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It's All About . . . by Mark Jennings-Bates
It's All About . . . Mark writes about ways to improve on success in our lives, with ideas to help stay focused for growth and development.

Latest Columns

Addled auto-correct  Feb 5, 2016 / 8:00 pmAre you addicted?  Jan 29, 2016 / 1:01 pm
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The Shoebox by Darren Handschuh
The Shoebox Life gives Darren plenty of material for his column, and no one is safe from his musings – especially himself.

Latest Columns

Laundry & the man brain  Feb 5, 2016 / 4:44 pmNot for the faint-of-heart  Jan 29, 2016 / 10:37 am
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Dan in Ottawa by Dan Albas
Dan in Ottawa Dan Albas, MP for Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola, keeps us posted on what's going on in Ottawa.

Latest Columns

Energy a contentious issue  Feb 4, 2016 / 3:58 pmA national unity crisis?  Jan 28, 2016 / 12:25 pm
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Navigating Retirement by Jeff Stathopulos
Navigating Retirement Jeff Stathopulos is committed to changing the way people experience retirement.

Latest Columns

It's different for women  Feb 4, 2016 / 2:20 pmThere's more to the picture  Jan 28, 2016 / 5:06 pm
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What's On by Ryan Donn
What's On Ryan Donn keeps readers updated on community events and more in Kelowna.

Latest Columns

Rock those Flaming Hearts  Feb 4, 2016 / 12:11 pmRunning across Haiti  Jan 28, 2016 / 6:41 pm
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Chasing Joy by Joy McGinnis
Chasing Joy Joy McGinnis is chasing life, and invites readers to join the chase in Chasing Joy.

Latest Columns

Good morning Vietnam  Feb 3, 2016 / 11:04 amWhen wanderlust strikes  Jan 27, 2016 / 11:48 am
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States of Mind by Paul Latimer
States of Mind Explore the fascinating mysteries and complexities of the mind, with Dr. Latimer.

Latest Columns

Inheriting memory  Feb 3, 2016 / 11:03 amFeeling the rage  Jan 27, 2016 / 3:48 pm
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Cartoons by Marzio by Marzio Manderioli
Cartoons by Marzio Marzio is delighted to collaborate with Castanet.net to share his cartoons with you.

Latest Columns

Groundhog Day  Feb 3, 2016 / 10:47 amPlastic bags  Jan 31, 2016 / 6:00 am
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Writer's Bloc
Writer's Bloc Welcome to Writer’s Bloc, a column for guest writers to share their experiences with our readers.

Latest Columns

Extrapolating Trump  Feb 3, 2016 / 10:46 amFun without the kids: Guilty  Jan 27, 2016 / 11:47 am
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Achieving Justice by Paul Hergott
Achieving Justice Lawyer Paul Hergott is most drawn to, and passionate about, pursuing fair compensation for injured victims.

Latest Columns

100 Men vs 100 Women  Feb 2, 2016 / 2:11 pmLawyer's apology  Jan 26, 2016 / 6:00 am
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Behind the Wheel by Tim Schewe
Behind the Wheel A veteran columnist and traffic enforcement officer with the RCMP, Tim writes on all things traffic-related.

Latest Columns

It won't happen to me  Feb 2, 2016 / 12:59 pmDo you know the rules?  Jan 26, 2016 / 12:02 pm
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Getting Along With Your Computer by Cate Eales
Getting Along With Your Computer The Technology Shaman helps make your online computing safe, accessible and fun.

Latest Columns

Just stop it  Feb 1, 2016 / 5:00 pmLittle technical riddles  Jan 25, 2016 / 3:14 pm
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About the House - Hugh Cairns by Hugh Cairns, RHI
About the House - Hugh Cairns If you're planning to do home improvements, stop here first. This column is here to guide you.

Latest Columns

New home inspections  Feb 1, 2016 / 11:19 amYes, you have bugs  Jan 25, 2016 / 11:22 am
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The Mortgage Gal by Laurie Baird
The Mortgage Gal A mortgage professional, Laurie Baird provides guidance for obtaining a mortgage, a new home, or planning a move.

Latest Columns

Broker commissions  Feb 1, 2016 / 11:18 amDo new rules affect you?  Jan 11, 2016 / 6:00 am
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Heather's Horoscope by Heather Zais
Heather's Horoscope What's in your future? This is your horoscope stop, with psychic Heather Zais.

Latest Columns

Horoscope Jan 31-Feb 6  Jan 31, 2016 / 7:00 amHoroscope January 24-30  Jan 24, 2016 / 6:14 pm
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Happy Gourmand by Kristin Peturson-Laprise
Happy Gourmand Happy Gourmand is about enjoying life and living in the moment, and sharing that joy to keep those good vibes going.

Latest Columns

Groundhog Day looming  Jan 30, 2016 / 2:00 pmTime to reward ourselves  Jan 23, 2016 / 10:00 pm
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Investment Real Estate by AJ Hazzi
Investment Real Estate AJ Hazzi has a well-deserved reputation as a real estate renegade. Thinking outside the box, he finds solutions to even the most challenging transactions.

