Discover Gabriola with the Lynch Group Blog
Our Discover Gabriola blog features what we think is the best of Gabriola Island, sights, experiences, what’s happening, and a bit about our daily lives in the community!
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Big News, New Beginnings and a Reunion (of sorts)!
For over 25 years I have worked in Real Estate on Gabriola Island; it has been my life’s work, passion and commitment. It has been my great honour and privilege to have worked with 1000’s of clients in finding their dream home, or in selling their home to help them move on to the next […]
Vancouver Islands 2018 Assessment Notices Online
VICTORIA —In the next few days, owners of more than 369,000 properties throughout Vancouver Island can expect to receive their assessment notices which reflect market value as of July 1, 2018. “The majority of residential home owners within the region can expect an increase in their assessment in the 10% to 25% range as […]
BC Assessment Release 2 January 2019
Curious on your 2019 Property Assessments for properties located within British Columbia? For those who don’t want to wait for the property notices to come out in the mail, the annual updated property assessment information for 2019 will be posted online on January 2, 2019 at: https://www.bcassessment.ca/Property/AssessmentSearch?sp=1 Your online search allows you to perform map […]
A time for making
A potter gently forms a mound of clay into shape on a wheel. Soft curls of wood gather around a woodworker’s hand planer. A glassmith spins molten glass at the end of a steel blow pipe. These are some of the intimate portraits of nine artisans featured in A Time for Making, a new film entirely made […]
Gabriola Island – Exempt from Speculation Tax
BC GOVERNMENT: To help make housing in overheated markets more affordable and available, the B.C. government is targeting property speculators, while making sure that over 99% of British Columbians will not pay the speculation tax. Carole James, Minister of Finance, made the announcement while releasing details of the new tax on speculators, which was announced […]
New Septic System Design – More Environmentally Friendly, and More Cost Effective to Install & Maintain
We wanted to share some exciting information on new septic system installations: Drain Doctors Septic Inspections is excited about a new septic system perfect for Vancouver Island and our other smaller beautiful islands. Not only is this system more environmentally friendly, its more cost effective to install and maintain than traditional systems! That’s right! Drain […]
Happy New Year!!!
It’s that time of year again, the New Year, and with it brings that new tax assessments that are now accessible online! For those who can’t wait for their arrival in the mail box over the next couple of days, you can search your tax assessment online: https://www.bcassessment.ca . There is a LOT of great […]
A Thanksgiving Giveaway… Just in time for the studio tour!
One of my favorite things to do on Gabriola is to head to the beach or out on the boat at the end of the day. Within minutes you can be at some great fishing grounds just outside of Silva Bay, Thrasher Rock is a favorite to go jigging for rock cod.
WHY DO WE LIVE HERE ?
When new clients arrive to the island they are always curious why we choose to live here. For me, it’s an easy one, of course there are endless answers, but the one that always stands out for me is the community and how great people are to each other. This past week, I had a […]