Former area resident continues effort to have son's memorial ...
Nova Scotia unveils higher-than-expected budget surplus
Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star presents $20,800 to Children’s ...
Downshore Market on Saturday mornings in Advocate Harbour
The Elliotts coming back to Oxford’s Capitol Theatre on Aug. 2
It’s summer. Celebrate life and give thanks
Grilled grass? I think I’ll pass
Time to put more teeth into dangerous and unsightly premises rules
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Dorm room décor done right
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HOUSE WORKS: Skylight coolings and metal roofing over old shingles
STREAMLINE YOUR STUFF: A bathroom, laundry redo driven by dirty grout
It’s been ages since I’ve shared a client renovation project with you and this latest one seemed like it might be helpful if you happen to be planning a bathroom and/or laundry redo at home or at the cottage. Kitchens and bathrooms are ...
Social media’s impact on home decorating
In the old days, homeowners would flip through bulky catalogues and wander, often aimlessly, through stores and showrooms to choose new furniture and decor. Fast forward to today and it’s easy to see why they’re bypassing these ...
STEVE MAXWELL: Semi-finished basement an economical compromise
Finishing a basement is one of the most popular home improvement jobs in Canada because it’s an effective way to increase living space in your house. The thing is, there are two drawbacks to finishing a basement in the usual way. First, ...
Nine shade solutions for summer patios, decks, backyards
Even if you love the sun, sometimes you need a shady spot on your property where you can cool down. If you’re entertaining guests outdoors, the comfort factor is even more important. And you don’t want anyone confusing your hot, ...
How to organize your bookshelves
NEWSPAPER TOOLBOX If you’re an avid reader, you might have more books than you know what to do with. Here are a few ways you can organize your bookshelves. Alphabetically In bookstores and libraries, books are organized alphabetically ...
Hitting the pool better than hitting the gym
Pool time is great exercise to improve physical and mental health. The combination of buoyancy that support your muscles and joints, resistance that tones and defines your muscles and immersion that engages the whole body makes the swimming pool ...
Take your abode to new heights with a spiffy looking stairway
It’s an essential part of most homes that’s used every day. Yet it’s also an amenity that is overlooked and under-appreciated. It’s your interior staircase, that simple series of steps used to travel between levels but often ...
MY HANDMADE HOME: DIYing while on vacation
Our family recently spent eight sunny days in southern Ontario, visiting my dad and stepmom. While it was a vacation away from my writing, I apparently couldn’t last eight days without getting paint all over myself. I hadn’t planned on ...
CARSON ARTHUR: It’s time to harvest those garlic bulbs
The garlic scapes are starting to curl so its time to get ready to harvest your bulbs! Garlic is one of those plants that is an over-achiever in your garden and is a must have for several different reasons beside the obvious edible one. Garlic ...
STREAMLINE YOURSELF: Month-long garage project a success
A few months ago, I received a text from Claude who ever-so-efficiently assembles furniture of all kinds for my client projects and others. He was putting the finishing touches on his new garage. The text had a picture of red and white ...