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Achieving Justice Achieving Justice by Paul Hergott

Lawyer Paul Hergott is most drawn to, and passionate about, pursuing fair compensation for injured victims.
The Mortgage Gal The Mortgage Gal by Laurie Baird

Mortgage professionals Laurie Baird and Tracy Head provide guidance for obtaining a mortgage, a new home, or planning a move.
Your mortgage team  Dec 11, 2017
What's on your wish list?  Nov 27, 2017
Borrowers frustrated  Nov 13, 2017
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.
How to buy a computer  Dec 11, 2017
More, more, more  Dec 4, 2017
Where did I put the, uh...?  Nov 27, 2017
The Happiness Connection The Happiness Connection by Reen Rose

Reen Rose shares strategies to help you find happiness.
Heather's Horoscope Heather's Horoscope by Heather Zais

What's in your future? This is your horoscope stop, with psychic Heather Zais.
Horoscope: Dec. 10-16  Dec 10, 2017
Horoscope: Dec. 3-9  Dec 3, 2017
Horoscope: Nov. 26-Dec. 2  Nov 26, 2017
Writer's Bloc Writer's Bloc

Welcome to Writer’s Bloc, a column for guest writers to share their experiences with our readers.
Seeing in a new light  Dec 9, 2017
The forests need your help  Nov 30, 2017
We owe the children  Nov 27, 2017
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.
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.
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.
Ordinary Heroes Ordinary Heroes by Richard James Deacon

Richard James Deacon has a finger on the pulse of those doing good in the Okanagan.
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.
Design Chick Design Chick by Crispin Butterfield

Crispin Butterfield owns Urban Theory Interior Design.
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.
ICBC wants your help  Dec 5, 2017
And there was more light  Nov 28, 2017
Want to be dead right?  Nov 21, 2017
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.
Dementia Aware Dementia Aware by Tracey Maxfield

Tracey Maxfield is a dementia educator, consultant and advocate.
Dementia and the holidays  Dec 2, 2017
Dementia and driving  Nov 18, 2017
Dementia and falls  Nov 4, 2017
Mortgage Matters Mortgage Matters by April Dunn

April Dunn has been assisting clients to purchase, refinance, or renew their mortgages for over 20 years.
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 Joy of Travel The Joy of Travel by Joy McGinnis

Joy McGinnis shares her personal wanderlust and professional insight for emerging travel trends, destinations and useful "what now?" tips.
The land of Thor  Nov 29, 2017
Know when to cancel  Nov 15, 2017
Barge on in  Nov 1, 2017
MP Report MP Report by Stephen Fuhr

Stephen Fuhr proudly serves as your Member of Parliament for Kelowna-Lake Country.
A place to call home  Nov 25, 2017
Good news update  Oct 26, 2017
Benefits of fair taxation  Oct 9, 2017
The Art of Speaking The Art of Speaking

Public speaking and presentations are skills that can be learned and one of the most successful ways is through Toastmasters.
Transitions Transitions by Ross Freake

Ross Freake is the columns editor at Castanet.
Act like the cat  Nov 16, 2017
You have a right to be here  Oct 23, 2017
Solving the mystery of you  Sep 30, 2017
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.
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.
A post-war love story  Nov 5, 2017
Birthday Bash Theatre  Aug 25, 2017
What's New, Pussycat?  Feb 10, 2017
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.
The last affordability in city  Oct 14, 2017
Mid-summer update  Aug 19, 2017
Real estate is worth it  Jul 28, 2017
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.
Obsessed with light  Sep 14, 2017
A child shall lead them  Aug 31, 2017
That's not the point  Aug 10, 2017
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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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