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  story by Janice Henshaw | photos by –  Have you ever wondered what happened to the hard-working family that used to own Marigold Nursery? If you are like me, you dearly miss their incredible nursery; it was always such a wonderful treat to browse through their impressive selection of plants, tools, seeds and other garden treasures. This June, I was lucky enough to catch up with retired Marigold owner Ray Smith and his family as they were moving back into their 3,000-square-foot log home after a major renovation.Read More

Posted On May 31, 2018By seasideIn Top Stories

2018 Men to Watch

Seaside Magazine is honoured to celebrate those men who sustain our business community with our sixth annual Men to Watch special issue. We asked Kildara Farms’ Brian Hughes about building a family business and leaving a legacy. Celebrating the Saanich Peninsula’s Men to Watch. In the mid-80s, my wife Daphne and I decided to start looking for a small piece of property where we could grow our own food after we became increasingly concerned about what we were feeding our three children: Michael, Sarah and David. I was working in commercialRead More

Posted On May 31, 2018By seasideIn Regulars, Top Stories

Can We Talk

Owner / Publisher Sue Hodgson Chats with Oceanographer and Climate Scientist Dr. Eddy Carmack In 1969 you were a graduate student at the University of Washington where you studied Physical Oceanography. You were asked to take the place of a fellow student on a trip to the Arctic. You accepted and a month later found yourself on a single-engine plane with skis, landing on the ice between Greenland and Ellesmere Island. Since then you have witnessed five decades of accelerating change in the Arctic. Tell us a little more aboutRead More

Posted On May 31, 2018By seasideIn Top Stories

Local Athlete Bound for Hollywood

by Sherrin Griffin –  Definitely one of the youngest local “Men to Watch,” at just 17 Connor Way has some pretty admirable accomplishments under his belt, and is on his way to the famed Golden State next. A true “Island Boy,” Connor was born and raised in Sidney, and has been representing Vancouver Island and our local community for most of his young life. At the tender age of five, Connor developed a passion for football and is now one of the leading “safeties,” or defensive backs, in B.C. inRead More
by Deborah Rogers – Puttering out of Port Sidney Marina on a glorious morning – the sea calm and glassy and nothing but a few puffy clouds in the blue sky – I feel exceptionally fortunate. I’m in the good company of Reg Kirkham of Island Camping Water Taxi Services for a morning of exploring the Gulf Islands and National Park Reserve. It’s a slow, slow start out past the breakwater, but after we’ve given photographer Cassidy a wave, Reg turns the engine up and we set out towards ColeRead More