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House Beautiful: Building on steep Arbutus Ridge lot yields three floors of ocean views

House Beautiful: Building on steep Arbutus Ridge lot yields three floors of ocean views

The build was so difficult, the crew had to use techniques from the turn of the century to get started
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Summer sowings of snow peas, asparoc thriving after frost

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Summer sowings of snow peas, asparoc thriving after frost

Summer seeding of snow peas has yielded a far more prolific and prolonged harvest of edible pods compared with early spring seeding
Condo Smarts: Investors are not exempt from short-term rental bylaws

Condo Smarts: Investors are not exempt from short-term rental bylaws

Short-term rentals and accommodations are not tenancies under the B.C.’s Residential Tenancy Act.
You can buy this entire 8-acre private island in B.C. for $79,900

You can buy this entire 8-acre private island in B.C. for $79,900

Affordable rec property still exists in British Columbia
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Rhodos grow, bloom best with shelter from afternoon sun

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Rhodos grow, bloom best with shelter from afternoon sun

Showy shrubs also need humus-rich, spongy, acid soil that retains moisture well but drains efficiently of excess water
Your Good Health: Exercises, ergonomic work station can help improve posture

Your Good Health: Exercises, ergonomic work station can help improve posture

There are no long-term data showing that pricey posture correcting devices are effective
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Homegrown dry beans well worth the effort

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Homegrown dry beans well worth the effort

Homegrown dry beans are fresher — and more delicious vibrant — than those purchased.
Condo Smarts: Act allows use of contingency fund to pay insurance cost

Condo Smarts: Act allows use of contingency fund to pay insurance cost

A loan for cash flow purposes or a special levy are also options
You can buy this house with 4 cabins for less than the price of a 2-bedroom Vancouver condo

You can buy this house with 4 cabins for less than the price of a 2-bedroom Vancouver condo

Okanagan property ready to be turned into Airbnb hot spot
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Honeysuckle can take two or three years to flower

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Honeysuckle can take two or three years to flower

Ideal growing conditions include full sun to part shade and a fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil.