Health Flows finds balance
Columnists Jul 17, 2019

By Tom Kernaghan Relax, release, and recharge. If this sounds straightforward and doable, then you already have an idea of how Jolanda Himmelstein works and what she offers. For Himmelstein, a multi-skilled holistic practitioner and owner of Health Flows, balance and well-being do not have to be complicated or out of reach. It is about […]

Adkin gets to real issue
Columnists Jul 11, 2019

By Tom Kernaghan It is never too late to become the person you are capable of being. But what is getting in the way of you reaching your potential? That is exactly what Annette Adkin of Pure Insights Counselling can help you to explore, reveal and ultimately move through. For 28 years, Adkin has been […]

Ananda finds path to peace
Columnists Jun 26, 2019

By Tom Kernaghan For Shri Ananda, the path to peace starts by journeying inward and holding a lamp to our lies. He has walked this road, knows the signs and carries a light to help others find their way toward healing. As a spiritual life coach and the visionary founder of Kelowna’s Wellness Realization, a […]

Shivers sets sights on allergies
Columnists Jun 12, 2019

By Tom Kernaghan Kate Shivers is an allergy-reaction detective. And the offenders are the stressors that cause all manner of challenges in our bodies and our lives. Her mission is to identify these culprits and then exile them. Like any good detective, she knows it’s about evidence in the story, so she works holistically with […]

Playfulness of psychic life
Columnists Jun 05, 2019

By Tom Kernaghan “One thing I like to do is walk down the street and pretend I’m an alien who has dropped into my body from outer space and has never seen any of this… And notice how quickly my mind wants to give (everything) a story.” These lines perfectly capture the electric clarity and […]

Hanson does it all … her way
Columnists May 22, 2019

By Tom Kernaghan “To be human is to have a limited understanding of what it is I think I see.” This line, from one of Cherie Hanson’s many mind-jolting blog posts, says volumes about the awakening effect she can have on people. I’m going to go a little gonzo and put myself in the story, […]

Do you and money get along?
Columnists May 08, 2019

By Sharon Davison Money is the last taboo. Try talking to someone about what they make, what they owe, or what savings they have or hope to have, and you will likely be met with a range of reactions or emotions. Ask them how their relationship with money is, and you might get a blank stare. […]

Chamber has mussel concerns
Biz Releases May 08, 2019

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce is concerned about the impact an tiny mussel could have on the region. Earlier this year, it was announced an endangered mussel native to Okanagan Lake was being harmed by milfoil harvesting. The Okanagan Basin Water Board has managed invasive Eurasian milfoil in the Okanagan for more than four […]

Canada losing its edge
Columnists Nov 09, 2018

By Fred McMahon Say you’re a store owner and your competitor across the street offers everything at lower prices, with higher quality and a friendlier attitude. You’re in trouble. If your competitor was on the other side of the city, things might be a bit better. But across the street? That’s roughly where Canada finds […]

Feds answer to mussel worry
Biz Releases Mar 07, 2018

The federal government has told the Okanagan Basin Water Board that it “takes very seriously” risks posed by zebra and quagga mussels, after the board raised concerns last month. In a letter issued on Feb. 19, Minister of Fisheries Dominic LeBlanc said the Department of Fisheries and Oceans will soon be meeting with the B.C. government […]