Chronological Index of Ensign Articles for
July of 2003

Gazebo
Thursday
July 3, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
A vast expanse of lawn may have some interest but its function is dubious. A Quill Lake family have a solution put a point of interest on that big lawn, something that will be pleasing to the eye and something that invites involvement.

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Is Bush not technically untrue, or is he just a liar?
Thursday
July 3, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
The references on this story indicate the extent to which journalists and doubters have gone to realise the fabrication of Iraq evidence of weapons of mass destruction.
A week of taxing news for working stiffs
Thursday
July 3, 2003
by: Walter Robinson
While we hear of wild expense account spending, Manley tells us about the budget surplus despite the "perfect storm" and then we discover Tax Freedom day is on day later than last year.
Beef about U.S. beef
Friday
July 4, 2003
By: Rebecca Gingrich
Here is something you can do, after reading both Rebecca's letter to the ministers of Agriculture and Health you too might want to make a recommendation of your own.
Paul Martin and Harry Potter
Friday
July 4, 2003
by: Rudy Fernandes
The man is a Wizard, absolutely no doubt about it as the press and media have fallen under a spell and the support of terrorist groups, off shore banking and his company's continued pocket filling at the public's expense all are invisible and ignored.
Automated Sprinklers
Saturday
July 5, 2003
by: Kevin McIntyre
Fidling with sprinklers, getting your feet wet and making a general mess is how I water the garden but Kevin has put together a system that involves going out on the deck and selecting the appropriate valves, job done. All for $150.
Duet
Saturday
July 5, 2003
by: Mark Alan Whittle
A story of a little boy who meets Orca and somewhere their minds and voices met. This page includes an example of Killer whale singing but requires QuickTime to be heard.
West Nile Fear Ver
Sunday
July 6, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Birds are testing positive as far West as Delorain in Manitoba, it is the season for a very dangerous virus to move West.
Bringing administration of justice into disrepute
Sunday
July 6, 2003
by: Joe Hueglin
The gun registry legislation has come into effect six days ago and no one can find value or saftey in the massive amounts of money spent on this exceptionally silly programme. Joe Hueglin questions the damage this programme is doing to the whole of Canada's justice system as it devalues both the courts and the respect Canadians normally demonstrate for the laws of the land.
The regressive streamlining administration of the Insurance Industry
Sunday
July 6, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
To make up for stock market losses Canada's Insurance industry is cutting service and raising premiums all a part of their "streamlining" process.
The road, the wind and the weather
Monday
July 7, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
A short photo essay of the sky scapes from Winnipeg to Tisdale last night.
The Greenwater Report
Tuesday
July 8, 2003
by: Gerald Crawford
Its been raining at the park and Gerald has been out checking out the surrounding communities. Besides telling us about a reunion he gives us the details on fishing.
Hello Mr. Robinson: Canadian Walter Robinson kisses the Bush Assets
Tuesday
July 8, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
Many think that just cutting down on the size of government would make things better. Mario deSantis presents quite a different argument and it is illustrated by a shocking graph that shows the growth of jobs under the various American presidents in the past and not since the thirties has the American economy done as poorly as under George W. Bush.
Summertime reality TV (Episode 1): Survivor - taxpayers on CCRA Island
Tuesday
July 8, 2003
by: Walter Robinson
This is an interesting take on the tax situation in Canada, instead of focusing on the way the Canadian middle class has lost much of its earning power Mr. Robinson concentrates on the upper and lower scale of the income earners in this country who now bare the burden of the economy because the once large middle class has been so greatly reduced.
In Search Of Intelligent Life
Tuesday
July 8, 2003
by: Ron Thornton
There is often cause for us to feel dissolutioned about the way things seem to be going and this seems to be one of those days when Ron Thornton is having trouble finding a silver lining.
St. Therese Park, a place of peace
Wednesday
July 9, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Where Tisdale's hospital once stood the park with its walking pathes, flower beds and trees is one of the best places in the whole town. Quiet and calm prevail on its lawns and park benches as you can see in today's QuickTime Virtual Reality image of the area. If you don't have QuickTime download it, it is free and easy to install, once in your computer it does its work without intrusion.
