Tag Archives: Perceptions by Gerry Warner

If you care about earth’s future, the time for action is now

Perceptions by Gerry Warner So you don’t believe in global warming? Well, take a look at the picture below of one effect of the greatest drought in California’s history. California is the USA’s most populous state (37 million), teetering on … > Read More

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Educator says BCTF intransigence played role in past disputes

Perceptions by Gerry Warner ‘Worlds Apart’ is the title of a book published by University of Victoria emeritus Professor of education history and policy Dr. Thomas Fleming that gives a strong indication of who may be mainly responsible for the … > Read More

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An education system sadly failing its children

Perceptions by Gerry Warner Enough is enough! On Sept. 2 more than half a million B.C. students are supposed to bring their shining faces back to school after a strike-extended summer holiday, which barring a minor miracle, will still be … > Read More

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Medical marijuana – wonder drug or just another addiction?

Perceptions by Gerry Warner “Marijuana madness,” screamed a recent headline in the Globe and Mail in an obvious reference to ‘Reefer Madness,’ a highly exaggerated scare flick put out by a church group in 1936 to convince youth that insanity … > Read More

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Bafflegab doesn’t lessen impact of Mt. Polley spill

Perceptions by Gerry Warner “Tailing dams at operating mines have not ever failed in British Columbia. This is the first time. It is hard to plan for something that never happened,” said Mines Minister Bill Bennett in a front page Cranbrook … > Read More

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A LNG dream or a fracking nightmare?

Perceptions by Gerry Warner Is Christy Clark’s promise of a “debt free BC” thanks to potential LNG development in the province just a pipe dream? Clark made this promise the centerpiece of her unexpected 2013 election victory, but an announcement … > Read More

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Adventure and enlightenment with the Rocky Mountain Naturalists

Perceptions by Gerry Warner “Naturalists aren’t pansies, you know.” I can’t remember who made the remark, but it definitely caught my attention as I rode down a bumpy logging road southeast of Moyie in a four-by-four packed with several members … > Read More

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Building community thanks to volunteers and Habitat for Humanity

Perceptions by Gerry Warner In a quiet Slaterville neighborhood, a dream is coming true for a young Cranbrook family who had little reason to believe they would ever own their own home. But come October, the Berry family and their … > Read More

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Will the Tesla electric vehicle defeat Big Oil?

Perceptions by Gerry Warner Catch the wave! That’s what the City of Cranbrook appears to be doing with its announcement that an electric car recharging station is coming to the Key City soon at Western Financial Place. The timing couldn’t … > Read More

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Intensive Care Unit beds don’t come cheaply

Perceptions by Gerry Warner Ever wonder why healthcare takes up more than 40 per cent of the B.C. budget? Well, we have a good example right here in Cranbrook. In fact, you need to go no further than the East … > Read More

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