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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, 2019By seasideIn Regulars

Stable & Field – Whitehouse Stables

by Debra Lewis – “We do a lot of things here, but horses are my passion,” says Nicky Wylie, greeting me with a warm handshake on my arrival at White House Stables on West Saanich Road. White House Stables is home to Nicky and Norman Wylie, who have farmed there since 1984 and where they started breeding thoroughbred racehorses in 1987.  Nicky’s love of horses began when she was a young girl growing up in England. She worked professionally with horses, eventually riding in three-day events. In 1980, she finishedRead More
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Posted On May 31, 2019By seasideIn Regulars

New & Noteworthy

by Paula Kully FIND YOUR FITNESS Hot YogaSidney Hot Yoga is under new ownership and hosts a different style of yoga than was previously offered with a variety of class lengths, styles and temperatures. Sidney Hot Yoga builds community on and off the mat supporting local charities and initiatives while helping students connect with like-minded people. Mind & BodyMichelle De Melo provides a complete guide for creating a strong mind and body. She knows that it takes more than eating healthy and exercising to live the life of your dreams andRead More
by Laura Waters, Snowdon House – A very close friend recently lost her battle with cancer and I am so missing her. Her ability to fight back was amazing, and it was always with a smile. She was a breath of fresh air and she will always be missed. We met many years ago when our kids were little and many years went by not living close to each other. But when she moved to Victoria, it was wonderful: we picked up right where we left off and it wasRead More
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by Chloe Cross, BMO – Being aware of ethical, environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles, and applying them to the selection of your investments, can be a powerful tool for tackling ESG risks at the companies we invest in. Investing in companies that have strong ESG principles can encourage other companies to change their behaviors leading to wider societal change. The world is confronting a range of critical challenges, with growing economies and populations putting stress on our water, food and energy resources. Solutions do not have to come only fromRead More

Posted On May 31, 2019By seasideIn Regulars

Behind the Scenes – Eurosa Farms

by Cassidy Nunn – If you recently bought or were the lucky recipient of a beautiful bouquet of roses, gerbera daisies or alstroemeria, those flowers most likely began their life at Eurosa Farms here on the Saanich Peninsula.  Three generations of the Bulk family have dedicated their lives to the greenhouses and the flowers that thrive in them. I met with Paul Bulk, Head Grower at Eurosa, to see what goes on behind the scenes to ensure those gorgeous flowers make their way across the province and into bouquets ofRead More