e-know.ca writer: Gerry Warner

About Gerry Warner

Gerry Warner is a City of Cranbrook Councillor, a semi-retired journalist, a lover of the great outdoors and a bit of an iconoclast. His passion now is to complete his bucket list, live long enough to have grandchildren and to confront the ideologues of the world whenever he can. His views are his own and he is not speaking for Cranbrook Council.

Bernie Sanders confounds the naysayers

Perceptions by Gerry Warner I have to admit that until six months or so ago, I hadn’t heard of Bernie Sanders. Maybe you hadn’t either. Now, Bernie has a realistic chance of becoming president of the U.S. and is inspiring … > Read More

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Refugees fundraiser draws big crowd to Prestige

Close to 150 people attended the Prestige Inn grand ball room Saturday night for the first public fundraiser held by the Cranbrook Hub for Refugees (CHR) and they danced the night away while raising more than $3,000 for the cause. … > Read More

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Global warming causes not as certain as claimed

Perceptions by Gerry Warner There are two sides to every story. How many times have you heard that tired cliché? A hundred? A thousand? A million? I know I’ve lost count. But just because it’s a cliché doesn’t mean it’s … > Read More

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CHR family event at Prestige Jan. 30

“Help us help them have a new beginning!” That’s the theme of what’s hoped to be a big fundraiser dinner and dance at the Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort Saturday, Jan. 30 with profits going to the Cranbrook Hub for Refugees … > Read More

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Things can’t go on like this much longer

Perceptions by Gerry Warner I see the stock markets recovered Friday and I guess that’s a good thing because they’ve lost billions since the beginning of the year and stocks have been going up and down like a crazy yo-yo, … > Read More

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Site C – a project that shouldn’t be built

Perceptions by Gerry Warner The sparsely populated Peace River Valley contains some of the richest agricultural land in B.C., is home to the furthest north grain elevators in the world and teems with fish and wildlife along its scenic shores. … > Read More

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A brave effort to deal with U.S. gun obsession

Reflections by Gerry Warner I’d never seen a president cry before, but I saw Barack Obama cry this week and I have to say it gave me an uncomfortable, yet strangely inspired feeling. Could this be the time an American … > Read More

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There’s no place in our world for affluenza

Perceptions by Gerry Warner Do we in the rich Western World suffer from ‘affluenza?’ Fortunately, I don’t think Canadians do unlike our neighbors to the south. But in case you’ve been spending a lot of time under the mistletoe lately … > Read More

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An under-appreciated city for a reason

Perceptions by Gerry Warner Ouch! That hurt. Of course it hurts when one of the world’s biggest and most respected travel guide books disses your home town as Lonely Planet did recently. And it’s not the first time that a … > Read More

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Retail therapy is best spent in the wilderness

Perceptions by Gerry Warner Sometimes our American friends have a better idea, especially when it comes to Black Friday. And no, I don’t mean it’s because they invented Black Friday; quite the opposite. It’s because they know when to say … > Read More

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