Regulars Category

by Laura Waters, Snowdon House – A very close friend recently lost her battle with cancer and I am so missing her. Her ability to fight back was amazing, and it was always with a smile. She was a breath of fresh air and she will always be missed. We met many years ago when our kids were little and many years went by not living close to each other. But when she moved to Victoria, it was wonderful: we picked up right where we left off and it wasRead More
Seaside Magazine Starfish
by Chloe Cross, BMO – Being aware of ethical, environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles, and applying them to the selection of your investments, can be a powerful tool for tackling ESG risks at the companies we invest in. Investing in companies that have strong ESG principles can encourage other companies to change their behaviors leading to wider societal change. The world is confronting a range of critical challenges, with growing economies and populations putting stress on our water, food and energy resources. Solutions do not have to come only fromRead More

Posted On May 31, 2019By seasideIn Regulars

Behind the Scenes – Eurosa Farms

by Cassidy Nunn – If you recently bought or were the lucky recipient of a beautiful bouquet of roses, gerbera daisies or alstroemeria, those flowers most likely began their life at Eurosa Farms here on the Saanich Peninsula.  Three generations of the Bulk family have dedicated their lives to the greenhouses and the flowers that thrive in them. I met with Paul Bulk, Head Grower at Eurosa, to see what goes on behind the scenes to ensure those gorgeous flowers make their way across the province and into bouquets ofRead More
Seaside Magazine Bird
by Gillian Crowley – Matt Hardy, English landscape and wildlife photographer, says: “Beauty can be seen in all things; seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.” Three photographers from Saanich and the Saanich Peninsula area – Leah Gray, Mike Wooding and Daniel Rondeau – have developed that special eye. Their images (on this page) are part of Canada’s entry in the prestigious Four Nations photography competition with submissions also from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Each country enters 80 photographs in four categories:Read More
by Janice Henshaw – A Tidman Construction project. Photo by Vince Klassen – There’s nothing quite like the smell of barbecued food wafting along on a warm summer breeze. How about adding potluck salads and roast veggies, refreshing drinks, chocolate for dipping strawberries, comfortable chairs and good company – doesn’t that make you want to host a barbecue this weekend? When it comes to the barbecue itself, small charcoal briquette-burning hibachis and kettle-style barbecues have largely disappeared, making way for an incredible choice of gas barbecue grill carts. There areRead More