Fall and Falling Prices?

Image via Wikipedia As we slide toward Fall, out of the shimmering mirage days of summer, there is a lot of talk out there about housing prices in Canada – and none of it is real good. Interestingly, there is less of an attempt to put a positive spin on things from the Real Estate […]

The Kootenay Cone of Silence

Aside from what you read on the internet, life in the Kootenays just keeps on rollin’ on. Who would know that a whole ecosystem was being destroyed in what could be described as a technogenic catastrophe down in Louisiana right now, a nasty byproduct of the lifestyle we’ve pursued as a society. The various bailouts, […]

Economic Realities for Communities

Will this recession force communities to take responsibility for their own survival? Some Background On the economic front we are in the middle of what some dare to call a “rally” amid a recessionary mindset, but this news today should check some of that enthusiasm: Canada’s economic headache is set to explode into an agonizing […]

Walmart Worker Dies in Black Friday Stampede

Scenes such as this, where a store clerk, probably on minimum wage, is trampled to death by a mob of greedy consumers… Worker dies at Long Island Wal-Mart after being trampled in Black Friday stampede Wal-Mart spokesman Dave Tovar called the incident a “tragic situation.” “The safety and security of our customers and associates is […]

A Cloud Over Their Heads

I should be more hopeful, I guess, for a smooth transition to alternative fuels and a sustainable planet, if such a thing is at all possible. I’ve got two kids you see, and they’re just young, almost innocent on a good day. They are certainly innocent from understanding exactly what it is that previous generations […]

The Age of the Engineer is Over

Before anyone accuses me of being prejudiced against engineers, let it be known that I am a registered Civil Engineer, and quite enjoy being one.
However, that doesn’t mean that I’m oblivious to the end of the age of engineers.