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Helen Chesnut: What to do with delayed growing season? Relax and adapt

Helen Chesnut: What to do with delayed growing season? Relax and adapt

Like many home gardeners observing how delayed the growing season has been this spring, I’ve been online almost daily, checking for indicators of summery weather on the horizon to advance growth and deliver the promise of vine-ripened tomatoes
Condo Smarts: Heat dome has put laws on air conditioning into spotlight

Condo Smarts: Heat dome has put laws on air conditioning into spotlight

It’s time for stratas to revisit their air-conditioning bylaws
These B.C. garden centres have fire-resistant plants

These B.C. garden centres have fire-resistant plants

Tagging fire-resistant plants is part of a larger initiative to equip people in B.C. with knowledge and tools to mitigate wildfire risk.
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Preparation key to keep cut roses looking rosy

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Preparation key to keep cut roses looking rosy

Here's a step-by-step guide to keeping your cut flowers fresh
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: The garden is alive with the sound of honeybees

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: The garden is alive with the sound of honeybees

The familiar sound of bees at work again after an unseasonably cold start to spring was encouraging, an assurance that at least this element in the natural world was coming to rights.
Condo Smarts: Proxy must vote at time vote is called

Condo Smarts: Proxy must vote at time vote is called

Votes are only calculated at the time the vote it taken and voting instructions cannot be precalculated and announced
Funding announced to help retrofit affordable housing in B.C. during extreme heat events

Funding announced to help retrofit affordable housing in B.C. during extreme heat events

Vancity is targeting B.C.'s most vulnerable populations with a series of grants to help future-proof homes in the event of extreme heat.
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Short cuttings work best to propagate star jasmine

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: Short cuttings work best to propagate star jasmine

A ventilated plastic “humidity tent” arranged over the cuttings is useful during the rooting period.
B.C. strata can give toilet overflow bill to owner, tribunal rules

B.C. strata can give toilet overflow bill to owner, tribunal rules

A B.C. tribunal said a strata tenant was responsible for ensuring a toilet didn't overflow despite the fact a pipe blockage was in common property.
Lawrie McFarlane: Tribunal's hillside-elevator ruling goes too far

Lawrie McFarlane: Tribunal's hillside-elevator ruling goes too far

The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal has ordered a strata to build a hillside elevator for a resident who can no longer manage the 102 steps from his home to the top gully in which his house sits.