Life

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

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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

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

What to do when less is really more?

Downsizing both your home and your assets when the time is right

Assisted living rules to be eased

Health Minister Terry Lake says changes to 'rigid regulations' coming on advice of BC Seniors' Advocate

Bleeding Hearts: Choosing the right flowers for Valentine’s

Look beyond roses to show your sweetheart a little love

Pacific Rim Whale Festival returns to Tofino-Ucluelet

Annual festival returns to two-week length starting March 12

Fire safety tips for your new-to-you home

Pay attention to safety when moving into your new home

Insurance matters when home-shopping

Issues like knob and tube wiring and buried oil tanks are problematic for insurers

Seed catalogues: The Paradox of Choice

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

  • Jan 27th, 2016

Current market means prep is key for buyers

With limited inventory, those looking to buy in Oak Bay should have their ‘ducks in a row’ before starting their search