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Diffenbachia is also known as dumb cane. Chewing a portion of its stem can render someone temporarily but painfully speechless, as the calcium oxalate crystals in it can cause throat and mouth swelling. (File photo by Advocate news services)

Pretty but toxic: Watch toddlers around these houseplants

When visiting friends or family who have both houseplants and young children,…

 

Vendors display their wares at Swan Lake Market and Garden's new public market Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

New public market blooms at longstanding Vernon business

Swan Lake Market and Garden is hosting 75 vendors at its new weekend markets

 

Six bio-islands in their new home on Redlich Pond (City of Kelowna/Submitted)

Glenmore floating gardens are purifying water for Okanagan Lake

The bio-islands were installed on Sept. 2

 

May 11, 2022 -Daughter and father, Tania and Mario Conforti photographed in one of the homes they've built for a business feature in Boulevard magazine.. Don Denton photograph.

Family business

Confortis thrive as a family and as work mates

  • Jun 29, 2022
May 11, 2022 -Daughter and father, Tania and Mario Conforti photographed in one of the homes they've built for a business feature in Boulevard magazine.. Don Denton photograph.
West Kelowna residents are encouraged to plant trees on their property (Katie Teachout/staff photo)

Tree-planting program looks to increase West Kelowna’s green space

Trees are sold at wholesale price for $65 each

West Kelowna residents are encouraged to plant trees on their property (Katie Teachout/staff photo)
Lia Crowe photography

Where time stands still

Timeless design preserves character of this beautiful heritage home

  • Jan 14, 2022
Lia Crowe photography
Value Plus 3% Realty Team

Full-service real estate in Vernon that can save sellers thousands!

VP3 offers value to clients in more ways than one

  • Sep 27, 2021
Value Plus 3% Realty Team
Milani truck

After a hot Okanagan summer, it’s time to give your A/C a check-up

Your air conditioner has had to work harder than ever this summer.…

  • Aug 30, 2021
Milani truck
Paula Skladan-Roughton and Nik Roughton know how to make sure you can close the deal on your new home —even in wildfire season.

Vernon realtors offer key advice about home buying in wildfire season

Make sure you have an expert in your corner

  • Aug 30, 2021
Paula Skladan-Roughton and Nik Roughton know how to make sure you can close the deal on your new home —even in wildfire season.
An East Hill resident had their leaf bags torched in front of their home overnight April 8. Less than two weeks prior their garbage can was lit on fire too. (Taryn Allen photo)

Additional yard waste pickup during fire season debated in Vernon

Residents left trashing yard waste amid calls to fire smart homes

An East Hill resident had their leaf bags torched in front of their home overnight April 8. Less than two weeks prior their garbage can was lit on fire too. (Taryn Allen photo)
Ken Fraser, Executive Director of VRS Communities Senior Living

A New Model for Seniors Housing in BC

By Ken Fraser, Executive Director of VRS Communities Seniors Living, including Orchard…

  • Aug 16, 2021
Ken Fraser, Executive Director of VRS Communities Senior Living
Paula and Nik

In a competitive real estate market, it pays to shop smart

Today’s real estate market may seem a bit intimidating, especially for first-time…

  • Aug 2, 2021
Paula and Nik
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
Keeping you comfortable: maintenance is important

Too hot to handle: keep your cool in Kelowna this summer

Don’t get left out in the cold

  • Jun 21, 2021
Keeping you comfortable: maintenance is important