Monthly Archives: September 2011

Laying the Children’s Ghosts to Rest Part 2

Last week Anne and I travelled to the East Kootenay, where I gave a series of talks on the history of Canada’s home children, titled Laying the Children’s Ghosts to Rest: Honouring Canada’s Child Immigrants. I spoke to audiences at … Continue reading

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Laying the Children’s Ghosts to Rest

This week I begin an exciting new project, researching the history of the Canadian ‘home children’—or British child immigrants—in the Columbia Basin. My intent is not to create another history on the subject—that has been very capably done by other … Continue reading

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‘Smart’ Meters Are Anything But…

1. Business case stands little scrutiny BC Hydro’s Chief Project Officer for the ‘smart’ meter program Gary Murphy was recently on a whirlwind tour of West Kootenay municipal councils, touting the benefits of the nearly $1 billion wireless ‘smart’ meter … Continue reading

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A True Gentleman Leaves Us His Best

The term ‘gentleman’ in today’s anti-social media world may seem quaint, even antiquated. With blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and even just email, it’s far too easy to lose civility—just a click away to vent your spleen. The concept of the gentleman … Continue reading

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The Hidden Mountain of Art

“It is through art and art only that we can realize our perfection; through art and art only that we an shield ourselves from the sordid perils of existence.” —Oscar Wilde Why are artists driven to create? It’s a question … Continue reading

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