Tag Archives: Perceptions by Gerry Warner

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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Earthquakes, fracking and our lust for oil

Perceptions by Gerry Warner And where do you think most earthquakes occur in the United States? Well, if you guessed California you would be wrong. And it’s not Oregon, Washington or anywhere else on the San Andreas Fault. How about … > Read More

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Heritage preservation and a revitalized downtown

Perceptions by Gerry Warner Perhaps Joni Mitchell said it best – “They paved paradise to put up a parking lot.” Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying it’s “paradise” behind Cranbrook City Hall. In fact, it’s kind of grubby … > Read More

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A tale of two worlds – rich and poor

Perceptions by Gerry Warner An item on CBC news this week stopped me in my tracks. Canada has 320,000 millionaires. Really! Whatever happened to the Great Recession? Oh, its effects are still being felt, but obviously being a millionaire isn’t … > Read More

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Kenny Rogers shows he still has the right stuff

Perceptions by Gerry Warner Don’t look now, but I’m about to commit a great heresy. And I think the 1,500 or so fans at Western Financial Place Wednesday night will solidly agree with me. So here goes and I hope … > Read More

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Would you dare to travel in a Google driverless car?

Perceptions by Gerry Warner O.M.G.! Or as real men like Angus Davis and I like to say. Oh my God! On the technology front, they’ve finally gone too far – the Google Driverless Car! I kid you not. The story … > Read More

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A modest proposal to end the teachers’ dispute

Perceptions by Gerry Warner As teachers and politicians once again disrupt the education of more than 500,000 students in B.C. it behooves all of us to ask how did we ever get into this destructive mess? As a former teacher … > Read More

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Trying to get away from the horrors of a “connected” civilization

Perceptions by Gerry Warner Smart phones. Dumb people! Is that what historians 1,000 years hence will think when they uncover the sorry remains of our frenetic civilization that a millennium from now will have choked to death under the weight … > Read More

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