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Posted On December 29, 2017By seasideIn Home & Garden, Top Stories

Seaside Homes: New Year, Fresh New Look

  text & styling by tracey jones & stacey kaminski | photos –  Seaside’s publisher recently downsized and thought the New Year was the perfect time to start fresh with a new look! She asked local design duo, Tracey Jones of Remarkable Interiors and Stacey Kaminski of Styles by Stacey, to put her on the right path to a bright new space. Mostly using items that Sue already owned, the main living, kitchen and eat-in areas were redesigned. The original furniture layout just didnt have a cosy, connected feel. SeparatingRead More

Posted On December 1, 2017By seasideIn Top Stories

Festive Highlights on the Southern Gulf Islands

by Janice Henshaw –  As you relax on the ferry while travelling from Swartz Bay to the mainland this December, you may look out the windows and think that the Southern Gulf Islands look chilly and isolated at this time of year. In reality, there is a whole host of activities going on behind all those evergreen trees and cozy cabins. If you have some time and wanderlust, you might like to check out some of the events and good cheer that keep these islands warm during the shortest daysRead More
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by Adam Olsen, MLA, Saanich North and the Islands –  The W̱SÁNEĆ are a wealthy people. The territory, the Saanich Peninsula, Southern Gulf Islands and Salish Sea, have always provided a plentiful bounty. The passing seasons were meticulously organized into the 13 moons of the W̱SÁNEĆ calendar. Each of the moons offered guidance throughout the year. Each moon’s work a diligent preparation for the moon’s that followed. In the spring and summer the W̱SÁNEĆ, or Salt Water People, travelled by large canoe throughout the Salish Sea to their summer campsRead More

Posted On December 1, 2017By seasideIn Regulars, Top Stories

Globehopping: My Camino Adventure

by Ted Daly –  I was approaching my mid-60s and I needed an adventure! I read an article about the Camino, followed that with a documentary at UVic and I was hooked! This old man decided to walk 552 miles across France and Spain. I said I was old … for you young ‘uns that’s 920 kilometres. Most people know the Camino from the film The Way with Martin Sheen. The Camino Francés, or Way of St. James, has its roots as a pilgrimage that was started in the 12thRead More
  by Janice Henshaw –  Does the prospect of decorating your home for the holidays send a shiver of excitement down your spine in September? Do you plan for the big event 12 months of the year, hitting Boxing Day and clear-out sales? Or do you wait for the last possible moment to rip open the brown packing boxes from last year, straighten the tinsel and decorate the tree, all while baking cookies and putting dinner on the table? Your holiday decorating style (if you have one) may indeed say somethingRead More