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Posted On October 31, 2019By seasideIn Top Stories

How to be Prepared: Emergencies Big & Small

by Jesse Holth – Emergency preparedness is something you probably don’t spend much time thinking about. But it can make a huge difference – well-prepared individuals and communities are more resilient when it comes to disasters. So how do you prepare for the unexpected? Start by following these simple steps to get your household emergency-ready. One of the quickest and easiest things you can do is opt-in to any emergency notification systems in your area. These alerts and updates come from the municipal level, like VicAlert or Saanich Peninsula Alert,Read More
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by Jesse Holth – With a continued focus on local business and a bright new design, the Victoria International Airport has just completed Phase 1 of a $19.4 million project to expand and renovate the Departures area. Operational as of September 19, the Lower Passenger Departure Lounge took about 18 months to build: construction began in March 2018, with preliminary work starting in January 2018. The 1,765-square-metre addition means passenger capacity has more than doubled, from 200 to 500, and the open-concept design features tons of natural light. “It’s createdRead More
by Lara Gladych – Seaside Magazine wants to live up to our slogan of being “the voice of the Saanich Peninsula,” so in every issue we’ll be asking people to answer one simple question. We’re looking for responses from all ages and across the diverse neighbourhoods that form our community. At the time of my interviews, the national election was one week away. It was very much at the forefront of many people’s minds, weighing heavily on some as they questioned their choice. “What, in your opinion, are the essentialRead More
story by janice henshaw, photos by Nunn Other Photography – After living in 14 homes since they were married, Ian, a retired air force helicopter pilot, and his wife Linda, who works in Sidney, know what they like in a home. When they first decided to move to Sidney, they looked for a home that was walkable to downtown and included a ground-level in-law suite. Because of Ian’s post-retirement work with Emergency Management BC, they were also keen to create a home that would be independently powered in the eventRead More