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Posted On December 29, 2017By seasideIn Regulars

First Word with Sue Hodgson

“I have an idea …” We’ve all been there – those four words that push you toward your notebook, laptop, or a snippet of paper torn off a bag of dog food. Grab whatever is nearest to jot down your next big idea, before you forget it! As we launch into a New Year, this likely becomes a common theme for many of us. It’s a time to assess our lives both personally and professionally. We are so passionate about what we do at Seaside Magazine that we are always conjuringRead More
by Lara Gladych –  To kick off the new year, Seaside Magazine is introducing something new for readers. We want 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 simple question. We’re looking for responses from all ages and across the diverse neighbourhoods that form our community. This January, as some of us set goals and resolutions, we inevitably ponder what the year ahead holds for us. In keeping with this sentiment, our very firstRead More
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Posted On December 29, 2017By seasideIn Regulars

Globehopping: Budapest, One Step at a Time

by Carolyn O’Meara, Vision Travel Solutions –  46,259 steps is a good walk; it would get you most of the way from Victoria to Sidney and back again. That’s a pleasant walk but plain vanilla ice cream; take those steps in Budapest and you are on your way to a whole sundae. Budapest is fondly known as the Queen of the Danube. Its two cities, Buda and Pest, straddle the meandering river. It offers an efficient and inexpensive public transport system, but this October, our transport of choice was ourRead More

Posted On December 29, 2017By seasideIn Regulars

Can We Talk

Owner / Publisher Sue Hodgson Chats With CST. Meighan de Pass, Sidney and North Saanich Community Policing Officer You have just recently taken on the role of Sidney and North Saanich Community Policing Officer, taking over from Constable George Phipps. What are the priorities of this position, and what key areas will be focused on for the two communities? As a personal priority, it’s important to me that I properly identify the needs of my community groups: our merchants, our residents, the schools and the seniors of our communities. EachRead More

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