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Posted On April 3, 2019By seasideIn Regulars

First Word with Sue Hodgson

So what makes up a great community? Is it the architecture? The people? The scenery? The gathering places? When I was a little girl growing up in the Maritimes, it was the park at the end of the street, where we had an ice rink in the winter; the local church, where we had Brownies; the public school I went to; and our favourite gathering place, the beach, where we went to boil the clams we’d dug that day.  I think about what was important back then and it wasRead More
by Jo Barnes – Many years ago, living on the Saanich Peninsula required people to draw their sustenance directly from the land upon which they lived. While most of us today rely on grocery stores, markets, or at best tend to backyard gardens, there are still those in our community for whom living off the land is a way of life. A critical part of farming is getting the product to market, and one local farming enterprise is not only working hard to bring fresh locally raised product to itsRead More
by Dr. Kristen Bovee, Peninsula Naturopathic Clinic and Hydrate IV Wellness Centre – Itchy eyes? Runny nose? Yes, it’s hay fever time! For most of us this marks a joyous return to spending time outdoors; for others it’s the start of congestion, discomfort and daily annoyance. Most people who have allergies are aware of what they are allergic to, but other than taking antihistamines and keeping away from the offending elements, there is little more people know how to do to manage their condition. In my practice, quercetin is oftenRead More
by Todd Wiebe, Salvador Davis & Co. – When conducting an estate plan, many of my clients are asking how to make it as simple as possible. For many, this means exploring ways of avoiding probate, particularly when they have seen the work involved in obtaining probate. One of the ways that we can ensure probate is not going to apply for an estate is to have joint owners on assets. This means that when you pass away the remaining person on the assets simply have to remove the deceasedRead More

Posted On April 3, 2019By seasideIn Regulars

Word on the Street – What’s Missing?

by Lara Gladych – Seaside Magazine wants to live up to our slogan of being “the voice of the Saanich Peninsula,” so, in every issue, we ask people to answer a question. We’re looking for responses from all ages and across the diverse neighbourhoods that form our community. Walk down the main street in your neighbourhood on the Saanich Peninsula, and you’ll likely notice several retail spaces sitting vacant. In Sidney, you may have also noticed the “Start Up In Sidney” campaign banners decorating empty storefront windows – an effort byRead More