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Participants in the Little Chiefs Preschool program were out enjoying some sunshine and the views from the new section of boardwalk along the Willow Trail on Scout Island. The boardwalk provides a new viewing platform overlooking the inner bay along the Scout Island Causeway. (Scout Island photo)

Section of Willow Trail boardwalk replacement has been completed

New section is wheelchair-ready but not accessible at this point

 

People are beginning to rethink the way they design and build homes, as climate change weighs heavier on their minds. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

VIDEO: How homebuilders and residents are adapting to a warming world

Price difference between building a regular home and a net-zero one is shrinking, B.C. architect says

 

Protected workers remove building remnants containing asbestos. (Contributed)

More than 700,000 homes across the province likely to contain asbestos: WorkSafeBC

Renovations on pre-1990s homes can lead to fatal illnesses for workers

 

Tiny home dweller Bryce Knudtson and others are facing eviction from the Metchosin property they’ve resided on with permission of the owner, as district bylaws do not allow more than one primary and one accessory dwelling on one lot.(Courtesy Bryce Knudtson)

Greater Victoria tiny home residents seek regulatory change as eviction deadline approaches

Petition calls on all levels of government to address affordable housing shortage

Tiny home dweller Bryce Knudtson and others are facing eviction from the Metchosin property they’ve resided on with permission of the owner, as district bylaws do not allow more than one primary and one accessory dwelling on one lot.(Courtesy Bryce Knudtson)
RCMP kept the area behind the grandstand secured after a targeted shooting at the Williams Lake Stampede trade fair area Sunday, July 3. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Psychological support offered for anyone impacted by shooting at Williams Lake Stampede: city

The mobile response team service will be in Williams Lake July 5 to 8

  • Jul 5, 2022
RCMP kept the area behind the grandstand secured after a targeted shooting at the Williams Lake Stampede trade fair area Sunday, July 3. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Jessie Simpson went home on the weekend for the first time since being attacked with a metal baseball bat in June 2016 (Sue Simpson/Facebook)

“I’m home!”: Kamloops man beat the odds thanks to mother’s determination

Jessie Simpson spent 10 months in a coma after an attack with a metal baseball bat on June 19, 2016

  • May 30, 2022
Jessie Simpson went home on the weekend for the first time since being attacked with a metal baseball bat in June 2016 (Sue Simpson/Facebook)
Stuart Westie is a man about town - on his bike. The active 75-year-old tries to ride his bike for transportation to help him stay fit. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

OUR HOMETOWN: Stuart Westie has a passion for sports

Stuart Westie keeps moving so he can … keep moving

Stuart Westie is a man about town - on his bike. The active 75-year-old tries to ride his bike for transportation to help him stay fit. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
An aerial view of houses in Oshawa, Ont. is shown on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. New data from Statistics Canada shows multiple-property owners held between 30 and 40 per cent of the housing stock in Ontario, British Columbia, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

Multiple-property holders own upwards of 41% of housing in some provinces: StatCan

Top 10 per cent of owners in those provinces earn more than the bottom 50 per cent combined

An aerial view of houses in Oshawa, Ont. is shown on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. New data from Statistics Canada shows multiple-property owners held between 30 and 40 per cent of the housing stock in Ontario, British Columbia, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
Karena Sokolan is a 20-year-old who loves her horse Whiskey and her hometown of Williams Lake. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

HOMETOWN: From 4-H to hockey, there’s more to Williams Lake’s Stampede Queen than horses

Growing up in Chimney Valley Karena Sokolan enjoyed a childhood spent outdoors

Karena Sokolan is a 20-year-old who loves her horse Whiskey and her hometown of Williams Lake. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A Pixton Road home in Lake Country is the second most expensive valued residence in the region at $13.5 million. (BC Assessment photo)

Okanagan home to some of B.C.’s top priced real estate

Six Okanagan properties made the top 500 list, while assessments rose 30-40 per cent across the region

A Pixton Road home in Lake Country is the second most expensive valued residence in the region at $13.5 million. (BC Assessment photo)
Local carpenter Tyler Bohn embarked on a quest to create the East Sooke Treehouse, after seeing people build similar structures on a Discovery Channel show. (East Sooke Treehouse Facebook photo)

PHOTOS: B.C. carpenter builds fort inspired by TV’s ‘Treehouse Masters’

The whimsical structure features a wooden walking path, a loft, kitchen – and is now listed on Airbnb

  • Apr 17, 2021
Local carpenter Tyler Bohn embarked on a quest to create the East Sooke Treehouse, after seeing people build similar structures on a Discovery Channel show. (East Sooke Treehouse Facebook photo)
Health Canada headquarters in Ottawa. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)

Health Canada releases guidelines for reducing COVID-19 transmission at home

Improve indoor air quality by opening up your windows and doors, among other encouraged ventilation measures

Health Canada headquarters in Ottawa. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)
(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

16% boom predicted for B.C. real estate sales in 2021: experts

Along with sales, the average price of homes is also predicted to rise, by nearly 8 percent

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Couple’s love of Oak Bay Beach Hotel leads to purchase of strata unit

Couple’s love of Oak Bay Beach Hotel leads to purchase of strata unit

The best of both worlds in hotel condo

  • Dec 11, 2019
Couple’s love of Oak Bay Beach Hotel leads to purchase of strata unit
Innovative infill development for Sidney

Innovative infill development for Sidney

Aryze Develoments takes inspiration from Japanese architecture efficiency

  • Apr 26, 2019
Innovative infill development for Sidney
Blaise McDonald’s winding path to MAC Renovations

Blaise McDonald’s winding path to MAC Renovations

Moving from marine electrician to construction management

  • Apr 15, 2019
Blaise McDonald’s winding path to MAC Renovations
Home Sweet Home for Technical Writer

Home Sweet Home for Technical Writer

A peaceful sanctuary in South Oak Bay

  • Sep 14, 2018
Home Sweet Home for Technical Writer