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Guest Column
by Castanet Contributor
Guest Column From time to time Castanet.net publishes well written articles 250 - 500 words in length on various local topics. If you are interested in writing a column drop us a line.

Latest Columns

Protect your digital assets  Nov 26, 2014 / 6:00 amFor Sale: used election signs  Nov 18, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Mental Health
by Paul Latimer
Mental Health Explore the subject of Your Mental Health with psychiatrist Dr. Paul Latimer.

Latest Columns

Marriage after a brain injury  Nov 26, 2014 / 5:00 amMisophonia  Nov 19, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Kasie's Health & Fitness Tips
by Kasie Weiss
Kasie's Health & Fitness Tips Fitness has been a passion and way of life for Kasie for over 14 years, 6 of those years she has dedicated to training and educating her clients and group fitness classes.

Latest Columns

How do I change my body shape?  Nov 26, 2014 / 5:00 amBenefits of Yoga!  Oct 22, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Ignite Innovate Impact
by Geoff Mintenko
Ignite Innovate Impact Renowned Retail Expert and Strategist Geoff Mintenko is the driving force behind the company Retail-Evolution. Geoff consults and speaks to power retailers North America-wide, sparking innovation, igniting positive change and helping companies thrive is his passion.

Latest Columns

Retail Evolution - Real Speak - Retail Radio  Nov 26, 2014 / 5:00 amZombies and the death of your business  Oct 29, 2014 / 5:00 am
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The Joy of Travel
by Joy McGinnis
The Joy of Travel Joy McGinnis has been a professional travel consultant for over 25 years. Her personal love of travel is obvious to her clientele and she truly enjoys creating unique and memorable vacation experiences for them.

Latest Columns

Camel riding in the Thar Desert  Nov 26, 2014 / 5:00 amAir travel with pets  Nov 19, 2014 / 6:00 am
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Ask Nurse Kris
by Kris Stewart
Ask Nurse Kris Kris Stewart is the owner, CEO and Clinical Director of Advanced Home Care Solutions Inc, based in Kelowna. She is a well-known, well respected Registered Nurse with advanced nursing and business degrees; she is also an inveterate health care entrepreneur, establishing health care enterprises in Canada and the USA.

Latest Columns

Relocate to Kelowna?  Nov 25, 2014 / 5:00 amNo nursing home promise  Nov 18, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Reel Quick Movie Reviews
by Alyssa Quigley
Reel Quick Movie Reviews Alyssa Quigley is an enthusiastic chocoholic who thinks life is too short to be taken too seriously. When she's not writing movie reviews, she loves watching movies - especially musicals - with friends, playing volleyball and is an avid Amazing Race fan.

Latest Columns

Mockingjay flies into #1 spot  Nov 25, 2014 / 5:00 amInterstellar is a must see!  Nov 11, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Natural Health News
by Dr. Brent Barlow
Natural Health News Dr. Brent Barlow is a Naturopathic Physician practicing at The Kelowna Wellness Clinic in downtown Kelowna. Dr. Barlow is in general practice and welcomes all individuals and families.

Latest Columns

Poor sleep from adrenal fatigue  Nov 25, 2014 / 5:00 amHelp me get to sleep  Nov 18, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Achieving Justice
by Paul Hergott
Achieving Justice Paul Hergott began practicing law in 1995, in a general litigation practice. Of the various areas of litigation, he became most drawn to and passionate about pursuing fair compensation for injured victims, which gradually became his exclusive area of practice.

Latest Columns

Get legal advice before ICBC payout  Nov 25, 2014 / 5:00 amDo instead of don't  Nov 18, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Money Ramblings of a Financial Underdog
by Stephen Sayapov
Money Ramblings of a Financial Underdog I believe an average person can enjoy a wealthy lifestyle as a result of smart decisions. Given enough time and proper education, anybody can change their financial future for the better. This can happen even if you start very late into the game - but your financial habits have to change.

Latest Columns

Financial milestones to hit by 30!  Nov 25, 2014 / 5:00 amNever borrow money  Nov 18, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Ups and Downs in the World of Housing
by Andrew Smith
Ups and Downs in the World of Housing Andrew Smith has been helping people buy and sell Real Estate with Royal LePage since 1993. "I help growing families smoothly transition to a larger home by making the finding, buying, and selling process easy."

