Regulars Category

by Shauna Dorko, Owner, Sidney SeniorCare –  As the holidays approach, we are all reminded of what this special time of year means to us. Whether we celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Diwali or other cultural or religious festivals, it is a magical time to not only observe age-old traditions, but to gather together young and old to enjoy the peace and beauty of the season.  Steeped in tradition and age-old rites, it’s a golden opportunity to let the seniors in your life really shine; trust me, they have the inside trackRead More
by Dr. Kristen Bovee, Peninsula Naturopathic Clinic & Hydrate IV Wellness Centre –  Welcome to that time of the year of endless holiday events where there’s always a plethora of celebratory feasts! And if you’re like my family, everyone’s birthday is also in December. As a result, it’s also a challenging time for our digestive tracts. Holiday meals tend to contain ingredients that people are commonly intolerant of, and rich, abundant dishes make your digestive system work to capacity to break them down.  Our digestive tract is both complex andRead More
Seaside Magazine Starfish

Posted On November 30, 2018By seasideIn Regulars

Inside Out – Your Holiday Survival Kit

by Anne Brodbeck, Streams Counselling –  The holidays are upon us and they can come with mixed emotions. To really enjoy the season a holiday survival kit would be a great gift to give yourself. So what would that look like? Here are some ideas. 1. Check your Boundaries. Set limits. What is your yes and what is your no? Be aware of and listen to the signs you’ve had enough. It’s perfectly acceptable to give yourself permission to keep a meeting short. A good resource is Boundaries by HenryRead More

Posted On November 30, 2018By seasideIn Regulars

Behind the Scenes – All That Glitters

by Paula Kully –  I have lived in many places in my life but have never seen a community that embraces Christmas the way Sidney does. From the festive street decorations and lights, cheery store windows lovingly decorated by shop owners and Breakfast with Santa to horse-drawn carriage rides, carollers and many other activities that lead up to the big day, all of it creates a magical atmosphere reminiscent of Christmases of old, making us all feel like children again. Perhaps the pièce de résistance is the Annual Sidney SparklesRead More
Seaside Magazine Bird

Posted On November 30, 2018By seasideIn Regulars

New & Noteworthy

by Paula Kully –  WINNING New Council There are some new faces on the municipal government scene on the Saanich Peninsula. Sidney welcomes new Mayor Cliff McNeil-Smith, North Saanich sees former Councillor Geoff Orr take the Mayor’s chair and Central Saanich’s Mayor Ryan Windsor returns by acclamation. Sidney has four new members on Council, while Central Saanich has only one. In North Saanich, all six members of Council were acclaimed with four incumbents and two new members. Congratulations to all and thank you to those who have served on theRead More