Latest Columns

Investors hot for Kelowna  Jan 30, 2016 / 7:45 am8 things you need to know  Nov 24, 2015 / 6:00 am
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Bonnie on Stage by Bonnie Gratz
Bonnie on Stage Bonnie Gratz is the Artistic Director of Kelowna's New Vintage Theatre, and offers us an exciting insider's view of local theatre.

Latest Columns

Harry Potter tonight  Jan 28, 2016 / 10:57 amGo Moulin Rouge!  Jan 15, 2016 / 9:17 am
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Old as dirt. Twice as gritty. by Jo Slade
Old as dirt. Twice as gritty. The columns that appear here are of a highly serious nature. Keep a dictionary and ponderous thoughts nearby.

Latest Columns

Must-read survival tips  Jan 26, 2016 / 7:45 amSnow shocks locals  Jan 12, 2016 / 12:16 pm
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Money Ramblings of a Financial Underdog by Stephen Sayapov
Money Ramblings of a Financial Underdog The financial underdog gives advice on building good personal finance habits to change your financial future for the better.

Latest Columns

Politicians? Who cares  Jan 24, 2016 / 6:12 pmList of 2016 predictions  Jan 2, 2016 / 9:10 am
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Mortgage Matters by April Dunn
Mortgage Matters April Dunn has been assisting clients to purchase, refinance, or renew their mortgages for over 20 years.

Latest Columns

Tax debt: Solutions  Jan 23, 2016 / 9:57 pmBe the banker  Jan 9, 2016 / 9:51 am
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Just Add Salt! by Lisa Salt
Just Add Salt! Lisa Salt, along with her husband Gord Fowler from Calgary, lead one of the most successful and dynamic real estate teams in the North Okanagan.

Latest Columns

DIY kitchen fixes  Jan 22, 2016 / 6:00 amHoliday housing market  Dec 8, 2015 / 6:00 am
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Luxury Homes by Melissa McAfee
Luxury Homes Jane Hoffman Group

Latest Columns

Private lakeshore retreat  Jan 21, 2016 / 11:32 amDramatic geometric form  Jan 7, 2016 / 5:00 am
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INJURYwise by Keri Grenier
INJURYwise Keri Grenier provides practical information about personal injury claims in a format that is simple and easy to understand.

Latest Columns

Should I sue?  Jan 18, 2016 / 12:22 pmConcussion  Dec 21, 2015 / 6:00 am
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Economics 101 by Derrick Nicholson
Economics 101 Derrick Nicholson gives readers the real scoop on the complexities of our economy.

Latest Columns

Low interest rates: Beware  Jan 15, 2016 / 6:00 amArtificially low interest rates  Dec 4, 2015 / 6:00 am
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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! by Yoree Grozenok
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Yoree Grozenok has a wealth of knowledge and experience in recycling, which he shares with readers.

Latest Columns

It's the story of your stuff  Jan 13, 2016 / 6:00 amCouch to go  Dec 14, 2015 / 6:00 am
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Dr. Oz's Vet Advice by Dr. Moshe Oz
Dr. Oz's Vet Advice Dr. Oz of Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital provides expert advice and information about our pets.

Latest Columns

Feline urinary tract disease  Jan 11, 2016 / 8:05 pmAntifreeze poisoning  Dec 14, 2015 / 6:00 am
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Possibility by Shelley Gilmore
Possibility As the Executive Director of United Way CSOS, Shelley Gilmore's goal is to ensure that social and health issues are addressed through collaborations, partnerships, and funding supports.

Latest Columns

What brings you to tears?  Jan 9, 2016 / 1:32 pmWhat's right with the world  Dec 12, 2015 / 1:34 pm
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The Dad Vibe by Jeff Hay
The Dad Vibe Jeff Hay is a Kelowna-based writer, motivational speaker, parenting coach, and father of four.

Latest Columns

My genetically average kids  Jan 8, 2016 / 6:00 am"Santa's dead??"  Dec 25, 2015 / 6:00 am
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Politically Incorrect by Derrick Nicholson
Politically Incorrect The intent of this column is not to criticize every action and decision of government, but rather to provide sober second thought.

Latest Columns

Supporting the troops  Nov 13, 2015 / 7:00 amLoving servitude  Oct 23, 2015 / 6:00 am
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Writer submissions

Are you a writer, looking for a home to showcase your work?

We occasionally have openings for new columnists.

Successful writers will show that they have a solid plan for a column, and demonstrate that they can generate fresh ideas weekly or bi-weekly. You will have good writing skills, the ability to meet deadlines, and a willingness to work with us on changes that we deem necessary.

If accepted, your submissions will be kept in the range of 500 to 800 words.

As a Castanet columnist, you will have your own columnist page with masthead, along with excellent exposure to your work in the Okanagan region, as well as further afield.

Our columns are weekly and bi-weekly. We also have a Guest Column for occasional submissions.

To query for information or to submit your idea, please e-mail [email protected]. If submitting an idea, please give a brief write-up of the idea along with a short sample of your writing (paste sample directly into the body of the email).
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