Reality Kootenay Style

This week I’ve encountered a few people who have high hopes for the future in this region, such high hopes in fact that I have to disagree, I don’t want to sound like a downer, but I like to season my arguments with a fair does of reality. While there aren’t too many places I’d […]

The Youth and the Future

On Saturday night I curled, that’s a who ‘nother story that I might share some time, how an Aussie ends up in a competition to through a 44 pound hunk of granite down a bumpy sheet of ice at a bulls-eye painted on the ice. But while I was curling, there was a game underway next to us that was the model of intergenerational recreation.

The Oil Experiment

Image by wvs via Flickr Note this is not just another post about the inauguration speech – it’s about oil. The Obama inauguration speech gave hope to millions of Americans who are concerned about the sustainability of the culture we live in – but the question that remains unanswered is whether the economic and social […]

The Infrastructure Equation

Image via Wikipedia I’ve spent a lot of time over the past week considering the role of senior levels of government in providing funding to municipalities for infrastructure projects, and how these funds are distributed. It has been acknowledged across North America that the infrastructure deficit is one of the most pressing limitations to the […]