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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

Licence To Thrill – Business 007 Style  Apr 16, 2014 / 5:00 amPlaying it safe in business  Apr 9, 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...  Apr 16, 2014 / 5:00 amDear Dawn...  Apr 9, 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

Placebo  Apr 16, 2014 / 5:00 amObesity gene affects brain function  Apr 2, 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

Choosing the right River Cruise: Part 3  Apr 16, 2014 / 5:00 amChoosing a River Cruise: Part 2  Apr 9, 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

Valuation fears grip markets  Apr 16, 2014 / 5:00 amUS Fed assures on interest rates  Apr 9, 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

Alpha Lipoic for Diabetic Neuropathy  Apr 15, 2014 / 6:00 amFood combining  Apr 8, 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

ICBC claim not an insurance claim  Apr 15, 2014 / 5:00 am130 killed in car crash  Apr 8, 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

My 13,940% risk-free investment  Apr 15, 2014 / 5:00 amFinancial lessons I learned in my 20s  Apr 8, 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

Watch your language!  Apr 15, 2014 / 5:00 amHow NOT to give a cat a pill  Mar 27, 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

"Marvel-ous" action movie: Captain America  Apr 15, 2014 / 5:00 amNoah and the flood of controversy  Apr 1, 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

Choosing the right rice  Apr 14, 2014 / 5:00 amChia fuels your inner warrior  Mar 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

What’s on your mind?  Apr 14, 2014 / 5:00 amSay goodbye to Windows XP  Apr 7, 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.

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Golf golf golf!  Apr 14, 2014 / 5:00 amReflections on tourism  Mar 31, 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: At the altar  Apr 14, 2014 / 5:00 amHugh Cairns: Pool openings  Apr 7, 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

Balance in Kelowna housing market  Apr 14, 2014 / 5:00 amFirst quarter housing results  Apr 7, 2014 / 6:00 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: April 13 - 19  Apr 13, 2014 / 5:00 amHoroscope: April 6 - 12  Apr 6, 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

Don't be the April (tax) Fool  Apr 13, 2014 / 5:00 amThe best uses for your tax refund  Apr 6, 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

Travel insurance...yay or nay?  Apr 13, 2014 / 5:00 amThe Belles of BC  Mar 30, 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

Politics, religion & dinner - oh my!  Apr 12, 2014 / 5:00 amWhat is the value of good food?  Mar 29, 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

ICBC introduces revised Class 5 Re-Exam  Apr 12, 2014 / 5:00 amPeople you won't share the road with  Apr 5, 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

Rent-to-own Real Estate  Apr 12, 2014 / 5:00 amThe monster in your mortgage  Mar 29, 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

You can still win...even if you don't play  Apr 12, 2014 / 5:00 amI don't want to catch a break  Apr 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

Spring's Abloomin' pt. 2  Apr 11, 2014 / 7:00 pmSilent Voices getting louder  Apr 4, 2014 / 7:00 pm
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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.

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New medical treatments changing lives!  Apr 11, 2014 / 6:00 amRegenerative and preventative therapies  Mar 27, 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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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".

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Quick and nimble  Apr 11, 2014 / 5:00 amYour business cannot get financing  Mar 28, 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

Keeping a clear focus on the future  Apr 11, 2014 / 5:00 amRepetition can cure fear  Apr 4, 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: Spring Trout Fishery  Apr 11, 2014 / 5:00 amEarly spring open water fishing  Mar 28, 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.

Latest Columns

Panoramic, uninterrupted lake views  Apr 11, 2014 / 4:00 amStunning lake views  Apr 4, 2014 / 6:00 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

Father and Son duo  Apr 10, 2014 / 8:30 amWhat's On? Netflix Canada  Apr 3, 2014 / 8:30 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 form Calgary, lead one of the most successful and dynamic real estate teams in the North Okanagan.

Latest Columns

How to buy a foreclosure: Part 1  Apr 10, 2014 / 5:00 amOkanagan lakefront is a good investment  Mar 5, 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

Osgood-Schlatter disease of the knee  Apr 10, 2014 / 5:00 amWarm-up exercises for golfers  Mar 27, 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

Cheeky note gets employee fired!  Apr 10, 2014 / 5:00 amTop 5 employer pitfalls  Mar 27, 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

Foreign worker issues making headlines  Apr 8, 2014 / 5:00 amThe end of the SIN card?  Apr 2, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Acu-Point
by Ryan Samuels
Acu-Point Ryan Samuels is a Registered Acupuncturist at KLO Chiropractic Centre in Kelowna. He holds a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine diploma, and has a practice focused on the treatment of neuropathy, acute & chronic pain, sports injuries, and digestive complaints.

