Behind the Wheel Behind the Wheel by Tim Schewe

A veteran columnist and traffic enforcement officer with the RCMP, Tim writes on all things traffic-related.
Right of way  Sep 28, 2021
Driving without a licence  Sep 21, 2021
Driver's licence restrictions  Sep 14, 2021
The Mortgage Gal The Mortgage Gal by Tracy Head

Mortgage professionals Laurie Baird and Tracy Head provide guidance for obtaining a mortgage, a new home, or planning a move.
Cheaper not always better  Sep 27, 2021
Mortgage preparation  Sep 13, 2021
Right time to buy a home?  Aug 30, 2021
It's Your Money It's Your Money by Brett Millard

Certified financial planner Brett Millard translates complex investment, insurance and planning jargon into language everyone understands.
Inflation worries  Sep 27, 2021
Student tax deductions  Sep 20, 2021
High cost of education  Sep 13, 2021
The Happiness Connection The Happiness Connection by Reen Rose

Reen Rose shares strategies to help you find happiness.
Aging yet ageless  Sep 26, 2021
Finding inner peace  Sep 19, 2021
Curiosity matters  Sep 12, 2021
Heather's Horoscope Heather's Horoscope by Heather Zais

What's in your future? This is your horoscope stop, with psychic Heather Zais.
Horoscope: Sept. 26-Oct. 2  Sep 26, 2021
Horoscope: Sept. 19-25  Sep 19, 2021
Horoscope: Sept. 12-18  Sep 12, 2021
FIT Talk With Tania FIT Talk With Tania by Tania Gustafson

The FIT Nutritionist, Tania Gustafson, educates and shares valuable tips to help people achieve their health and weight loss goals without dieting and live longer, stronger, better lives, naturally.
Healthy eating  Sep 25, 2021
Eat right, stress less  Sep 11, 2021
Exercise, diet help the mind  Aug 28, 2021
Happy Gourmand Happy Gourmand by Kristin Peturson-Laprise

Happy Gourmand is about enjoying life and living in the moment, and sharing that joy to keep those good vibes going.
Tasting in the moment  Sep 25, 2021
Evolution in eating  Sep 18, 2021
Going bananas  Sep 11, 2021
Writer's Bloc Writer's Bloc

Welcome to Writer’s Bloc, a column for guest writers to share their experiences with our readers.
German weinfeste  Sep 24, 2021
Healthy eating  Sep 23, 2021
Working for yourself  Sep 16, 2021
Skywatching Skywatching by Ken Tapping

Astronomer Ken Tapping shows you the sky and the stars.
Interstellar visitor  Sep 24, 2021
Gazing at galaxies  Sep 17, 2021
Living on Mars  Sep 10, 2021
Dan in Ottawa Dan in Ottawa by Dan Albas

Dan Albas, MP for Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola, keeps us posted on what's going on in Ottawa.
Life after election  Sep 23, 2021
Concerned about Canada  Aug 12, 2021
Election within days?  Aug 5, 2021
Okanagan Taste Okanagan Taste by Allison Markin

Allison Markin tastefully explores the wine, libations and food scene in the Okanagan, with thoughtful commentary and reviews of her favourite bottles.
A nose that knows  Sep 22, 2021
Soup's on  Sep 8, 2021
Time for a taste of autumn  Aug 25, 2021
New Thought New Thought by Corinne Crockett

Food for the mind and the heart, to encourage an awakening of the power and potential within everyone.
Mysteries of the mind  Sep 22, 2021
Perfect antidote  Sep 15, 2021
Stop it!  Sep 8, 2021
Something From Everything Something From Everything by Matthew Rigby

Staggered attempts to make meaning and connections.
'The work I show up for'  Sep 21, 2021
Wrong answers only  Aug 19, 2021
Fire in the sky  Jul 27, 2021
The Art of Speaking The Art of Speaking by Wade Paterson

