Guest Column

Cut your reno costs

Jul 31, 2015 / 10:33 am

With only a few more months of warm weather left, every home owner should be considering if they need to do any reno projects before the cold weather arrives....

Personal loan right for you?

May 25, 2015 / 2:41 pm

From purchasing a vehicle to renovating a home to covering an emergency, we all have different financial goals. For those without the immediate funds to achieve...

Wearing plastic bottles

May 8, 2015 / 2:00 pm

Are you wearing a former plastic bottle? You could be, if you’re wearing a fleece jacket or vest. Fleece clothing is made from recycled polyethylene...

Truth about consolidation

May 8, 2015 / 11:55 am

Debt is a drag. Every month, multiple bills clutch at your purse strings, demanding your full attention. Staying on top of each one can be a daunting task. A...

Stay happy on road trips

May 4, 2015 / 3:19 pm

If a family road trip is on your radar this summer, you’re not alone. With gas prices expected to be relatively cheaper than previous years, this may be...

Mortgages: RRSP investment

Mar 12, 2015 / 5:00 am

We’re into RRSP season and many of you will be looking at your investments and wondering if you have received the best return on your money. Many will...

SMART Recovery: An Introduction

Feb 17, 2015 / 6:00 am

Hello, my name is Paul Hearnden and I am a facilitator with SMART Recovery. SMART stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training. We are a non-profit group...

IH: Keeping you informed

Jan 23, 2015 / 8:00 am

Column from Erwin Malzer, Interior Health Board Chair It is with great enthusiasm that I step into my new role as Interior Health Board Chair. In the spirit of...

Reopening your heart

Jan 21, 2015 / 5:00 am

It is difficult to measure the openness of our hearts, but all we have to do is look at the innocence of children at play. They are not guarded with their...

2015 Mortgage rates

Jan 14, 2015 / 5:00 am

In October of 2013 then Bank of Canada (BoC) Governor Mark Carney left the overnight interest rate at 1%, a mark it had already stayed at for over two years at...

Family jungle adventure

Jan 13, 2015 / 5:00 am

I desired to visit the jungle with my family to experience a taste of earth’s raw wilderness before it is gone. Corcovado is that place—a small,...

Hope for stroke survivors

Jan 9, 2015 / 5:00 am

Jennifer Monaghan felt that her active life as a mother and volunteer was over when she suffered a stroke in April 2012 that initially left her paralyzed on her...

That's a wrap!

Dec 16, 2014 / 5:00 am

The Sir Anthony Hopkins’ film in Enderby has wrapped as of December 9th. The new thriller “Go with Me” set to be out in 2015 also featured...

Protect your digital assets

Nov 26, 2014 / 6:00 am

It used to be that you knew what to do with all the memorabilia of your life. You'd put it in a box to give to your kids, or you'd write it into your...

For Sale: used election signs

Nov 18, 2014 / 5:00 am

Several months ago I decided to run for office in the District of Summerland. There were a number of factors in my decision. I thought I could do a good job on...

Vertical gardens: dig in!

Oct 31, 2014 / 5:00 am

Recently I watched a news segment on the popularity of vertical gardens in Vancouver and thought this was the perfect solution for the south side of my house. A...

How do billionaires invest?

Oct 1, 2014 / 5:00 am

This week I got a hold off the newly published Billionaire Census from Wealth-X and UBS. It revealed that the 2,325 world’s richest people are holding an...

I didn't know that!

Jun 26, 2014 / 5:00 am

I am an experienced teacher and homemaker that has tried and true ideas to use in your home and yard. We will begin with cleaning ideas that will make your home...

Small business financing

Jun 12, 2014 / 5:00 am

Small business ownership is not for the faint of heart. The odds are forever not in your favour to succeed, which is why finding the right financing for a small...

Don't tolerate weak links

Apr 24, 2014 / 5:00 am

When business is slow, weak sales reps can be more easily exposed. But if your company is doing well presently, you may have salespeople who appear to be...