Latest Columns

Overcoming indigestion with acupuncture  Apr 7, 2014 / 5:00 amEight facts about acupuncture  Mar 10, 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

3 important reasons to be needed  Apr 7, 2014 / 5:00 amDoes marijuana lead to good health?  Mar 24, 2014 / 5:00 am
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You Gotta Try This
by Lisa Redl and Mark Jennings-Bates
You Gotta Try This Lisa Redl and Matt Jennings-Bates recently teamed up to combine their marketing and technology knowledge and create a digital TV show - You Gotta Try This. "I didn't think that the environment existed for a fun, light hearted look at tourism in the Okanagan so, together with Lisa, I decided to put a TV show together highlighting the beautiful area we live in and voila!"

Latest Columns

Pharrell is happy about Kelowna!  Apr 6, 2014 / 5:00 amAllie Henderson and Bruce Cook  Mar 23, 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

Why test your indoor air quality?  Apr 5, 2014 / 5:00 amCMHC to increase insurance premiums  Mar 22, 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

The Canadian health transfer  Apr 5, 2014 / 5:00 amUpdate: Kelowna to Vernon Rail Line  Mar 22, 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

Flood insurance: you're not covered!  Apr 4, 2014 / 5:00 amEnvironmental Impairment Liability  Feb 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.

Latest Columns

R we teaching our children 2 B dumb?  Apr 4, 2014 / 5:00 amYou better than your Dad?  Mar 14, 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

Who's your daddy?  Apr 3, 2014 / 5:00 amPoor communications  Mar 7, 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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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

The Divine Ms. Lavender  Apr 3, 2014 / 5:00 amUp, Up and Away!  Mar 20, 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

Reader's fitness question answered  Apr 3, 2014 / 5:00 amWho have you inspired today?  Mar 20, 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

Roll to better golf  Apr 3, 2014 / 5:00 amWhat is your passion?  Mar 20, 2014 / 5:00 am
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What's Up
by Castanet Staff
What's Up

Latest Columns

Happy Birthday!  Apr 2, 2014 / 6:00 amWelcome Kamloops  Jan 9, 2014 / 3:12 pm
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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

Farmer's Market on the move  Apr 2, 2014 / 5:00 amSreetsweeper lights up  Mar 30, 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

Tick borne diseases  Mar 28, 2014 / 5:00 amUnderstanding Feline Flu  Feb 19, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Navigating the Legal Landscape
by David Brown
Navigating the Legal Landscape David M. Brown is a lawyer with Doak Shirreff LLP and practices primarily in the areas of employment and immigration law. He has appeared before Provincial, Superior and Appeal Courts, as well as before Human Rights Tribunals, Labour and Employment Boards and Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunals.

Latest Columns

Immigration through family sponsorship  Mar 28, 2014 / 5:00 amDid she just quit?  Mar 14, 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

Child Support: A must read for parents  Mar 26, 2014 / 5:00 amDivorce? Get out of my house!  Feb 24, 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

Key areas for business satisfaction  Mar 25, 2014 / 5:00 amName your chaos  Feb 25, 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.

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Clean together as a family  Mar 23, 2014 / 5:00 amCreative ways of reusing old electronics!  Feb 21, 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

Pain after treatment  Mar 22, 2014 / 5:00 amOral systemic link  Mar 8, 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

Valuables  Mar 21, 2014 / 5:00 amLove and fear  Jan 28, 2014 / 5:00 am
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A Life Bipolar
by Keri-Lynn Oelrich
A Life Bipolar Keri-Lynn is a 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 keen interest in sharing her wellness strategies with others.

