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Driving in the left lane

Aug 5, 2016 / 6:00 am

As I listen to the news or read articles about politics, I wonder if we're in the only sane part of the world. South of the border is a comedy of errors. It...

Column rage on Castanet

Jul 29, 2016 / 6:00 am

Last week’s column turned out to be quite interesting. I wrote a satirical piece on how many people buy a truck, spend a lot of money on it and then fail...

Pickups belong on farms

Jul 22, 2016 / 6:00 am

You have heard the saying I am sure, Big Truck, Little ... well I truly believe it now. I was researching the perception of pickup-truck-driver’s habits...

Is recycling a scam?

Jul 15, 2016 / 6:00 am

You can’t help but read info graphics and memes that pitch hydrocarbon vehicles against electric and overstate the potential damaging effect of both. So...

Culinary dictator

Jul 8, 2016 / 6:00 am

Learning to eat out at a restaurant with your partner can take years to refine. My wife and I know each other so well, yet when it comes to ordering off a menu,...

Divorce, British style

Jul 1, 2016 / 10:00 am

To be or not to be, that is the Brexit. Early next year, we all get to watch the Super Bowl — the pinnacle of American hype and glory. The world cup of...

Look ma, no hands

Jun 10, 2016 / 8:00 pm

If you don't have a chauffeur, just wait a few years. Then, you might have an electronic one because cars will be driving themselves. Or will they? In my...

A matter of perspective

Jun 4, 2016 / 7:55 pm

How many people can fit in to a one-bedroom apartment? I completely understand families and individuals are struggling finding homes to rent in Kelowna. The...

Running from beer

May 27, 2016 / 6:00 am

Oh, good, several new craft-beer bars and breweries are proposed for Kelowna… I quit. No, really. I moved here from the U.K. in 1988, partly to get away...

Range anxiety - silent killer

May 20, 2016 / 6:00 pm

The stupid meme comparing production of batteries to production of oil from tar sands was exactly that, stupid. Whenever one of the infographics comes out on...

I can't find my glasses

May 13, 2016 / 6:00 am

For most of my life I have had the pleasure of near perfect eyesight… then I got older. I remember that first visit to the drug store and asking for...

The bad drive-in diner

May 6, 2016 / 11:00 am

If you have done a lot of driving, or if you come from Europe, it is not hard to fault North American drivers. Does it mean that I am always perfect on the...

An Englishman's home

Apr 29, 2016 / 6:00 am

I had been in Canada for no more than a few months when I was challenged by a neighbour about a deck I was adding to my house. My wife and I moved to Canmore,...

All dogs go to heaven

Apr 22, 2016 / 3:00 pm

This week I lost one of my best friends to cancer. The Big C forces many people to put up the biggest fight of their life, but for my great friend Oonagh, it...

Round the world solo ride

Apr 15, 2016 / 3:52 pm

Stuck in the Sahara Steph Jeavons is 50,000 miles and two years into a round-the-world solo motorcycle ride, and has 20,000 miles and one year remaining to...

Twelve bucks, 1/2 hour

Apr 8, 2016 / 4:56 pm

I haven’t been to Florida for a few years. It is usually a nice place to come and warm up in early April, but not so this year, with the balmy spring...

Read it if you can

Apr 1, 2016 / 6:59 pm

So any air on his usual spring day trying to write an article that cast in its ideas is less typing stop return Delete correction EC fundamentally item at...

A budget for the future

Mar 25, 2016 / 11:25 am

A few days ago, I had the privilege of being schooled in Finance and Economics by an incredibly bright and well educated person. The gentleman’s resume...

You're fired

Mar 18, 2016 / 11:59 am

I am not sure whether to laugh or cry watching the political scrum unfold in the US. At least it serves to take my mind off the horrendous budget deficit about...

Old dog, no new tricks

Mar 11, 2016 / 11:58 am

So last week I ended a career. More accurately, last week I received an email, and a career was terminated for me. I was fired. For many, the dreaded email -...

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