Oil Optimists

Fifty years ago, you could be forgiven for thinking that this generation would be living in outer space, in bubble shaped colonies, transported by hyperdrive-powered futuristic spaceships.

Just because we knew there were moons and planets out there did not make the technological challenges of getting there surmountable. Sure, we have stuck a few guys on the moon, (but not for decades), and we’ve got a few poor souls tinkering with life in orbit on the International Space Station, but for all practical purposes, reality has missed the dreams of previous generations.

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 […]

Castlegar Airport Beacons

According to a Towns for Tomorrow grant application (taken from the Council agenda for November 17, 2008) for $375,000, the City of Castlegar is planning on spending funds from various sources of about $1,000,000 to upgrade the airport to permit nighttime flights to take off and land at Castlegar Airport. $100,000 of airport reserves will […]