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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

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What was your best car?

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

Top tools of the garden trade

Gardeners offer top five tools for your garden chores

  • Jan 14th, 2016

Traditional flair meets modern living

From busy family life to evening entertaining, this Oak Bay custom home makes it easy

Sip, sample, savour and learn at Whisky Festival

Long-time festival volunteer offers his tips to enjoy the festival

2016 property assessments in the mail

Oak Bay homeowners will see an average increase of about 6.52 per cent on this year’s assessments

Olivia, Ethan are B.C.’s top baby names

Top choices extend their streak of popularity in 2014, according to Vitals Statistics Agency

Northern lights may end year with a spectacle thanks to solar flare

Aurora borealis set to blaze further south than usual after Monday's sunspot eruption

Strong market expected into 2016

More inventory should come onto the market in the new year

Asbestos in the home: What you need to know

Many older homes will have asbestos in some form, with past uses ranging from attic insulation to flooring

Dig into these gardening classics

Five favourite gardening books to get you through the season (or in a gardener’s heart)

Creating home sale-worthy holiday decor

Selling your home at the holidays? You can still add a little Christmas cheer

B.C. joins clean vehicle club in Paris

Zero-emission vehicles group wants to reduce vehicle greenhouse gas emissions 40 per cent by 2050.