Life

Talking stick tradition comes to B.C. legislature [with video]

Totem symbolizes Coast Salish tradition of respectful listening, with little effect on ill-tempered debate in Victoria

B.C. hunting licences go online

Online option now available for licences, paper version of limited entry hunting applications phased out for 2017

  • Apr 28th, 2016

‘Retro-modern’ at home in Oak Bay

This weekend’s Young Life Home Tour showcases exceptional renovations

  • Apr 27th, 2016
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What was your best car?

Aphids…already!

Unseasonably warm weather puts strain on plants, welcomes pests

Heritage register recognizes home’s value

Renovations can retain an older home's charm, while increasing livability for today's families

‘Bear jams’ on B.C. highways bad for people, animals [with video]

Conservation officers have 300 bear conflict calls so far this month, with roadside bear viewing, feeding among problems

Seniors may miss out at tax time

Guaranteed Income Supplement, rental assistance and discount bus pass depend on Canada Revenue Agency filing

Single parent employment growing

Up to 100 income assistance clients a week signing up for job training, child care and transportation, minister Michelle Stilwell says

A porcelain canvas presents possibilities in many shapes

New venue opens tour option for longtime Oak Bay artist

Struggles with cedar: it’s all about context

BC's provincial tree can cause challenges for gardeners

Tours offer inspiration for your new-to-you home

From new builds and renovations to small-space gardens and large acreages, find lots of ideas around the region

Evolution of food keeps UVic club chef intrigued

Colour Your Palate among the special events that inspire at University Club

Tips and tricks to keep mould at bay

Whether from interior humidity, leaks or flooding, mould can pose serious problems
for homeowners

Directory compares B.C. seniors’ homes

Health and recreation services compiled for 292 publicly funded facilities, as well as 'serious adverse events'

  • Mar 30th, 2016

Home inspections: what to know before you buy

Expert advice to help home purchasers understand the home they're buying

Column: What kind of gardener are you?

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

  • Mar 16th, 2016

Tips to put your home’s best face forward

It might be a competitive housing market, but it’s important for sellers to present their home in the best possible light

Design inspiration helps when buying or selling

Designer can offer a fresh perspective before listing a house or while shopping for your new dream home

  • Feb 26th, 2016

Disability benefits increasing

Social Development Minister Michelle Stilwell says subsidized bus pass system continues, 40,000 rural people to get same value

Right plant, right place: A tiny tour of February’s flowers

Celebrating winter-blooming beauties around Windsor Park