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Writer's Bloc

Kick your kitchen fatigue

Jun 3, 2021 / 12:35 pm

By Zahra Tromsness During the past year, you’ve probably spent more time in your kitchen than ever before, and let’s be honest, it’s...

Feel free to make mistakes

May 25, 2021 / 11:00 am

By Peter Comrie Humour me for a moment and imagine your entire life as if it were a full bucket. What percentage of everything in that bucket of life...

The prohibition of sugar

May 21, 2021 / 11:00 am

By Ben Goerner One in three Canadians has diabetes or pre-diabetes. I am one of those people. Part of the treatment for pre-diabetes is diet management,...

Let's re-imagine our parks

May 7, 2021 / 11:03 am

By Adam Wilson Kelowna’s new Official Community Plan drives home the point of increasing the supply of townhomes and condos, which for the most part...

Volunteering is for everyone

May 6, 2021 / 11:00 am

By Dorothee Birker When someone has volunteered 76 of their 85 years, you can believe that they value the opportunities it gives them. For Irene Draper,...

Planning for the future

May 3, 2021 / 11:00 am

By Lee Davidson Death is never easy to discuss, and often funeral arrangements are left until there is no way to avoid dealing with them. This can be stressful...

What happened to us?

Apr 17, 2021 / 5:19 pm

By Rob Murphy When did Canada start settling for mediocrity? Canada used to be a leader in the world. We built things — innovative products — were...

Carbon tax will cost you

Apr 5, 2021 / 11:00 am

By Kris Sims Troy Media British Columbians are now paying even more to heat, eat and drive to work. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s most recent carbon tax...

Another scandal bites PM

Mar 31, 2021 / 11:00 am

By Michael Taube Troy Media Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal government are dealing with two major controversies involving our military. Both...

Food affects mental health

Mar 22, 2021 / 11:00 am

By Zahra Tromsness One in five Canadians will experience a mental health problem or illness, but many may not be aware of the relationship between the food...

Here's how to live longer

Mar 14, 2021 / 12:09 pm

By Nisa Drozdowski Troy Media Low consumption of fruits and vegetables combined with a higher intake of processed meats is associated with greater incidence of...

A rare, painful malady

Mar 8, 2021 / 11:00 am

By Larke Newell Simona Grundy has a rare disease that resulted from a broken ankle while she was hiking in the mountains. By the time help arrived, the Kelowna...

Trudeau dodging blame

Mar 3, 2021 / 11:00 am

By Gwyn Morgan The essence of good journalism is diversity of opinion. This was demonstrated by two columns in last the National Post after Prime Minister...

How's your quality of life?

Jan 31, 2021 / 11:36 am

By Donna J. Franz Three things to think about on the home front this year are: Quality of Life. Why do we need to plan for quality of life? What are the...

How do you talk to yourself?

Jan 16, 2021 / 1:01 pm

By Michael van Soest You have a potential that no one knows about. It’s time to rise out of bed, put on your clothes, brush your teeth and get ready for...

The virus in your computer

Jan 11, 2021 / 11:00 am

COVID-19 dangers go beyond common symptoms By Orest Protch The last year has changed the way Canadians spend their time. Online shopping is up 99.3% Social...

Persons with disabilities day

Dec 3, 2020 / 4:44 pm

By Donna Franz The United Nations marked Dec. 3 as International Day for Persons with Disabilities. International days create opportunities for us all to share...

3 ways to prevent falls

Nov 28, 2020 / 2:45 pm

By Donna J. Franz November is Falls Prevention Awareness month. Why November? Fall itself is a good time of year to get your attention regarding falls. At this...

We are those artists

Nov 5, 2020 / 11:45 am

By Ben Goerner I have been seeing memes on social media about not needing entertainers, that they are not important. These memes that imply that all we need are...

Teach your children well

Oct 19, 2020 / 11:00 am

Bridging a divide; what a child learns. We, as a society, are divided. Of that there is no question. One large and complex issue is homelessness. And we are...

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