Understanding and Peace is a matter of Integral Language, Dementia and War is a matter of Policed Brainwashing
Wednesday
July 9, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
Fair warning, this is a complex story, but you will have to read it a couple of times for the message to sink in and if you do not check out the reference to the Kuwait parliament you will definitely be lost. No one ever said figuring things out was going to be easy.
Missing Middle Class
Wednesday
July 9, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
The constant complaining about taxes is simply dull and perhaps short sighted thinking being expressed by those unable to see the big picture. We don't need to reduce taxes we need more tax payers. We need income sufficient to afford the society our country is more than able to provide every citizen of this country and this story spells out a simple means to solving our problems.
The freer Free Market salaries of Canadian senior public servants: The case of Canada Post CEO Andre Ouellet
Wednesday
July 9, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
The post office is raising the cost of a postage stamp by a penny but the boss of the corporation, Liberal hack, Andre Ouellet is getting a pay raise to half a million a year. Nice job.
Pike Lake Provincial Park
Monday
July 14, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Only twenty minutes from downtown Saskatoon an oxbow in the Saskatchewan river amidst sand dunes is the location of an interesting park that offers a haven for urban dwellers and visitors alike. This story include a one megabyte QuickTime Virtual reality image that is not visible without QuickTime being installed in your computer.
The Greenwater report
Monday
July 14, 2003
by: Gerald Crawford
Boating, swimming, finding out of the way restaurants is all in a day's work for our intreped Greenwater reporter as he gives us some tips on when to lower the motor and what to watch for.
Bush in Africa: Compassionate Protectionism?
Monday
July 14, 2003
by: Mark Weisbrot
The United States President took five days to tour Africa yet after a year of promising aid to assist in the AIDS epidemic no money has been spent. African countries spend far more each year paying interest on debts to the IMF and World bank than they spend on health and education.
Is President Bush lying? The truth is in the eye of the beholder, think for yourself
Monday
July 14, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
The American President and his staff are busy defending the use of a forged document more than a year old claiming that Iraq was trying to purchase Uranium from Niger. In the face of such incredible information you are being asked to simply think this one through for yourself. But to help you look into it the references with this story lay out the confusion.
Inch Worm
Tuesday
July 15, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
When your brain is the size of a period at the end of a sentence it is a tough problem to remember where you have been and wonder just where you should be going.
Canada Day at Crooked Lake
Tuesday
July 15, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Colin Williams wrote to Ensign wondering about the images in the "Missing Middle Class" story from Wednesday of last week. Well this is the answer as we have some pictures of a backyard, actually a beach front, fireworks display at Crooked Lake.
More Tax-Payers
Tuesday
July 15, 2003
by: Richard Neuman
Richard Neuman gives us a pensive view of the way wealth and societal progress must feed and nurture each other. He feels that in time the present political thought will come around to a more socially aware perspective.
Shifting the blame for Bush's misstatement in his State of the Union address
Tuesday
July 15, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
The clouds of deceit roll in as the CIA takes the blame for the Bush State of the Union speech error but other CIA people explain that the warning of authenticity had been given and ignored. It all sounds a little late, the US public bought the man's "weapons of mass destruction" song and dance and the invasion took place, people died and debts pile up.
Advance Passenger Information / Passenger Name Record Programme
Tuesday
July 15, 2003
by: Rebecca Gingrich
Ottawa has been forced to knuckle under to adopt an identification programme with all the markings of a typical Police State. But when we consider the government's record in handling data such as gun registration things do not look promising.
Sky stories summer 2003
Wednesday
July 16, 2003
by: Timothy Shire, Judy Shire, Kevin McIntyre and Doug Freestone
This web site has always been a place to look at sky pictures so we need not appologise for these dramatic images taken over the past week. The leading image is of last Thursday's clouds over the Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon.
And Bush's wars continue as war is the ultimate cover up of Bush's lies
Wednesday
July 16, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
This story discusses the web of deceit that is an everyday and expected behaviour of the United States President. But there is more notice in the image that accompanies the story is a picture showing clear violations of the Geneva convention.
The Convertible syndrome
Thursday
July 17, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
In a country where there are years when the weather is not good enough to find a day to put the top down the idea of a topless car is like forbidden candy or like winning the lottery dreams.
Were "consequences" meaningful?
Thursday
July 17, 2003
by: Joe Hueglin
A test for the Youth Criminal Justice Act came last week in St. Caatherines, Ontario and things do not look promising. Joe wonders what message the judge's decision on a drug dealer will have on the way young people regard and respect the laws and conventions of Canadian society.
