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by Jesse Holth – Humans and pets have lived together for tens of thousands of years: the earliest known burial with humans and dogs dates back to 14,000 years ago. Possibly the first example of pet-human bonding, the relationship has flourished ever since. Recently, this strong emotional connection has crossed over into the workplace. An increasing number of people across North America are bringing their pets to work. This new trend reflects a stronger focus on maintaining work-life balance – a way to maximize employee health and happiness, while boostingRead More

Posted On May 3, 2019By seasideIn Top Stories

Fashion, Function, Fido!

by Vincent Denis, Four Paws Pet Grocery & Boutique – When Julio, one of our newly-rescued Californian Chihuahuas, looked out the front door at the deluge of rain falling and decided to forgo a morning jaunt in favour of the couch, my partner Christine and I knew we’d have to become those people with a closet full of dog apparel.  What we quickly learned was that the type of clothing available from the big corporate chains was as plentiful as it was low quality. Kitschy slogans on miniature T-shirts, cheesyRead More
by Jo Barnes – It’s been said that it takes a village to raise a child … but how would you feel about raising your child in a global village? For local couple Bob and Deb Buschgens, their family journey overseas provided experiences that not only informed their daily lifestyle and strengthened the family bond, but forever shaped their children Mark and Michelle’s perspective on the world. Their adventure began in 1995 in Yanbu Al-Sinaiyah, Saudi Arabia where Bob had accepted a position at an oil refinery.  “I was atRead More

Posted On May 3, 2019By seasideIn Top Stories

2019 Kids to Watch

Kayden Hayes, 13 Kayden Hayes is an amazing 13-year-old attending Bayside Middle school. While maintaining her academics at an honour roll level, Kayden has accomplished some things in competitive diving that she’s pretty proud of: making nationals three years in a row, getting to travel all around the world in tropical places, finishing in the top six at provincials several times and winning an international competition that she worked very hard for. Kayden humbly says: “There are not too many goals I have in my diving career; they’re mostly justRead More
by Janice Henshaw | photos by Andrew Bradley, Itty Bitty Sign Shop Living in a townhouse has many advantages. In a lovely town like Sidney, local residents can enjoy the energy from the downtown core as well as amazing ocean views – and not have to worry about mowing their lawn. How about a relaxing walk to a nearby restaurant where you can enjoy a delicious dinner followed by a concert, a play, or the theatre? Grocery shopping is also convenient: you can buy fresh seafood, veggies and bakery treatsRead More