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by Jo Barnes | photos by Amanda Cribdon Photography – A seed. Whether it’s the start of a plant or the start of an idea, it has the potential to grow into something larger that can have an important impact on its environment. Kristen and James Miskelly, owners of Saanich Native Plants off Haliburton Road, grow plants and produce seeds native to our local habitats and educate others on restoration and conservation. “Native plants have an inherent value. They are a critical part of conserving and enhancing biodiversity,” shares Kristen.Read More

Posted On November 25, 2020By seasideIn Top Stories

Indoor Projects: Keeping Busy Over the Winter

by Jesse Holth – As the holiday season approaches, many of us are wondering how to keep busy over these cold winter months, while staying safe from COVID-19. There are plenty of fun activities we can enjoy from the warmth and comfort of our own homes. Why not start a new project? Here are a few ideas that could help you pass the time this winter. Macramé. This old favourite is making a comeback – from keychains to woven wall art, there are so many ways to channel your creativity.Read More
by Lara Gladych – Christmas is just around the bend, and there’s never been a better year to shop locally and support your neighbourhood retailers with your holiday spending. I visited some of my favourite stores on the hunt for gift-giving ideas for this holiday season, and came up with ideas to help you get started with presents for all the special someones on your list. Something FESTIVEBecause we could all use a bit of “jolly” in our face coverings this holiday season, give the gift of a Christmas faceRead More
by Jesse Holth – With many of us working from home right now, it’s never been easier – or more tempting – to stay in our PJs all day long. While we might have to get dressed for the occasional video call, there are plenty of options for loungewear that will keep us looking professional and polished. Comfort is the top priority as we hunker down for the cold winter and spend extra time indoors during the second wave of COVID-19. What’s everyone wearing? Sweatpants. These aren’t the huge, baggyRead More
by Joan Saunders & Tania Tomaszewska – Celebrations may look quite different this year, but we can still take the time to mark the season and plan a festive atmosphere. Pull out the sparkly glasses, linen tablecloth and pretty plates and set the scene. Light some candles, pick up a bottle of bubbly or try a new type of wine. It may not be exactly what we are used to, but we can, nevertheless, create some special memories. One of my favourite ways to shape a holiday atmosphere is withRead More