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A mental signature  Mar 21, 2014 / 5:00 amStigma  Mar 7, 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

Canada should mind its own beeswax  Mar 21, 2014 / 5:00 amGovernment: the most organized crime  Feb 21, 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

5 Deadly mistakes house flippers make  Mar 21, 2014 / 5:00 am2013 review: What worked...what didn't  Feb 2, 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

Coming up daisies  Mar 18, 2014 / 5:00 amAn unfashionable disaster  Feb 15, 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

Can the brain really do that?  Mar 7, 2014 / 5:00 amLove conquers all  Jan 19, 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

Success through connection  Mar 6, 2014 / 5:00 amParent conference filling a need  Feb 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.

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Where are the clowns?  Feb 24, 2014 / 5:00 amGoPro Jo  Feb 10, 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

Achieve your resolutions  Feb 20, 2014 / 5:00 amAre you ready?  Jan 16, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Lovestruck
by Adrienne Klettke
Lovestruck Adrienne has had the pleasure of producing special events in the Okanagan with brides, grooms and businesses since 2004.

Latest Columns

Getting organized for your day!  Feb 20, 2014 / 5:00 amStaycation or honeymoon?  Dec 5, 2013 / 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

Exotic health for your eyes  Feb 17, 2014 / 6:00 amPresbyopia: a blurred near world  Jan 18, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Falling Forward
by Jason McCarty
Falling Forward Jason is a counsellor and life coach in private practice. He believes strongly in helping clients to remove the obstacles that get in their way so they may embrace and accept who they are, utilizing their own resources. Whether you want to work on personal growth, life transitions, or just feeling stuck, Jason will help you get to where you want to go.

Latest Columns

Stop coping and start thriving!  Feb 14, 2014 / 5:00 amFinding substance  Jan 10, 2014 / 5:00 am
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Real Estate and Going Green
by Paige Guernsey
Real Estate and Going Green Paige, a realtor with Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty in Kelowna, is a member of Cascadia Green Building Council, an internationally connected group of people dedicated to the global vision for true sustainability.

Latest Columns

Pushing the boundaries  Feb 11, 2014 / 5:00 amTriple certification for Green home  Dec 1, 2013 / 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

Be the energy you need to be  Feb 9, 2014 / 5:00 am2014 Top 10 Law of Attraction tips  Jan 12, 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

Combating high winter utility costs  Feb 1, 2014 / 5:00 amWhat is an Energy Efficiency Evaluation?  Nov 30, 2013 / 5:00 am
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Tech Soup
by Contributed
Tech Soup Tech Soup

Latest Columns

Listen to what your dog is thinking  Jan 28, 2014 / 10:34 amChipolo: Never lose your keys again  Jan 16, 2014 / 8:23 am
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Finding Kelowna
by Giovanni Vidotto
Finding Kelowna Giovanni is a poet, columnist, interviewer and photographer. Finding Kelowna, as he explains it in his website of the same name, is a focus on the ordinary events, people and things that often go unnoticed. Its purpose is to reveal the startling brilliance of everyday life which may be beautiful, tragic or bizarre.

Latest Columns

Casting coins  Jan 7, 2014 / 5:00 amPeople of the Cart  Nov 26, 2013 / 5:00 am
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Moving in the Right Direction
by Lori Rockl
Moving in the Right Direction Moving in the Right Direction by Lori Rockl Lori Rockl explores the mind-body connection and has found that Pilates and yoga are excellent tools for healthy living.

Latest Columns

Movement is attractive  Jan 2, 2014 / 5:00 amMovement & Meditation for the holidays  Dec 6, 2013 / 5:00 am
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Speak Up
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Latest Columns

Speak up about BC's liquor laws  Oct 25, 2013 / 1:09 pmNew hockey jerseys - Speak Up!  Oct 8, 2013 / 3:51 pm
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We have two types of columnists:

1. Periodic columnists appear on our guest columnist page.

2. Regular weekly columnists get their own page and top of page masthead graphic similar to the Thomson Report page. On that page we'll show the last four articles (similar to a blog) with links to the previous four articles before that. All previous columns are searchable in our news archive. We'll also print a short bio on your page. Techies can also access your page via RSS news feeds. Whenever a new column appears, your picture and a link to the column appear on our main page, as well as our sub section pages such as Entertainment, Business, or sports if it is related to that topic.

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.

Remuneration: The newness and economics of online media currently does not allow us to monetarily compensate our columnists. We can promise that your article will be read and that by your association with Castanet, your columnist page will be ranked higher in the search engines so that your name and effort can be resourced by others for years to come.

For columnist inquiries, please e-mail: [email protected]

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