Achieving Justice Achieving Justice by Paul Hergott

Lawyer Paul Hergott is most drawn to, and passionate about, pursuing fair compensation for injured victims.
Volunteering as therapy  Aug 30, 2016
Adding insult to injury  Aug 23, 2016
ICBC rate increase  Aug 16, 2016
Behind the Wheel Behind the Wheel by Tim Schewe

A veteran columnist and traffic enforcement officer with the RCMP, Tim writes on all things traffic-related.
Cartoons by Marzio Cartoons by Marzio by Marzio Manderioli

Marzio is delighted to collaborate with Castanet to share his cartoons with you.
Peacekeeping  Aug 30, 2016
Dragon fire  Aug 24, 2016
Bussing shortfall  Aug 17, 2016
Scale My Life Scale My Life by Ryan Lancaster

Ryan Lancaster is a pretty average guy with some pretty big dreams.
Learning to fail  Aug 29, 2016
Life is better when shared  Aug 22, 2016
Do less, experience more  Aug 15, 2016
The Mortgage Gal The Mortgage Gal by Laurie Baird

A mortgage professional, Laurie Baird provides guidance for obtaining a mortgage, a new home, or planning a move.
Managing your credit  Aug 29, 2016
The stress of house buying  Aug 15, 2016
Don't sell, reno  Aug 1, 2016
Getting Along With Your Computer Getting Along With Your Computer by Cate Eales

The Technology Shaman helps make your online computing safe, accessible and fun.
Smart Upgrades, Part 2  Aug 29, 2016
Smart upgrades  Aug 22, 2016
Stop emailing your photos  Aug 15, 2016
Transitions Transitions by Ross Freake

Ross Freake is the columns editor at Castanet.
Just say yes  Aug 28, 2016
That same ol' BS  Aug 21, 2016
Heather's Horoscope Heather's Horoscope by Heather Zais

What's in your future? This is your horoscope stop, with psychic Heather Zais.
Horoscope: Aug. 28-Sept. 3  Aug 28, 2016
Horoscope: Aug. 21-27  Aug 21, 2016
Horoscope: Aug. 14-20  Aug 14, 2016
Writer's Bloc Writer's Bloc

Welcome to Writer’s Bloc, a column for guest writers to share their experiences with our readers.
Catching Alzheimer's early  Aug 27, 2016
Simply beachy  Aug 17, 2016
Fab space-saving ideas  Aug 7, 2016
Happy Gourmand Happy Gourmand by Kristin Peturson-Laprise

Happy Gourmand is about enjoying life and living in the moment, and sharing that joy to keep those good vibes going.
An appetite for life  Aug 27, 2016
A rainbow of vegetables  Aug 20, 2016
I scream, you scream....  Aug 13, 2016
Lavigne on the Scene Lavigne on the Scene by Kevin Lavigne

This column is meant to praise the successes of past events, inform you of new local businesses that are opening, celebrate successes of established businesses and to promote some fun upcoming events.
Kids changing the game  Aug 26, 2016
A man of influence  Aug 19, 2016
Chasing the bacon  Aug 12, 2016
It's All About . . . It's All About . . . by Mark Jennings-Bates

Mark writes about ways to improve on success in our lives, with ideas to help stay focused for growth and development.
How not to parent  Aug 26, 2016
Happy anniversary! Sorry!  Aug 19, 2016
Selling snake oil  Aug 12, 2016
Dan in Ottawa Dan in Ottawa by Dan Albas

Dan Albas, MP for Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola, keeps us posted on what's going on in Ottawa.
Kim's Flick Pics Kim's Flick Pics by Kim Rhindress

Movie night and you're not sure what movie to see? You're in luck, Kim is here to help with her spot on insightful movie reviews.
Grind My Gears Grind My Gears by Landon Bradshaw

Bringing out the points of views from cyclist, drivers, and pedestrians. How to play safe on the roads out there.
Cyclists' lives matter  Aug 25, 2016
Cyclists hogging the road  Aug 11, 2016
The winner Is - no one  Jul 21, 2016
The Shoebox The Shoebox by Darren Handschuh

Life gives Darren plenty of material for his column, and no one is safe from his musings – especially himself.
Cats rule the world  Aug 25, 2016
Spidey senses a-tingling  Aug 18, 2016
Bald is beautiful  Aug 11, 2016
The Blackboard Jungle The Blackboard Jungle by Richard Knight

Richard Knight is a retired teacher with a lot of stories to tell.
Saved by a kitten  Aug 24, 2016
Bad teacher  Aug 10, 2016
Singing like fainting angels  Jul 27, 2016
This is Life, Based on a True Story This is Life, Based on a True Story by Tanya Gunderson

Tanya is a single parent to two teens, a mini dachshund, and somehow a cat. They cohabitate mostly happily in West Kelowna, despite the transit system being so bad.
The toughest job  Aug 24, 2016
Kelowna's singles scene  Aug 10, 2016
Too scared to call for help  Jul 27, 2016
States of Mind States of Mind by Paul Latimer

