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Posted On August 31, 2017By seasideIn Regulars

Scene Around Town

  Pioneer Park Stage Groundbreaking:  1. John Hannam, Central Saanich Lions; Dan Olive, SeaFirst Insurance Brokers; Geoff Bate, Brentwood Bay Community Association; Ken Burkowski, Central Saanich Lions; Ginny Alger, Brentwood Bay Community Association; John and Ron Tidman, Tidman Construction; Ryan Windsor, Mayor of Central Saanich The ArtSea Salish Sea Lantern Festival:  2, 3, 4. Beautiful and creative lanterns light up the waterfront from the Sidney band-shell to the fishing pier Dinner en Rouge:  5. Craig Henderson and Gordon Henderson of the Craig Henderson Trio  6. Over 300 people gathered atRead More

Posted On August 31, 2017By seasideIn Regulars

First Word with Sue Hodgson

Food. What do you think of when you read that word? For my two children, food means very different things: for one it means a chance to get involved in cooking, and for the other it’s a love for food, whatever is being served. For me the connotation of the word food has evolved substantially over the years. For most of my early life, I was largely unconscious when it came to food, eating or not eating whatever was in front of me based purely on taste. Then, over theRead More

Posted On August 31, 2017By seasideIn Regulars


When is coffee not “just coffee?” For over 20 years I’ve looked at coffee differently than most. I really watch people’s faces when they sip it and how they handle their cup. Everyone’s face changes depending on who they are talking to whether it’s a parent, friend … and then there’s the “lover look” over coffee !  Coffee is not just coffee to our team, coffee is a catalyst, an ingredient, that can elevate not just your mood, but food and it can even be served cold with nitrous gasRead More
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Posted On August 31, 2017By seasideIn Regulars, Top Stories

The Light Side: Confessions of a Gourmand

by Craig Campbell –  I well remember when I fell in love with food and its companion, drink; it was the day I was born, thus out of necessity a combination meal at the time being both food and drink. “Great Demeter, goddess of food,” I thought, “this is the most wonderful moment of my entire life!” That, and the poop I had shortly after, made it a perfect first day. I was an active child (a successive string of doctors used more complicated terms) and thankfully never gained weight,Read More
by Dan Adair, Branch Manager, Island Savings Brentwood Bay –  If there’s an easy way to constantly blow your household budget, it’s the grocery bill. Because eating is a necessity, it’s easy to overlook it in terms of money management. But it’s also undeniably one of life’s pleasures – and that creates a lot of opportunities to overspend. Here are some tips to help you manage your grocery expenses. Plan, plan – and plan some more. Create a meal plan that identifies every meal you will make that week. ThisRead More