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Condo Smarts: How rental bylaws change under Bill 44

Condo Smarts: How rental bylaws change under Bill 44

If your strata corporation has a bylaw that sets any restrictions or limitations on rentals, that bylaw is no longer enforceable
House Beautiful: A Tuscan treasure shines for Christmas

House Beautiful: A Tuscan treasure shines for Christmas

With a sweeping double staircase, soaring ceilings and massive former church door, home is an ideal setting for festive wreaths and deck-the-halls garlands.
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Ornamental kale provides fall and winter colour

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Ornamental kale provides fall and winter colour

Most seed sources list flowering kale under two categories: bedding and patio container types, and cut flower types
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Gift ideas for the gardeners on your list

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Gift ideas for the gardeners on your list

Gifts need not be expensive to be meaningful. In times like these, anything with the power to create delight or elicit a smile or a laugh has value beyond measure.
Condo Smarts: New law prohibits all age restrictions except for 55 and over

Condo Smarts: New law prohibits all age restrictions except for 55 and over

Bill 44 applies to every strata corporation in B.C.
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: How to care for houseplants in winter

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: How to care for houseplants in winter

Some tips for keeping indoor plants alive during the fall and winter: Keep plants protected from hot or cold drafts and sources of heat. Avoid watering with cold water. Increase humidity. Reduce water.
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Scarcity of lettuce sparks plans for winter food plot

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Scarcity of lettuce sparks plans for winter food plot

Putting the lettuce scarcity together with the high cost ($8 for a butterhead from one farmers’ market vendor) leads to an obvious conclusion: Find the time, and the space, to grow lettuces and other greens year-round
Condo Smarts: Rental bylaws will not be enforceable under new law

Condo Smarts: Rental bylaws will not be enforceable under new law

Whether it is a bylaw that restricts the period of rentals, the number of rentals, or prohibits rentals, there will no longer be any application of rental bylaws
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: How to grow indoor winter blooms

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: How to grow indoor winter blooms

Although planting Paperwhites in water and pebbles is a popular method, planting in soil is easier
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.
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