Explore the fascinating mysteries and complexities of the mind, with Dr. Latimer.
Mystery of schizophrenia  Aug 24, 2016
Mania can be depressing  Aug 17, 2016
Addicted to exercise  Aug 10, 2016
Mortgage Matters Mortgage Matters by April Dunn

April Dunn has been assisting clients to purchase, refinance, or renew their mortgages for over 20 years.
You can mortgage your debt  Aug 20, 2016
Build your dream home  Jul 24, 2016
Mortgage don'ts  Jul 9, 2016
Possibility Possibility by Shelley Gilmore

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.
What do you care?  Aug 13, 2016
Hope - what's it to you?  May 14, 2016
A thief among us: The bully  Apr 10, 2016
Bonnie on Stage Bonnie on Stage by Bonnie Gratz

Bonnie Gratz is the Artistic Director of Kelowna's New Vintage Theatre, and offers us an exciting insider's view of local theatre.
Grease-y fun in the park  Aug 4, 2016
Putting heat into summer  Jul 14, 2016
A New York buzz  Jul 2, 2016
Investment Real Estate Investment Real Estate by AJ Hazzi

With a well-deserved reputation as a real estate renegade, AJ Hazzi has been shaking up the Kelowna real estate scene since 2002.
Sun, beaches and cash flow  Jul 26, 2016
5 trade secrets, free  Jun 15, 2016
Hot market mayhem -secret  Apr 14, 2016
Money Ramblings of a Financial Underdog Money Ramblings of a Financial Underdog by Stephen Sayapov

The financial underdog gives advice on building good personal finance habits to change your financial future for the better.
Green can save you green  Jul 24, 2016
Don't buy that house - yet  May 28, 2016
Financial OCD  May 1, 2016
Dr. Oz's Vet Advice Dr. Oz's Vet Advice by Dr. Moshe Oz

Dr. Oz of Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital provides expert advice and information about our pets.
Hot pets dangerous  Jul 20, 2016
Does my pet have cancer?  May 15, 2016
Tick-ing time bomb  Mar 28, 2016
About the House About the House by Hugh Cairns, RHI

If you're planning to do home improvements, stop here first. This column is here to guide you.
Beat the heat  Jul 18, 2016
Homebuyers unprotected  Jul 11, 2016
Down the hatch  May 9, 2016
MP Report MP Report by Stephen Fuhr

Stephen Fuhr proudly serves as your Member of Parliament for Kelowna-Lake Country.
More money for families  Jul 17, 2016
Canada Post review  May 12, 2016
Just Add Salt! Just Add Salt! by Lisa 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.
Watch for red flags  Jul 10, 2016
Pizzazz pointers  Jun 12, 2016
House, with pool  May 3, 2016
Trip Shot Trip Shot

Trip Shot is for you, travel photographer.
Family cycling is amazing!  May 22, 2016
Trippin' thru the Cariboo  May 11, 2016
Pinnacle Peak hike  May 8, 2016
Spirited Endeavours Spirited Endeavours

Welcome to Spirited Endeavours - come on in, pull up a chair, grab a glass, stay awhile.
Drink it. Bake it.  May 8, 2016
Dew on angel's nipples  Apr 30, 2016
I'm Earl. Drink me  Apr 23, 2016
It's Your Life It's Your Life by Jeff Stathopulos

Connecting your life and your money: the challenges and opportunities, the struggles, the windfalls and the black swans that change everything.
Trusted advice  May 5, 2016
The best laid plans  Apr 28, 2016
Will I have enough?  Apr 21, 2016
Old as dirt. Twice as gritty. Old as dirt. Twice as gritty. by Jo Slade

The columns that appear here are of a highly serious nature. Keep a dictionary and ponderous thoughts nearby.
Sex in a Smart car  May 2, 2016
Missing boat  Apr 19, 2016
The art of kitsch  Apr 6, 2016
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! by Yoree Grozenok

Yoree Grozenok has a wealth of knowledge and experience in recycling, which he shares with readers.
Protect your identity  Apr 20, 2016
Don't bogart that junk  Mar 22, 2016
Weird junk  Feb 21, 2016
INJURYwise INJURYwise by Keri Grenier

Keri Grenier provides practical information about personal injury claims in a format that is simple and easy to understand.
Expert medical evidence  Apr 18, 2016
Want to be a lawyer?  Mar 21, 2016
ICBC anti-fraud campaign  Feb 14, 2016
Chasing Joy Chasing Joy by Joy McGinnis

Joy McGinnis is chasing life, and invites readers to join the chase in Chasing Joy.
Her biggest fan  Apr 14, 2016
Be aware - not afraid  Apr 6, 2016
From bad comes good  Mar 30, 2016
The Dad Vibe The Dad Vibe by Jeff Hay

Jeff Hay is a Kelowna-based writer, motivational speaker, parenting coach, and father of four.
Brink of divorce? Wait.  Feb 7, 2016
My genetically average kids  Jan 8, 2016
"Santa's dead??"  Dec 25, 2015
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