
* Mario deSantis - War & security
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Tim's Tip of the Day

In Tisdale the best value, nutrition and service are : Breakfast - Hannigan's $4.00, Lunch - Chicken Delight Soup N Sandwich , Supper - Sweet Aroma

Kevin's find of the day

"selling sterilisation to addicts" This BBC story explains an American programme that seems like a flash from the dark and nasty past. The group offers individuals$200 to have the procedure done.

Ensign Notes

Today we return to recurring themes of years past with a "hometown" story on Wynyard and add another "court house" to our collection.

Wynyard Court house
September 4, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
It was some time ago that we posted a series of stories about Saskatchewan court houses and it is nice to be able to add to this collection. At the bottom of the page on this story is a link to the other court house pictures done in the past.

Mr. Ribs: Review
September 4, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Wednesday I had supper at the newly re-opened restaurant. For a review of the menu and meal check this out, if you don't have time the bottom line was, look elsewhere.

Big g-OIL-vernment
September 4, 2003
by: Walter Robinson
Spot market pricing / barrell has dropped well below the $30US level but we are seeing up to 85.9¢ at Saskatchewan pumps. What gives, well Walter Robinson figures a little help your self by the oil companies is to be expected but the government taxes on fuel and aviation travel is mean spirited.

Thoughts on marriage and same sex marriage
September 4, 2003
by: Cassandra Loiselle
Reacting to Barbara Reid's expression of her thoughts on the use of the term "marriage" in a same sex union Cassandra Loiselle of Winnipeg takes a quite opposing view and with it quotes one of the greatest poets of the last century. This is not a long discussion but one you definitely need to read.

A little hail and a little rain
September 2, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Monday night a modest but attention getting storm passed through Tisdale leaving us with half an inch of moisture and leaves and twigs all over the place.

The Greenwater Report
September 2, 2003
by: Gerald Crawford
The summer is beginning to wind up as the park store closes for the season and Gerald was off harvesting. This weeke's report as always includes some outstanding pictures.

Mr. Ribs reopens
September 2, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
A big lunch hour crowd was on hand to welcome Mr. Ribs back to town after its absence from the community when it burned down about seven years ago.

Labour Day 2003: Nothing to celebrate
September 2, 2003
by: Mark Weisbrot
Washington economis Mark Weisbrot explains the decline in the American standard of living and says that it is a deliberate policy of government and business leaders in his country. We have added some interesting references to this story and you will discover he is hardly alone in his assessment of things.

4-Js Feed Tack and Westernwear Moves
August 30, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
From one side of town to the other this business is changing as it has to adapt to the remarkable effect the BSE issue has created in Canada's animal feed industre. This page includes a QuickTime VR panorama and your computer needs a recent version of QuickTime installed to see this scene.

The Oshkosh Experience

August 29, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
This is a first impression of one of the largest aviation events held each year in the world with over 770,000 people in attendance and 25,000 aircraft. To say it is overwhelming is an understatement so today's story is an attempt at giving you an overview of the experience. This story will take time to load as it contains 79 pictures and a QuickTime VR panorama.

Kelsey Trail Health District NO SHOW at meeting about Sasko Park Lodge
August 27, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
The health region has decided to consolidate food services in Tisdale and a large crowd met at the Golden Age Centre tonight to discuss the consequences of this decisions for the people who live in the Sasko Park Lodge. The Health Region refused to attend.

A Woman's View: Same Sex Marriage
August 27, 2003
by: Barbara Reid
Barbara noted that "With all the current serious concerns to pay attention to, such as the Blackout, floods, all the fires, etc., and disrupted lives, this same-sex thing is rather ridiculous to be spending so much time on." She felt it was time that we heard what a woman, a "mom," a "misses," has to say about this contentious topic that will take up a lot of time when the house sits this fall.

First Day of Tisdale School Year 2003 - 2004
August 27, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shiire
Absolutely perfect, that's what today's light rain was to signal the beginning of a new school year in this community.

Upgrade to the RECPlex
August 27, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Not a major overhaul but certainly some important work has been done this summer in the RECPlex with the replacement of the skylights with bright and shiny pyramids while other work is also being carried out.

Winning With People: The Challenge of Change
August 26, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Teachers and business leaders from Nipawin, Hudson Bay, Melfort and Tisdale attend a workshop by Kit Grant on personal development and coping with change in the work day environment. This page includes a QuickTime VR panorama of the scene this morning, if you do not have a recent version of QuickTime installed this image will not appear, the most recent version can be downloaded free and is easy to install.

UN Ewen Lumber Inc.
August 26, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Lumber company has fullly operation mill on the South side of Tisdale offering specialty and regular lumber made to order.

Oshkosh - First Look
August 24, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire & Andrew Shire
We arrived in Oshkosh the first day of the enormous Experimental Aircraft Association convention, AirVenture 2003 on July 29th. This story deals with the impressions and sights of that day. My goal was to see the legendary Chuck Yeager and as you can see I got what I was after. This page contains a QuickTime Virtual reality image (444K) and to be seen requires that QuickTime be installed in your computer.

Thank you again Professor Paul Krugman: Some clarity on the $38 billion California budget deficit
August 24, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
Californians got seriously burned in the ENRON scandal which was partly to blame for the energy crisis their state experienced. The campaign is on to oust the governor but Professor Paul Krugman suggests that the truth may be getting in the way of a good campaign. This one you have to read the references to get the story.


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