Writer's Bloc

BC Greens defend forestry

Feb 18, 2017 / 3:00 pm

By Dan Hines This year’s provincial Throne Speech provided a few passing sentences about B.C. forestry and the B.C. Liberal government’s approach in...

Make polls great again

Feb 18, 2017 / 11:00 am

By Shachi Kurl and Ian Holliday Pollsters and polling organizations are frequently the target of criticism, derision and disdain. People don’t like the...

Low fat adds fat

Feb 13, 2017 / 3:00 pm

Did the Low-Fat Craze Make Us Fatter? By Brigitta Beer Travel back in time with me for a moment. Late 1980s, through the 1990s, and beyond when we were told...

Will of people dismissed

Feb 9, 2017 / 7:00 pm

The People versus City Hall – Part Two By Dianne Varga Yesterday, I described how city council’s greenlighting of the takeover of public parkland...

People vs city hall

Feb 8, 2017 / 7:00 pm

The people versus city hall – Part 1 By Dianne Varga Since the city decided to green light Tourism Kelowna’s takeover of public parkland,...

Little house in the city

Jan 30, 2017 / 3:00 pm

By Tara Tschritter “What do you do for a living?” This question is within most peoples’ arsenal of small talk and often arises shortly after...

Living large, but smaller

Jan 26, 2017 / 3:00 pm

Often, when I tell people that I build micro homes, they are fascinated, state that they absolutely adore them, and describe the various tiny home television...

Be active, not reactive

Jan 25, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Detoxes and cleanses. What’s going to change? New year, same me, but only after a butt load of work, practice, and patience to change the old me. In my...

Yin, yang of menopause

Jan 19, 2017 / 3:00 pm

By Michael Côté Menopause is said to occur when a woman has not had a menstrual cycle for 12 consecutive months. It is a natural part of aging...

Grateful for nothing more

Jan 14, 2017 / 4:00 pm

Happy New Year! I’m sitting in my dining room overlooking snowy hills and a beautiful deep blue lake, sun shining brightly from a crisp winter sky....

Helping home buyers

Jan 4, 2017 / 11:00 am

By Greg Kyllo It’s a heady feeling, receiving the keys to your very own home. I remember feeling a deep sense of pride and of belonging to our community...

Winter car hacks to stay safe

Nov 22, 2016 / 11:49 am

Once the leaves start to fall and the weather gets cooler, it’s time to be wary of road conditions. Whether you’re in the Okanagan, the Lower...

Real estate signs of the times

Nov 16, 2016 / 3:00 pm

By Brenda Ellis Brell Sometimes it's obvious how global shifts can rock the real estate industry world-wide, such as when the Brexit vote caused British...

Know your agenda

Oct 15, 2016 / 11:00 am

By Nicky Scott In a recent episode of Grey’s Anatomy, I noticed that two of the characters are married, and also work together in a boss/employee...

Love in a wheelchair

Oct 9, 2016 / 3:00 pm

10 Things we learned from dating someone in a wheelchair By Samantha Baxter and Chelsea McEvoy If you're new to the world of wheelchairs your life has...

Side effects of fat loss

Sep 26, 2016 / 3:00 pm

By Steve Gronick You know how every pharmaceutical commercial ends with a laundry list of possible side effects? The ailments that we could experience if we...

Alzheimer's hidden signs

Sep 18, 2016 / 3:00 pm

By Sheryl Theessen Delving into the issue of mild behavioural impairment (MBI), which is a newly recommended status in the early detection of Alzheimer’s...

Burn fat faster

Sep 14, 2016 / 3:00 pm

By Steve Gronick Unwanted fat slows you down and makes you feel less confident. Fortunately, if you take the right steps, you can burn off pounds of fat faster...

Baring your business buns

Sep 11, 2016 / 3:00 pm

By Terry Fries It’s a social media world and a business that doesn’t take an active role online, is shrugging off a lot of unrealized potential...

You can change

Sep 3, 2016 / 11:00 am

By Steve Gronick Do you wish you could change something about your life right now? I’m here to argue that change can happen in an instant. I know this...