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 eighth in a Seaside series featuring local community members who all share the same passion for the land and love of what they do. Living off theRead More
Seaside Magazine Bird

Posted On October 2, 2019By seasideIn Regulars

New & Noteworthy

by Paula Kully – CH-CH-CH CHANGES Country CousinUrban Bee Honey Farm has changed its name to Country Bee Honey Farm. They are at the same location and still have the same awesome honey, great treats, coffee and gifts, and they will continue to have free shipping from Urban Bee Supplies once a week. Growing & EVolving After 10 years in Sidney and in order to help meet the strong desire for electric vehicles on Vancouver island, “Motorize – Your EV Store” has changed its name to “Motorize Electric Vehicles” andRead More
Seaside Magazine Starfish

Posted On October 2, 2019By seasideIn Regulars

Inside Out – Finding Support Through Cancer

by Rachel Mark, MA(kin), R.Ac, RYT, Clinical Director and Lead Exercise Therapist, InspireHealth – Cancer touches nearly everyone. Whether it is a spouse, family member, coworker, friend, or even you, most people will be closely affected at some point in their lives. The Canadian Cancer Society now estimates that nearly one in two individuals will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. While rates of new diagnoses are increasing, so is the five-year cancer survival rate. Since more people are living with their cancers for longer, many cancer diagnoses areRead More
by Gillian Crowley – Kathryn Amisson’s journey as an artist is a story of natural talent buoyed by self-confidence and sheer gutsiness. Mainly self-taught, Kathryn says: “Today I marvel at where I started and where I’ve ended up.” This Brentwood Bay artist’s impressionist paintings of coastal scenes, luminous clouds and prairie landscapes can now be found on the walls of major art collectors, at galleries in B.C. and Alberta and in corporate collections. Many of her recent acrylic paintings are in large format and triptychs to meet customers’ requests. BornRead More

Posted On October 1, 2019By seasideIn Home & Garden, Regulars

On Design – Art Enhances the Home

by Wendy White, Trudi Jones Interior Design – Art is defined as the expression of creative skill and imagination in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, appreciated for beauty or for the emotional power evoked from it. In the home, generally considered our “haven,” it’s especially important to consider how works of art, whether it be painting, sculpture or even furnishings, are used. As designers, Trudi Jones and I often look to special pieces for clues about the client to use as design inspiration or as a “taking-off”Read More