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Job killer or an unfortunate necessity?

Perceptions by Gerry Warner The temporary foreign workers program is much in the news these days and people can’t seem to decide whether it’s a villain or an unfortunate necessity in today’s rapidly changing job market. Personally, I’m not sure … > Read More

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Money isn’t everything and there’s always London

Perceptions by Gerry Warner “When a man (or a woman for that matter) is tired of London, he is tired of life.” So said the great English lexicographer Dr. Samuel Johnson to his biographer James Boswell in 1755 and all … > 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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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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A fervent prayer for the Sochi Games

Perceptions by Gerry Warner By the time you read this, I hope everything I say won’t matter. Why’s that, you ask. Simple. I’m writing this a matter of hours before the opening ceremonies of the Sochi Winter Olympics, the critical … > Read More

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