Category: Life

  • Wine Guy: Thank you, wine

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Wine If potables are a part of your Thanksgiving, here are a few ideas: Published Oct 05, 2023  •  Last updated 1 hour ago  •  3 minute read Photo by GEORGES GOBET /AFP via Getty Images files Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are independently selected. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission…

  • Condo Smarts: How strata corporation votes are calculated

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Homes Condos Look to the Land Title documents published on the Strata Plan Common Sheet and General Index to determine voting entitlement Published Oct 05, 2023  •  Last updated 29 minutes ago  •  2 minute read Tony Gioventu explains the ins and outs of strata corporation voting. Photo by Getty Images Reviews and…

  • Layer spring bulbs to make the most of space in garden tubs

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Homes Gardening Planting in tiers is a useful way of producing a succession of spring flowering Published Oct 04, 2023  •  Last updated 31 minutes ago  •  2 minute read Plant bulbs in tiers to grow lots of flowers in small spaces like pots and tubs. Photo by erperlstrom /Getty Images/iStockphoto Reviews and…

  • Condo Smarts: Can strata prohibit installation of EV charging stations?

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Homes Condos “I have offered to pay for all costs, including an ongoing premium for electricity.” Published Sep 28, 2023  •  Last updated 36 minutes ago  •  2 minute read The Bill 22 legislation requires that a strata corporation cannot unreasonably refuse the installation of a charging station. Photo by Getty Images Reviews…

  • Wine Guy: Transition from summer to fall with these three wine picks

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Wine Life Wine-speaking, this feels like a natural time to move toward pouring more robust reds, pinks and whites. Published Sep 27, 2023  •  Last updated 1 hour ago  •  3 minute read Photo by JEFF PACHOUD /AFP via Getty Images files Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are independently selected. Postmedia…

  • Planning on-site composting for spring planting

    Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are independently selected. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission from purchases made through links on this page. Article content Q. After filling newly created garden beds with fresh soil mix, we’ve been left with a large heap of the old, removed soil. It’s like dust. Moving the old…

  • Condo Smarts: Long-term planning is essential for a strata corporation

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Homes Condos “Our 14-floor building in Burnaby is experiencing chronic failures with its hot water system.” Published Sep 21, 2023  •  Last updated 41 minutes ago  •  2 minute read Annual budgets may be amended at your AGM before they are approved. Photo by Getty Images Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products…

  • Wine Guy: Wine-based nuptials

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Wine This week’s focus is a local bottled look at something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. Published Sep 19, 2023  •  Last updated 11 hours ago  •  3 minute read Photo by Andrey Elkin /Getty Images files Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are independently selected. Postmedia may earn…

  • Spring-flowering bulbs to plant first this fall

    Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are independently selected. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission from purchases made through links on this page. Article content Q. What spring-flowering bulbs do you plant first in the fall? Article content A. I begin by planting the earliest to bloom. Snowdrops (Galanthus), the first to flower, are…

  • Condo Smarts: Bylaws must set conditions for insurance deductibles

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Homes Condos Strata corporations are advised to define the conditions or obligations Published Sep 14, 2023  •  Last updated 5 days ago  •  2 minute read Tony Gioventu explains the ins and outs of building damage bylaws in a strata corporation. Photo by Getty Images Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are…