Public speaking and presentations are skills that can be learned and one of the most successful ways is through Toastmasters.
Ready to talk  Sep 20, 2021
A pitch with purpose  Sep 2, 2021
Presentation that's on 'point'  Aug 19, 2021
Mortgage Matters Mortgage Matters by April Dunn

April Dunn has been assisting clients to purchase, refinance, or renew their mortgages for over 20 years.
Wilson on Water Street Wilson on Water Street by Adam Wilson

Columnist Adam Wilson takes a critical look at what's going on at City Hall.
Sign of the times  Sep 17, 2021
City is a real estate mogul  Aug 26, 2021
Council fields dissent  Jul 29, 2021
Bonnie on Stage Bonnie on Stage by Bonnie Gratz

Bonnie Gratz is the Artistic Director of Kelowna's New Vintage Theatre, and offers us an exciting insider's view of local theatre.
By the ounce By the ounce by David Wylie

By The Ounce is written by veteran journalist David Wylie, keeping you in the know about the growing weed industry. Follow on social media: @okanaganz.
My vote goes to pot  Sep 15, 2021
Weed drink and munchies  Sep 1, 2021
Missing 420 with friends  Aug 18, 2021
On Balance On Balance by Bill Downey

Traffic safety seen through the lens of motorcyclist experience and knowledge.
Smokin' your stops  Sep 9, 2021
Insane attempts at passing  Jul 22, 2021
Can't stop on a dime  Jul 8, 2021
In A Pickle In A Pickle by Doreen Zyderveld-Hagel

Doreen always has had a knack for getting herself in a pickle, whether it be with wild animals or difficult people. She thinks the problem might be herself.
The buck stops there  Sep 6, 2021
A dog's wedding  Aug 23, 2021
In grandmother's footsteps  Aug 9, 2021
In Your Service In Your Service by Tracy Gray

MP Tracy Gray serving her constituents of Kelowna-Lake Country
Don't mess with a soprano Don't mess with a soprano by Sue Skinner

Sue Skinner tells us why we need art and artists in our life
Ready for an audition  Aug 3, 2021
Shout-out to a mentor  Jul 20, 2021
Behind the scenes  Jul 6, 2021
Reflective Leadership Reflective Leadership by Myrna Selzler

Myrna works with organizations and individuals to turn their passion into impact.
Who's your hero?  Jul 15, 2021
The Who is not you  Jul 1, 2021
The Rule of 72  Jun 17, 2021
Transitions Transitions by Ross Freake

Ross Freake is the columns editor at Castanet.
Going into the cold  May 31, 2021
Leaping into old age  Apr 23, 2021
Seize the (eternal) moment  Sep 12, 2020
Investment Real Estate Investment Real Estate by AJ Hazzi

With a well-deserved reputation as a real estate renegade, AJ Hazzi has been shaking up the Kelowna real estate scene since 2002.
2021 predictions for city  Dec 17, 2020
A BRRRR strategy  Oct 8, 2020
Sell high and buy low?  Jul 30, 2020
The Joy of Travel The Joy of Travel by Joy McGinnis

Joy McGinnis shares her personal wanderlust and professional insight for emerging travel trends, destinations and useful "what now?" tips.
African Safari 101  Oct 21, 2019
Enjoy some Galapagos glory  Oct 7, 2019
Your travel bucket list  May 22, 2018
Writer submissions

Are you a writer, looking for a home to showcase your work?

We occasionally have openings for new columnists.

Successful writers will show that they have a solid plan for a column, and demonstrate that they can generate fresh ideas weekly or bi-weekly. You will have good writing skills, the ability to meet deadlines, and a willingness to work with us on changes that we deem necessary.

If accepted, your submissions will be kept in the range of 500 to 800 words.

As a Castanet columnist, you will have your own columnist page with masthead, along with excellent exposure to your work in the Okanagan region, as well as further afield.

Our columns are weekly and bi-weekly. We also have a Guest Column for occasional submissions.

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