Regulars Category

by Ron Balske, Style Coast by Sidney Casuals – There’s not much that’s more appealing than a day on the water when you live in this stunning location. Sail or power boat, as a sailor or a passenger, there’s so much to enjoy … if you’re properly equipped. Are you a fair weather boater? New innovations in clothing materials will allow you to extend your boating season, and really make the most of opportunities to get out on the water with friends and family. When taking to the water, one ofRead More
by Sherrin Griffin – VP, Operations, Sidney SeniorCare – It still seems surreal to me that COVID-19, or Coronavirus as it is more commonly known, has become the regular headline feature of our daily news, and our lives. The ever-changing, and at times conflicting, reports leave us all wondering … what will happen next, how long will this last and, most importantly, how will this impact myself and my family? As we already know, infectious disease experts are most concerned about our senior population over 60, and especially people 80Read More

Posted On March 25, 2020By seasideIn Regulars


by Paula Kully – CREATING COMMUNITY Building Bridges Through ArtThe Town of Sidney’s Council Chambers has a new addition. A beautiful Coast Salish cedar carving by local Tsartlip artist Chazz Elliott was recently installed. The carving is circular and depicts elements that are relative to the area and the W̱SÁNEĆ people. The Artist explained that “the shape of a circle symbolizes bringing things (and people) together and a spindle whorl creates something larger out of something smaller.” Keeping “The Keeper”The large stone sculpture called “The Keeper,” which stands along theRead More
by Dan Adair, Island Savings Brentwood Bay – Every year, at the beginning of March, RRSP “season” wraps up. During this time, everyone scrambles to get their RRSP (Registered Retirement Savings Plan, in long form) contributions in before the deadline – many times to help come tax time – and then they don’t really think about it again until the following year. Here are a few questions to consider now: Why is it important that RRSPs are considered year-round? Through proper planning, you can take more advantage of the RRSPRead More
by Anne Miller – Allan Wittur has been an avid environmentalist for decades and is clearly aware of the climate crisis we’re now facing. He transformed the stance of a company he acquired from one of excessive waste to one that is now recycling conscious. It was a grave personal experience, though, that brought the term “crisis” to his doorstep. Two years ago, Allan suffered a massive stroke which left him comatose and paralyzed, offering little hope of major recovery. Incredibly, he beat the odds with a remarkable recuperation, andRead More