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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 form Calgary, lead one of the most successful and dynamic real estate teams in the North Okanagan.

Latest Columns

Top home staging tips: Part 1  Jul 27, 2014 / 5:00 amMoving up?  Jun 25, 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

Summer haven is not a tax haven  Jul 27, 2014 / 5:00 amRESPs - more than tuition  Jul 20, 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: July 27 - August 2  Jul 27, 2014 / 5:00 amHoroscope: July 20 - 26  Jul 20, 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

Happiness is an inside job  Jul 27, 2014 / 5:00 amLet the rhythm move you  May 26, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Attraction in Action
by Karen Luniw
Attraction in Action Mindset & Attraction Expert, Karen Luniw is the creator of the very popular iTunes podcast "The Law of Attraction Tips". This podcast has been downloaded over 13 million times by people all over the world.

Latest Columns

I'm back baby!  Jul 27, 2014 / 5:00 amBe the energy you need to be  Feb 9, 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

Take charge of your debt  Jul 26, 2014 / 5:00 amMortgage payment difficulties  Jul 12, 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

Gum recession & bone loss  Jul 26, 2014 / 5:00 amThe use of co-discovery  Apr 19, 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

Don't let this become your default setting  Jul 26, 2014 / 5:00 amI can rationalize that behaviour  Jul 19, 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.

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A very unhappy birthday to me  Jul 26, 2014 / 5:00 amThe day my GPS tried to kill me  Jul 12, 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.

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Does there have to be an app for that?  Jul 26, 2014 / 5:00 amRock around the clock  Jul 19, 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.

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The seagull on the iceberg  Jul 25, 2014 / 5:00 amI wanna be a rock star!  Jun 27, 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

Osoyoos Lake Sockeye fishing  Jul 25, 2014 / 5:00 amFly fishing with spinning rod & gear  Jul 11, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Luxury Homes
by Lora Proskiw
Luxury Homes Lora Proskiw has been a licensed Realtor with Jane Hoffman Group for over 8 years. A Kelowna resident for nearly 3 decades, Lora has seen the city grow & change and enjoys introducing out-of-town buyers to all that Kelowna has to offer.

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An island oasis auction for a good cause  Jul 25, 2014 / 5:00 amExceptional lakeshore property  Jul 18, 2014 / 7:51 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.

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Show me the money  Jul 25, 2014 / 5:00 amPatriotism = Blind Faith  Jun 27, 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.

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A stranger touched my child...  Jul 25, 2014 / 5:00 amBottles, breasts and erections  Jul 11, 2014 / 5:00 am
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What's On
by Ryan Donn
What's On Ryan Donn, singer/songwriter who started his career around the same time that cassette tapes were losing out to CD sales. He produces events such as Global Music Fest, www.talentedkids.ca, and Music in the Park (West Kelowna).

Latest Columns

Tale of Two Festivals  Jul 24, 2014 / 8:30 amGet Inked in Kelowna  Jul 17, 2014 / 8:30 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

Strata Councils as "the Bad Guy"  Jul 24, 2014 / 6:00 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

Do you embrace your body type?  Jul 24, 2014 / 5:00 amFitness question answered  Jun 26, 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

Connecting with Canadians  Jul 24, 2014 / 5:00 amWhat is the supremacy of Parliament?  Jul 17, 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

Geopolitical tensions rattle markets  Jul 24, 2014 / 5:00 amEuro debt woes re-emerge  Jul 17, 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

Live Soap Opera comes To Kelowna  Jul 24, 2014 / 5:00 amThe Boys Are Back In Town  Jul 10, 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

Executive time management  Jul 23, 2014 / 5:00 amSales floor bully  Jul 16, 2014 / 5:00 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

Alzheimer's and eyecare  Jul 23, 2014 / 5:00 amComputer Vision Syndrome  May 25, 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

Uncertain future of Malaysia Airlines  Jul 23, 2014 / 5:00 amPros and cons of all inclusives  Jul 16, 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

Business systems that work!  Jul 23, 2014 / 5:00 amWorking from home?  Jun 22, 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

Smashing records at YLW  Jul 23, 2014 / 5:00 amFirefighter tribute  Jul 21, 2014 / 8:23 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

What a disaster!  Jul 22, 2014 / 5:00 amI want a job!  Jul 9, 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

Penalize inattentive driving  Jul 22, 2014 / 5:00 amMoney talks  Jul 15, 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.

