Category: Life

  • Wine Guy: There's still time for gin

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Wine Summery gin and tonics are still in style, not to mention transitional fall Negronis, which is the inspiration for this week’s picks. Published Sep 13, 2023  •  Last updated 6 days ago  •  2 minute read Photo by Silberkorn /Getty Images Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are independently selected. Postmedia…

  • Why do some apples have more than one colour?

    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. Have you ever heard of a bi-coloured apple? I spotted one in a grocery store bin of ordinary red apples. This odd apple had an almost straight line…

  • Condo Smarts: Barbecue use can pose health and safety risks

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Homes Condos Many strata corporations have prohibited outdoor cooking to ensure no one is affected by odours, smoke and risk of fire Published Sep 07, 2023  •  Last updated Sep 07, 2023  •  2 minute read “While we all love a good barbecue, cooking outdoors in multi-family settings creates safety, health, and…

  • Wine Guy: Big love to the Okanagan

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Wine Show support for the Okanagan region by purchasing bottles of B.C. wine to enjoy at home. Published Sep 06, 2023  •  Last updated Sep 06, 2023  •  3 minute read Photo by Ekaterina Molchanova /Getty Images Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are independently selected. Postmedia may earn an affiliate…

  • How to protect plantings from high heat and hot sun

    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. My young lettuces and peas fried in the hot sun this year. I think it was the early, high heat in May that hit the plants hard while…

  • Condo Smarts: A well-crafted alteration agreement is essential

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Homes Condos Take action in advance to help mitigate future costs and risks Published Aug 31, 2023  •  Last updated Aug 31, 2023  •  2 minute read Until minor amendments to strata legislation happen that enable alteration agreements to be tied to the strata lots, it’s important to take all necessary measures…

  • Wine Guy: The wine days of August

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Wine Opinion: What’s with all the “wine days”? To be honest, I don’t even keep track of the various demarcated dates throughout the year. Published Aug 30, 2023  •  Last updated Aug 30, 2023  •  3 minute read What’s with all the ‘wine days’? To be honest, I don’t even keep track…

  • Can Rose of Sharon be grown in tree form?

    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. I am fond of the shrub commonly known as Rose of Sharon, which I believe is a hardy hibiscus. I’ve only ever seen the plants grown as shrubs…

  • How to protect your well-being and your finances when disaster strikes

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Personal Finance Life Columnists There are steps that can mitigate financial crisis and assist everyone in recovery Published Aug 28, 2023  •  Last updated Aug 28, 2023  •  5 minute read A firefighter directs water on a grass fire burning on an acreage behind a residential property in Kamloops, B.C., Monday, June…

  • Condo Smarts: Could our strata fees be too high?

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Homes Condos Is there a place we can find a reasonable estimate of fees? Published Aug 24, 2023  •  Last updated Aug 24, 2023  •  2 minute read Low strata fees never produce positive results, warns Tony Gioventu. Photo by Getty Images/iStockphoto Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are independently selected.…