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Posted On March 31, 2017By seasideIn Regulars

Common Cents: Responsible Investing

by Deborah Reid – Earth Day reminds us of the responsibility we all have to be thoughtful stewards of the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land that we occupy. After many decades of misuse and abuse, we are now seeing countries holding businesses and citizens responsible and accountable for actions that bring harm to the environment. Last year Canada joined 131 countries to sign the Paris Climate Change Agreement in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As awareness to protect our environment continues to grow,Read More

Posted On March 31, 2017By seasideIn Regulars

Seaside Arts Scene

by Gillian Crowley – Art and the Spectacled Bear See how artists from two worlds and two cultures are working together to protect the endangered Peruvian Spectacled Bear. Spectacled Bear Conservation was able to design a 32,000-acre park – El Parque Arqueológico y Ecológico de Batán Grande – which protects a small but viable bear population. SBC hopes to one day connect the park with another local ecological protected area, creating an even wider corridor for spectacled bears. Show presented by the Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula. FreeRead More

Posted On March 31, 2017By seasideIn Regulars

New & Noteworthy

by Lara Gladych – FOOD Deli Delight Fraser Orr’s Butcher & Deli is the new corner business in Mt. Newton Station, 108-1931 Mt. Newton X Road, in Saanichton. Fraser is part of the famous haggis- and sausage-making Orr family that has gained legions of followers over a span of 33 years. Along with his siblings, he has resurrected their family’s famous recipes. Find all the classics: Orr’s beef and pork sausages, bratwurst, Scottish slice sausage and a variety of meat pies. www.fraserorrsbutcher.com. HEATH, FITNESS & OUTDOORS Get Strong Tara Brunet,Read More

Posted On March 31, 2017By seasideIn Regulars

The Light Side: A Sweet Gig

by Tom Watson –  When you’re self-employed, it’s all about “getting gigs.” You have to have a product that people want, or you hope they want, and you have to hustle to beat out the next guy. I’ve always wondered how the Easter Bunny got his gig. Sure, it’s only once a year, but you have to admit, it’s pretty much a global job. Not unlike Santa, “E-Bun” has to hustle like crazy to make his rounds on time. I would have loved to have been in the marketing meetingRead More
by Shauna Dorko, Sidney SeniorCare –  You may think that seniors aren’t as concerned as the rest of us with environmental sustainability or their ecological footprint, or that they don’t have any influence with green issues. Wrong. Seniors are more active and engaged in the issues that affect our world than ever before, and most have children and grandchildren to think about – future generations that will succeed them in life. Wikipedia even has a term for them – “Green Seniors” – referring to “elderly or retired people who haveRead More