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Posted On June 25, 2020By seasideIn Top Stories

How Will You Celebrate Canada Day?

by Paula Kully – As COVID 19 has put a stop to any large gatherings, including Canada Day events, I asked some friends and colleagues how they will be celebrating our Nation’s Birthday this year. Peter Godwin Chance Peter served with the Royal Canadian Navy during WWII and will be celebrating his 100th birthday this November!  “I would very much like to be a part of the Parade down Beacon Avenue. I will dress up in my Blazer and Gongs with the latest French Legion of Honour Medal in theRead More
While the province transitions forward with lifting restrictions and businesses reopen, we are seeing ourselves reintegrate back into society with a fresh perspective, renewed gratitude for our social circles and beloved institutions, and perhaps a couple of extra pounds and longer locks than we entered into quarantine with.  This time has presented us the opportunity to take a step back from our regular routines, embrace more of our natural side, and retire our restrictive button-fly bottoms in favour of drawstrings and elastic waistbands.  As a local retail business owner, I haveRead More
by Deborah Rogers – Doesn’t the beginning of March feel like a lifetime ago? Back then the weather was still pretty chilly, but now we are fully into summer and ready to enjoy our Peninsula playground. I was dreaming up a Deb’s Day Out that would make readers feel inspired to get out and explore in a new way.  At 10 a.m. on a Saturday morning, a beautiful shiny vehicle pulled noiselessly onto my driveway. I’d been looking out the window to get a first glimpse. Then, like a sceneRead More
by Joan Saunders & Tania Tomasewska – Born and raised on Vancouver Island, I now can admit that I never liked salmon until my late 20s. The problem was that I never had it prepared in a way I enjoyed until I met a good friend who became my “salmon sensei.” A fisherman and teacher, he taught me that salmon doesn’t need to be complicated and should never, ever be cooked too much or it becomes dry and – according to me in my early years – tastes like sawdust.Read More
by Jesse Holth – In light of COVID-19, one of the things we’ve come to realize is how reliant we are on a globalized food system. The idea of food insecurity has reinforced the importance of buying local, and supporting our farmers here on the Saanich Peninsula. We need to be growing more of the food we eat – here are some places you can find local, farm-fresh produce this summer. North Saanich Farm Market. Open every Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. until October 10. St John’s UnitedRead More