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Posted On December 31, 2020By seasideIn Top Stories

Saanich Schools: Change During a Pandemic

by Dave Eberwein, Superintendent / CEO School District 63 – It goes without saying that COVID-19 has caused some significant upheaval in the public education system – for students, parents, teachers, administrators and support staff. Schools were closed in March, then partially reopened with an emergency remote learning option in April, a partial opening in May and then fully reopened in September with an optional transitional remote learning program. All of them complex on their own with each phase requiring different approaches, different resources and different thinking – and allRead More

Posted On December 31, 2020By seasideIn Top Stories

Reader Cookoff Challenge: Boeuf en Croute

by Marcelo Najarr- Executive Chef, 10 Acres Restaurant Group | photo by Kevin Najarro – We know how our readers love trying the recipes we share each month; now we’re throwing down the gauntlet with a Reader Cookoff! We asked 10 Acres chef Marcelo Najarro to provide a recipe that would challenge the home chef, test their skills and maybe push them outside their culinary comfort zone. We want you to try it out and then share a picture with us – a whole community of cooks making the same dish!Read More
by Jo Barnes | photos by Amanda Cribdon Photography – A seed. Whether it’s the start of a plant or the start of an idea, it has the potential to grow into something larger that can have an important impact on its environment. Kristen and James Miskelly, owners of Saanich Native Plants off Haliburton Road, grow plants and produce seeds native to our local habitats and educate others on restoration and conservation. “Native plants have an inherent value. They are a critical part of conserving and enhancing biodiversity,” shares Kristen.Read More

Posted On November 25, 2020By seasideIn Top Stories

Indoor Projects: Keeping Busy Over the Winter

by Jesse Holth – As the holiday season approaches, many of us are wondering how to keep busy over these cold winter months, while staying safe from COVID-19. There are plenty of fun activities we can enjoy from the warmth and comfort of our own homes. Why not start a new project? Here are a few ideas that could help you pass the time this winter. Macramé. This old favourite is making a comeback – from keychains to woven wall art, there are so many ways to channel your creativity.Read More
by Lara Gladych – Christmas is just around the bend, and there’s never been a better year to shop locally and support your neighbourhood retailers with your holiday spending. I visited some of my favourite stores on the hunt for gift-giving ideas for this holiday season, and came up with ideas to help you get started with presents for all the special someones on your list. Something FESTIVEBecause we could all use a bit of “jolly” in our face coverings this holiday season, give the gift of a Christmas faceRead More