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Writer's Bloc

Kids vent about parents

Kids vent about parents

Jun 3, 2016 / 1:00 pm

By Tanya Gunderson Disclaimer: Some answers have been edited for clarity. Others have been left just as they came out of those babes’ mouths. In an...

Bathing a mountain (dog)

Bathing a mountain (dog)

May 31, 2016 / 11:00 am

By Danielle Rodgers How to give your Bernese mountain dog a bath 1. Notice your Bernese mountain dog smells like old socks. 2. Attempt initial brushing to...

How not to raise a kid

How not to raise a kid

May 18, 2016 / 2:00 pm

Our guest this week is Tanya Gunderson, long time West Kelowna resident and mother of two teens and a mini dachshund. She is a diehard optimist, although the...

Time to land the helicopter

Time to land the helicopter

May 4, 2016 / 6:00 am

Our guest writer for this week's Writer's Bloc is Dennis Warner, of West Kelowna. Dennis taught instrumental music for 34 years in the BC public school...

Ransomware: Do not pay

Ransomware: Do not pay

Apr 28, 2016 / 5:46 am

Our guest writer this week is Dr. Greg Bolcer. Greg has a BS and PhD from UC Irvine in Information & Computer Science and an MS from USC in Software...

Warm fuzzy one-upmanship

Warm fuzzy one-upmanship

Apr 20, 2016 / 7:00 am

Writer's Bloc guest this week is returning Tanya Gunderson, long time West Kelowna resident and mother of two teens and a mini dachshund. She is a diehard...

Cruel? Eggs-actly

Cruel? Eggs-actly

Apr 14, 2016 / 6:20 pm

This week's Writer's Bloc introduces Kelowna resident Dustin Gumpinger, lawyer, who is working on his PhD through the University of Toronto Faculty of...

Ask Izzy (advice column)

Ask Izzy (advice column)

Apr 7, 2016 / 7:09 am

This week Writer's Bloc introduces Izzy McKechnie, a modern day agony aunt. Izzy is a lover of nature, especially Darwinism (or any theory that deals...

Totally lame mum

Totally lame mum

Mar 30, 2016 / 7:00 am

Our guest this week is Tanya Gunderson, long time West Kelowna resident and mother of two teens and a mini dachshund. She is a diehard optimist, although the...

Okanagan's best dentist

Okanagan's best dentist

Columnists Mar 23, 2016 / 6:30 am

Writer's Bloc guest writer this week is Heather Slade, Managing Director of Hillside Dental Centre, and Smiles By Design in Victoria, BC. Heather began her...

Enforcing cyclist behaviour

Enforcing cyclist behaviour

Columnists Mar 16, 2016 / 6:30 am

This week’s return guest writer, Landon Bradshaw, is a husband, father, programmer, app developer, and a general jack of all trades. He is also the Vice...

Open water crazy

Open water crazy

Columnists Mar 9, 2016 / 7:00 am

Our guest columnist this week is Jennifer Leach-Trask. Many know her from her 20 years as regional manager of Jazz Aviation at YLW. There are plenty more who...

Qwerty to dystopia

Qwerty to dystopia

Columnists Mar 2, 2016 / 8:55 pm

Today's Writer's Bloc guest is Dr. Greg Bolcer, a security, Web, and social networking expert, and a sometimes entrepreneur who likes movie quotes. He...

2 or 4, doesn't matter

2 or 4, doesn't matter

Columnists Feb 24, 2016 / 7:15 am

This week’s guest writer, Landon Bradshaw, is a husband, father, programmer, app developer, and a general jack of all trades. He is also the Vice...

Are you a tough mudder?

Are you a tough mudder?

Columnists Feb 17, 2016 / 9:07 pm

A new adventure from guest writer, Kevin Ducoing. Kevin is a year-round bicycle commuter, year-round photoshopper of cats, artist, kayaker, Tough Mudderer, and...

Tweak the school system?

Tweak the school system?

Columnists Feb 10, 2016 / 7:53 pm

The guest writer for this week's Writer's Bloc is Dennis Warner, of West Kelowna. Dennis taught instrumental music for 34 years in the BC public school...

Extrapolating Trump

Extrapolating Trump

Columnists Feb 3, 2016 / 10:46 am

Today's guest writer is Dr. Greg Bolcer, a security, Web, and social networking expert, and a sometimes entrepreneur who likes movie quotes. He is a snarky...

Fun without the kids: Guilty

Fun without the kids: Guilty

Columnists Jan 27, 2016 / 11:47 am

This week's guest writer is Amber Marsh, who lives on Vancouver Island. As an Okanagan transplant, Amber very much enjoys the lack of snow. When not being...

Humanity uncorked

Humanity uncorked

Jan 18, 2016 / 1:36 pm

This week's guest writer, Kevin Ducoing, is a year-round bicycle commuter, year-round photoshopper of cats, artist, kayaker, Tough Mudderer, and drinker of...

The honeymoon baby

The honeymoon baby

Jan 10, 2016 / 1:55 pm

This is the final instalment in a five part series by Riann Arkinstall on life in Korea. Making the honeymoon baby By Riann Arkinstall Honeymoon how-to In the...

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