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by Jo Barnes –  While the Olympic motto of “faster, higher, stronger” might seem more appropriate to a pentathlon, it can also apply to running a small business successfully. In a pentathlon, an athlete must do five different sporting activities involving a diversity of physical and mental abilities. We’re presenting five areas of expertise where a small business owner will have to flex their entrepreneurial muscles. Seaside chatted with James Haley-Browning, Branch Manager, TD Canada Trust (at left) about the critical pieces of information a small business owner should know.Read More

Posted On September 29, 2017By seasideIn Top Stories

Annual Favourite: Sidney Fine Art Show Returns

The Sidney Fine Art Show was voted as #1 Indoor Event in a People’s Choice survey conducted earlier this year, and the show’s organizing committee, along with its many volunteers, are striving to live up to that honour again with our 15th annual event this month. The coordinating committee is very active, and includes several enthusiastic and hardworking newcomers along with some long-time members who have taken great pride in helping to produce the event every year. The committee members are all volunteers, and this makes the Sidney Fine ArtRead More
by John Carswell, Brentwood Bay Village Emporium –  It’s been more than 50 years since the appearance of shopping malls, and then big box stores, triggered a steady migration of businesses from outlying communities to larger urban centres. Empty storefronts are visible evidence of this, but only recently has it become general knowledge that small business still accounts for two-thirds of all employment. Recent studies also reveal that small business plays a significant role in supporting and sustaining the social fabric of our communities. Local amenities – including goods and services –Read More

Posted On September 29, 2017By seasideIn Regulars, Top Stories

Can We Talk with Ben Arril

Owner / Publisher Sue Hodgson Chats with Ben Arril, Co-Creator of Far Sky Map Works Your family has been making maps since the 1700s. Give us a glimpse into your family history and the connections and traditions that are instrumental for your passion in what you do today. I just love maps. Maps spark memories and nostalgia, and give you a real sense of where you’ve come from and where you’ve been in the world. I’ve been surrounded by art and maps my entire life. I come from a long lineRead More

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

Seaside Homes: A Touch of Drama

  photos by | story by Janice Henshaw –  What makes today’s bathrooms spa-like? Once a room not-to-be-discussed, today’s bathroom can have a showroom quality, designed with art, textures, and remote control devices that open and warm toilet seats, wash, dry, deodorize and play music. At the same time, our kitchens have moved from hidden-away functionality to central “wow” spaces, in which it is common to both cook and entertain guests. To find out how we can revamp our bathrooms and kitchens and introduce a touch of drama, hereRead More