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Writer's Bloc

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...

Vote for a Green change

Feb 5, 2018 / 4:00 pm

The best vote for necessary change By Robert Stupka The Kelowna West byelection is a historic opportunity to vote for new leadership that advocates for this...

What is a Libertarian?

Feb 1, 2018 / 11:00 am

By Kyle Geronazzo The first question I hear from most people is, “what is a libertarian?” Comedian Drew Carey once said that a libertarian is...

Everything has changed...

Jan 25, 2018 / 6:00 am

...Even My Name By Kate Dalton When I last shared my life with the readers of Castanet, I could have never known how fortuitous the last lines of my column...

Needling nausea away

Jan 12, 2018 / 1:00 pm

By Michael Cote Most people would agree with Chinese medical theory that the digestive system is moving in the wrong direction when you’re throwing up....

IH had a busy year

Dec 22, 2017 / 11:00 am

Interior Health year in review By Doug Cochrane As 2018 approaches, it is a great opportunity to reflect on the past year. On behalf of Interior Health, it is...

B.C. fuelling Airbnb rentals?

Dec 18, 2017 / 11:00 am

By Lynne Arbuthnot Will changes to the Residential Tenancy Act backfire? Could new B.C. tenancy rules end up pushing more long-term rentals into Airbnb...

Answer to the budget why

Dec 12, 2017 / 3:00 pm

By Tom Wilson Leading up to city council’s review of the provisional budget on Thursday, this question is bound to come up: Why don’t taxes simply...

Seeing in a new light

Dec 9, 2017 / 11:00 am

By Mandy Stewart Toastmaster magazine One year ago, I joined a very “strange” group that meets in my local library. What makes us strange? Well, for...

The forests need your help

Nov 30, 2017 / 1:00 pm

Mad rush to destroy forest ecosystems By Brian L. Horejsi I can't imagine any rational or knowledgeable observer believing forest management or conservation...

We owe the children

Nov 27, 2017 / 5:00 pm

From Poverty to Possibility: Hope on the Horizon, But Child Poverty Rate Still High By Heidi Smith This year’s BC Child Poverty Report is the first in...

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