Tags » June, 2006

Opinion: Vancouver Specials offering many lessons on housing

The infamous “Vancouver Special” house has had a profound impact across the city, especially on the east side. It is important to put some context to where it came from and lessons applicable to today. 1,039 more words


Town Tall: Fourth of July event squeaked in ahead of France's Bastille Day

SO LONG: Had the U.S. Consulate’s usual Fourth of July reception occurred one day later, it would have shared France’s July 14 Bastille Day. “Make America late again,” one attendee joked. 997 more words


Recycling electronics is easy and important

Since inception of the program in 2007, British Columbians have recycled over 180,000 metric tonnes of unwanted electronics. B.C. is a leader in the responsible recycling of end-of-life electronics and, because of this, together we are preventing electronic items from going into landfills, being illegally exported or handled by irresponsible recyclers. 455 more words


Celebrating the standouts

The Georgie Awards celebrated achievement in the province’s residential construction and renovation industry last month, and in doing so, celebrated an achievement of their own — a silver anniversary. 677 more words


Decor trends: Unexpected hues set to take over your home in 2017

2017 may have kicked off with a cold snap, but indoors, it’s all about feeling bright and airy.

“There is a movement toward lighter, more optimistic interiors,” said Johanna Uurasjarvi, creative director of west elm. 1,073 more words


Showcasing the best of B.C.

Presented by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of B.C.

The nominees are in for the 2017 Georgie Awards, a competition that rewards superlative work in a wide range of aspects of the provincial building industry, from construction and renovation to marketing and energy efficiency. 667 more words


Housewares: Set the harvest table

There’s so much to be thankful for at this time of year. Mostly, we’re thankful for pumpkin pie and roasted turkey, savoury stuffing and velvety gravy. 348 more words