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Timely tips for first-time home buyers

From securing a mortgage to unexpected extra expenses, here’s what you need to know

The promise of poppies

A primer on the common varieties of this favourite garden flower

Garagellenium primer: Get ready to garage sale

Oak Bay-wide garage sale is coming up Saturday, June 11

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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles at a glance
Outrigger canoeing a lifestyle
PyeongChang 2018, through the eyes of a Canadian Korean
Bartenders respond to push for better non-alcoholic drinks

Cross-Canada ride to encourage organ donation

Gift From Within aims to register 1,000 more registered donors and raise money for the Canadian Transplant Association

What to watch for in Oak Bay’s older homes

Oak Bay home inspector reveals the top 5 issues home buyers might find

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

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