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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.

by Amber Isles, RockCoast Confections | photos by Amanda Cribdon Photography – When I was asked to provide a recipe for Easter, my first thought was more about what represented Easter and not so much what was traditional. Bunnies, carrots, delicious desserts … but mostly I came up with this recipe because I really wanted to make carrot cake and – come to think of it – I don’t think that I had ever made one before! Developing a recipe for it couldn’t be that hard, right? There were severalRead More

Posted On March 24, 2021By seasideIn Regulars


by Deborah Rogers – I came away from our March online meeting feeling a little giddy! It was a huge turnout to discuss Matt Haig’s The Midnight Library, and gave us the opportunity to experiment with meeting “breakout rooms” where small groups could chat more easily. It was a high-energy experience and as I jumped in and out of the various discussions I got a wide range of impressions about the novel. There was some debate about how to categorize the book to start – it’s fantasy, perhaps science fictionRead More
by Andria E. Paulo, Spruce Clothing + Lifestyle Brentwood Bay – More and more we are seeing thrifted and up-cycled clothing come into trend. Not only are we being educated with more transparency on the environmental impacts from the traditional fashion industry, but we also believe people are falling in love with the art and creativity of finding and reusing quality clothing. The manifesting, dreaming, curating and altering of a piece – the process of it – that is where the deep satisfaction comes from.It’s about understanding what may beRead More

Posted On March 24, 2021By seasideIn Regulars

STABLE & FIELD – The Story of Spitfire Steve

by Cassidy Nunn | photo by Nunn Other Photography – “Oh no, what have I gotten myself into?” Kirsten Danger thought as she stared at the newest addition to her family. He stood as tall as a large dog, had a forelock so thick it hid his eyes, and his brown-and-white coat was scruffy and unkempt. It took four people to coax the miniature horse off the trailer. Before she drove off, the transport driver told Kirsten her new little horse was a real “spitfire.” The name stuck and SpitfireRead More
by Chloe Cross, BA, PFP – Financial Planner, BMO Financial Group, Sidney – In today’s increasingly complex financial marketplace, knowing what pension options are available to you is an absolute must. If you’re retiring from or leaving a federally registered business or company and you’ve been a member of the firm’s registered pension plan (RPP), you have the option of accepting a pension from the RPP, transferring your accrued pension amount to another RPP with another company or transferring your pension amount to your own individual registered savings plan calledRead More