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story by Janice Henshaw | photos by Janis Jean Photography – Misty Coldwell owns and operates Miss Bliss Boutique in Sidney, and along with business partner Lindsay Trudeau, she owns and operates Nest & Nook Housewares. Misty is a mother of three and a former family lawyer.You might say that she has now found her dream career. Shortly after their third child’s birth, Misty and her husband Chris were looking for a larger home and conveniently found it three doors down! It is a beautiful three-level 4,500-square-foot home built byRead More
by Jesse Holth – According to Government of Canada statistics, women-owned businesses are still underrepresented in the economy. Entrepreneurship can be a major factor in productivity and innovation. Meet some of the women in our local community who are breaking through barriers and running their own successful businesses. Daksha Narsing, Daksha’s Gourmet Spices For 30 years, Daksha has made freshly-ground spice blends to cook the perfect Indian cuisine at home. It all started when friends and neighbours would ask: “That smells so good! What are you cooking?” Indian cuisine wasRead More
by Karen Elgersma | photo by Janis Jean Photography – Michele Holmes is the owner of Holmes Realty on the Saanich Peninsula. Her story of how she became a top-selling realtor, a successful female business owner and a passionate philanthropist is truly inspiring. She’s brave, gutsy and wise. Michele isn’t just a woman to watch, she’s a woman to listen to. But be warned: her moxie is infectious and you may find yourself busting open a dream after reading this. You grew up in central Vancouver Island. What was yourRead More
by Dr. Michael Dillon – Family Physician, Shoreline Medical – At Shoreline Medical, patients are frequently asking for details about the Covid Vaccine. Thanks to my colleagues at Atikokan Medical Centre and Family Health Team, I am pleased to share this current information and a link where you can keep updated on British Columbia’s covid vaccine plan. How does the COVID-19 vaccine work? The vaccine is similar to an instruction set, like one from IKEA. It shows your body a picture of the furniture. Specifically it shows the spike protein,Read More

Posted On February 25, 2021By seasideIn Regulars, Top Stories

Kale Three Ways

Alice Bacon, Brentwood Bay Village Emporium | Photo by Janis Jean Photography – There is a meme about kale going around – that if you cook it in coconut oil it makes it easier to scrape into the garbage. Love it or hate it, it is really good for you (it’s very high in vitamins A, K, B6 and C, as well as calcium, potassium, copper and manganese) and when treated well, can be a wonderful addition to your recipes. I personally enjoy it best when it takes the placeRead More