Tag Archives: Gerry Warner

Councillor responds to DCC comments from MLA

Letter to the Editor I would like to clarify some misconceptions perpetrated by Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett in a recent letter in the Daily Townsman about the City of Cranbrook’s handling of the Development Cost Charges (DCCs) issue. Contrary … > Read More

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Where does the BC NDP go when its former leader quits?

Perceptions by Gerry Warner “April is the cruelest month . . .” said T.S. Eliot many years ago, and although he wasn’t talking about the BC NDP, he might as well have been after former NDP Premier Mike Harcourt tore … > Read More

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Volunteer Kootenays celebrates National Volunteer Week

City of Cranbrook Mayor Wayne Stetski and the city recently passed a proclamation to recognize the week of April 6 – 12 as National Volunteer Week in Cranbrook. Included in the photograph: Bill Hughes, local Premier Sponsor with Investors Group; … > Read More

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Restoration of ancient salmon runs not on Victoria’s radar

Perceptions by Gerry Warner Does the British Columbia government not care about the massive salmon runs that used to return annually to the province in the millions with the iconic species swimming more than a thousand miles up the mighty … > Read More

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Redistribute the wealth or face end times says NASA

Perceptions by Gerry Warner Dystopian predictions of the end of the world have been with us from the very beginning and I don’t normally pay much attention to them. Whether it be cartoons in the New Yorker or doomsday passages … > Read More

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Tilting at windmills vs. the Great Canadian Hockey Fight Ritual

Perceptions by Gerry Warner Here I go tilting at windmills again, but when you love something, you’ve got to try. On March 8, I was in the stands at the Kootenay ICE/Regina Pats game and the whistle blew setting the … > Read More

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Forbes list reveals a tale of two life styles

Perceptions by Gerry Warner “I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor – rich is better.” - Sophie Tucker 1884 – 1966. Clever lady that Sophie Tucker. Never been rich myself, but I think I catch her drift. There may be something … > Read More

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Is the BC government betraying Mother Nature?

Perceptions by Gerry Warner Is there a dark cloud hanging over the B.C. Parks system similar to the cloud some fear is already hanging over the Agricultural Land Commission? One would hope not, but Bill 4 introduced in the B.C. … > Read More

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Just how brave and changed is the world these days?

Perceptions by Gerry Warner “The times they are a changing.” I can’t recall whether Bob Dylan sang his classic ode at the Rec Plex, and in all honesty, I might not have recognized it if he did. But the best … > Read More

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The Viking spirit lives on at the Sochi Olympics

Perceptions, by Gerry Warner So who was sitting on top of the Olympic Winter Games medal standings as of Friday morning? Canada with its ‘Own the Podium’ program? Host Russia, which has thrown more money at the Olympics than any … > Read More

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