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The Happiness Connection The Happiness Connection by Reen Rose

Reen Rose shares strategies to help you find happiness.
Speak my language  Jun 20, 2021
The uniqueness of you  Jun 13, 2021
The gift of sadness  Jun 6, 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: June 20-26  Jun 20, 2021
Horoscope: June 13-19  Jun 13, 2021
Horoscope: June 6-12  Jun 6, 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.
Nitric oxide and circulation  Jun 19, 2021
My summer favs  Jun 5, 2021
Gut health after antibiotics  May 22, 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.
Dads deserve a tribute, too  Jun 19, 2021
Hidden gems on Main Street  Jun 12, 2021
Highs and lows  Jun 5, 2021
Something From Everything Something From Everything by Matthew Rigby

Staggered attempts to make meaning and connections.
Beautiful, terrible and fragile  Jun 18, 2021
Going 'just' beyond  May 17, 2021
You get to choose  Apr 19, 2021
Skywatching Skywatching by Ken Tapping

Astronomer Ken Tapping shows you the sky and the stars.
Exploring a neutron star  Jun 18, 2021
Dust in the works  Jun 11, 2021
At the core of the Milky Way  Jun 4, 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.
Reflective Leadership Reflective Leadership by Myrna Selzler

Myrna works with organizations and individuals to turn their passion into impact.
The Rule of 72  Jun 17, 2021
Seeing a What-If world  May 20, 2021
The warmth of friendship  Apr 22, 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.
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.
The power of one  Jun 16, 2021
Nomophobia: new disease?  Jun 9, 2021
Realm of Hungry Ghosts  Jun 2, 2021
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.
Ready for the unexpected?  Jun 15, 2021
Are you a good driver?  Jun 8, 2021
Cross at your own risk  Jun 1, 2021
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
The Art of Speaking The Art of Speaking

Public speaking and presentations are skills that can be learned and one of the most successful ways is through Toastmasters.
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.
Mortgage Matters Mortgage Matters by April Dunn

April Dunn has been assisting clients to purchase, refinance, or renew their mortgages for over 20 years.
Monster in your mortgage  Jun 12, 2021
Mortgage rule changes  May 29, 2021
Refinance, renovate, move?  May 15, 2021
In Your Service In Your Service by Tracy Gray

MP Tracy Gray serving her constituents of Kelowna-Lake Country
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.
On Balance On Balance by Bill Downey

Traffic safety seen through the lens of motorcyclist experience and knowledge.
Our duty to accommodate  Jun 10, 2021
Ride. Make a difference  May 27, 2021
Together now – but apart  May 13, 2021
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.
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.
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.
Writer's Bloc Writer's Bloc

Welcome to Writer’s Bloc, a column for guest writers to share their experiences with our readers.
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
A Focus on Saving Lives A Focus on Saving Lives by Mark Jennings-Bates

Putting poverty in perspective
Camping in a sand storm  Apr 9, 2021
ESG principle flawed  Mar 26, 2021
How to save the world  Mar 12, 2021
Health and Happiness Health and Happiness by Hannah Gibson

Dr. Hannah Gibson brings you the latest health news and advice to help you live a happy and healthy life.
Health, happiness forever  Feb 18, 2021
Ask the doctor  Feb 4, 2021
Spotlight on: Arthritis  Jan 21, 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.
Harbinger of death?  Feb 8, 2021
Finding peace with collage  Dec 14, 2020
Horse tramples dog  Nov 30, 2020
Okanagan Eco-Noggin Okanagan Eco-Noggin by Jerry Vandenberg

Jerry Vandenberg delves into the science behind environmental issues.
A burning crime  Dec 29, 2020
The turtles are happy  Aug 12, 2020
Practise coastal distancing  Jul 20, 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
Achieving Justice Achieving Justice by Paul Hergott

Lawyer Paul Hergott is most drawn to, and passionate about, pursuing fair compensation for injured victims.
Dr. Oz's Vet Advice Dr. Oz's Vet Advice by Dr. Moshe Oz

Dr. Oz of Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital provides expert advice and information about our pets.
COVID 19 and pets  Mar 25, 2020
A vet's view of euthanasia  Dec 23, 2019
Dogged by ACL tears  Jul 4, 2019
How's Your Waste Line? How's Your Waste Line? by Rae Stewart


Make joy, not garbage  Dec 16, 2019
Don't heave ho haz waste  Nov 26, 2019
Waste-free lunches  Oct 29, 2019
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
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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.

To query for information or to submit your idea, please e-mail [email protected]. If submitting an idea, please give a brief write-up of the idea along with a short sample of your writing (paste sample directly into the body of the email).
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