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story by Janice Henshawphotos by Janis Jean Photography – Don’t you love meeting people whose eyes sparkle with excitement when they talk about what they do? Artist Karen Lancey displays this captivating enthusiasm as she describes the whimsical metal sculptures she creates out of the “stuff” that many of us dispose of in metal recycling bins. Karen’s “treasures” include rusty saw blades, seized wrenches, springs, pipes, keys, hand saws, crushed toolboxes, car parts, and all sorts of other unidentifiable metal bits and pieces. “Sometimes there’s just so many gifts, right?Read More
by Tania Tomaszewska – A glass of wine is a great way to armchair travel. Swirl, close your eyes, smell, taste and feel where it takes you.  The journey can take a few different tacks depending on your interests. Perhaps it’s a deep dive into viticulture, farming, geology: thinking about why the winery has chosen its site and grape varieties. Or maybe the art and influence of the winemaker (or choice to intervene as little as possible in the process) intrigues you. You might be looking at the bottle labelRead More
by Jo Barnes – For over 30 years he worked in the field of land stewardship; now he works in his own field modelling what it means to be a steward of the land. Mike Romaine, owner of Saanich’s certified organic Healing Farm, has held many provincial and federal government positions looking at land use and sustainability, and now operates his own farm applying these principles and educating others. “We need to reconnect with our natural environment,” shares Mike. “It can be viable, long term and sustainable.” After his retirementRead More

Posted On July 30, 2020By seasideIn Top Stories

Kayaking: The Pleasures of Paddling

by Jo Barnes – The warmth of the sun on your face. All is quiet save the birdsong and the splash of water from your paddle. The only physical distancing here is from you to the next horizon. During this pandemic time, when human connections are limited impacting our mental outlook, kayaking offers a delightful way find open space and feel revitalized again. Not only is it a good workout that strengthens and tone muscles, but it also provides a unique personal encounter with nature. Unlike other watercraft, in aRead More
by Krista Rossato – Home is important: It’s where we start each day, and return to each night. It provides us with joy, security, belonging and privacy. However, we now face a new and unique challenge: our homes have become a place for everything – living, learning and working. Settling into a work-at-home lifestyle is a transition that takes planning and diligence. These low-cost strategies can help you find balance. Establish boundaries for yourself, and with your family or roommates. Talk to your employer about a flexible schedule based on whenRead More