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Posted On February 25, 2021By seasideIn Regulars

THE GOLDEN YEARS – Driving Through the Ages

by Sherrin Griffin VP, Operations, Sidney SeniorCare – When the progression of my grandfather’s cancer affected the safety of his driving, for himself and others, my mother and grandmother knew it was “time.” Although I don’t recall the specific details of how they gently suggested that he give up driving, I do remember the quiet indignity of it all. His illness had taken so much from him already, and the revoking of that last vestige of independence was heartbreaking to see. Fast forward to present day; now that I amRead More
story by Janice Henshaw | photos by Janis Jean Photography except where noted – Andi and Larry Hook, the owners of Hook & Hook Designs in Sidney, design and manage custom projects for their clients. In 2016, they bought a project of their own, a two-bedroom, one-bathroom, single-storey house in Sidney built in 1965. The 1,147-square-foot house was completely unchanged since the first build. Larry said that the lack of renovation was a good thing: he has experienced many renovations where multiple homeowners have added their brand of skill (orRead More
by Matt Hall, Red Feather Horticulture – Native gardens are one of our favourites (and our specialties) to install. They are beautiful, beneficial to local wildlife and, if well planned, can save on your watering bill. Even if not attempting a fully naturalized landscape, we try to include native plants in many of our designs. That said, there are some local plants that are fantastic in the garden and our first choice for many applications. Here are a selection: Vine maple (Acer circinatum). In the wild, these small multi-stemmed treesRead More

Posted On February 25, 2021By seasideIn Regulars

Last Word from the Editor-in-Chief

by Allison Smith – This issue marks our 10th Seaside Magazine Women to Watch feature, where we shine a light on some of the amazing businesswomen in our Saanich Peninsula community. From time to time, we’re asked something along the lines of “if women want to be equal, why single them out by having a special issue to highlight them?” Because, as our Editorial Director Deborah Rogers says: “we believe it is still important and necessary.” It’s true, women have come a long way, especially over the last generation. InRead More
by Janice Henshaw | photos by Janis Jean Photography except where noted – I wrote a story for the March 2019 issue of Seaside Magazine titled: “I Want a She Shed! A What? A She Shed!” In the article, I asked: “So where do you go when you need a slice of rejuvenating peace? Your very own She Shed – that’s where you go.” To be clear about what a She Shed is, I defined it as “a warm and cozy, one-room shed” located conveniently in your backyard. Just asRead More