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Writer's Bloc

Trumped up on Trump

Mar 15, 2019 / 11:00 am

By Ray Regan Trump! Trump! Trump is a term in card games. Today, it's a stand-out name that brings up emotions in folks all over the world: joy pride...

Turning a new page

Mar 8, 2019 / 11:26 am

By Michael Van Soest Change is constant, from the vibration of molecules to the rotation of the planets and stars. Just as the seasons change, so do we. Every...

A rabbi's reflections

Mar 1, 2019 / 2:39 pm

By Rabbi Shmuly Hecht I love wishing people happy birthday. Sometimes though, I’ll encounter a student, child, or friend who really can’t stand...

Mind buzz antidote

Feb 22, 2019 / 1:00 pm

By Ray Regan Mexican drug lord "El Chapo" was found guilty; will he bust out of Supermax in Colorado, too? What a movie! The tunnel…he could...

Be organized if living small

Jan 31, 2019 / 11:00 am

By Tara Tschritter Some people’s personalities really complement their job. Lisa Knutson, co-owner of a Kelowna-based professional organization company,...

Not jolly this season?

Dec 17, 2018 / 11:00 am

Tis the season to be jolly, right? By Nadine Munson For many, Christmas is the toughest season of the year. Perhaps you can relate. Contributing factors might...

Changes for your waistline

Dec 11, 2018 / 3:00 pm

By PJ Henri In our early history, we didn’t have gyms or fitness programs to help maintain a somewhat healthy lifestyle and we didn’t have the...

Is it yin, or is it yang?

Dec 3, 2018 / 11:00 am

By Michael Côté As an acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioner, I am frequently asked,: how does it work? will it work for my condition?...

No kindness too small

Nov 28, 2018 / 1:25 pm

By Kate Dalton I’m looking for a new job. I could write numerous columns about the job seeker journey but for now I want to share about the big impact...

Suicide is silent, pervasive

Nov 21, 2018 / 6:00 am

By Ray Regan I have things around the house that need doing, like de-cluttering, getting rid of stuff I don’t use. I avoid working on the project by...

Our need to be right

Nov 7, 2018 / 11:00 am

By Ray Regan Susan, friendly and bright, enjoys teaching me what’s right. Sue takes her health and chemical toxins seriously. Me? I eat apples without...

Don't rake in the pain

Oct 17, 2018 / 6:00 am

By Cheryl Witter I love fall. Warm sweaters, delicious apples, the popular pumpkin-spiced latte — and leaves. Lots of leaves. Raking becomes a part of...

Do you feel understood?

Aug 15, 2018 / 11:00 am

By Kate Dalton Is there anything more gratifying than feeling understood by a fellow human? On the contrary, is there anything worse than feeling that you are...

Lemon or lemonade?

Aug 1, 2018 / 11:00 am

By Peter Enns The Stats Canada number can be discouraging: 13.7 per cent of Canadians have a physical or mental disability that interferes with their daily...

A new measure of success

Jul 27, 2018 / 11:00 am

From success to significance: Why giving back is the new measuring stick of success By Jody Pihl A growing number of successful individuals feel that giving...

Another piece of the puzzle

Jun 15, 2018 / 3:00 pm

Adding Another Piece to the Puzzle in the White Lake Basin By Judie Steeves Yellow monkey flowers scattered along the pathway through tall grass tell a tale of...

B.C.'s enviro hypocrisy

May 11, 2018 / 3:00 pm

By Danielle Smith All right, British Columbians. I have had it up to my eyeballs with your wilful blindness to environmental issues in your own province. So,...

Scrap the Speculation Tax

May 4, 2018 / 11:00 am

By Jane Hoffman I have lived in Kelowna for the past 35 years. I have raised my family in Kelowna, built my business here and hope to retire here. I love this...

Life with Norm Letnick

Apr 27, 2018 / 1:00 pm

Following last year's “Life as an MP” column, I wanted to feature one of our local MLAs. It took a lot more work to co-ordinate than we had both...

Women must keep fighting

Mar 8, 2018 / 6:00 am

By Genesa M. Greening Today is International Women’s Day, and as I consider the seismic shifts that have occurred of late in business, the arts, and...

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