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Writer's Bloc

Baring your business buns

Sep 11, 2016 / 3:00 pm

By Terry Fries It’s a social media world and a business that doesn’t take an active role online, is shrugging off a lot of unrealized potential...

You can change

Sep 3, 2016 / 11:00 am

By Steve Gronick Do you wish you could change something about your life right now? I’m here to argue that change can happen in an instant. I know this...

Catching Alzheimer's early

Aug 27, 2016 / 12:00 pm

By Sheryl Theessen Alzheimer’s is often perceived as an old-person disease, but a new checklist is hoping to detect it when the person is still young....

Fab space-saving ideas

Aug 7, 2016 / 12:00 pm

I rarely hear clients complain they have too much storage space in their house; what we all wouldn't give for a little extra in our homes. Cue the...

My hubby has Alzheimer's

Aug 6, 2016 / 1:00 pm

By Sheryl Theessen I wish I had known in 2003 when I had my breast implants removed about a development that just came out of the Alzheimer’s Association...

Trucks civilization's bedrock

Jul 30, 2016 / 12:00 pm

By Terry Fries Trucks actually do belong on farms. A recent Castanet columnist, a self-admitted BMW driver, said so and I’ll agree to that much. But the...

Tips to make you money

Jul 30, 2016 / 6:00 am

Home-staging tips for top-dollar selling By Crispin Butterfield The real-estate industry has been piping hot for the past six months in the Kelowna, aptly named...

House magic

Jul 23, 2016 / 6:00 am

Six design mistakes that make your home feel smaller By Crispin Butterfield Everyone craves a home they can retreat to at the end of the day that makes them...

Messengers of life

Jul 10, 2016 / 6:00 pm

By Dr. Chelsea Gronick Dr. Chelsea Gronick is a naturopathic doctor with expertise in helping patients with thyroid and hormone imbalances and weight loss...

A sense of place, of home

Jul 6, 2016 / 1:00 pm

By Terry Fries — Terry Fries and Laurie Weir are co-owners of Barn Owl Gifts in Summerland. Real-world truths meet idealistic entrepreneurs The...

Finding hormonal balance

Jun 30, 2016 / 12:00 pm

By Dr. Chelsea Gronick Dr. Chelsea Gronick is a naturopathic doctor with expertise in helping patients with thyroid and hormone imbalances and weight loss...

Learning the biz

Jun 22, 2016 / 6:00 pm

So, you want to start a new business By Terry Fries Terry Fries is co-owner of Barn Owl Gifts in Summerland. The following melds real-world experience with...

My father laughed

Jun 19, 2016 / 11:00 am

By Ross Freake Today should be called Dad’s Day not Father’s Day; anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad. Today, we honour...

Kids on social media

Jun 17, 2016 / 12:00 am

By Tanya Gunderson Tanya Gunderson is a West Kelowna resident and mother of two teens and a mini dachshund. She is a diehard optimist, although the kids know...

Kid thoughts about Trump

Jun 11, 2016 / 6:00 pm

By Tanya Gunderson Tanya Gunderson is a West Kelowna resident and mother of two teens and a mini dachshund. She is a diehard optimist, although the kids know...

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)

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

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

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

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...

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