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Writer's Bloc

Beating the coffee habit

Oct 17, 2019 / 4:00 pm

By Raina Dawn Lutz Are you a dedicated coffee drinker? Is coffee your religion? Many of my family, friends and clients use coffee on a regular basis, and I was...

Bullying 101

Oct 3, 2019 / 11:00 am

By Tracey Maxfield Bullying is the use of repeated, aggressive behaviour intended to hurt another individual, physically, mentally, or emotionally. It is the...

Memories that bite

Sep 26, 2019 / 3:00 pm

By Doreen Zyderveld-Hagel Something was lurking in the bushes during our daughter’s wedding and turns out that something was a hornet’s nest the...

A path in the park

Sep 19, 2019 / 12:21 pm

Winfield Creek Habitat Preserve By Sally Quon There are days I want to get into the minivan and drive, drive, drive. And then there are days I just don’t...

How to help prevent suicide

Sep 9, 2019 / 11:00 am

Suicide: What you need to know to help your children and teenagers Sept. 8-14 is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Tuesday is recognized as World Suicide...

Vancouver Island adventure

Jun 17, 2019 / 11:00 am

By Doreen Zyderveld-Hagel On the first day of holidays, my true love sank in quick sand, and our dog got zapped at the Air B&B's dew-covered land. On...

Just say no to new

Jun 6, 2019 / 1:00 pm

By ‚ÄčTara Tschritter Ahhhh, home renovations. The very thought conjures images of chaos, dust, decisions and delays. So why would anyone in their right mind...

Don't sleep with your horse

Jun 3, 2019 / 3:00 pm

By Wild Bill Martin-Ock (As told to Doreen Zyderveld-Hagel} The horse blasted through the tough canvas material like it was a paper bag, leaving a gaping hole...

Collision with reality

May 23, 2019 / 11:00 am

By Bill Downey There is a huge, and dangerously misleading, misconception at play in the motorcycle world about who's at fault when motorcycle collisions...

Anxious about anxiety?

May 16, 2019 / 3:00 pm

By Raina Dawn Lutz Anxiety is not something you can just ‘get rid of’ by popping a pill or changing your mind. Often, people attempt to recommend a...

Face of the opioid crisis

Apr 11, 2019 / 11:00 am

By Carole Fawcett If we work together, we can help to create an educated awareness concerning the opioid crisis helping to remove the stigma and being more open...

Sick of being sick

Apr 3, 2019 / 11:00 am

By Bernie Bates For those who know how it feels to have a runny nose, cough and icky green stuff – I feel your pain. Some of my regular readers may have...

Face of the opioid crisis

Mar 28, 2019 / 11:00 am

By Carole Fawcett Almost 1,500 people died in B.C. of an opioid overdose in the past year, according to the provincial government — 232 of those people...

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...

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