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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 November 25, 2020By seasideIn Regulars


Sue Hodgson – Despite all the wind, rain and crisp air of our winter, it doesn’t equate to a cold feeling on the Saanich Peninsula. Rather, it’s an invigorating, revitalizing feeling – much like the feeling that I get when I’m around those who lift me up. I feel renewed and energized by their warmth for me, and all their ideas that are different from mine. That’s also the feeling I get when I hear from our readers: their thoughts and ideas energize and inspire me. In this issue weRead More

Posted On November 25, 2020By seasideIn Top Stories

Indoor Projects: Keeping Busy Over the Winter

by Jesse Holth – As the holiday season approaches, many of us are wondering how to keep busy over these cold winter months, while staying safe from COVID-19. There are plenty of fun activities we can enjoy from the warmth and comfort of our own homes. Why not start a new project? Here are a few ideas that could help you pass the time this winter. Macramé. This old favourite is making a comeback – from keychains to woven wall art, there are so many ways to channel your creativity.Read More
by Lara Gladych – Christmas is just around the bend, and there’s never been a better year to shop locally and support your neighbourhood retailers with your holiday spending. I visited some of my favourite stores on the hunt for gift-giving ideas for this holiday season, and came up with ideas to help you get started with presents for all the special someones on your list. Something FESTIVEBecause we could all use a bit of “jolly” in our face coverings this holiday season, give the gift of a Christmas faceRead More
by Dr. Marita Schauch, ND – Tall Tree Integrated, Health Centre – Christmas may look a whole lot different this year for many of us, as we may not be able to come together with many of our loved ones. I’ve been thinking about how to give gifts that hold the most amount of warmth in these challenging times … how to capture the magic and the togetherness of Christmas and put that into something that will reach across the country or even the oceans where needed. The Gift of Community.Read More
by Jesse Holth – With many of us working from home right now, it’s never been easier – or more tempting – to stay in our PJs all day long. While we might have to get dressed for the occasional video call, there are plenty of options for loungewear that will keep us looking professional and polished. Comfort is the top priority as we hunker down for the cold winter and spend extra time indoors during the second wave of COVID-19. What’s everyone wearing? Sweatpants. These aren’t the huge, baggyRead More