Latest Columns

Kelowna Women's Shelter Christmas  Nov 24, 2014 / 6:00 amKelowna condos: Is it time?  Nov 3, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Home Finance
by Laurie Baird
Home Finance An Accredited Mortgage Professional, Laurie Baird provides guidance for obtaining a mortgage, a new home or for planning a move.

Latest Columns

The last great Canadian tax shelter  Nov 24, 2014 / 5:00 amDanger of focusing on low rate mortgages  Nov 10, 2014 / 6:00 am
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Computers
by Cate Eales
Computers Cate Eales has been helping people make online computing safe, accessible and fun for over 20 years.

Latest Columns

Facebook Privacy  Nov 24, 2014 / 5:00 amNew Firefox features  Nov 17, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Legal Ink
by Doak Shirreff
Legal Ink Doak Shirreff is a full-service law firm based in Kelowna. We provide each of our clients with practical legal services in a common sense, cost effective and friendly manner, representing clients throughout the Okanagan Valley and the rest of BC.

Latest Columns

Are testamentary trusts still useful?  Nov 24, 2014 / 5:00 amSkip the LMO for Skilled Workers  Nov 10, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Ripe with Surprises
by Catherine Frechette
Ripe with Surprises This column gives Catherine the chance to share with you the many things that make Kelowna unique and unforgettable so that you can glean ideas of places to visit or take guests when they come to town.

Latest Columns

Learn tricks of the trade with winter classes  Nov 24, 2014 / 5:00 amRemembrance Day at the Kelowna Museums  Nov 10, 2014 / 5:00 am
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About the House - Hugh Cairns
by Hugh Cairns, RHI
About the House - Hugh Cairns Hugh Cairns is the Chief Inspector and owner of Subject 2 Home Inspections. He is a Registered Home Inspector and an energy advisor.

Latest Columns

Hugh Cairns: It’s not going to be perfect  Nov 24, 2014 / 5:00 amHome inspection fees could soar  Nov 17, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Heather's Horoscope
by Heather Zais
Heather's Horoscope Psychic Heather Zais had a vision of her own future at the age of 11 that covered about 20 years of her life. The rest is history...

Latest Columns

Horoscope: November 23 - 29  Nov 23, 2014 / 7:00 amHoroscope: November 16 - 22  Nov 16, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Financial Planning Made Easy
by Karen Erickson
Financial Planning Made Easy As a Financial Consultant it is my passion to serve clients by giving them full financial planning advice. This includes investments, insurance, retirement & estate planning and tax reduction strategies.

Latest Columns

Filling the caregiver gap  Nov 23, 2014 / 6:00 amHaving 'the talk' with your parents  Nov 16, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Just Add Salt!
by Lisa Salt
Just Add Salt! Lisa Salt is a Vernon born Realtor® who, along with her husband Gord Fowler from Calgary, lead one of the most successful and dynamic real estate teams in the North Okanagan.

Latest Columns

Listing your home in the off season  Nov 23, 2014 / 5:00 amWhy hire a full service realtor?  Oct 22, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Office Clutter Buster
by Elizabeth Densmore
Office Clutter Buster Elizabeth Densmore provides the guidance to simplify, systematize and streamline everyday business operations. Her business Office 2 Office offers a range of office proficiency essentials for small business owners and entrepreneurs to operate at top capacity.

Latest Columns

Measure your productivity  Nov 22, 2014 / 5:00 amWhat is the cost to do it yourself?  Oct 22, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Mortgage Matters
by April Dunn
Mortgage Matters April Dunn is the owner and a Mortgage Broker with The Red Door Mortgage Group – Mortgage Architects. She has been assisting clients to purchase, refinance or renew their mortgages for over 20 years.

Latest Columns

Fall mortgage report  Nov 22, 2014 / 5:00 amFacing foreclosure?  Nov 8, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Behind the Wheel
by Tim Schewe
Behind the Wheel Tim Schewe, has been writing his traffic column for most of the 20 years in his traffic enforcement service in the RCMP. Schewe retired from the Force in January of 2006.