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Hormones and weight  Jul 22, 2014 / 5:00 amExercise and weight loss  Jul 15, 2014 / 5:00 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

Beat the heat  Jul 21, 2014 / 5:00 amCAPTCHAs and new tabs  Jul 14, 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

Joys of cherry season  Jul 21, 2014 / 5:00 amVineyard shows this summer  Jul 7, 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.

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Hugh Cairns: Carpenter ants  Jul 21, 2014 / 5:00 amHugh Cairns: Vegetation against house  Jul 14, 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."

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Closing on a sale during a forest fire  Jul 21, 2014 / 5:00 amA Realtor needs great knees!  Jul 14, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Travel Review
by Laura-Beth Konschuh
Travel Review Laura has been a successful Certified Travel Counsellor since February 1999. She has worked in both Corporate and Vacation travel departments and has extensive experience as an avid traveller.

Latest Columns

Haida Gwaii  Jul 20, 2014 / 5:00 amNewfoundland & Labrador  Jun 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

Credit & mortgages: a mystery?  Jul 19, 2014 / 5:00 amMortgage love for renovations  Jul 5, 2014 / 5:00 am
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MP Report
by Ron Cannan
MP Report 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. Ron successfully uses his experience and knowledge as a long-time Kelowna City Councillor and Regional Government representative to be an effective and enthusiastic champion for his riding and his constituents.

Latest Columns

Support for clean technology in BC  Jul 19, 2014 / 5:00 amHelping caregivers  Jul 5, 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

Bears Repeating  Jul 18, 2014 / 7:00 pmGet your Groove On  Jul 11, 2014 / 7:00 pm
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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

Arthritis in dogs  Jul 18, 2014 / 5:00 amTravelling with pets  Jun 23, 2014 / 5:00 am
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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

Labour shortage in BC  Jul 18, 2014 / 5:00 amHow to sell more - lots more  Jul 4, 2014 / 5:00 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

Learn to delegate effectively  Jul 18, 2014 / 5:00 amA reliance on technology  Jul 11, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Ad-Libbed
by Troy Berg
Ad-Libbed Troy Berg, a.k.a. Ad-libbed, writes, rants, muses, and occasionally extemporizes on his blog at ad-libbed.com. Somewhere along the way, someone made the mistake of confusing him for someone funny and it may have gone to his head.

Latest Columns

A fool and my parting money  Jul 18, 2014 / 5:00 amTime is NOT on my side  Jul 11, 2014 / 5:00 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

What is Constructive Dismissal?  Jul 17, 2014 / 5:00 amRecording employee phone calls  Jul 3, 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

Go within or go without  Jul 17, 2014 / 5:00 amThe significance Numerology in your life  Jul 3, 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

Strength & Conditioning Conference  Jul 17, 2014 / 5:00 amFixing your shoulder  Jun 26, 2014 / 5:00 am
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What's Up
by Castanet Staff
What's Up

Latest Columns

Drone: clearing the air  Jul 16, 2014 / 10:46 amHappy Birthday!  Apr 2, 2014 / 6:00 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

Workplace mental health in the spotlight  Jul 16, 2014 / 5:00 amDoes pill colour matter?  Jul 9, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Kris' Insurance Corner
by Kris Sotiros
Kris' Insurance Corner Kris Sotiros is a licensed Insurance Advisor with Sea To Ski Insurance Services located in the Okanagan. Kris believes in providing his clients with high levels of service and competitive pricing, while helping families and businesses minimize their financial exposure to life’s uncertainties.

