Chronological Index of Ensign Articles for
April of 2002

So Why Is This Lady Smiling?
Monday
April 1, 2002
Sheila Copps minister of Heritage Canada has been testing the waters to see if Canadians are ready to get stung with yet another big tax.

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April 14 to 20


April 21 to 27


April 28 to May 4

The Greenwater Report for April 1, 2002
Monday
April 1, 2002
Cold out at the park as gerry tells us about fishing derbies, bird sightings and a dog named "Tripod".
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon: Think for yourself and don't think for other people
Monday
April 1, 2002
A civil war is what is taking place in the Middle East and the leader of Israel must come to terms with the idea that he must deal with the nominal leader of the Palestinians.
Finally Snow In Regina
Monday
April 1, 2002
Took all winter but finally Regina is no longer brown. Stu Innes shows us the scene on the streets of Regina today.
Ready For Run-off
Tuesday
April 2, 2002
The town of Tisdale is ready for the modest run-off expected in a week or so, it is to be hoped.
No Joke - MP3 Tax
Tuesday
April 2, 2002
We received mail thinking yesterday's story "So Why Is This Lady Smiling?" was an April Fool's joke. No it wasn't and here are the details on a massive tax to come into affect next January.
The Belated Spring of 2002
Wednesday
April 3, 2002
Ride along on a road to Regina from Tisdale Tuesday as we see drought and a late spring arrival.
Why there is no peace between Israelis and Palestinians
Wednesday
April 3, 2002
Self perpetuating conflict as Israeli soldier attempt to protect their country Palestinian children see the action with resentment and hatered only to resolve to get even in the future.
Protecting the Queen Mother from Hotdog Eaters
Wednesday
April 3, 2002
Chris Blackman is concerned that ultimately there are Canadian politicians who will decide that Canada no longer needs the monarchy as it clear stands in their way of altering Canada's form of government to one more closely resembling the American model.
Finding the truth on the war against terrorism in Israel or elsewhere: use your remote control and your computer mouse
Wednesday
April 3, 2002
Mario deSantis warns us that the Western media is not presenting a balanced view of the horrors of the Israeli / Palestinian conflict.
A Sun's Coming and Going
Thursday
April 4, 2002
The temperature is not matching the amount of light but this morning's sunrise was at 6:33 as seen in this picture. We take a look at its departure last night.
Lexus - Transportation !
Thursday
April 4, 2002
Very impressive car with its on board GPS navigation computer but worth the same as a house, hmmm!
Saskatchewan Wheat Fool
Friday
April 5, 2002
What did they think would happen? The company's management willfully destroyed the once profittable grain handling giant.
Autistic Economics, Autistic Media, Autistic Bush and Berlusconi
Friday
April 5, 2002
A kind of whirlpool of sinking common sense as ideology overcomes the average citizen and the voice of disidence is stifled.
Eugene Eckart's Snow Plane
Friday
April 5, 2002
We did not have the picture of this machine when we ran the original story but here it is.
Cupboard Bare
Friday
April 5, 2002
For those who think that the surplus in money in Unemployment Insurance could be used for something, think again.
So What's All This Fuss About
Saturday
April 6, 2002
Let's take a look at the maps and try to make some sense out of the Middle East crisis of 2002.This page contains a large QuickTime Vr and will take some time to download on a dial up connection.
Who's Acting On On-Line Advertising In Canada?
Saturday
April 6, 2002
Stewart MacDonald and his group have been back to work trying to figure what Canadians are up to while they are on line. His findings will surprise you.
Beeland Co-op Over Run With Shop Lifters
Saturday
April 6, 2002
They have installed magnetic product detectors to thwart shop lifting. System costs more than $10,000 so this can only mean a crime wave of major proportions.
Summer Residents Return
Sunday
April 7, 2002
Two in the picture but there actually are four who have returned to Tisdale where they will take up residence until September.
Canadian Alliance Convention Launches Liberal Lips
Sunday
April 7, 2002
Ron Thornton came away from this weekend's Canadian Alliance convention convinced that the party is on the right track and is encouraged by the part played by women, youth and people with a variety of ethnic backgrounds.
An opinion on president Bush's doctrine: "with US or against US"
Sunday
April 7, 2002
Mario deSantis wonders at the confusion about peace and war as the US president discuss the Middle East and possible attacks on Iraq at the same time.