Latest Columns

Give me a sign  Nov 22, 2014 / 5:00 amImpaired operation of a motor vehicle  Nov 8, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Happy Gourmand
by Kristin Peturson-Laprise
Happy Gourmand Kristin Peturson-Laprise is a customer experience specialist by trade, being someone who is passionate about people having a good time . Her company, Wow Service Mentor, helps businesses enhance their customer experience through hands-on training, marketing and service programs.

Latest Columns

Nuttier than a fruitcake  Nov 22, 2014 / 5:00 amGastro sexual  Nov 15, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Under the Lights
by Bruce Atkinson
Under the Lights We call him the Professor of Rock: With a career in music, television and media arts spanning 30 years, Atkinson knows music. He's traveled as a professional musician and he loves Rock 'N Roll. He is a music journalist who writes internationally for Frontier Records' Melodic Rock magazine and he owns FBA International a multifaceted management, consulting, promotional entity.

Latest Columns

Just The Music  Nov 21, 2014 / 7:00 pmThe Journeymen part 2  Nov 14, 2014 / 7:00 pm
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Common Sense Business Solutions
by Andrew Gregson
Common Sense Business Solutions Andrew Gregson, BA, MA, M.Sc. (Econ), holds a Master's Degree in Economics from the London School of Economics. Andrew's experience working with an international business consultancy and being a business owner for 15 years was the impetus for his book "Pricing Strategies for Small Businesses".

Latest Columns

What I learned in China: Part 2  Nov 21, 2014 / 5:00 amHow to transform a tired idea  Nov 7, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Eyewear with an Eye-Catching Perspective
by Courtnay Poole
Eyewear with an Eye-Catching Perspective Courtnay Poole is a second-generation optician and the owner of Downtown Eyewear. She has been fortunate to be able to continue her passion of helping others with their vision needs and uphold the legacy of her family.

Latest Columns

Stylish in the winter sun  Nov 21, 2014 / 5:00 amGood looking eyes for guys  Oct 22, 2014 / 5:00 am
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The Chunky Monkeys
by Carmen Weld
The Chunky Monkeys Carmen and Mike are a young-ish Kelowna couple battling the bulge, careers, money, life, a new puppy and finding time for the gym! They look forward to being a part of the 90-day Get it Back - Give it Back fitness challenge and can't wait for the new bodies they can show off this Christmas.

Latest Columns

Week 9: Keep on moving!  Nov 21, 2014 / 5:00 amWeek 8: Bye-bye 17.25 inches  Nov 14, 2014 / 5:00 am
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The Dad Vibe
by Jeff Hay
The Dad Vibe Jeff dedicates his life's work to improving the well-being of children by increasing the proportion of children growing up with involved, responsible, and committed fathers.

Latest Columns

I know why you two fight: Part 2  Nov 21, 2014 / 5:00 amI know why you two fight  Nov 7, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Navigating Your Wealth
by Jeff Stathopulos
Navigating Your Wealth After two decades in the financial services industry, Jeff's experience as an advisor and branch manager define his approach to providing customized financial planning, estate planning, and managed income solutions.

Latest Columns

Retirement: Health Issues  Nov 20, 2014 / 5:00 amNew Income-splitting measures announced  Nov 13, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Step Into Your Power
by Tommi Hanley
Step Into Your Power Tommi Hanley owns an event company in Kelowna, Shop the Valley Destination Management and is the former lead instructor of the Event Promotions & Management program at the Centre for Arts and Technology. She launched her affiliate events company, purepower events with Kathy Reid in 2013.

Latest Columns

Good news or bad news?  Nov 20, 2014 / 5:00 amRelationship woes  Oct 2, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Dan in Ottawa
by Dan Albas
Dan in Ottawa Dan Albas has been a Penticton resident since 1981. Dan is honoured to serve the residents of Okanagan-Coquihalla as their Member of Parliament.

Latest Columns

Third Annual Accountability Report  Nov 20, 2014 / 5:00 amHonour and reflect  Nov 12, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Eat Well. Feel Well. Live Well.
by KyLee Fournier
Eat Well.  Feel Well.  Live Well. KyLee Fournier is a certified sports nutritional consultant, living in Kelowna, BC who helps clients across North America make better decisions regarding what they eat. Her specialty is plant-based nutrition.

