The Cumulative Effects of Obstructive Complexity

Cumulative effects are very important. I shared the following article with my wife Robyn this week, and she shared many of the same frustrations as Scott just that very night at the local supermarket. Yogurt in multiple aisles, the loyalty cards, the self check out… When I’m ready to pay, I see long lines at the human […]

No Frills Castlegar

The people of Castlegar are getting a new supermarket. Extra Foods has been the anchor of the Mall at Columbia and 15th for years, and since Shoppers abandoned ship and moved, it has been the main reason that people have frequented the mall. Enter No Frills Still part of the Loblaws chain of supermarkets, there […]

5 Changes for Sustainabilty

Life is complicated, sometimes we just need to break down all of the information that bombards us, as well as our tasks, chores, and all those nagging thoughts of what we need to improve. This is my list, created in five minutes of things I want to improve for personal sustainability.

The Cost of Consumerism

In the free market, the consumer drives what is sold, and how. And for many years consumer satisfaction, ranked by sales, has driven supermarkets to inefficient refrigeration solutions such as the doorless coolers that grace the aisles of almost every supermarket in the western world. This may be finally changing, as supermarkets gain a social […]