Columnists


Biz 1-on-1: Paul Blaha
Visland Media - Feb 19 - Columnists

Produced by Kelowna’s Visland Media, Biz 1-on-1 is an interview series that explores the lives of some of the most interesting business people in North America. Host Randy Lennon sits down with CEOs and founders of a diverse selection of businesses, talking with them about their vision, passion, and experiences building and running their company. The show covers […]

Biz 1-on-1: Randy Karren
Visland Media - Feb 12 - Columnists

Produced by Kelowna’s Visland Media, Biz 1-on-1 is an interview series that explores the lives of some of the most interesting business people in North America. Host Randy Lennon sits down with CEOs and founders of a diverse selection of businesses, talking with them about their vision, passion, and experiences building and running their company. The show covers […]

Don’t buy your assessment
Bill Hubbard - Feb 11 - Columnists

Tax assessments should really not be used for an assessment of true value on your property. Why? First, you have to remember that the person—or machine—that is putting the value on your property has never seen it. They have no idea of its condition, floor plan, renovations or lack of renovations. Also, the assessment can be as […]

Biz 1-on-1: Ron Loudoun
Visland Media - Jan 29 - Columnists

Produced by Kelowna’s Visland Media, Biz 1-on-1 is an interview series that explores the lives of some of the most interesting business people in North America. Host Randy Lennon sits down with CEOs and founders of a diverse selection of businesses, talking with them about their vision, passion, and experiences building and running their company. The show covers […]

Faces of OKGNtech: Rob Dawson
Accelerate Okanagan - Jan 29 - Columnists

A strong community can promote new ideas and ensure accountability. It can also act as motivation, support and even provide a little friendly competition. The power of community is undeniable, and the Okanagan tech community is no exception. Our community is strong and growing with record speed, and maintaining connections through a period of growth […]

Biz 1-on-1: Hadi Feltham
Visland Media - Jan 23 - Columnists

Produced by Kelowna’s Visland Media, Biz 1-on-1 is an interview series that explores the lives of some of the most interesting business people in North America. Host Randy Lennon sits down with CEOs and founders of a diverse selection of businesses, talking with them about their vision, passion, and experiences building and running their company. […]

Faces of #OKGNtech
Accelerate Okanagan - Jan 10 - Columnists

A strong community can promote new ideas and ensure accountability. It can also act as motivation, support and even provide a little friendly competition. The power of community is undeniable, and the Okanagan tech community is no exception. Our community is strong and growing with record speed, and maintaining connections through a period of growth […]

Vancouver aids local market
Bill Hubbard - Jan 08 - Columnists

Many people think that we follow Vancouver’s real estate market, and sometimes that is true. Vancouver always affects the market in the Okanagan Shuswap, but sometimes it pushes us in the opposite direction. Vancouver right now is in a bit of a tailspin. Sales are down around 30 per cent, and prices have started to […]

Bull market all but over
Contributed - Jan 02 - Columnists

Kenneth Kacskowsski Troy Media While the western world celebrated the Christmas season, the stock markets showed signs of distress. Investors saw two historic events: the largest point drop of the Dow Jones industrial average ever on Christmas Eve, followed by the largest one-day gain—1,086 points—on Dec. 26. One would expect that after this historic rally […]

Low-ball offers backfire
Bill Hubbard - Dec 31 - Columnists

There were approximately 5,000 home sales in the Okanagan Shuswap Real Estate market in the last 12 months. The average difference between the list prices and the sale prices of those sales was approximately three per cent, which brings up an interesting question. What is the best price to offer based on the list price? Many people believe […]