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Your West Coast Culture. A magazine about the people and places that make the Saanich Peninsula the little piece of paradise we call home.

Posted On December 29, 2017By seasideIn Local Dish, Regulars

Island Dish: Quinoa Quiche

by Laura Waters, Snowdon House Gourmet & Gifts –  Morning chores include the feeding of my chickens and the collection of the eggs. My feathery friends now number 48. After a nasty racoon and mink attack in the summer I lost 25 birds but, armed now with an electric fence to protect my girls, we are back in business. Twenty-five young birds were purchased and they are now laying eggs, with colours ranging from green, cream, spotted and dark brown. Dr. Seuss was right when he wrote Green Eggs and Ham.Read More
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by Linda Hunter –  For some, starting fresh represents possibility: for change, for something better than before, a chance to begin again. For others, a new year is filled with trepidation and a renewed isolation. For all, January marks the progression of time, our own season of winter, bringing us closer to our journey’s end. We are all growing old. For seniors, it may feel as though things are ending rather than beginning, a daunting thought especially if we are living alone or lonely, with reduced resources or limited health.Read More

Posted On December 29, 2017By seasideIn Top Stories

Seniors in the Workforce

by Rhonda Todrick –  Baby Boomers, defined as those born between 1946 and 1965, are now 50 to 69 years old. The Boomer generation comprises 27% of the population and those over 65 make up 16% of the population. The number of new retirees in Canada has jumped from 170,000 annually five years ago to nearly 250,000. We are seeing a huge spike in Canadian workers over 65 in the past decade – a 140% increase, and women over 65 have doubled their participation in the workforce. Who will make upRead More
by Dr. Kristen Bovee, Peninsula Naturopathic Clinic & Hydrate IV Wellness Centre –  Our stress response is an essential component for our survival, but having too much stress is also linked to certain health conditions such as hypertension and cancer. If your New Year’s resolution is to reduce your overall stress, you may want to look at the HPA axis to help keep you healthy. The hypothalamus pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis is a complex neuroendocrine pathway that is our central stress response system. In a perceived stressful event, our hypothalamusRead More
by Dan Adair, Island Savings Brentwood Bay –  According to the Government of Canada’s most recent statistics, 11.4% of seniors (65 and older) declared bankruptcy in 2016. The number appears to be on an upward swing – in 2014, 10.9% of seniors reported insolvency, compared to only 9.2% in 2012. Yes, there are several factors influencing this trend, but nevertheless, seniors need to be vigilant when it comes to managing their finances in the golden years. Here are some common pitfalls and advice for navigating them. Beware the easy moneyRead More