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Life is a decision

May 25, 2018 / 6:00 am

I met with a very good friend yesterday. I have visited him quite a few times over the past several weeks as he has endured radiation therapy for a very rare...

Near misses with princes

May 18, 2018 / 6:00 am

In 2008, I jumped at the opportunity to do a charity based enduro motorbike ride in South Africa. My brother and I rode about 2,000 kilometres though some...

Habits create success

May 11, 2018 / 6:00 am

Bad habits are so hard to break sometimes. Or so we think. Equally, and in the same vein, good habits are only a commitment away, but that commitment feels a...

Less is more

May 4, 2018 / 6:00 am

Editing is not one of my strong points. In fact, as a keynote speaker, I have to work hard on choosing the right words and speaking more slowly. Today, I spent...

AI isn't the answer

Apr 27, 2018 / 6:00 am

I was speaking at a global economic summit in Florida last week on the future of transportation. It was going to be a treat to get out of the grips of a long...

Reduce your footprint

Apr 20, 2018 / 6:00 am

Driving back to Kaslo today I listened to a segment on the radio about the UK banning plastic drinking straws. The emotion behind the decision was assisted by a...

Toxic without the pipeline

Apr 13, 2018 / 6:00 am

Toxic environment even without a pipeline Get out of the sandbox and start negotiating a settlement. The dispute between Alberta and BC is getting to be as...

Keep your winter tires on

Apr 6, 2018 / 6:00 am

Jack Frost is here to stay - along with your winter tires At noon, Thursday, the temperature on the summit of Kootenay Pass was -2 degrees. What is important...

1-handed economist needed

Mar 30, 2018 / 11:00 am

This week, I read a story that CMHC was working some magic statistics in the Okanagan housing market. I am sure every homeowner is ecstatic now they know that...

Tumour spurs Dakar entry

Mar 23, 2018 / 3:30 pm

Several years ago, I was driving a Dakar Rally Raid vehicle for the British Rally Raid team, Bowler Motorsports. The iconic British vehicle was admired by many,...

Canucks champs at smiling

Mar 16, 2018 / 11:00 am

On my recent trip to Geneva, I experienced first hand the importance of being a welcoming nation to tourists. We were at the Geneva International Motor Show...

Flying car lands In Geneva

Mar 10, 2018 / 7:00 pm

I have spent the last several days in Geneva. In fact, I spent the first few days buried in a snow storm in the U.K. and then came to Geneva. It was a milestone...

One man's garbage...

Mar 2, 2018 / 8:00 pm

Life has been a little frenetic recently and after travelling to the eastern U.S. for meetings, I had three days at home before heading out to the U.K. I just...

Never a good time to quit

Feb 23, 2018 / 11:00 am

By all accounts, I am not the only one who feels like that occasionally. It is in these times, that we truly need a mentor. For me, and I would recommend for...

Searching for a victory

Feb 16, 2018 / 6:00 am

One of the true tests of a marriage is perhaps whether you can have your wife sit in the co-driver's seat of your 300 h.p. rally car with trees whizzing by...

He paddled for the planet

Feb 9, 2018 / 6:00 am

The first time I met Bob was in the middle the Okanagan Lake arm heading in to Vernon. It was my second day attempting to paddle around the circumference of...

S&R plays vital role

Feb 2, 2018 / 6:00 am

Recently, the Kootenay Search and Rescue region was inundated with one of the biggest volume of calls it has ever received over a 12-hour period. Most SAR teams...

Be careful out there

Jan 26, 2018 / 6:00 am

Winter Roads Need To Be Treated With Caution When we lived in Canmore, I was always surprised at how many accidents occurred in Calgary during the first snow...

Is debt worth the risk?

Jan 12, 2018 / 6:00 am

It is ironic that we have a government running up billions in debt in a few short years. Ironic because the same government is limiting our ability to borrow...

Ignorance Is not bliss

Jan 5, 2018 / 6:00 am

You could consider ignorance bliss, but one thing it is not, is a disease. You might be forgiven for thinking it is when we hear time and again of politicians...

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