Life

Christmas ideas for the new homeowner

What to get the new homeowner on your Christmas list

Cultivated – Fence me in: Lessons from the Sun King

Christin Geall is an avid Oak Bay gardener and creative non-fiction writing instructor at the University of Victoria

Oak Bay project a Georgie finalist

Patio Court project from Citta Group is a finalist in the Best Residential Renovation $100,000 to $299,999 category

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What was your best car?

Column: Comets and a crescent moon light December’s night skies

Bill Smith and the RASCals of Cattle Point volunteer at Cattle Point DARK SKY Urban Star Park.

Dreaming of visiting China? Win a trip of a lifetime!

You could win an all-inclusive tour through Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai and Suzhou next spring valued at $2500!

Cultivated: Oak Bay gardener smitten with salvias in Sussex

Christin Geall explores the gorgeous gardens of Sussex, England

Light your home right this holiday season

A classic lighting display can add charm for buyers

Survey probes B.C.’s seniors care homes

Privacy, dignity, food quality among questions of Seniors Advocate (with VIDEO)

Wind is a chilly prospect for the garden

Care can reduce wind's impact on a West Coast garden

Water, water everywhere … solving the moisture challenge

Determining the source of moisture troubles in the home is essential to finding a solution

Column: Oak Bay’s mysterious guest generates multiple questions

Barbara Julian is local writer and nature enthusiast. She writes here monthly about Oak Bay’s suburban wildlife.

  • Oct 27th, 2016

Column: Silent shoreline? Common seabirds missing

Barbara Julian is a local writer and nature enthusiast. She writes here monthly on the suburban wildlife of Oak Bay.

A little attention will get your home ready for a fall sale

Make it easy for potential home buyers to see the best in your property

Best in show: Horticultural exhibitions

The Victoria Dahlia Society's annual show inspires consideration of the history and future of horticultural exhibitions

The cruellest month

Summer's end brings challenges for Oak Bay's gardeners

Artists find ‘happiness under the oaks’

Amos home is one of six on this year’s Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Home Tour, Sunday, Sept. 11

Senior home survey seeks volunteers

Volunteers to ask seniors about staff, food, privacy, medications and other conditions in residential care

  • Aug 26th, 2016

Seeing Red

Come August, rubies, reds and crimsons are the stars of the garden border and vase

Rental market out of reach for many

Low availability, high prices pose daunting rental situation in Oak Bay

  • Aug 13th, 2016

Collector program expanding to ‘muscle cars’

Collector plates will be available next year for modified as well as stock cars made between 1958 and 1974