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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.

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Posted On March 29, 2018By seasideIn Regulars

Seaside Arts Scene

by Gillian Crowley –  Cast off wintry blues with the Peninsula’s blooming arts and entertainment this month. West Coast and African Photography Local photographer Helen B. Watt showcases her collection of dramatic West Coast landscapes, seascapes, wildlife and colourful botanicals. A bonus, her “Taste of Africa” exhibit features spectacular photographs from Kenya and Tanzania. Drop in to discuss her work with Helen or a volunteer. Daily April 2 to 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ArtSea Gallery at Tulista Park, 9565 Fifth Street, Sidney. Ken Hamm Plays Olde Tyme Deep CoveRead More
by Dr. Kristen Bovee, Peninsula Naturopathic Clinic & Hydrate IV Wellness Centre –  Fish contain beneficial oils called polyunsaturated fats (PUFA’s or Omega 3 oils) that our bodies need to survive, making them an important part of our diet. We have difficulty making these fats on our own, so they are called “essential” fatty acids. There are two main essential fats found in fish oil: eicosopentanoic acid (or EPA) and docosahexanoic acid (or DHA), and they each have a different biochemical effect in our body. EPA is mainly used inRead More

Posted On March 29, 2018By seasideIn Regulars

Word on the Street: Your Green Practises

by Lara Gladych –  Seaside Magazine wants to live up to our slogan of being “the voice of the Saanich Peninsula,” so, in every issue, we’ll be asking people to answer a question. We’re looking for responses from all ages and across the diverse neighbourhoods that form our community. International Earth Day is April 22, and here at Seaside, we’re celebrating with our Green (and Nautical) issue. We wanted to tap into how people in our community are doing their part to better the environment, so for this month’s issue IRead More

Posted On March 29, 2018By seasideIn Regulars

Salish Sea News: Return of the Giants

by Tina Kelly, Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea –  Thar she blows! Perched on a Norfolk Island cliff edge, we spotted a humpback whale. To my right was Merv, a lifelong resident of this small South Pacific island and our volunteer assistant for the afternoon. Our task at hand was to scan the sea, locate, and count humpback whales. A considerably different mission for Merv – in the 1950s, his job was to hunt them. At the end of the whaling era on Norfolk Island, the number of migratingRead More

Posted On March 29, 2018By seasideIn Local Dish, Regulars

Island Dish: Fresh Basil Pesto

by Laura Waters, Snowdon House Gourmet & Gifts –  As the days get longer, I start to spend more time in my garden, looking for signs that my perennials and bulbs are returning. I love this time of year when everything starts to wake up; I get such enjoyment in reaping the rewards of yesterday’s efforts. Through most of the winter I have been thumbing through seed catalogues and books, wondering what I will plant this year. What new varieties shall I try? Since November we have been hauling bucketsRead More