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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 March 29, 2018By seasideIn Regulars

Deb’s Day Out: Get Growing!

by Deborah Rogers –  I get some interesting comments about my “Days Out” gig: people wonder what I’ll get up to next, and I definitely pick up on the readers’ feeling that my life is pretty sweet being sent off to kayak, horseback ride and drive sports cars! I’ll own up to it: life is pretty good. I’m enjoying all the adventures, but even I acknowledge that life can’t always be glamour and adrenaline. And so I found myself, on the first sunny weekend of March, at a very busyRead More

Posted On March 29, 2018By seasideIn Top Stories

Messing About in Boats

by Adrian Kershaw –  In Kenneth Grahame’s children’ s book The Wind in the Willows, Ratty says to Mole: “Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” But if they lived in the Gulf Islands, rather than in a valley in southern England, they’d have much, much more to do on their boat! From Sidney there is easy and quick access to one of the best cruising areas in the world. The Gulf Islands areRead More

Posted On March 29, 2018By seasideIn Regulars

New & Noteworthy

by Lara Gladych –  RETAIL Art, Print & Framing Island Blue Sidney is on the move! They are excited to be relocating to the former Lunn’s Bakery location at 2453 Beacon Avenue. The new space will offer the same products and services they offer now, with the possibility for expansion. They are still at 2411 Beacon Avenue until the end of April. Fond Farewell After over 50 years in the Sidney business and retail community, Marie Rosko is closing Sweet Talk & Lace Lingerie. This store is the most recentRead More

Posted On March 29, 2018By seasideIn Regulars

Behind the Scenes: Port Sidney Marina

by Paula Kully –  If you’re anything like me, you have walked by Port Sidney Marina many times while out enjoying a stroll along the waterfront walkway that runs by it. But have you ever wondered what happens beyond that alluring welcome arch over the entrance? I have, and I was quite amazed to discover everything that is taking place within this full-service marina. It is really something of a village within a town, and provides just about everything boaters need. Walking across the ramp leading up to the floatingRead More
by Emily Lowan & Maiya MacMaster –  Over the years, coffee culture has been on the rise in Victoria. Many consumers have begun to consider the ethics of coffee sourcing, but the way coffee grounds are disposed of after use is often overlooked. Community Earth Project (NGO)’s initiative is looking to curb the environmental impact of Victoria’s coffee habit. The Coffee Ground Renewal Program was launched by co-directors Emily Lowan and Maiya MacMaster in September 2017. This is a full-circle program where the coffee grounds produced by local cafés are deliveredRead More