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Business licences required for Nanaimo short-term rentals

Business licences required for Nanaimo short-term rentals

Short-term rental units and bed-and-breakfast operations in Nanaimo will soon have to take out a business licence to operate. Applications are being accepted for business licences as of April 1.
Thinking of installing an AC unit? A heat pump is better, says BC Hydro

Thinking of installing an AC unit? A heat pump is better, says BC Hydro

After 2021's scorching summer heat, BC Hydro recommends moving away from power-sucking AC units.
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: How to grow sturdy seedlings indoors

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: How to grow sturdy seedlings indoors

Though most seeds sown indoors germinate best in warmth, once those seeds have sprouted the containers need to be moved to cool room temperatures, which will help to promote sturdy growth.
House Beautiful: Challenging 1990 project house turned into a gem with a view

House Beautiful: Challenging 1990 project house turned into a gem with a view

Heather Ferguson and her husband were having that age-old conversation — move or renovate? — when suddenly a 1990 house on the steep, western side of Gonzales Hill came on the market.
Visionary Gardeners highlights unique green thumbs on new television series

Visionary Gardeners highlights unique green thumbs on new television series

Victoria alpine seed hunter among those profiled in five-episode series
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Winter-flowering honeysuckle fills garden with sweet scent

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Winter-flowering honeysuckle fills garden with sweet scent

North Saanich nursery owner says she rarely sees Lonicera fragrantissima on plant lists from her growers
Condo Smarts: Altered windows are still common property

Condo Smarts: Altered windows are still common property

A strata corporation is not permitted to make an owner responsible for the maintenance and repair of common property.
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: To help save insects, let garden go a little wild

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: To help save insects, let garden go a little wild

Bugs perform pollinating and other ecological, life-sustaining services
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Lifelong gardener still learning new tricks

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Lifelong gardener still learning new tricks

Large, used water bottles with the bottoms removed used to great effect in 'winter sowing' project
Condo Smarts: Construction delay doesn't change payment deadline for special levy

Condo Smarts: Construction delay doesn't change payment deadline for special levy

The enforcement of bylaws and resolutions is a requirement of the strata corporation under the Strata Property Act