Latest Columns

The pros of probiotics  Nov 19, 2014 / 5:00 amA healthy, glowing complexion  Oct 17, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Sales Meeting Minute
by John Glennon
Sales Meeting Minute John is an accomplished sales person and manager with over 17 years sales and sales management experience.

Latest Columns

Be quiet already!  Nov 19, 2014 / 5:00 amAre you dealing with difficult customers?  Oct 3, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Acu-Point
by Ryan Samuels
Acu-Point Ryan Samuels is a Registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Medical Herbalist (R.Ac, R.TCMP) at KLO Chiropractic Centre in Kelowna. He holds a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine diploma, and specializes in the treatment of digestive issues, neuropathy, acute & chronic pain, sports injuries, and migraines.

Latest Columns

Reasons to drink green tea  Nov 17, 2014 / 5:00 amHealthcare coverage for Acupuncture  Nov 3, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Old as dirt. Twice as gritty.
by Jo Slade
Old as dirt. Twice as gritty. Jo has been messing around with words for a long time. Sometimes she'll just say words instead of writing them, it saves on paper. The columns that will appear here are of a highly serious and scholarly nature, therefore it is advised that you keep a dictionary and ponderous thoughts nearby.

Latest Columns

Seasoned hello  Nov 17, 2014 / 5:00 amUntitled  Nov 3, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Youth & Family Dispatch
by Andrew Portwood
Youth & Family Dispatch Andrew Portwood is a certified Masters-level counselor in Kelowna with a heart for supporting and helping children, youth and young adults.

Latest Columns

Learning from sexting and hockey  Nov 17, 2014 / 5:00 amOur city needs mentors  Nov 3, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Random Rants
by Janyce Resh
Random Rants Janyce Resh is a working mother of eight children, four being of the furry variety. She and her family have called the Okanagan home for the past seven years. She firmly believes that if you haven't found the funny in life, you're probably not the one looking through her window.

Latest Columns

Failure to focus: my ADD brain  Nov 15, 2014 / 6:00 amLive and learn  Nov 1, 2014 / 5:00 am
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MP Report
by Ron Cannan
MP Report The Honourable Ron Cannan was first elected as Member of Parliament for Kelowna-Lake Country in January, 2006. He was subsequently elected in the 2008 and 2011 federal elections. He is a member of the Conservative Caucus. On September 13th, 2012 Ron was summoned to be a member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and will provide advice to the Government as a member of the Priorities and Planning Sub-Committee on Government Administration.

Latest Columns

Assistance for Veterans & CAF personnel  Nov 15, 2014 / 5:00 amBuy a poppy & support our veterans  Nov 1, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Fashion Frakas
by Colleen Becker
Fashion Frakas Colleen Becker is the owner/operator of FRAKAS, Shops for Women Inc. Frakas, has three locations, one of which is in the Mission in Kelowna.

Latest Columns

Plaid crazy  Nov 14, 2014 / 5:00 amTattoo jewelry obsession!  Sep 24, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Economics Made Easy
by Derrick Nicholson
Economics Made Easy Derrick Nicholson is a Currency Strategist. He has been in the industry for the past 20 years. He specializes in mitigating currency risk for companies doing business outside of Canada.

Latest Columns

Got currency broker?  Nov 14, 2014 / 5:00 amA wolf in sheep's clothing  Oct 31, 2014 / 6:00 am
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The Accidental Journey
by Mark Jennings-Bates
The Accidental Journey For the past twenty years Mark has been involved in real estate development and consulting and is currently a REALTOR with Realty Executives in Kelowna. His column, brings a unique perspective on what may be important to us in the future as we come to grips with fast paced change in a world that few people barely recognize.

Latest Columns

The magic of thinking big  Nov 14, 2014 / 5:00 amLest We Forget  Nov 7, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Bonnie on Stage
by Bonnie Gratz
Bonnie on Stage Bonnie Gratz is an actor, director and playwright who is the Artistic Director of Kelowna's New Vintage Theatre. She is a member of the Playwright's Guild of Canada and The Literary and Dramaturges of North America.

Latest Columns

Coronation Street comes to Kelowna  Nov 13, 2014 / 6:00 amTricks and treats  Oct 16, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Investment Real Estate
by AJ Hazzi
Investment Real Estate AJ is the owner of Kelowna's downtown boutique firm, Vantage West Realty. The firm prides itself in breaking the mold when it comes to how they practice real estate. Taking a consultants approach rather than the tired, old-fashioned sales approach of selling kitchens and baths, they pride themselves in having a level of expertise not found in a class room.

