Top Stories Category

– by Lara Gladych – This is the third in a six-part series of profiles on some of the Saanich Peninsula’s wonderful restaurants and pubs. There’s already a rumbling of customers throughout the Prairie Inn, just minutes after opening late-morning on a brisk and sunny Saturday. Manager Jamie Day seats me at a cozy table opposite the bar and we start to chat about the pub. We jump into an easy conversation about the P.I., as it’s known locally. Jamie cares about his work and the people he serves, it’s clear.Read More

Posted On December 27, 2014By seasideIn Top Stories

Trendspotting: 2015 is a great year to …

  Participate Go out, have fun and enjoy the abundance of church, sports, music, art and community events. You and your family don’t have to go far to join in. Check out your local newspaper, online info and Seaside Magazine event announcements to learn what’s out there. Connect Do you know your neighbours? A simple, “Hello and how are you?” creates the caring world we live in. It’s great to know that there is a helping hand right next door for a worst case snow storm or power out,Read More
  – Story by Hans Tammemagi, Photography by – Approaching from Brentwood Drive, the new home towers like a castle, gleaming in its newness and elegance. Passing potted plants, I cross a drive of interlocking bricks and climb up a wide stairway. The front door is embossed with an attractive native carving with a Salish beaver theme. Kerry Impett, who with her partner Steve Richards, owns the home, greets me and explains that the beaver represents the values they cherish: good work ethic and a strong sense of family.Read More

Posted On November 27, 2014By seasideIn Top Stories

Celebrating Traditions From Around the World

– by Deborah Rogers – For me, it isn’t Christmas unless I have an advent candle to light each night through the month of December. We always had one when I was growing up, and I’ve continued the tradition for my own children. Having the candle on the dinner table and burning down a number a day was the way that we chose to countdown to December 25th. My first Christmas in Canada (2007) my mum sent me a candle. It made me both happy and sad in that bittersweetRead More

Posted On November 27, 2014By seasideIn Top Stories

2014 Canadian Fiction Round-Up

–  By Sharon Hope – The Long Way Home Louise Penny (Minotaur Books) Inspector Armand Gamache now retired and living in Three Pines, is approached by Claire Morrow to find her husband Peter who has not come home after a year’s separation. The novel follows Armand, his former assistant Jean-Guy and Clara’s friend Myrna as they try to find Peter. Peter has set off on a journey of artistic and personal growth that ends in a remote community in northern Quebec. The World Before Us Aislinn Hunter (Doubleday Canada) ArchivistRead More