Writer's Bloc

Rental furore: Part 2

Sep 25, 2017 / 1:00 pm

By Mark Ameerali City council’s role in short term vacation rentals Kelowna is facing a desperate rental shortage, with vacancy rates at 0.5 per cent and...

What your car really costs

Sep 18, 2017 / 9:36 am

By Mark Ameerali For many drivers, the number they see on the windshield is their biggest consideration when it comes to buying a new car. But the sticker price...

Short-term rental furore

Sep 13, 2017 / 1:00 pm

Short term rentals in Kelowna: blessing or curse? by Mark Ameerali One of the hot-button issues in the overheated Kelowna housing market is short-term rentals...

Just expensive pee?

Aug 14, 2017 / 1:00 pm

Are vitamins just expensive pee? By Dr. David Hatton Ever heard that taking vitamin is like throwing money down the drain? First, let's debunk this saying...

Acupuncture for arthritis

Aug 5, 2017 / 12:00 pm

Osteoarthritis is a chronic joint condition caused by a breakdown of cartilage and the bones beneath the cartilage. This causes pain, stiffness, swelling,...

Bullied in Summerland

Jul 31, 2017 / 11:00 am

I feel bullied. There, I’ve said it. I feel bullied as I walk around Summerland and get involved in timely and topical discussions because I favour the...

Let's talk about sex

Jul 6, 2017 / 1:00 pm

By Fiona Patterson Do you remember the first time you had sex? Perhaps it was a romantic experience with your high-school sweetheart. Perhaps it was...

Turning houses into homes

Jun 26, 2017 / 11:00 am

By Tracy Head Why not make their house your dream home? Have you thought about a home that has most of the items on your wish list, but needs a little TLC? Many...

Relieving migraine pain

Jun 19, 2017 / 11:00 am

By Michael Côté Migraines cause throbbing or pulsating head pain that can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days. They usually start on one...

Life as an MP

Jun 14, 2017 / 3:00 pm

Every week Parliament is in session our local MP is 3,274 kilometres away in Ottawa working. Have you ever wondered what exactly they do in Ottawa? How they...

Stop spring sneezing

May 10, 2017 / 3:00 pm

By Michael Côté Spring can be a wonderful time of the year, but it is often when seasonal allergies are at their worst. For people who suffer from...

Arthritis message to Christy

May 7, 2017 / 3:00 pm

Address B.C.’s growing burden of arthritis by improving arthritis care and treatment By Christine Basque Political leaders must commit to boosting the...

How about living little?

May 1, 2017 / 3:00 pm

Innovative Solutions Required to Address Soaring Cost of Living Good grief, if you are anything like me, Kelowna’s current real estate market may be...

A life-changing gift

Apr 27, 2017 / 11:00 am

Give Yourself a Gift - smartUBC Mindfulness By Corinne Crockett Anxiety, depression and burn-out are familiar words that take on a whole new meaning when...

The myth of pregnancy

Apr 23, 2017 / 3:00 pm

By Fiona Patterson Not all pregnancies feel like rainbows and sunsets. For many women, pregnancy is more like planning a trip to Italy, only to find out that...

Stuck qi upsets tummy

Apr 7, 2017 / 3:00 pm

By Michael Côté In Chinese medicine, when we get abdominal discomfort, we say that qi is not moving properly. Qi (pronounced “chee” as...

Anxiety and acupuncture

Mar 8, 2017 / 11:00 am

By Michael Côté Anxiousness means fretting about what may happen. It’s fairly normal to experience it every once in while, but anxiety can...

Growing by quitting work

Mar 4, 2017 / 11:00 am

Intentional Unemployment: Taking a Risk to Discover Your Authentic Self By Kate Nestibo Identity Crisis Our jobs typically demand a great deal of our time and...

Innovative neighbours

Mar 1, 2017 / 3:00 pm

Accelerate Okanagan digs into the downtown core to discover what local business owners and operators are most anticipating following the opening of the...

Site C to keep lights on

Feb 22, 2017 / 11:00 am

By Dave Conway BC Hydro set a new daily record for power consumption earlier this year as cold winter weather increased the demand for electricity. Of course,...