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Take your dog for a walk

Nov 9, 2018 / 6:00 am

I moved to the Kootenays to enjoy the splendour of the mountains. Did I succeed? Frankly, I have seen them more from the air travelling on business trips than...

Computer-cars not smart

Nov 2, 2018 / 6:00 am

I am speaking again on a Future of Transportation Forum at the Toronto Global Economic forum, in December. While my involvement will be from the flying car...

Trump incites violence

Oct 26, 2018 / 6:00 am

Despite a series of terrorist acts in the U.S, aimed at Trump critics, President Donald Trump refuses to acknowledge that the tone of his rhetoric is dividing...

Ready for winter driving?

Oct 19, 2018 / 11:00 am

We hear a lot about winter tires and their importance and nothing could be more important at this time of year. However, there is more to winter driving than...

Under my leadership

Oct 12, 2018 / 6:00 am

It is a really interesting time to read headlines in B.C. with the municipal-election campaigns under way. While Kelowna is fraught with accusations of...

Trump's tax troubles

Oct 5, 2018 / 6:00 am

I arrived back from another trip to the U.S. today and must admit it was a little overwhelming to be there and turn on the TV to see nothing but Donald Trump...

Hate the likers!

Sep 28, 2018 / 6:00 am

Many years ago, I wrote my very first jazz composition. It was for my future wife, and it was titled Love to Hayter. Of course, when it was announced over a...

Gas-war hallucinations

Sep 21, 2018 / 6:00 am

Last week, I passed through Kelowna to catch a flight and noticed a fuel price at a gas station - $1.28/litre. I thought I had misread, so I pulled in and...

Getting to the start

Sep 14, 2018 / 6:00 am

After the team's para-motor world record several years ago, my wife wrote a book titled Getting To The Start. The book was originally going to be called...

A plea for help?

Sep 7, 2018 / 6:00 am

The recent op-ed column in the New York Times in regard to subterfuge in the White House at a very senior level is causing quite a debate, which warrants...

Learning from our mistakes

Aug 31, 2018 / 6:00 am

Now, we are all in the pipeline business. You can wish your children Merry Christmas for many years to come as we now start to pay off the $4.5 billion our...

We need town squares

Aug 25, 2018 / 3:00 pm

On a recent vacation to Europe and Morocco, the same emotions were evoked whenever we went to the town or village square. Something that is mostly missing in...

Put your dog on a leash

Aug 17, 2018 / 6:00 am

Whenever I walk my dog, my wife has advanced panic attacks. She worries, just in case we come across a dog off a leash. Almost every dog we meet is off a leash...

Cool jazz on a hot night

Aug 10, 2018 / 6:00 am

It would almost be appropriate to take a break up north to cool down this year, but as luck would have it, we ended up in Morocco. Sitting on a rooftop patio...

Return to Morocco

Aug 3, 2018 / 11:00 am

In a few days, after a family wedding, I return to Morocco for a short vacation with my wife. The last time I was there was to train for the Dakar Rally. We...

Born to ride stupidly

Jul 27, 2018 / 6:00 am

Aside from responding to motor vehicle incidents involving motorbikes, I also ride one and witness lots of motorcycles on the road this time of year. It is...

Blame Game inappropriate

Jul 20, 2018 / 11:00 am

It is very easy in many scenarios to point a finger at an agency or person who appears responsible for what we may perceive to be an error. While the instinct...

U.S.' NATO hyprocisy

Jul 13, 2018 / 6:00 am

This week, media coverage turned to NATO meetings where the U.S. was asking the alliance to increase contributions. For an armchair observer, the metrics can be...

Trees hiding in the forest

Jul 6, 2018 / 6:00 am

The last several weeks have been very entertaining. In poking the bear a little while writing my column, it has been amusing to see the acidic responses from...

AIs not that smart

Jun 29, 2018 / 6:00 am

Artificial Intelligence is no better than a coin flip. Those who have read a few of my columns before may be familiar with the fact that I am completely opposed...

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