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Laneway Housing

By Janine Foan on Aug 3, 2016

With sky-rocketing real estate prices and a lack of rental units, laneway housing is becoming a viable option for many people. They go by several names: granny flats, garden suites or laneway house, to name a few. But what is a laneway house? Read more...


The Advocate

By Gery Lemon on Aug 2, 2016

British Columbia seniors got a champion in their corner in 2014 when the government named Mackenzie as BC’s – and Canada’s – first Seniors Advocate. Read more...


Over 65? It's Time to Fall-Proof Your Home!

By Megan Minogue on Feb 2, 2016

As you get older, you may find yourself faced with additional health concerns and challenges that you did not give a second thought a decade or two ago. For instance, those over 65 commonly suffer from conditions and diseases that can severely limit your mobility or simply make it more difficult to get around. Read more...


Home is Where the Heart Is

By Wendy Johnstone on Feb 1, 2016

Ninety per cent of individuals and couples want to stay in their own homes for as long as possible. In an ideal world, we would all live in a particular dwelling for as long as we felt able Read more...


Wherever You Find Yourself

By Pat Nichol on Feb 1, 2016

Three years ago, I was beginning a new adventure. I was going to try house/pet sitting. Since then, I have had the opportunity to share homes with many four-legged, furry critters. Read more...


A Place to Call Home

By John Harris on Jan 1, 2016

We were both 65, in good health and had experience working from home. The cloud of my “job change” had a silver lining – I no longer had to commute to work. We began to search housing markets outside of Vancouver. Although I was researching an article on Nanaimo, it wasn’t actually on our radar as a place to live. Read more...


Taking the Tour

By Judee Fong on Aug 2, 2015

Considering a retirement residence for yourself or a loved one? Take the tour and ask questions to find the best one for you. Read more...


Choosing Your Landscape

By Shell Busey on May 1, 2015

Trees can serve numerous landscape functions including beautification, adding privacy, reducing traffic noise, providing shade and energy conservation. Spring is the best time of year to transplant trees and shrubs, while they are dormant. Read more...


Be Prepared

By Shell Busey on Apr 1, 2015

It’s in the news again, reminding everyone that we need to be aware and prepared in the event of an earthquake hitting our coastline. Read more...


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