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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...

Downfall of the middleman

Dec 29, 2017 / 6:00 am

In the Industrial age, it was normal to have a “jobber” running around the world cutting deals with manufacturers on products. Subsequently, he...

Not Santa-style delivery

Dec 22, 2017 / 6:00 am

It is Christmas (almost). Every post office you go to has a pile of boxes on the counter and an even bigger pile of boxes in the back room. Our mail boxes are...

All about common decency

Dec 15, 2017 / 6:00 am

This week’s election in Alabama was more about common decency than it was party alliances. Finally, the population in an historically republican state...

So men can't multi-task?

Dec 8, 2017 / 11:00 am

They say that men can't multi-task, but frankly I know it is not true because a man can pee and shower at the same time. It doesn’t help me feel any...

Adding bite to commitment

Dec 1, 2017 / 1:00 pm

New Year's resolutions and plant-based diets A year ago, I wrote an article about how we generally bust a new year's resolution a few weeks into it. I...

Soldiers to get new weapons

Nov 24, 2017 / 2:00 pm

Local Regiment Gearing Up For New Vehicles The Canadian Armed Forces in the Okanagan are eagerly anticipating the arrival of some new equipment in 2018. For...

Bait and switch

Nov 17, 2017 / 11:00 am

Recently, I signed up for Amazon's unlimited cloud storage, but received an email from the company this week. The email said they changed my terms and...

Decisions under pressure

Nov 10, 2017 / 11:00 am

I remember sitting in the bank hallway with an office across from me. In that office sat the lady who inquired where I was going to get the money I needed in a...

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