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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.

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In Review  Aug 29, 2014 / 7:00 pmShorts & Sides  Aug 25, 2014 / 7:00 pm
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Luxury Homes
by Lora Proskiw
Luxury Homes Lora Proskiw Licensed Realtor, Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty Marketing Coordinator for Coldwell Banker Jane Hoffman Group www.janehoffman.com 250-860-7500

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Welcome to Hawk`s View!  Aug 29, 2014 / 6:00 amMesmerizing Lake & City Views  Aug 22, 2014 / 7:00 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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At the Core: Lessons in pricing from Apple  Aug 29, 2014 / 5:00 amManaging a business in 40 hours a week  Aug 15, 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.

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New Real Estate Brokerage in town  Aug 29, 2014 / 5:00 amWhat is a journey without a destination?  Aug 22, 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

100 Women Who Care  Aug 28, 2014 / 12:00 pmWest Kelowna Music Festival  Aug 20, 2014 / 9:00 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.

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You are loved, you are love  Aug 28, 2014 / 5:00 amGo within or go without  Jul 17, 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.

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I quit! Or did I?  Aug 28, 2014 / 5:00 amWhat is Constructive Dismissal?  Jul 17, 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.

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Neighbours make a difference  Aug 28, 2014 / 5:00 amOpportunity exists in our own backyard  Aug 21, 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 form Calgary, lead one of the most successful and dynamic real estate teams in the North Okanagan.

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Top home staging tips: Part 2  Aug 27, 2014 / 5:00 amTop home staging tips: Part 1  Jul 27, 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.

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The magic of MACY'S  Aug 27, 2014 / 5:00 amTrade shows help you grow  Jul 30, 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.

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The 'Oz' experience in the Okanagan  Aug 27, 2014 / 5:00 amMelbourne: City of lights & festivals  Aug 20, 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.

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Seatbelts save lives  Aug 26, 2014 / 5:00 amPlaying with fire  Aug 19, 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.

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Movie adaptation better than the book?  Aug 26, 2014 / 5:00 amGuardians is worth the hype  Aug 12, 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.

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Debt pushers are not your friends!  Aug 26, 2014 / 5:00 amAchieving financial Zen  Aug 19, 2014 / 5:00 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

How to help confused parents  Aug 26, 2014 / 5:00 amHow to save face with your kids  Jul 29, 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

He walks on water  Aug 25, 2014 / 5:00 amShop-nots  Aug 11, 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

How to recover from self-inflicted problems  Aug 25, 2014 / 5:00 amQuick tips  Aug 18, 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

Can you be responsible, for once?  Aug 25, 2014 / 5:00 amDon't treat anger with band-aids  Aug 11, 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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Kelowna Housing winners and losers  Aug 25, 2014 / 5:00 amPeople talking about real estate again  Aug 11, 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: August 24 -30  Aug 24, 2014 / 5:00 amHoroscope: August 17 - 23  Aug 17, 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

Group disability insurance gaps  Aug 24, 2014 / 5:00 amSaving for your first home  Aug 17, 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.

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How much mortgage should you carry?  Aug 23, 2014 / 5:00 amVERICO: a decade later...  Aug 9, 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.

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Do roundabouts make you dizzy?  Aug 23, 2014 / 5:00 amPost crash seatbelt investigation  Aug 16, 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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Call a medic, I've woken but I can't get up  Aug 23, 2014 / 5:00 amLife is short...my blood pressure is what?  Aug 9, 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.

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You're safe if you avoid eye contact  Aug 22, 2014 / 5:00 amDog days of summer  Aug 1, 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.

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Hit and run? Protect yourself  Aug 22, 2014 / 5:00 amStrata Councils as "the Bad Guy"  Jul 24, 2014 / 6:00 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.

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Feisty, fiery Kendra Hesketh  Aug 21, 2014 / 5:00 amLive Soap Opera comes To Kelowna  Jul 24, 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.

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Joint accounts: what you need to know!  Aug 21, 2014 / 5:00 amThe emperor's new clothes  Aug 14, 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.

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Cost of an Injury Lawyer  Aug 20, 2014 / 5:00 amWhy I practice Personal Injury Law  Apr 3, 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.

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Is your business on a hamster wheel?  Aug 19, 2014 / 5:00 amBusiness systems that work!  Jul 23, 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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From the back of a horse  Aug 18, 2014 / 5:00 amJoys of cherry season  Jul 21, 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: Hot water tank failure  Aug 18, 2014 / 5:00 amHugh Cairns: Carpenter ant damage  Jul 28, 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.

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Shop 'til you drop!  Aug 17, 2014 / 5:00 amHaida Gwaii  Jul 20, 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.

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Leveraging people power  Aug 17, 2014 / 5:00 amPutting donations to work  Jun 1, 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.

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Four things that can go wrong  Aug 16, 2014 / 5:00 amGood debt versus bad debt  Aug 2, 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.

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Veterans never far from our minds  Aug 16, 2014 / 5:00 amStable, predictable infrastructure funding  Aug 2, 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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Etiquette - it's not about being a jerk  Aug 16, 2014 / 5:00 amStop and smell the flowers  Aug 2, 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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Talk to your kids for 7 Minutes?  Aug 15, 2014 / 5:00 amA stranger touched my child...  Jul 25, 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.

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Stylish & preppy looks for fall  Aug 15, 2014 / 5:00 amShading your eyes this summer  Jul 4, 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

Become a millionaire in 7 years...this time  Aug 15, 2014 / 5:00 amCash flow or flipper?  Jul 15, 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

Helicopter too close for comfort  Aug 13, 2014 / 7:53 amGoing nude  Aug 10, 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.

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Higher death rate in mentally ill  Aug 13, 2014 / 5:00 amExercise is good for your brain  Aug 6, 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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Natural treatments for weight loss  Aug 12, 2014 / 5:00 amSupplementation for weight loss  Aug 5, 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.

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Oh poop!  Aug 11, 2014 / 5:00 amAcupuncture: how does it work?  Jul 28, 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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When Bipolar rules your life  Aug 8, 2014 / 5:00 amThe seagull on the iceberg  Jul 25, 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.

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The rewards of listening  Aug 1, 2014 / 5:00 amBuyer motivation  Jul 1, 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.

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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 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

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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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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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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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

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

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

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