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Posted On February 26, 2020By seasideIn Regulars, Top Stories


by Joan Saunders – I recently went all “Marie Kondo” in my kitchen: rooting through cupboards and drawers I reorganized, rearranged and revamped. It’s a small kitchen so there’s not much room for extras. Some duplicates, as well as some cooking tools that I never use and finally realized I didn’t need, ended up in a donation box. Kitchen stores are so tempting. I am easily enticed by exciting new finds and often discover that the tool I picked up is exactly what I was looking for. But in theRead More
story by Janice Henshaw | photos by Omid Pakbin – As our climate and economies change and our natural resources diminish, it seems only sensible to change our building styles so that we are more responsive and efficient in terms of using less harmful material and increasing the longevity of what we do use. In the past, the use of alternative natural materials was greater until frame construction became cheaper and more prevalent. Now once again there is a greater interest in building with straw bales, earth bags, a cobRead More

Posted On January 30, 2020By seasideIn Top Stories

Fitness Fun in Sidney!

by Stephanie Staples – I consider it one of life’s greatest pleasures to enjoy all of the outdoor activities that living on the Saanich Peninsula affords but I went on a little local indoor fitness quest and am delighted to report some pretty cool experiences that you may want to try too! So a biker goes into a ballet studio … Sounds like the start of a joke, but that was me as I entered Allegro Dance Studio and prepared to have my first ballet class. Expecting to meet aRead More

Posted On January 30, 2020By seasideIn Top Stories

A Love Story for All Ages

by Cassidy Nunn – Over the years of being a wedding and portrait photographer, I’ve had the pleasure to meet and work with so many incredible couples. My favourite part is hearing their story: what brought them together, what keeps them together, and what they love most about each other. This month I met with three Peninsula-based couples of varying ages; I learned a bit about them as a duo as well as sought out their advice to maintaining a healthy relationship. I’m newly married myself, but my husband andRead More
by Jesse Holth – It’s everyone’s dream: a single outfit that takes you from the gym, to errands, to a night out, all while looking and feeling great. It’s no wonder that “athleisure” – clothing you can wear during both athletic activities and leisure activities – has become so popular. The recent phenomenon has been dubbed a fashion revolution, and it’s easy to see why: leggings have almost ubiquitously replaced pants; sneakers are no longer just for running; and casual, athletic-inspired streetwear is the new norm. So what athleisure trendsRead More