Life

Garden trends from Chelsea

Garden columnist Christin Geall reflects on the impact of the Chelsea Flower Show

Strata owners look to green ideas

June 26 seminar to offer eco-friendly tips and suggestions for strata owners

  • Jun 16th, 2016

Camosun students showcase fine furniture designs

Chairisma: Seating in Western Maple runs until June 21 at the Arts Centre at the Cedar Hill Recreation Centre

  • Jun 11th, 2016
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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

Teeny Tiny Garden Tour for Hospice

Annual Victoria Hospice Teeny Tiny Garden Tour is June 12

  • Jun 9th, 2016

How to leave your garden

It pays to prepare your garden ahead for your summer vacation

Child care spaces funded for 30 BC communities

1,800 new spaces in 30 communities to start construction this fall, minister Stephanie Cadieux says

Free fishing lessons for kids [with video]

Learn to Fish program offers instruction and loaner equipment to help children aged 5 to 15 catch a trout

  • Jun 1st, 2016

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

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