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Tuesday, August 26, 2003 Ensign Front Page Volume 7, N. 58

1600 Tuesday - Scattered cumulus 1/8th bases 6,400, cirrus 1/8th 25,000, visibility 15, 23º, wind 4 knots at 90º, altimeter 30.04-------WeatherLog

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Winning With People: The Challenge of Change
Tuesday, 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.

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Today In Ensign

* Winning with people: The challenge
* UNewen Lumber Inc.

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Tim's Tip of the Day

In Julius Caesar, Shakespeare reports that "there is a tide in the affairs of man that taken at the flood leads on to victory." So it is that we all must seek out new challenges and pursue them with vigour. Status Quo is not going to keep you or your mind active enough to see you through with new accomplishments and perhaps even more important, more chances to make mistakes, for it is your mistakes that give you the opportunity to succeed and learn new things. For all activity you must realise that it is rare to hit a home run and you have only a 50/50 chance of getting on base, but you must play the game to be alive and growing.

Kevin's find of the day

Krispy Kreme truck stolen and held for ransom in Detroit. They got the donuts but police still haven't recovered the missing truck.

Ensign Notes

Sorry about not posting yesterday but got involved in developing some new technology and spent the day working on QuickTime VR cube technology. Instead of the usual cylindrical projects this involves creating a complete sphere with you at its centre viewing the environment around you. Yesterday's work paid off and we wil have some examples on this web site soon for you to experience.

UN Ewen Lumber Inc.
Tuesday, 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
Sunday, 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
Sunday, 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.

Saskatchewan: now!
Friday, August 22, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
From Mossbank to Regina and then some as we look at this place as it is becoming.

An upside down world led by the finest liars
Friday, August 22, 2003
Prior to the US invasion of Iraq there was no terrorism in the country now it is an everyday occurance, as the country is still almost entirely without power, unemployment is the norm and now even the UN attempting to bring aide to the place has taken a serious hit as the man who had been expected to succeed the Secretary General is a victim with many others including two Canadians. Mr. deSantis leads us to consider some of the underlying issues, be sure to check out the references.

Paul McCarthy
Monday, August 18, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Wisconsin farmer explains the troubles that he is faced with and there are no surprises.

The Greenwater Report
Monday, August 18, 2003
by: Gerald Crawford
Gerald has made a trip over into southern Alberta and sure enough he has pictures to share with us some of the things he checked out.

The Road to Oshkosh
Sunday, August 17, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
We often hear the cliche that "getting there is half the fun." For most of us the travel to a destination is a means to an end but on this trip the travel across three states by Interstate and the day light awareness of the country through which we travelled became a separate adventure. This page has sixty seven pictures.

Transportation Salvation Wraps up season
Friday, August 15, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
A great summer for this project as it is about to close up for the summer with school resuming on August 27.

Breast Cancer Screening Programme
Thursday, August 14, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Throughout North American one in every eight women will develop breast cancer. As a society we have to do what we can to give woman a fair shot at dealing with this incredible threat.

Gay Marriage . . . And Then What?
Thursday, August 14, 2003
by: Ron Thornton
This issue will be dealt with by parliament this fall as it attempts to cope with court rulings and the intention of the government to find a compromise. But what are the possible consequences of changing the definition of the fundamental core of our society.

Ottawa’s Kyoto plan: Another billion-dollar boondoggle
Thursday, August 14, 2003
by: Walter Robinson
The concern Mr. Robinson brings to our attention is that the Government simply doesn't know what it is doing with this huge project. The present proposals sound like massive spending of taxpayer's money in a variety of programmes that have little prospect of producing the desired result.

Harvest 2003
Wednesday, August 13, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
The half way mark in this year's harvest is approaching quickly as most farmers have or are just finishing their peas. Wheat and barley are being straight combined and most advanced Canola crops are already in the swath.

Catholics are bound by conscience to adhere to the Pope's teachings
Wednesday, August 13, 2003
by: Rudy Fernandes
It is important to understand the mind set of our fellow citizens and Mr. Fernandes gives us a look on the pro-Bishop Henry side of things. It would have been nice for Bishop Henry to have been as vocal when the issue of Catholic priest and sexual abuse of children was in the news. For many of us the Roman Catholic Church has lost all moral authority as it condones and contributes to sexual abuse by its priests and leaders.

The game theory of Policy Analysis Market (PAM):Bush's attempt to make terrorism a commodity of the Free Market
Wednesday, August 13, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
Mario deSantis developed this remarkable story over a week ago but we were unable to get it to you until now. Sometimes, and this is one of those times real events are much wilder than anything anyone could dream up as fiction.

The No-Fault Insurance of the Free Market: No fault with Dr. Cassidy, SGI, University of Saskatchewan and Dr. McLennan
Wednesday, August 13, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
Three years ago we figured out that the provincial insurance company was using the University of Saskatchewan to create some evidence for their no fault scheme. Now the research has been declared invalid by the University's ethics committee but the fools are still circling the wagons and the University's credibility and ability to attract research is history.

The Greenwater Report
Tuesday, August 12, 2003
by: Gerald Crawford
Gerald takes us to the Golburn fair and tells us about the world of being a CNR station agent.


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This incredible absence of percipitation in August has continued the shrinking of Tisdale's clay base as yard after yard moves closer to China each day leaving the houses sitting above their surroundings. (This morning at 11:45)

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