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by Deborah Rogers – So many of my friends have commented this year that their Christmas shopping is going to be different. They’re more concerned than ever about supporting locally owned businesses; they don’t want to deal with lineups and crowds at the big box stores or malls, and if 2020 has taught them anything it’s that we don’t need more stuff in our lives. This all sounds great to me, but despite everything, or maybe because of it, I still want to celebrate Christmas this year, with decorations andRead More
story by Janice Henshaw & photos by Janis Jean Photography – Piers Island is a 250-acre private Gulf Island situated between Colburne Passage and Satellite Channel. If you are travelling by ferry from Swartz Bay north to Tsawwassen, Piers Island is on your right as you leave the ferry dock. There is one perimeter road called McKenzie Crescent. Residents walk, bike, ride horses, or drive electric golf carts – there are no cars, and no stores. The Island is divided into 131 properties of which 128 are oceanfront; three largerRead More
by Karen Elgersma – Lillian Underwood is an Employment and Training Service Manager for the Tsawout First Nation, an entrepreneur, a facilitator and “Train the Trainer” of the KAIROS Blanket Exercise (KBE). She is also a certified executive coach and a motivational speaker with liveitbydesign.com. Through sharing her personal journey, Lillian communicates how she overcame childhood abuse, phobias, lack of self-worth and overwhelming debt to live today debt-free and empower others to live their dreams. Lillian’s story will inspire hope in every heart that is open to change. She isRead More
by Sheila Molloy – On winter days, the sun seems to work just a little harder for us and its light feels that much warmer when we take time to venture outdoors. Colder weather can ebb our motivation for getting outside, but it is such an important source of solace during times of seasonal sadness or stress. The commitment doesn’t have to be complicated or take a lot of time. It only requires a sense of adventure, warm clothing layers, and perhaps a thermos of tea. There are many optionsRead More

Posted On October 29, 2020By seasideIn Top Stories

Beets Three Ways

Ode to the beet, which brightens the darkening days of winter with life-giving colour. Heavenly greens and earthy sweet roots, crisp with shocking fuchsia, gold or candy cane. Elegant and crunchy raw; warm andsatisfying cooked. Low in calories and high in nutrients, strengthening our blood and immunity. Truly blessed we are for having this bounty of food grown for us by our local farmers. We gathered ingredients for this beety adventure from Dan’s, Mitchell’s, the Plot, Little Bird Farm, Black Rose Farm and Foragers Galley, all heroes in building ourRead More