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January Book Club

by Deborah Rogers - We are back for our sixth year of the Seaside Magazine book club! At our January meeting we didn't discuss a specific book; instead we had a "book chat" introducing each other to the titles we've been enjoying since we last met. There were 22 of us at the meeting so …

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First Word from the Publisher

by Seaside Sue -  I didn't see the end of the year coming so quickly. I blinked and suddenly it's 2022! I'm going for a "let's take it as it comes" vibe this January, and I'll try not to force anything: no hardline resolutions, no unrealistic goals, no sacrifices. At Seaside we love showing you …

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Your Financial Literacy

by Elaine Hughesman, Hughesman Morris, Liversedge, CPA's -  In an economy becoming increasingly complicated with rising prices, especially in the housing market, "financial literacy" has become a hot topic. Becoming more fluent in financial literacy begins by understanding key areas and with simple practises easily put into place. Tax Brackets. This may not be the …

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Sidney Sunrise Water Warriors

by Stephanie Staples | photo by Amanda Cribdon Photography  -  It was Carolyn's birthday and I said I would come as a "gift" to celebrate. This would be the first (and I was certain the last) time that I would dip my body in the frigid Salish Sea in March. As someone who favours neither …

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Inside Out – Your Mental Health: A Light in the Darkness

by Emily Olsen, The Connection Project -  These past two years have brought increased awareness to mental health; however, isolation, uncertainty and the growing need for improvements to mental well-being are at the forefront of many overdue conversations. Understanding this requirement is integral to the health of families, schools and communities. Many have expressed the …

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