Category Archives: Local views

How to lie with statistics

Trent Ernst, Editor Every once in a while, I’ll see something on Facebook that gets under my skin. Recently, it was a story (dating back to 1998, and yes, it…

When bread is not enough

George Rowe The trip had been planned for months. It is always exciting going to the East Kootenays and visit with our children and grandchildren in Sparwood and Elkford. My…

Memories of mom

Trent Ernst, Editor It’s going to take a while to process this. Julia Shaw is a Canadian criminal psychologist, who recently wrote a book called The Memory Illusion. She investigates…

Past Tense

Trent Ernst, Editor RIP, Joan Stange, formerly Ernst, nee Misfelt. August 16, 1938 to September 19, 2016. She was my mother. It’s the ‘was’ part that finally did it. When…

Global Energy Update

Don Pettit Enough solar energy strikes the earth each hour of every day to power our whole global society for an entire year. Sunlight powers all things living on our…

Rats!

Trent Ernst, Editor My house is infested with rats. Wait. That’s not quite right. How about this: there are now five rats in my house. They’re all female, all friendly,…