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Minter: Important points on plants

Minter: Important points on plants

A garden walk, even around your small space garden, is very important this time of year, says master gardener Brian Minter.
Column: Watch for federal tax hikes in 2024 on booze, carbon

Column: Watch for federal tax hikes in 2024 on booze, carbon

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation warns of payroll, carbon and alcohol tax hikes for consumers in the new year.
New West welcomes B.C.'s first baby of 2024 — at midnight exactly

New West welcomes B.C.'s first baby of 2024 — at midnight exactly

Taylor Stutsky, born in Royal Columbian Hospital on Jan. 1, 2024, to parents Julia and Travis, was declared B.C.'s first-born of the new year.
Minter: Flowering shrubs, and bringing cuts indoors

Minter: Flowering shrubs, and bringing cuts indoors

Master gardener Brian Minter: "A well-planned garden can provide an almost limitless supply of colour."
Minter: Cut flowers — and understanding their healing effects

Minter: Cut flowers — and understanding their healing effects

Cut flowers are the "new hugs" as they often trigger "feel-good" hormones, explains master gardener Brian Minter.
Navigating Christmas with ADHD kids

Navigating Christmas with ADHD kids

During the Christmas holidays our kids’ schedules are often out of whack in regards to meals, bedtime and amount of screen time etc.
Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: How to colour bracts on poinsettia

Helen Chesnut's Garden Notes: How to colour bracts on poinsettia

The easy route to achieving at least some colour on a poinsettia is to find a place in your house where lights are not often turned on at night.
Minter: Last-minute holiday gardening gift suggestions

Minter: Last-minute holiday gardening gift suggestions

Here are some gift ideas even master gardener Brian Minter would appreciate this holiday season.
Province hands out more than $156K in grants to New West school PACs

Province hands out more than $156K in grants to New West school PACs

A total of 15 parent advisory councils (PACs) in New West are receiving money to help pay for school projects.
Minter: Greening up the porch for winter

Minter: Greening up the porch for winter

Master gardener Brian Minter highlights a natural, renewable trend that adds greenery to your porch for the winter season.