April Winter
Monday
April 8, 2002
Here are some pictures of the area East of Tisdale yesterday afternoon.
The Greenwater Report For April 8, 2002
Monday
April 8, 2002
The crows came back Tuesday and the moose are looking tough as Gerald Crawford helps us catch up on the gradual movement toward spring.
Uniting the Right
Monday
April 8, 2002
Brian Marlett from White Rock is less than enthusiastic about the concept of political alignment in Canada, he considers it to be irrelevant.
A Commentary on Bill Christison's article:"Why US Foreign Policy Must Change"
Monday
April 8, 2002
Oil and the US support of the Saudi Monarch is at the core of the unrest that lead to the September 11 attacks and the present war in the Middle East.
A Little Bit of Spring
Tuesday
April 9, 2002
The temperature stayed above -10ºC last night and that is big news for April of 2002. This story gives you a look around Tisdale this morning with fresh snow.
Huge Auction In Tisdale Next Tuesday
Wednesday
April 10, 2002
Schapansky Auctions have a monster auction planned for this coming Tuesday April 16 with the sales yard already full of farm machinery, industrial equipment, shop equipment and vehicles.
Asking The Impossible
Wednesday
April 10, 2002
Arrogant and unwillingness to compromise seems to be the way Harper is setting out his leadership as he goes to a meeting with Joe Clark demanding things that simply are impossible.
Coherent Policy, NOT Coalition Politics
Wednesday
April 10, 2002
After the failed meeting yesterday between Harper and Clark Ron Thornton points out his view of the situation.
Disappointing Dugout
Wednesday
April 10, 2002
Connie Chabot has some great pictures of patient geese awaiting the snow to go and the dugout to thaw out near Zenon Park.
The American and the Israeli Wars against Terrorism: The push button of a world-dream
Wednesday
April 10, 2002
With the war drums banging in the Middle East the rest of the world would prefer a war against terrorism "lite" Mario deSantis points out the silly simplicity of the United States policy and how it could be a serious impediment to resolving peace in the area. Mario has included some excellent references that need to be looked at to understand fully the issues involved.
Signs of Spring
Thursday
April 11, 2002
Fog engulfed us this morning but the temperature stayed above freezing all night and this morning we look at the signs of seasonal change. This page includes a slideshow with some Steve Holly music.
Iím so stressed; I could pull out my hair
Thursday
Aprill 11, 2002
Most of us have never heard of this condition but its about time we did. Judy Howe of Regina shares her experience with us and it is to be hoped others will realise that they are not alone with the ailment known as Trichotillomania.
Rhapsody of Spring
Friday
April 12, 2002
Sunshine, water and smells, smells of all kinds as the chill of winter blows away on a spring breeze. This page includes a 1.2MB QuickTime movie so may take a bit of time to download on a dial up connection.
Bush's war on terrorism and the miracle of peace in the Middle East
Friday
April 12, 2002
We all share a level of helplessness and frustration at not being able to do anything to lessen the suffering in the Middle East, Mario deSantis found that these feelings of discontent with US policy are shared by many well known and influential Americans.
Defining A Place
Saturday
April 13, 2002
Yesterday a committee met to discuss what Tisdale is and what it means to those who live here and what we would like others to know.
Juicy Jets
Saturday
April 13, 2002
Walter Robinson feels that the purchase of new Challenger aircraft by the government sets a new precident for arrogance.
Nice Planes But. . .
Saturday
April 13, 2002
Ron Thornton worries that the messenger is not quite up to the standard of the planes he rides in.
Alaskan Tanks
Sunday
April 14, 2002
Northern prepares shipment of eight tanks to Alaska via Seattle.
Doghide Spring 2002
Sunday
April 14, 2002
Once again we have photographed from the footbridge the Doghide river and railway bridge using QuickTime virtual reality. This is a large download of 1.9MB and will take some time to acquire using a dial up connection.
Hugo Chavez returns to his elected presidency: a lesson of democracy and the lies of the Bush administration
Sunday
April 14, 2002
US support coup d' etat in Venezuela may never have happened but was a figment of the White House's wishful thinking as president returns to power after a single day. People of Venezuela jubilant.
Stuka - Schnauzer
Sunday
April 14, 2002
Perky and nibble Stuka is establishing himself as an excellent and fun pet.