Latest Columns

Apartment buildings: absolute gold mine  Nov 10, 2014 / 5:00 amBecome a millionaire in 7 years...this time  Aug 15, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Luxury Homes
by Lora Proskiw
Luxury Homes Lora Proskiw Licensed Realtor®, Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty Marketing Coordinator for Jane Hoffman Group www.janehoffman.com 250-860-7500

Latest Columns

Unsurpassed day & night views  Nov 7, 2014 / 6:00 amWaterfront inspired architecture  Oct 17, 2014 / 6:24 am
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On the Job
by Pushor Mitchell's Employment Group
On the Job Pushor Mitchell's Employment Group assists clients in meeting the challenges of today's workplace, including: hiring, firing, management, discipline, contracts, human rights, employment standards, privacy and many other related issues. In their column, the authors' provide practical and interesting information on employment law topics for both employers and employees.

Latest Columns

Are interns employees?  Nov 6, 2014 / 5:00 amWorkplace drug and alcohol concerns  Oct 23, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Back to Basics
by Marc Nimchuk
Back to Basics Dr. Nimchuk is a chiropractor practicing at KLO Chiropractic Centre in Kelowna. He is also a full body Active Release Techniques provider and fitness consultant. As part of his ongoing commitment to health and fitness, Dr. Nimchuk is a clinic instructor for marathon and 1/2 marathon clinics at the Kelowna Running Room and is also the Okanagan evaluator for the RCMP Physical Abilities Requirement Evaluation (PARE test).

Latest Columns

Ability to squat and lifespan  Nov 6, 2014 / 5:00 amIs the 'W' sit bad for kids?  Oct 9, 2014 / 5:00 am
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LEXspeak
by Corey Lencovic
LEXspeak Corey Lencovic is a lawyer at Einfeld Law, a highly knowledgeable and experienced personal injury law firm. In his column, Corey comments on interesting law facts and provides informative articles and the occasional bad lawyer joke.

Latest Columns

Rooster tails and snowy trails  Nov 5, 2014 / 5:00 amIf this goes on...  Oct 2, 2014 / 5:00 am
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A Life Bipolar
by Keri-Lynn Oelrich
A Life Bipolar Keri-Lynn is a married mother of four children and two "step-men" and has been in the print industry for 20 years. She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder 11 years ago and has a keen interest in sharing her wellness strategies with others.

Latest Columns

Staying safe  Nov 5, 2014 / 5:00 amEating disorders  Oct 3, 2014 / 6:00 am
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Change Starts Here
by United Way
Change Starts Here The mission of United Way is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. The mission of United Way is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action.

Latest Columns

Support for seniors  Nov 2, 2014 / 5:00 amThe engagement equation  Oct 1, 2014 / 5:00 am
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What's Up
by Castanet Staff
What's Up

Latest Columns

Castanet celebrates 14 years  Nov 1, 2014 / 8:20 amDrone: clearing the air  Jul 16, 2014 / 10:46 am
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Physio Matters
by Kristi Scott
Physio Matters Kristi is a Registered Physiotherapist at Guisachan Physiotherapy. Kristi brings an energetic, exercise based approach to her practice. She focuses on client centered care, education, exercise prescription, and manual therapy techniques.

Latest Columns

Management of Gout  Oct 29, 2014 / 5:00 amMuscle contusion injuries  Sep 28, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Feel Good
by Tara Panrucker
Feel Good Tara is a published poet and children's e-book author. Her column is about positive living and coping skills for a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

Latest Columns

Visualize and it will come  Oct 28, 2014 / 5:00 amSelf healing  Sep 28, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Cartoons by Marzio
by Marzio Manderioli
Cartoons by Marzio Marzio is a freelance artist who has made Kelowna his home since 1966. His work ranges from book illustration and editorial cartooning to drawing live caricatures at festivals. Marzio is delighted to collaborate with Castanet.net and share his cartoons with you.

