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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

 

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

 

Jeff Morrow’s Atkins Road property was heavily damaged by flood waters during the record-breaking Nov. 15 storm. With more rain on the way, he now worries the situation will only get worse. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Flood-battered Island residents worry next storms could spell disaster

Backyard of one Langford property washed out to the back edge of family home

 

Toryn Sundstrom (left) and Dani Tate-Stratton (right) look into the gutted interior of their old BC Ferries lifeboat. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Island couple converting BC Ferries lifeboat into luxury liveaboard

Lifeboat was originally designed for 60 people and three days of emergency rations

Toryn Sundstrom (left) and Dani Tate-Stratton (right) look into the gutted interior of their old BC Ferries lifeboat. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
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Local insight is key to navigating a hot Tofino real estate market

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  • Aug 2, 2021
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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)
CORE Landscape Products’ work at a California home. Photo by Jessica Bodas Photography

Island’s CORE featured Dec. 28 on Celebrity IOU with Justin Hartley

Comox eco-landscaping firm also on Property Brothers’ spinoff again with ‘American royalty’

CORE Landscape Products’ work at a California home. Photo by Jessica Bodas Photography
This jaw dropping kitchen area helped Icon Developments earn four 2020 Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards. (Photo courtesy of Icon Developments)

West Coast builder earns four VIBE awards

Icon Developments owner Jamie Carson says collaboration is key.

This jaw dropping kitchen area helped Icon Developments earn four 2020 Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards. (Photo courtesy of Icon Developments)
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