Spring In LaRonge
Monday
April 15, 2002
With so little snow once warm this year's meltaway was about three days. This set of pictures by Judy Shire tells the story of spring in Saskatchewan's frontier community. The images appear in a slide show accompanied by Dave Brubeck.
The Greenwater Report
Monday
April 15, 2002
Spring has come to the park and so have the migratory birds. Fisherman's Cove is getting back in shape and Gerry tells us about tipped trucks, snowcover and knives.
RM of Tisdale Holds Official Opening of New Service Facility
Tuesday
April 16, 2002
Monday afternoon the public had a chance to inspect and participate in the opening of the new shop for the RM as local government had a chance to discuss its achievements.
My Opinion
Tuesday
April 16, 2002
Kevin McIntyre has some interesting thoughts on the Prime Minister's new airplanes as well as on how that measures up against other unpleasant leaders.
First Housing Start in 2002
Wednesday
April 17, 2002
A new basement was dug in the new subdivision yesterday as the 2002 construction season begins.
Working for justice the American way: The militarization of United States and the just war against the ICC
Wednesday
April 17, 2002
The United States has failed to sign on to the concept of an International Criminal Court and that makes us wonder about some of the simple rhetoric of its leadership.
Big Auction - Big Crowd
Wednesday
April 17, 2002
Tuesday was the first big auction sale of the year.
The Example of the Federal Cabinet
Wednesday
April 17, 2002
Joe Hueglin weighs in with his interesting comments on the recent purchase by the government of two new Challenger 604 aircraft.
A History Rich in Insight and Humour
Wednesday
April 17, 2002
Ron Thornton points how interesting and important history is with four great examples as we have discovered how little the people of our country know about our past.
2002 Auditor General's Report: Canada Heads for the Dustbin of History
Wednesday
April 17, 2002
Walter Robinson of the Canadian Taxpayer's Federation looks over the Auditor General's report and considers some of the points made. This page includes actual links to the report.
Time Was . . .
Thursday
April 18, 2002
Kevin McIntyre shares with us his concerns about the economic squeeze felt in modern agriculture.
Preacher Berlusconi and the Gospel of the Free Market in accordance With Bush
Thursday
April 18, 2002
Americans tell the world that they are the greatest nation in the world but their environment is far from ideal suffering from massive poverty and trailing behind all of the developed world in civilised behaviour. Italy seems to be falling for American propoganda.
Friendly Fire
Thursday
April 18, 2002
We need to get some perspective on the sad lose of Canadian Forces last night near Kandahar airport.
Italian General Strike of April 16, 2002: No to Berlusconi's Labour Free Market
Thursday
April 18, 2002
Mario deSantis tells us the personal side of the general strike in Italy this past week over the government intentions to reduce unemployment by forcing workers to accept less for fear of being fired.
The Business - Agriculture
Friday
April 19, 2002
Yesterday Kevin talked about farming, today we talk about the economics of big agricultural business.
Melfort Migrastory
Saturday
April 20, 2002
The massive flocks of Snow Geese and Black Brandts that usually stop over near Kinistino have converged on Melfort this spring.
Is president Bush a double talker? Terrorism or self-determination?
Saturday
April 20, 2002
The United States has spent most of its life trying hard not to understand the world around and been enormously successful.
All Aboard
Saturday
April 20, 2002
Northern Steels tanks got on their way Thursday night on their long trip to the coast and then North.
Tobacco Traffic with Bill Moyers and our Governments
Saturday
April 20, 2002
Discovering how things are done often helps to understand the simple fact that few things are just random but there is consicous effort and participation in things that just should not be happening.
Western Development Museum - Moose Jaw
Sunday
April 21. 2002
The Moose Jaw museum of transportation has been completely renovated and here is your chance to tour some of the exhibits with Bert Shire.
Moose Jaw Snowplanes
Sunday
April 21, 2002
Bert Shire captured the great display of vintage snow machines in the Moose Jaw Western Development museum on transportation.
Not Even Damp
Monday
April 22, 2002
A stroll out into a field reveals the moisture depleated soil that awaits the crop of 2002.
Is George W. the Chief in Thief?
Monday
April 22, 2002
This is a story you absolutely must read and read carefully. At first it seems so shocking it can not be true but you will find that Mario deSantis documents this story with a huge list of links that substantiate the points he is summarising. Mulroney a member of the board of arms dealer's subsidary company!!!!
