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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 May 31, 2018By seasideIn Regulars

First Word with Sue Hodgson

My 15-year-old daughter just recently returned from a trip to Ontario, and we got talking about her current girlfriends and her hopes that they would remain close as they grow up. She’s only just beginning to grasp the importance of friendship and love and how those experiences will come and go. As we celebrate Father’s Day, and our annual Men To Watch issue, it got me thinking about my dad. 23 years ago, when I was 28, I lost my dad to cancer. It was a time of huge emotions:Read More

Posted On May 31, 2018By seasideIn Regulars

Trendspotting – Outdoor Adventure Season

  Always on the lookout for amazing local products, Seaside’s Trendspotter Cassidy Nunn brings you unique items to help you get outdoors this summer! Natural Mineral Sunscreen $17.98. Lifestyle Markets Sidney. 250.656.2326 High Pressure Floor Pump $79.99. Russ Hay’s The Bicycle Shop. 250.656.1512 Beneficial Bug House $65.95. Seaberry Garden & Flower. 250.590.3777 Interchangeable Spout Watering Can $65.99. Buckerfield’s. 250.652.9188 Guardian Angel Gloves $24.99. Saanichton Home Hardware. 250.652.2200 Yoga Mat Sandals $49.99. Cottons and Blues. 250.656.6933 11-in-1 Multi Tool $18.99. Brentwood Bay Village Empourium. 778.351.0178 Barocook Flameless Cooking System $49.99. CapitalRead More

Posted On May 31, 2018By seasideIn Top Stories

2018 Men to Watch

Seaside Magazine is honoured to celebrate those men who sustain our business community with our sixth annual Men to Watch special issue. We asked Kildara Farms’ Brian Hughes about building a family business and leaving a legacy. Celebrating the Saanich Peninsula’s Men to Watch. In the mid-80s, my wife Daphne and I decided to start looking for a small piece of property where we could grow our own food after we became increasingly concerned about what we were feeding our three children: Michael, Sarah and David. I was working in commercialRead More

Posted On May 31, 2018By seasideIn Regulars, Top Stories

Can We Talk

Owner / Publisher Sue Hodgson Chats with Oceanographer and Climate Scientist Dr. Eddy Carmack In 1969 you were a graduate student at the University of Washington where you studied Physical Oceanography. You were asked to take the place of a fellow student on a trip to the Arctic. You accepted and a month later found yourself on a single-engine plane with skis, landing on the ice between Greenland and Ellesmere Island. Since then you have witnessed five decades of accelerating change in the Arctic. Tell us a little more aboutRead More
by Shauna Dorko, Sidney SeniorCare –  As we approach Father’s Day this month, it’s time to turn our attention to the men in our lives, whether they are fathers or not. As the less vocal of the two sexes, it can be hard to determine how men are really feeling. Athough both senior men and women can be prone to feelings of isolation and loneliness, men are often more private about their feelings; their quiet stoicism, conditioned by societal expectations, can lead to depression and profound sadness before a concernedRead More