Tuesday, March 16, 2010 11:02 PM Ensign Front Page Volume 12, No. 136

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At John Bob Farm Equipment a Bourgault 6700st
Quarter section seeder
March 16, 2010
by: Timothy W. Shire

Tisdale: There are big combines, big tractors, big deep tillage machines but now there's a big air seeder. Bourgault Industries of St. Brieux has produced a monsterous 700 bushel grain tank for its seeding system that when full of seed and fertilizer has the capacity to do a whole quarter section field without having to stop and reload.

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2007 - The bottomline came in the first part of the 21st century and Harper's words and actions

2006 - Gifts and Gadgets in the Tisdale Mall, Canadian Wheat Board or Cargill, to much snow and Canada in Afghanistan
2005 - Tisdale in the springtime and the Greenwater report
2004 - Out and about and breaking horses to harness
2003 - Did I say red and the devil is simply President Bush
2002 - Flip night and a review of Alberta's Bill 12

2001 - Occupation force challenged, profits don't come before people, John Bob more than farm equipment and let it melt somewhere else

2000 - Yorkton house fire, Saskatchewan health minister and Telehealth, Ramblers win championship and Wayne Strelioff

1999 - Great expectations

1998 -

Tim's Tip of the Day

If a kid is not involved in organised sports at school or is hockey or figure skating the winter can be a long long time of inactivity. From October to February you really don't see many kids outside playing or involved in activities. This is a problem of this society and this era. (Click on thumb nail to see full size.)

Find of the day

Many Canadian runways still too short: safety board
Canada's independent safety board is upset that recommendations about adding 300m to many Canadian runways has not been done. Government is being accused of dragging its heels on this major safety issue.

Happenings In Tisdale:

Regina a rural city
March 15, 2010
by: Timothy W. Shire

Regina: Saskatchewan and Canada are not frozen in time but continue to change and evolve. This story deals with the changes and attempts to give us some perspective into what that change might mean for the way we define the provincial capital.
The Greenwater report
March 15, 2010
by: Gerald Crawford

Saskatoon: This week's Greenwater report is one of those gems from Gerald as he tells us about his honey moon with a new car, a march storm and a camper trailer some fifty-seven years ago.
Ridgedale in March
March 11, 2010
by: Timothy W. Shire

Ridgedale: Elevators gone or closed, school closed, a community that one might think of as in retreat but in many ways still a viable community and clearly still the home and work place for a good number of people. Here are some pictures taken last Friday of the community and some interesting aspects to what can be see just driving around in Ridgedale.
Grain bin assembly
March 10, 2010
by: Timothy W. Shire

Tisdale: One of the sure signs of spring is the Beeland Co-op's yard starts become active. Bases had been delivered earlier now its time for this year's crop of bins to be put together.
Spring's progress
March 9, 2010
by: Timothy W. Shire

Tisdale: It only slipped slightly below freezing last night and by mid afternoon the overcast vanished to reveal a blue sky and the temperature zoomed upward at the same time the puddles are growing bigger and bigger.
Hutchison's general store
March 9, 2010
by: Mr. Hutchison

Leacross: Leacross is one of the several now abandoned communities in the Tisdale area. I visited there in April of last year and after posting the story received an e-mail from a former resident but it was not until Friday that I was back to get some more images.
The Greenwater report
March 8, 2010
by: Gerald Crawford

Saskatoon: It is possible that Gerald has spring fever. He went to the boat and leisure show then went and checked out his motorhome and is already looking forward to the first camping trip of the season. We do not recommend changing those snow tires just yet Gerald.
Miles of grain cars
March 4, 2010
by: Timothy W. Shire

Tisdale: Strings of grain hauling "B" trains have been making their way through and by town all day today. Upon visiting four of the closest inland grain terminals to Tisdale I discovered three of the terminals each had more than a mile of rail grain hopper cars spotted awaiting loading at each terminal. Upon visiting each terminal I had to pull over to the side of the road for trucks arriving and departing from those terminals.
Run off beginning
March 4, 2010
by: Timothy W. Shire

Tisdale: With the temperature just around the freezing mark each day water is forming and making its way to the natural drainage system and we are beginning to see water on top of the ice in the streams and turning the snow to slush.
First taste of spring
March 2, 2010
by: Timothy W. Shire

Tisdale: Our streets are melting, there are puddles, no one seems to be able to stay inside and the long days with great sunshine are just getting longer. Yes these are signs of spring and they are welcomed by everyone after what has to be a very mild winter. This story shows some of Tisdale this afternoon.
The spirit of the 2010 Olympics
March 2, 2010
by: Timothy W. Shire

Tisdale: Despite the politicians and the corporations who tried so earnestly to use the Olympics for their own purposes Canadians came through. They and their athletes made the games a success and we need to be proud of the way Canadians came together with the games and how our athletes deserved the support their received.
The Greenwater report
March 1, 2010
by: Gerald Crawford

Saskatoon: A couple of interesting wild life pictures this week in the report and Gerald tells us about his reaction and involvement in the Vancouver Winter Olympic games.
Pedation of preditors
February 26, 2010
by: Timothy W.. Shire

Porcupine Plain: The actions of government are almost always political and rarely based on scientific research or even common sense. The $20 bounty on coyotes is a remarkable example of poorly thought out government action to satisfy a few vocal ranchers. As far as we know there are no sheep ranches in the Porcupine Plain area but there are thousands and thousands of rodents in urgent need of control.
Parkland Photography Club February meeting
February 24, 2010
by: Darlene McCullough

Tisdale: This month's meeting brought the club up to date on on going projects and it was time to judge two theme shoots. Dramatic images for "lines" and "mundane". But the club is also proud to share with you Jenny Fritshaw's knock out picture of a coyote eating a frozen crab apple.
Did you know that watches once ticked?
February 23, 2010
by: Timothy W. Shire

Tisdale: Many rural roads are blocked waiting for spring to melt away the winter's snow. But each day is a little longer and soon each day will be a little warmer as February turns to March and we can experience some real storms.
One Canadian's view of the games in Vancouver
February 22, 2010
by: Michael Townsend

Kamloops: The hype of the Olympics asside, when it comes right down to it the Canadian medal winners demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship and what Canadians are proud of in being Canadian. This story also reports on and refers to an interview that was heard on CBC Radio's Q programme where American broadcaster Brian Williams pretty much puts the negative views of the Vancouver Olympics to bed. The composite image at the top of the page "Figure skating rocks" was created from CTV's live coverage online of the event.
The Greenwater report
February 22, 2010
by: Gerald Crawford

Saskatoon: This week we have a note from Greenwater to catch us up on some of the departures and arrivals and Gerald tells us about the Flea Market and model train show he visited and then mentions a book launch on Porcupine Plain's famous parolympic athlete.
This is embarrassing
February 17, 2010
by: Kevin McIntyre

Carrot River: Bad planning, glitches, bad weather and an underlying bad money grubbing attitude seem to be making the Vancouver 2010 Olympics an embarrassment to all Canadians and are giving the country a black eye in the way Canada is being portrayed around the world. The death of the Georgian Luge racer occurred on a dangerous track and the organisers blamed the victim then put up barriers to prevent a reoccurence of the incident. This story includes three excellent references.

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