Writer's Bloc

A life-changing gift

Apr 27, 2017 / 11:00 am

Give Yourself a Gift - smartUBC Mindfulness By Corinne Crockett Anxiety, depression and burn-out are familiar words that take on a whole new meaning when...

The myth of pregnancy

Apr 23, 2017 / 3:00 pm

By Fiona Patterson Not all pregnancies feel like rainbows and sunsets. For many women, pregnancy is more like planning a trip to Italy, only to find out that...

Stuck qi upsets tummy

Apr 7, 2017 / 3:00 pm

By Michael Côté In Chinese medicine, when we get abdominal discomfort, we say that qi is not moving properly. Qi (pronounced “chee” as...

Anxiety and acupuncture

Mar 8, 2017 / 11:00 am

By Michael Côté Anxiousness means fretting about what may happen. It’s fairly normal to experience it every once in while, but anxiety can...

Growing by quitting work

Mar 4, 2017 / 11:00 am

Intentional Unemployment: Taking a Risk to Discover Your Authentic Self By Kate Nestibo Identity Crisis Our jobs typically demand a great deal of our time and...

Innovative neighbours

Mar 1, 2017 / 3:00 pm

Accelerate Okanagan digs into the downtown core to discover what local business owners and operators are most anticipating following the opening of the...

Site C to keep lights on

Feb 22, 2017 / 11:00 am

By Dave Conway BC Hydro set a new daily record for power consumption earlier this year as cold winter weather increased the demand for electricity. Of course,...

BC Greens defend forestry

Feb 18, 2017 / 3:00 pm

By Dan Hines This year’s provincial Throne Speech provided a few passing sentences about B.C. forestry and the B.C. Liberal government’s approach in...

Make polls great again

Feb 18, 2017 / 11:00 am

By Shachi Kurl and Ian Holliday Pollsters and polling organizations are frequently the target of criticism, derision and disdain. People don’t like the...

Low fat adds fat

Feb 13, 2017 / 3:00 pm

Did the Low-Fat Craze Make Us Fatter? By Brigitta Beer Travel back in time with me for a moment. Late 1980s, through the 1990s, and beyond when we were told...

Will of people dismissed

Feb 9, 2017 / 7:00 pm

The People versus City Hall – Part Two By Dianne Varga Yesterday, I described how city council’s greenlighting of the takeover of public parkland...

People vs city hall

Feb 8, 2017 / 7:00 pm

The people versus city hall – Part 1 By Dianne Varga Since the city decided to green light Tourism Kelowna’s takeover of public parkland,...

Little house in the city

Jan 30, 2017 / 3:00 pm

By Tara Tschritter “What do you do for a living?” This question is within most peoples’ arsenal of small talk and often arises shortly after...

Living large, but smaller

Jan 26, 2017 / 3:00 pm

Often, when I tell people that I build micro homes, they are fascinated, state that they absolutely adore them, and describe the various tiny home television...

Be active, not reactive

Jan 25, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Detoxes and cleanses. What’s going to change? New year, same me, but only after a butt load of work, practice, and patience to change the old me. In my...

Yin, yang of menopause

Jan 19, 2017 / 3:00 pm

By Michael Côté Menopause is said to occur when a woman has not had a menstrual cycle for 12 consecutive months. It is a natural part of aging...

Grateful for nothing more

Jan 14, 2017 / 4:00 pm

Happy New Year! I’m sitting in my dining room overlooking snowy hills and a beautiful deep blue lake, sun shining brightly from a crisp winter sky....

Helping home buyers

Jan 4, 2017 / 11:00 am

By Greg Kyllo It’s a heady feeling, receiving the keys to your very own home. I remember feeling a deep sense of pride and of belonging to our community...

Winter car hacks to stay safe

Nov 22, 2016 / 11:49 am

Once the leaves start to fall and the weather gets cooler, it’s time to be wary of road conditions. Whether you’re in the Okanagan, the Lower...

Real estate signs of the times

Nov 16, 2016 / 3:00 pm

By Brenda Ellis Brell Sometimes it's obvious how global shifts can rock the real estate industry world-wide, such as when the Brexit vote caused British...