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Writer's Bloc

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

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...

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...

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