Regulars Category

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 markets and at best tend to backyard gardens, there are still those in our community for whom living off the land is a way of life. This is the fourth in a Seaside series featuring local community members who all share the same passion for the land and love of what they do.  On a warmRead More
by Tracey Burns, Tracey Burns Coaching & Consulting – I wrap my arms around the trunk of the giant Douglas fir, my eyes following its massive trunk skyward. As I exhale I take in all of its majesty. There was something about this tree that had me stop my hike and take up this crazy embrace. I breathe deeply, smelling the sweet mixture of a freshly misted forest, briny air and warm cedar, and feel myself relax. My mind travels to my childhood where I spent equal amounts of myRead More
by Chris Cowland – Our summers in Lake of the Woods were quite challenging. There was one season when I tried to install a new back door, but did not quite finish the job. The following year my wife drove out with our four kids (I was supposed to join them two weeks later) to find that a whole zoo of animals had taken up residence through the winter, and had held multiple parties in the kitchen, spreading from wall to wall dog food, flour, spaghetti, rice and all theRead More

Posted On May 31, 2019By seasideIn Regulars

Stable & Field – Whitehouse Stables

by Debra Lewis – “We do a lot of things here, but horses are my passion,” says Nicky Wylie, greeting me with a warm handshake on my arrival at White House Stables on West Saanich Road. White House Stables is home to Nicky and Norman Wylie, who have farmed there since 1984 and where they started breeding thoroughbred racehorses in 1987.  Nicky’s love of horses began when she was a young girl growing up in England. She worked professionally with horses, eventually riding in three-day events. In 1980, she finishedRead More
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Posted On May 31, 2019By seasideIn Regulars

New & Noteworthy

by Paula Kully FIND YOUR FITNESS Hot YogaSidney Hot Yoga is under new ownership and hosts a different style of yoga than was previously offered with a variety of class lengths, styles and temperatures. Sidney Hot Yoga builds community on and off the mat supporting local charities and initiatives while helping students connect with like-minded people. Mind & BodyMichelle De Melo provides a complete guide for creating a strong mind and body. She knows that it takes more than eating healthy and exercising to live the life of your dreams andRead More