Regulars Category

by Lara Gladych – Who do you turn to when you have a question? Is it Google or Siri, maybe Alexa? At Seaside Magazine we are fortunate to know local experts in all the fields (or we’ll know someone who knows someone), so next time you have a question, Ask Seaside! Each month I’ll take your quandaries and queries and do the research for you. Send your questions to Q: The North Saanich Municipal Hall has those big, beautiful solar panels up front, but someone told me that they’reRead More

Posted On March 25, 2020By seasideIn Regulars


by Chris Cowland – Not my usual fun-filled missive; I’m feeling a bit contemplative as I write this tonight. The positive: I’m one step closer to that beach in Mexico. For those who missed last month’s Seaside Magazine, I have merged my accounting practice with Baker Tilly Victoria, and although I will continue to work full time through the next two tax seasons, the 10 months in between will become more part time. Looking back at my 44 years as an accountant, I must admit that the last 10 years haveRead More
by Tania Tomaszewska – One of my favourite drives anywhere is the stretch of road from Hope to Osoyoos on Highway 3. Climbing into Manning Park, passing through historic mining towns like Princeton and Hedley, winding along the Similkameen River framed by the soaring Cascade Mountains and arriving in Canada’s only true desert. It’s spectacular. My favourite leg is the hot and arid Similkameen Valley, which runs along the U.S. border and offers stunning vineyard landscapes. With just around 700 acres under vine, the Similkameen appellation has about 15 wineriesRead More
by Dr. Marita Schauch – Tall Tree Integrated, Health Centre – Just like spring cleaning, spring cleansing is an effective way to transition into a new season feeling healthy, nourished and balanced. A cleanse gives your digestive system a reset, allowing your body to get rid of stored toxins. Cleansing goes deeper than losing a couple pounds or making up for bad eating habits over the winter – it affects the entire functioning of the body. For a truly holistic approach to wellness, it’s important to cleanse several facets ofRead More

Posted On March 25, 2020By seasideIn Regulars

Out For A… Hike

by Sheila Molloy – Lone Tree Hill 1450 Millstream Rd, VictoriaStunning, 360-degree views of the Highlands, Victoria, the Malahat, and Olympic Mountains. Route DetailsStarting from the parking lot there is an information board with park history. The hike starts to the left of the information board and is an obvious path all the way to top. The trail is quite wide at the start which eases you into the uphill journey. Right before the first set of switchbacks, there is a rockier section to navigate which is fine when dryRead More