Author Archives: Questioning The Data

Okanagan Lake and the Tale of Two Records

Since mid-May, the Okanagan’s most popular news site has been running non-stop with one flood myth after another. I say “myth” because most stories are using mythical numbers. The number fudging started on May 16th when the mayor of Kelowna … Continue reading

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Speed Kills the Fake News Media

I was Googling something completely unrelated when I came across an article from 2016 that clashes with the government document upon which it’s based. Here are the two conflicting headlines: So who’s right? The media loves spreading the false narrative … Continue reading

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British Columbia’s Confusing Political Make-Up

When I tell my friends from outside British Columbia that an election took place this month featuring the NDP (New Democratic Party), the Liberals, and the Greens as the three main parties, I get bewildered stares. Even within the province, … Continue reading

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What Women Want

Jordan Peterson explaining what women want.

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How to Fix the Housing Crisis in BC

It seems that every year there are fewer and fewer places to rent, and as everyone knows, decreased supply invariably means increased rents. This has an especially negative impact on those at the bottom 30% of the economic spectrum. The latest … Continue reading

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The Coldest Months in Canadian History

As we close out the 70th winter since records began in the high arctic, I thought it would be interesting to count the number of very cold months, and further, determine the coldest of the lot. The map below shows … Continue reading

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Why the Chilcotin Will Eventually be the Coldest Place in BC

It’s an interesting fact that since 1938, when weather records began in earnest in northern British Columbia, the coldest January each year has bounced around between nine different places. Ranked by the number of occurrences, the lucky spots are: Fort … Continue reading

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