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If the wallpaper could talk: Ross Bay Villa a walk through historic home's past

If the wallpaper could talk: Ross Bay Villa a walk through historic home's past

Dedicated volunteers spent years renovating home now open to the public
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Useful tips on handling critters in the garden

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Useful tips on handling critters in the garden

Readers weigh in on marauding raccoons and bunnies
Condo Smarts: Stratas should routinely review and upgrade bylaws

Condo Smarts: Stratas should routinely review and upgrade bylaws

There is no value in homegrown bylaws that end up being unenforceable
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Rose of Sharon shrub can be grown in tree form

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Rose of Sharon shrub can be grown in tree form

Hibiscus syriacus is appealing for its long flowering period
Home improvement scams persist in B.C., warns Better Business Bureau

Home improvement scams persist in B.C., warns Better Business Bureau

Home improvement scams rank fourth in Canada for riskiest scams.
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Cardboard protects lettuce, pea plantings from hot sun

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Cardboard protects lettuce, pea plantings from hot sun

Makeshift sun shelter doesn't look pretty but it seems to have worked.
Condo Smarts: Civil resolution tribunal first stop when fraud discovered

Condo Smarts: Civil resolution tribunal first stop when fraud discovered

An the owner renovated their town house at the expense of the strata, and paid themselves $500 a month to “manage” the strata, all while waiving the annual general meetings to "save costs"
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Choose Japanese iris over 'aggressive invader' yellow flag variety

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Choose Japanese iris over 'aggressive invader' yellow flag variety

Yellow flag iris plants spread easily by seed and through underground rhizomes and rhizome fragments.
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