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by Tania Tomaszewska – When the “Covid Lockdown” started and things ground to a halt, I thought that my wine exploring would come to a standstill and this might actually be a “dry” chapter in my life. Well, that thinking lasted about four days. A large part of my “new normal” is attending or hosting virtual wine tasting experiences, creating “Wine Zoom Rooms” and dropping into virtual happy hours with friends. I know that I’m not alone here. Has wine consumption gone up during these unprecedented and tectonic times? Probably.Read More
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A Paddle in the Park KayakingOur hours are the same as always:8 am to 7 pm,7 days a week. We are operating as usual except for maintaining 2 meters between guides and guests and disinfecting all gear between trips. Adam Olsen, MLA (Constituency Office)Our office is closed to walk-in traffic. We continue to serve our community remotely. If you need our assistance please do not hesitate to contact us. We are available by email at or phone at 250-655-5600. Alford Walden LawAlford Walden Law remains open and accessible Monday – Friday,Read More

Posted On March 25, 2020By seasideIn Regulars, Top Stories

INSIDE OUT – Is Blue the New Green?

by Coral Payne, MA, RCC – Registered Clinical Counsellor – I recently took the ferry to the mainland to attend a celebration of life. It was one of those February days – the sun was bright but there was still a winter chill in the air. I found a nice little protected spot on one of the upper outer decks, and stayed there enjoying the fresh air and views of the ocean. At first I was thinking about my friend, who at 95 had managed to stay active in bothRead More
by Ron Balske, Style Coast by Sidney Casuals – There’s not much that’s more appealing than a day on the water when you live in this stunning location. Sail or power boat, as a sailor or a passenger, there’s so much to enjoy … if you’re properly equipped. Are you a fair weather boater? New innovations in clothing materials will allow you to extend your boating season, and really make the most of opportunities to get out on the water with friends and family. When taking to the water, one ofRead More
by Deborah Rogers – The winner of the 2020 Seaside Magazine Woman to Watch award has been in business in our community for six years, and an expert in her field for 22. You may well recognize the friendly smile of Alana Delcourt, or indeed have visited her studio, Fresh Esthetics, for facials, spa treatments or esthetic services. What you might not know about Alana, and what wowed our panel of judges at this year’s contest, are the new services that she is bringing to Sidney. A lifelong passion forRead More