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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.
Hit and run faux pas  Jan 24, 2017
Police learn lesson  Jan 17, 2017
10 years of justice  Jan 10, 2017
Scale My Life Scale My Life by Ryan Lancaster

Ryan Lancaster is a pretty average guy with some pretty big dreams.
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.
CMHC premiums rising  Jan 23, 2017
Home-owner plan criteria  Jan 9, 2017
Down-payment blues  Dec 26, 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.
The need for speed  Jan 23, 2017
Read works files in Word  Jan 16, 2017
Be prepared  Jan 9, 2017
The Happiness Connection The Happiness Connection by Reen Rose

Reen Rose shares strategies to help you find happiness.
Decide what you want  Jan 22, 2017
You can beat the blues  Jan 15, 2017
Leave the Joneses alone  Jan 8, 2017
Transitions Transitions by Ross Freake

Ross Freake is the columns editor at Castanet.
How will you serve?  Jan 22, 2017
Taking a mental shower  Jan 15, 2017
May you be awful this year  Jan 8, 2017
Heather's Horoscope Heather's Horoscope by Heather Zais

What's in your future? This is your horoscope stop, with psychic Heather Zais.
Horoscope: Jan. 22-28  Jan 22, 2017
Horoscope: Jan. 15-21  Jan 15, 2017
Horoscope: Jan. 8-14  Jan 8, 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.
Ringworm in pets  Jan 21, 2017
Don't be sweet to your dog  Dec 10, 2016
Sleeping with your dog  Sep 21, 2016
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.
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.
Acquiring new tastes  Jan 21, 2017
An old-fashioned snack  Jan 14, 2017
January Blues? Cheer up!  Jan 7, 2017
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.
Why Him? is moronic  Jan 20, 2017
Review: Passengers  Jan 13, 2017
Fences Oscar bound  Jan 6, 2017
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.
What's your business worth?  Jan 20, 2017
All-wheel misconception  Jan 13, 2017
Focus is a problem  Jan 6, 2017
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.
Landmark is unique  Jan 20, 2017
2017 financial cannonballs  Jan 13, 2017
Burlesque a must for city  Jan 6, 2017
Writer's Bloc Writer's Bloc

Welcome to Writer’s Bloc, a column for guest writers to share their experiences with our readers.
Yin, yang of menopause  Jan 19, 2017
Grateful for nothing more  Jan 14, 2017
Helping home buyers  Jan 4, 2017
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.
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.
Gravity really sucks  Jan 19, 2017
Weather-wussy whining  Jan 12, 2017
Succeeding with the 8%  Jan 5, 2017
Design Chick Design Chick by Crispin Butterfield

Crispin Butterfield owns Urban Theory Interior Design.
See the future here  Jan 18, 2017
Beachy blue Christmas  Dec 14, 2016
Gift guide for the decorista  Dec 7, 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.
States of Mind States of Mind by Paul Latimer

Explore the fascinating mysteries and complexities of the mind, with Dr. Latimer.
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.
Travel and technology  Jan 17, 2017
Travel trends this year  Jan 10, 2017
Travel changes you  Dec 20, 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.
Ready or not, here I come  Jan 17, 2017
Making a difference  Jan 10, 2017
Shining light on speed  Jan 3, 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.
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.
The Blackboard Jungle The Blackboard Jungle by Richard Knight

Richard Knight is a retired teacher with a lot of stories to tell.
Drawing the line  Jan 11, 2017
The Rebel, part 3  Dec 28, 2016
Student assaults teacher 2  Dec 14, 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.
5 signs of trouble  Dec 27, 2016
How to pick a winner  Dec 17, 2016
For sale by owner  Oct 9, 2016
MP Report MP Report by Stephen Fuhr

Stephen Fuhr proudly serves as your Member of Parliament for Kelowna-Lake Country.
A drug law with weight  Dec 17, 2016
We will remember them  Nov 12, 2016
Anti-cruelty laws need bite  Oct 8, 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.
A play with bells on  Dec 8, 2016
Adorable monster on stage  Nov 12, 2016
To see or not to see  Oct 19, 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.
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.
3 is the magic number  Nov 14, 2016
Do not get caught  Sep 1, 2016
Sun, beaches and cash flow  Jul 26, 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.
Sad and depressing  Oct 12, 2016
Education isn't the key  Sep 17, 2016
Green can save you green  Jul 24, 2016
Cartoons by Marzio Cartoons by Marzio by Marzio Manderioli

Marzio is delighted to collaborate with Castanet to share his cartoons with you.
A rainy school start  Sep 7, 2016
Big apple  Sep 6, 2016
The Royals visit  Aug 31, 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
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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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