Summertime reality TV (Episode 2):Who wants to be a budget cutter?
Thursday
July 17, 2003
by: Walter Robinson
This week Walter takes us to a game show setting to illustrate the problems related to cutting back on the Federal government's monsterous budget. You need QuickTime to hear the music on this page.
Tisdale Community Gardens
Thursday
July 17, 2003
by: Jacki Abraham
The community garden project is at work for its third year. Community assistance is making this project a part of Tisdale's sense of support for all.
Bush's Slippery Slope: Ending with impeachment?
Thursday
July 17, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
Up until now there have been complaints and accusations but the bald face lie in the State of the Union address has changed the tone of concern as Americans are beginning to realise that maybe something should be done about the warrior president who lacks fiscal responsibility.
Canadian Alliance slipping in Alberta
Thursday
July 17, 2003
by: Jason Inness
The Canadian Alliance is perhaps the least credible political party since the Rhino party yet it is the official opposition and enjoyed considerable support in Alberta, Saskatchewan and a few other places. Though some of us consider their stone age mentality as benign and sometimes cute, they continue to demonstrate that advanced mathematics involves borrowing when subtracting and fractions are for college folks.
Annual storms rip across the prairie
Friday
July 18, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Last night warning and severe weather watch alerts were broadcast as a series of cells marched across Saskatchewan. This page includes a QuickTime VR showing last nights sky at sunset.
Greenwater Provincial Park a gem
Monday
July 21, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Each week Gerald Crawford tells us about life in around the fifth provincial park in Saskatchewan but it isn't until you spend some time at the place do you discover the remarkable beauty and outstanding outdoor setting that makes this one of the most attractive parks in the province.
The Greenwater Report
Monday
July 21, 2003
by: Gerald Crawford
Gerald and Doreen have been wandering and this week's report is a photo essay of their adventures and journeys. This edition of the "Report" has some truly memorable images.
Memo to the Premiers: No more tax collectors thanks, but no thanks
Monday
July 21, 2003
by: Walter Robinson
At the recent premier's conference in Charlottetown the idea of the provinces going it alone to collect taxes was once more trotted out to show their displeasure with Ottawa. Walter Robinson points out that it is not a sound idea and has no real merit.
The GREED of the Free Market is not a matter of public or private services: SHIN and SAIC, Romanow and Robinson
Monday
July 21, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
Guilt by association, at least motivation by association seems to be the underlying theme as Mario reports on the cozy association Saskatchewan's government has had with one of the world's leading arms dealers and developers.
Greenwater Highland trail
Monday
July 21, 2003
by: Timothy and Judy Shire
Join us for a walk of about an hour and twenty minutes through forest, past some swamps and up and over a hill or two. Sorry you can only see the pictures, the saskatoons are not compatible with this medium.
Plymouth Fury, 1958
Wednesday
July 23, 2003
by: R. W. Shire and Timothy Shire
What kind of world must it have been for there to have been a time when someone would design a car that looked like this one. Definitely makes one think about the exuburance and enthusiasm of the 1950s.
It's My Party, I'll Try If I Want To
Wednesday
July 23, 2003
by: Ron Thornton
This story outlines the basic issues that Ron Thornton feels are needed to make Canada a fair and appropriate country.
The gospel of fairer taxes in accordance with the preachers: Mr. Robinson and Friar Thomas d'Aquino
Wednesday
July 23, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
The motivation behind the policies advocated by some of the "experts" needs to be questioned. Mario suggests that the way of thinking may even be a problem as the problem may not even be the problem.
Tisdale at 35'
Friday
July 25, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
With only a little perspective things look a lot different. FTLComm is working on a project to produce some special images for the Tisdale Town web site and you get to see the work in progress.
The Greenwater report
Friday
July 25, 2003
by: Gerald Crawford
With hot summer weather Gerald is finding it hard to stay put as he goes camping, but, he takes us along.
Our own understanding is better than the managed objective truth: The 9-11 attacks, Al Qaeda and Iraq
Friday
July 25, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
American politicians are struggling with what constitutes the truth and what to do about apparent deliberate attempts to give the public impressions of things that are not even close to reality. This story includes some outstanding references and needs your full attention.
 

 

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