Archive for September, 2007

tall storeys

September 29, 2007

This is for those who continue to insist that the Bosa tower with 21 floors is actually 24 storeys tall. Read on »


September 21, 2007

If we’re destroying our own habitat as a result of our choices of what kind of car, clothes and food we buy, and if healthier choices are available on the market, who’s fault is it? Read on »

measuring right

What if the majority is wrong?

constructive citizen engagement

September 19, 2007

I strongly encourage everyone interested in making positive change in their community to attend the workshops being facilitated by Dream Vancouver, Oct 21 & 22. They are about successful methods for fostering civic engagement. Read on »

constructive vs. destructive

September 16, 2007

The difference between “critical” and “cynical” is an incredibly important one. One seeks to improve, the other simply breeds contempt. Read on »

eyes on the prize

I want to live in a White Rock that is clean, comfortable, and beautiful with people who are healthy and happy.

I suspect there would be consensus on this statement in the community. Where we find conflict is in 1) how we define those adjectives, 2) the different visions each conjures, and 3) how to achieve them. Read on »

trees in white rock

September 14, 2007

It appears with each passing day that there are fewer and fewer trees in this city. I suspect there are a number of reasons for this. Read on »

uncommon sense

September 11, 2007

I wrote a post about a year ago titled common (non)sense. Again, I find myself frustrated with people telling me that my ideas or concerns are contrary to “common sense” — as if that’s a good enough reason itself to do (or not do) something. Read on »

walk (and drive) the talk

September 8, 2007

We all know how beneficial it is to our health, environment, and economy to use energy more efficiently. The City of White Rock can demonstrate to its citizens how to be energy conscious with their cars. Read on »

regulating courtesy

Today, Council received a letter from a citizen frustrated with the parking situation in her neighbourhood. She lives in an apartment building that doesn’t have enough parking spots to accommodate all its resident vehicles. Read on »