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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

 

North Valley Gymnastics has secured a long-term lease for a new permanent home after a fire destroyed the club’s facility on 31st Street on Oct. 31, 2021. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Vernon gymnastics club finds new home 1 year after devastating fire

North Valley Gymnastics Club signs long-term lease at The Vaults

 

House for sale. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler)

Four straight months of falling house prices in Central Okanagan

The benchmark price for a single-family home is still above $1M

House for sale. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler)
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)
Thomas Wells gets the ball diamonds tuned up at the DND grounds for the Funtastic Slo Pitch Tournament Thursday, June 30. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Funtastic ready to rock Vernon

Ball diamonds and music festival all set for Canada Day long weekend fun

Thomas Wells gets the ball diamonds tuned up at the DND grounds for the Funtastic Slo Pitch Tournament Thursday, June 30. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
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)
The City of Enderby is offering Free FireSmart home assessments ahead of the 2022 wildfire season. (Dashwood Fire Department photo)

Free FireSmart home assessments offered in Enderby

The city is looking to boost community safety ahead of the coming wildfire season

The City of Enderby is offering Free FireSmart home assessments ahead of the 2022 wildfire season. (Dashwood Fire Department photo)
The North Okanagan Hospice Society is offering a new Volunteer Navigator program. (Photo submitted)

Declutter in support of North Okanagan Hospice Society

Spring cleaning garage sale fundraiser April 30

The North Okanagan Hospice Society is offering a new Volunteer Navigator program. (Photo submitted)
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
Vernon’s Spring Home Show is back at Kal Tire Place until 4 p.m. Sunday, March 27, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon Spring Home Show makes a comeback

The home improvement showcase is back at Kal Tire Place this weekend

Vernon’s Spring Home Show is back at Kal Tire Place until 4 p.m. Sunday, March 27, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Donna Sharpe has filed a lawsuit after a landslide forced her from her home in 2020. (GoFundMe photo)

Landslide leads to lawsuit in Lumby

Senior woman’s home has been uninhabitable for 2 years

Donna Sharpe has filed a lawsuit after a landslide forced her from her home in 2020. (GoFundMe photo)
A Pixton Road home in Lake Country is the second most expensive valued residence in the region at $13.5 million. (BC Assessment photo)

Kelowna, Lake Country 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)
Enrique Quesada of Modern Purair Vernon
Enrique Quesada of Modern Purair Vernon
Helping you to keep your cool: expert installation for your air conditioning unit

Made in the shade: Here’s how to stay cool when the mercury soars

After the recent heat dome that settled over much of western Canada,…

  • Jul 26, 2021
Helping you to keep your cool: expert installation for your air conditioning unit
A brown stream flows through Sandy River Trailer Park Saturday, July 10 after a sewage main break on Tronson Road. (Contributed)

Vernon sewer spill leaves a mess at Sandy Beach

Residents left to clean up the city’s mess and potential long-term effects

A brown stream flows through Sandy River Trailer Park Saturday, July 10 after a sewage main break on Tronson Road. (Contributed)
This Mediterranean-style luxury home in Kelowna is valued at $6.5 million. (Avanti on Hobson)

$6.5 million Kelowna home goes live on auction block

The 10,000 square feet home was built in 2010 on Hobson Road

This Mediterranean-style luxury home in Kelowna is valued at $6.5 million. (Avanti on Hobson)
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)