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Posted On December 1, 2016By seasideIn Regulars

Ask A Stylist

by Shai Thompson It can be difficult to feel amazing every day, but I’m here to help you find answers and give direction when it comes to creating and organizing your wardrobe. Always remember: nobody’s perfect! Email your questions to Q: I am going on a date for the first time in 30 years. I am a fit 63-year-old woman and we are fine dining. What do I wear? Congratulations on getting back into the dating world! And thank you for sharing your age, as dressing appropriately for anyRead More

Posted On December 1, 2016By seasideIn Regulars

Island Dish: Winter Garden Chili

by Solara Goldwynn, Hatchet & Seed Wintertime on Southern Vancouver Island is the time of year when local food is valued the most. If you’ve lived here for a while, you know that you don’t actually need to put your garden to bed for the winter, but can grow food year-round in our climate. With a little protection in case of heavy frost or snow and a diversity of crops, a winter garden can provide nutrition and joy during the grayest of days. Although there isn’t an abundance of local produceRead More
by Chris Cowland, Cowland & Associates There were quite a few changes to personal tax matters in 2016 introduced by the new Liberal government. I would like to highlight a few, and provide you with reference material if you wish to explore this more extensively. Effective July 2016, an alphabet soup of child tax benefits (the CCTB, the NCBS and the UCCB) were replaced by the Canada Child Benefit (CCB), a monthly tax-free payment for families with children under 18. The amount you receive depends on the age and numberRead More