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B.C. man objecting to strata spending ordered to pay owner fees

B.C. man objecting to strata spending ordered to pay owner fees

Disagreeing with how a strata council spends its money is no reason to stop paying strata fees, B.C.'s Civil Resolution Tribunal has ruled.
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Chilly weather foils plans for an early growing season

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Chilly weather foils plans for an early growing season

Cold snap provided time to concentrate on indoor seedings
Condo Smarts: Legal advice essential before hiring council member to manage project

Condo Smarts: Legal advice essential before hiring council member to manage project

Don't forget the obvious questions: Is this person experienced, qualified and competent to act as a project manager?
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: How to prune your 'everbearing' raspberries

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: How to prune your 'everbearing' raspberries

“Everbearing” raspberries give an early summer crop and another in late summer to early autumn
House Beautiful: Modern farmhouse style ideal for rural Deep Cove property

House Beautiful: Modern farmhouse style ideal for rural Deep Cove property

After spending months researching what type of house they wanted, the couple chose this popular architectural style, with its clean lines and natural elements, for their first new build.
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Gardening a source of happiness in troubled times

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Gardening a source of happiness in troubled times

Newly dug up bed will bring joy with assortment of summer flowers and will also be a happily busy place for pollinators and other beneficial insects
Condo Smarts: Strata can't charge owner to view records maintained under act

Condo Smarts: Strata can't charge owner to view records maintained under act

A bylaw that imposes this fee does not comply with the act and is not enforceable.
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: How to nurture an amaryllis to bloom again

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: How to nurture an amaryllis to bloom again

While the traditional method for the post-bloom care and re-flowering of amaryllis is a safe bet, other growing methods are also worth a try
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: When growth buds begin to swell, it's time for winter pruning

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: When growth buds begin to swell, it's time for winter pruning

Another marker declaring the time is right to prune is forsythia. Bloom on a forsythia is considered a green light for winter pruning.
Condo Smarts: Bylaw amendments must comply with strata act, human rights code

Condo Smarts: Bylaw amendments must comply with strata act, human rights code

Strata corporations are permitted to adopt bylaws that limit or prohibit pets, short term rentals, age of occupants, and control the use and enjoyment of all property within a strata plan.