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Lemon or lemonade?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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...

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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...

Life on city council

Life on city council

Nov 8, 2017 / 11:00 am

Monday council meetings By Ryan Donn A few years ago, I had a chat with Castanet about writing a few columns about life on city council. It's taken a couple...

Rental furore: Part 3

Rental furore: Part 3

Oct 2, 2017 / 4:00 pm

The tourism impact of short-term rentals (STRs) By Mark Ameerali In 2016, tourism Kelowna commissioned a survey of the visitors to Kelowna and compared the...

Rental furore: Part 2

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...

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