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How to manage your strata

Condo owners' councils have the option to hire professionals or run the operation themselves

City of dangerous gardens?

Parents who lock their medicine cabinets to prevent their children being poisoned often unwittingly overlook another danger: toxic plants in the garden.
Summer brings the 100-step-diet salad

Summer brings the 100-step-diet salad

It's the first weekend of official summer, time to celebrate with a big supper salad from the garden. The cool, rainy weather has brought along a mass of plump edible greens.
Keep kids safe in the garden

Keep kids safe in the garden

The dangers are few but potent, so simple precautions make sense

Condo living's dark side

Condominium living isn't as simple as paying a monthly fee and assuming everything is going to be taken care of.

Home again

Almost six months to the day that we moved out to an apartment and renovations began, we finally moved back into our house. It's hard to believe it's the same house -- probably because so much has changed.

Design by the book

(Read to the bottom to check out and offer your opinion on an interior design dilemma that we're facing.) Interior designer Lorin Turner of Zebra Group The 50-page book that lists every interior design element going into the house.

Disappointing delay

Tip to contractors: If you need your clients to postpone moving back into the home you have been renovating for them, don't wait until the last minute before a holiday weekend to let them know.

Rock Stars of the garden

To some people, rock and Alpine plants are the rock stars of the garden. They are tough because they have to survive in an environment with little soil and few nutrients.

Back at the shop: A revealing look at meticulous cabinet-making

A lot of the work that has gone into our renovation didn’t take place on site. It happened 20 kilometres away in a 3,000-square-foot shop in Langord.
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