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Condo Smarts: Strata councils cannot alter air space agreement formulas

Condo Smarts: Strata councils cannot alter air space agreement formulas

Dear Tony: Our highrise condo building is part of an air space agreement. There is a commercial and parking section that is the first four floors of our building.
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Son's visit allows for a step back in time

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Son's visit allows for a step back in time

We picked peas and, as we did when he was a boy, we sat on the back lawn and shelled them
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Late summer care and planning for winter

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Late summer care and planning for winter

It's not too late to plant for winter, with plenty of options for either direct seeding or transplants. Plus: When should you just give up on a plant?
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Raccoons prime suspects in garden mystery

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Raccoons prime suspects in garden mystery

It seems one of these animals found a comfy bed atop the carrots with a floating row cover as a bedsheet
Condo Smarts: How to urge a reluctant strata council to boost accessibility

Condo Smarts: How to urge a reluctant strata council to boost accessibility

Dear Tony: How do we get our strata corporation to put in a switch-activated door for our main entry? My mother, who lives with us, uses a walker as a result of recent surgery, and she cannot open the front door and manage entry safely.
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Get ready to sow hardy cold-season lettuces

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Get ready to sow hardy cold-season lettuces

Gardening expert Helen Chesnut answers questions from readers on when to sow lettuces for fall, composting oak leaves, and reviving flower dogwood trees.
Minter: Shade trees are nice retreat on a sweltering afternoon

Minter: Shade trees are nice retreat on a sweltering afternoon

Let's consider the cooling effect of a shade tree, writes master gardener Brian Minter.
House Beautiful: Unique mid-century rancher 'like living in a resort'

House Beautiful: Unique mid-century rancher 'like living in a resort'

Looking for privacy and some peace and quiet, couple built their dream home in North Saanich.
Condo Smarts: Who pays when the strata damages a unit?

Condo Smarts: Who pays when the strata damages a unit?

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: What to consider when moving to a smaller property

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: What to consider when moving to a smaller property