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House Beautiful: Designer brings West Coast esthetic to Olympic View show home

House Beautiful: Designer brings West Coast esthetic to Olympic View show home

Victoria designer Sandra Lyle-Mason was given free rein to design the interior of this Olympic View home, but the client had one main request: Blend the interior of the house, which is nestled in the trees, with the outdoors.
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Late-fall cleanup yields some tasty treats

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Late-fall cleanup yields some tasty treats

A few last tomatoes and juicy snow peas among garden's late-autumn delights
Condo Smarts: Commercial lots not given proper entitlement in wind up vote

Condo Smarts: Commercial lots not given proper entitlement in wind up vote

Commercial/non-residential strata lots are given proportional votes based on their area
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Differing clematis poses challenge for home gardeners

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Differing clematis poses challenge for home gardeners

A reader asks: How do I care for clematis? It's an old, unpruned clematis vine with newer, green growth tangled up with older and some dead stem.
The Shelley offers a rare opportunity for an elevated rental living experience

The Shelley offers a rare opportunity for an elevated rental living experience

This is what smart growth looks like, as the “University Centre” node takes shape: The Shelley is a new, purpose-built rental project offering accessible, urbane living in Saanich
Ottawa announces $250M grant to help homeowners switch to heat pumps

Ottawa announces $250M grant to help homeowners switch to heat pumps

Rebates could contribute thousands of dollars toward cost of a heat pump system
Condo Smarts: Strata's bylaws have become unenforceable

Condo Smarts: Strata's bylaws have become unenforceable

The schedule of standard bylaws of the strata property act apply to all strata corporations in B.C., unless they have been amended or repealed by the strata corporation.
Helen Chesnut Garden Notes: Lavender trimming leads to olfactory delight

Helen Chesnut Garden Notes: Lavender trimming leads to olfactory delight

Lavender keeps on going, with dried blossoms offering a compelling perfume — the perfect inspiration for holiday gifts.
Garden Notes: It's not too late to plant garlic, but be quick

Garden Notes: It's not too late to plant garlic, but be quick

A reader writes: Is it too late to plant garlic, and is it all right to plant in the same place in consecutive years?
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Huge garden oddity will eventually be delicious

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Huge garden oddity will eventually be delicious

Lunga di Napoli squash is 84 centimetres long, 16 cm in diameter
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