Latest Columns

WestJet lands in Penticton  Oct 26, 2014 / 6:00 amTourists love Penticton  Oct 22, 2014 / 6:50 am
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Eyes on Eye Care
by Dr. Sunil Parekh
Eyes on Eye Care Dr. Sunil Parekh is originally from Kamloops, B.C. He attended Optometry School in London, England. During his time there he gained experience from Moorfields Eye Hospital and Queen Alexandria Hospital.

Latest Columns

Lutein and Zeaxanthin: vision benefits  Oct 19, 2014 / 5:00 amAlzheimer's and eyecare  Jul 23, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Dr. Oz's Vet Advice
by Dr. Moshe Oz
Dr. Oz's Vet Advice Dr. Moshe Oz owns Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital, a small animal veterinary practice in West Kelowna. Dr. Oz has deep love and affection for animals.

Latest Columns

Demodex Mite  Oct 17, 2014 / 5:00 amFeline Hyperthyroidism  Sep 6, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Attraction in Action
by Karen Luniw
Attraction in Action Karen Luniw burst onto the scene with the advent of podcasting in 2006. Her podcast has been in the Top 10 in Self-Help on iTunes since and has accumulated a whopping 20 million + downloads in that time. Through her podcast, coaching and online programs, Karen advises Business Owners, Managers and Executives how to attract crazy-amazing opportunities more easily than they ever imagined so they can be living life exactly how they want.

Latest Columns

Thankfulness = More  Oct 12, 2014 / 5:00 amTwo Minute Tidbit: Get unstuck  Sep 21, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Let's Talk Fishn'
by Danny Coyne
Let's Talk Fishn' Danny Coyne is the co-founder of BCFishn.com; a local fishing website dedicated to promoting the sport of angling with conservation in mind.

Latest Columns

Fall fishing: Lyman Lures  Sep 30, 2014 / 5:00 amOsoyoos Lake Sockeye fishing  Jul 25, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Emotional Rescue
by Annie Hopper
Emotional Rescue Annie Hopper is a Limbic System Rehabilitation Specialist who works primarily with those who suffer from acquired brain injuries associated with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Chemical Sensitivities and Anxiety disorders.

Latest Columns

"Wired for Healing"  Sep 27, 2014 / 5:00 amMiracle of recovery  Jun 14, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Straight Talk on Teeth
by Dr. Mark Provencher
Straight Talk on Teeth Dr. Mark Provencher is a general dentist having graduated with distinction from the University of Alberta in 1997. He is active in numerous professional organizations and is a perpetual student that prefers a proactive, holistic, "why-based" approach to care.

Latest Columns

Teeth whitening  Sep 27, 2014 / 5:00 amSnoring is a health risk  Aug 30, 2014 / 5:00 am
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What's On
by Ryan Donn
What's On Ryan Donn (singer/songwriter, event producer, digital creative, connector)

Latest Columns

United Way: My Story  Sep 25, 2014 / 8:30 amTalented Kelowna Launches  Sep 18, 2014 / 3:30 pm
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INJURYwise
by Keri Grenier
INJURYwise Keri Grenier is a lawyer with Pushor Mitchell LLP. In her column Keri provides practical information about personal injury claims in a format that is simple and easy to understand.

Latest Columns

Is this a fair offer from ICBC?  Sep 21, 2014 / 5:00 amCost of an Injury Lawyer  Aug 20, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Law Matters
by Jeff Zilkowsky
Law Matters Jeff Zilkowsky is a lawyer practicing at MacLean Law in the Lower Mainland and in Kelowna, and focuses his practice on family law and litigation. In his column, Jeff provides information about current legal events or points of interest or concern relating to the law.

Latest Columns

Sex offenders and their children  Sep 17, 2014 / 5:00 amAfraid of a family member?  Jun 20, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
by Yoree Grozenok
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Yoree Grozenok owns and operates 1-800-GOT-JUNK? in Kelowna, part of world's largest junk removal company. Years of operating this great business gave him wealth of knowledge and experience in recycling.

Latest Columns

Why clutter matters  Sep 14, 2014 / 5:00 amHost an AWESOME yard sale!  Jun 24, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Content: Our format is 350-500 words. Web readers tell us that they like shorter copy than what they would see in the newspaper with lots of white space to make reading easier. We can also publish photos with columns, so if you have a suggestion, even in draft form, we can work it in. Links to external sources are also welcomed.

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