Latest Columns

What is risk management?  Jul 16, 2014 / 5:00 amBusiness Interruption Insurance  Jun 15, 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

I hate cash and so should you!  Jul 15, 2014 / 5:00 amBudgeting myths need to be busted!  Jul 8, 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

Cash flow or flipper?  Jul 15, 2014 / 5:00 amThe power of 10  May 20, 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

The secret joyful families know  Jul 14, 2014 / 5:00 amIs Twitter worth banning at home?  Jun 30, 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

Lower back pain you were unaware of  Jul 14, 2014 / 5:00 amTreating IBS with Chinese Medicine  Jun 30, 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

Shopping is my cardio!  Jul 10, 2014 / 5:00 amCoachella Coachella!  May 1, 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

Baby, you're so hot  Jul 10, 2014 / 5:00 amThe day I shamed B.C.  Jun 30, 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

Dinosaur Robots and Doo-wop  Jul 8, 2014 / 5:00 amDragons, Aliens & Food Trucks  Jun 24, 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

Shading your eyes this summer  Jul 4, 2014 / 5:00 amEyewear: fashion forward!  May 27, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Physio Matters
by Kristi Scott
Physio Matters Kristi Scott is a Registered Physiotherapist at Guisachan Physiotherapy. She treats a variety of orthopedic conditions, including sports injuries, and is certified to practice acupuncture. Kristi volunteers as the physiotherapist for the Kelowna Chiefs Junior Hockey Club.

Latest Columns

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo  Jul 3, 2014 / 5:00 amCarpal tunnel syndrome  Jun 19, 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

Buyer motivation  Jul 1, 2014 / 5:00 amDon't burn your bridges  May 26, 2014 / 5:00 am
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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

I didn't know that!  Jun 26, 2014 / 5:00 amSmall business financing  Jun 12, 2014 / 5:00 am
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A New Day With Dawn
by Dawn McIntyre
A New Day With Dawn Dawn McIntyre is an award winning Certified Spiritual Advisor and Coach.

Latest Columns

Dear Dawn...  Jun 25, 2014 / 5:00 amDear Dawn...  Jun 18, 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

Host an AWESOME yard sale!  Jun 24, 2014 / 5:00 amStorage ideas for your next project  May 23, 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

With a cherry on top  Jun 20, 2014 / 5:00 amAsparagus and your gut  May 18, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Law Matters
by Jeff Zilkowsky
Law Matters Jeff Zilkowsky is a lawyer working in the Lower Mainland, practicing primarily in personal injury, civil litigation, debtor/creditor, criminal, and family law. In his column, Jeff provides information about current legal events or points of interest or concern relating to the law.

Latest Columns

Afraid of a family member?  Jun 20, 2014 / 5:00 amChild Support: A must read for parents  Mar 26, 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

Miracle of recovery  Jun 14, 2014 / 5:00 amCan the brain really do that?  Mar 7, 2014 / 5:00 am
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IT Outsourced
by Mark Smed, NPA
IT Outsourced Mark Smed is a consultant and network Technician for Northern Computer Inc. in Kelowna, and also sits on the board of directors for the Network Professional Association. He has clients in many cities in the Okanagan and lives with his family in Summerland.

Latest Columns

Full circle  Jun 6, 2014 / 5:00 amIs no UPS actually an oops?  May 4, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Think Globally Act Locally
by Scott Hilder
Think Globally Act Locally Scott is an energy conscious eco-ambassador passionate about making energy conscious decisions that affect our ecological footprint.

Latest Columns

How to reduce high electrical bills  Jun 3, 2014 / 5:00 amCombating high winter utility costs  Feb 1, 2014 / 5:00 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

Putting donations to work  Jun 1, 2014 / 5:00 amVolunteers are indispensable  Apr 20, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Your Dental Health
by Dr. Shane M. Gagner, DDS
Your Dental Health Dr. Shane Gagner owns Highlands Family Dentistry in Glenmore, and has been providing comprehensive family dental care in Kelowna since 2006.

Latest Columns

Don't let pain be your motivation  Apr 11, 2014 / 5:00 amBridge or implant?  Jan 27, 2014 / 5:00 am
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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

Why I practice Personal Injury Law  Apr 3, 2014 / 5:00 amDo I have an ICBC claim?  Feb 21, 2014 / 5:00 am
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