The Greenwater Report for April 22, 2002
Monday
April 22, 2002
Jerry has been at a funeral, a 50th anniversary, checked out the birds and moose, been to a card game in Tisdale and had time to tell us.
Face The Mace: An Ode to a stick
Monday
April 22, 2002
Ron Thornton explains his view of the absurdity of the failure of parliament to pass a single private member's bill out of 256 of them and how frustration lead to Esquimalt MP Dr. Keith Martin showing his frustration.
President Bush's Patriotism: Never ending wars on drugs & tobacco, and money laundering
Monday
April 22, 2002
US money laundering legislation actually prevents other countries from trying to curb the money laundering process that seems to be White House policy.
Suspicious Behaviour, Photographer on Bicycle
Tuesday
April 23, 2002
On the way to pick up the mail this photographer stopped to catch the fresh rain reflecting on the street, that resulted in being question by the police.
The war in the Middle East and the war in Afghanistan: American aid to Israel & Bush's army and oil business
Wednesday
April 24, 2002
At the core of every issue related to the Middle East is Saudi Arabia yet the United States government can not come to terms with balancing its need for oil and dealing with terror. This story is a careful report on a number of sources with these links provided so you can verify the amazing connections.
Breaking Point
Wednesday
April 24, 2002
Joe Hueglin explains the frustration that MPs like suspended Keith Martin experience as the Liberal government and the PMO crush every single private member bill introduced in the Commons making it a futile exercise for members.
Town Reclaims Another Site On Main Street
Thursday
April 25, 2002
Last summer two soil contaminated sites were cleaned up and this is the first one for this year as excavation just North of Bow Mar Sales is well underway.
Mario deSantis agrees with U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney: We need a thorough investigation surrounding the September 11 attacks
Thursday
April 25, 2002
Highly respected and educated Afro-American demands that matters be investigated and both the administration and it would appear their allies, the American media, circle the wagons.
More tax powers for City Hall? Let's follow three simple rules please
Thursday
April 25, 2002
Walter Robinson of Taxpayers Federation is concerned that property taxes have reach the tolerable limit while Ottawa seems with the provinces to be off loading more and more upon local government.
Robins Patiently Wait For a Possible Spring
Friday
April 26, 2002
A very cold week for the last week in April with the temperature looking like it will nudge up to above freezing today for the first time in some days but if you want to wear shorts put the top down on your convertible or lay eggs in your nest you will have to be like the farmers, patient.
The International Legal Right of Bush's Terrorism: A Monopolistic Intellectual Property Right of the "Free Market"
Friday
April 26, 2002
Mario deSantis explains that the United States is deciding what is terrorism and by so doing are almost making it a trade mark of some kind. Check the link on this story as it really helps to explain the problem and danger of what a label like this can mean.
Joe Clark's Coalition Consideration
Friday
April 26, 2002
Ron Thornton discusses the age old problem of why the Tories have no staying power in government compared the success of Canada's government party.
Horizontal Scenery
Sunday
April 28, 2002
When we say flat land we definitely mean flat. But what does that mean for those who know flat in their hearts.
CRTC - Supreme Court and Direct TV
Sunday
April 28, 2002
Stu Innes from Regina walks us through the minefield of what we today call television. Stu has included in his story and explanation links to each of the services available.
The Greenwater Report
Monday
April 29, 2002
Jerry catches us up on the unusual weather, the wildlife, quitting smoking, water levels and a fundraiser.
Big In The Sky
Monday
April 29, 2002
After what seems like endless winter these are the first visible summer towering cumulus to cross over us and their beauty seemed novel so you have some pictures of them.
How Many Is Too Few?
Monday
April 29, 2002
Rudy Fernandes of White Rock B.C. has some serious questions about the Liberal government's position on refugees in Canada. The issue was the main event of last night's CBS 60 Minute show titled Al Qaeda In Canada.
The Lawn Thing
Monday
April 29, 2002
As we take baby steps toward warmer weather, one home owner has taken the plunge and started a new front lawn while the neighbour has the first signs of green on his. Here we go again.
Tax time is like eating tinfoil . . . painful
Tuesday
April 30, 2002
Its Tax Day and Walter Robinson fills us in on why it has to be today and if not what it will cost you. Read this one carefully.