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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.

Posted On February 1, 2019By seasideIn Regulars

Trendspotting: Our Good Health

  by Cassidy Nunn –  Theracumin 2x $68.38. Tall Tree Integrated Health Centre 250.658.9222 Veggie Box Subscription Season runs June-December. Weekly $650; bi-weekly $325. Little Mountain Farm Mindfulness Meditation Classes $15 drop in. McTavish Academy of Art 778.351.0088 Mineralized Alkaline Water Recovery Stick $19.20 and Power Stick $17.25. Sidney Natural Foods 250.656.4634 Fermented Protein & Greens Vegan Protein Powder $63.98. Lifestyle Markets 250.656.2326 The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up $19.99. Tanner’s Books 250.656.2345 The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up $19.99. Tanner’s Books 250.656.2345 Protein Bars Vegan: $48/case of 12; whey:Read More

Posted On February 1, 2019By seasideIn Regulars

First Word with Sue Hodgson

In the time it takes you to read my column, your heart is pumping about five quarts of blood (that’s 10 pints) through more than 60,000 miles of arteries, veins and capillaries – that’s further than twice around the world. Depending on how long you live, your heart could beat 3,000,000,000 times in your lifetime. Your fist is about the size of your heart. The organ is not heart-shaped at all: it’s more like a cone and weighs about 11 ounces. It’s a muscle sandwiched between two protective layers; insideRead More
by Jesse Holth –  The Saanich Peninsula has a number of gorgeous locations to host your dream wedding. Each of these venues holds its own unique charm and style, with a range of amenities to make your big day come to life. From organic farm-to-table feasts, to intimate elopement packages, to elaborate large-scale weddings, choose the special celebration that’s right for you. Prospect Lake Community Hall Located at 5358 Sparton Road, this beautiful and rural venue is quite affordable. For only $1,000, you can get married against a scenic backgroundRead More
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Posted On February 1, 2019By seasideIn Regulars

Common Cents: Financial Management in Marriage

by Brad Tippett, Tippett Asset Management of Raymond James Ltd. – February brings Valentine’s Day – timely for that romantic topic couples so enjoy: family finances. First let’s ask ourselves these questions …  Do happily married couples always agree on financial decisions? No. Do happily married couples ever have arguments over finances? Yes. Communication. Simply discussing financial matters can cause tension in marriages and many problems occur due to communication failure. Avoid keeping money secrets from your spouse. Be honest and truthful. Communicating about your finances is just as important asRead More

Posted On February 1, 2019By seasideIn Regulars, Top Stories

Wedding Budgets

by Tara Keeping, Tiger Lily Events – Budgets are never exciting or glamorous; nonetheless, they have an important role in wedding planning. Let’s face it: those shiny extra details are not cheap and knowing when to say no can be overwhelming! With careful planning and discipline, a budget can help. With the average cost of a wedding in Canada at $30,000, let’s take a peek at three budgets: $10,000 (yes you can … and with a splash!), $25,000 and $50,000. $10,000 Budget. The venue is a good place to startRead More