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A highlight of Vancouver Island’s cultural calendar takes place in Sidney from Friday October 16 – 18, and promises to continue a tradition of showcasing excellence. The Sidney Fine Art Show (SFAS), now in its thirteenth year, is one of the largest and most anticipated juried art shows in British Columbia. Produced by the Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula (CACSP), it showcases the best of the region’s fine art, while providing a significant economic boost to the region. This year, the show features seven master artists: Noah Layne,Read More

Posted On October 1, 2015By seasideIn Top Stories

A Small Business at the Heart of the Community

– by Rosemary Scott – The Deep Cove Market is not your typical convenience store. A destination for foodies, it’s a charming country market nestled in North Saanich that has become, through much hard work, a gem of a meeting place for the community. After the Deep Cove Farm on Wain Road was retired, I wanted to provide locals like myself with a place to meet over breakfast, lunch or lattes and have a place to shop that supports our local farming community. Having lived in the community for overRead More
2014 was the inaugural year for the brewery; you have gone from a self-built tasting room, selling out of your first beer completely, to already having produced nine beers within the year. How will you continue competing successfully in the rapidly growing craft beer market? The challenges presented by the explosion of growth in the craft beer market are something we embrace; we’re never satisfied with the status quo and thrive on creativity, whether that be with our beers and branding or making efficient use of the time and equipmentRead More

Posted On October 1, 2015By seasideIn Top Stories

Find Your Fashion in Downtown Sidney

– by Erin Bremner – There is one great recommendation from the 2015 Vogue trend report that really stood out to me: the importance of a great white shirt. For both men and women, it’s a wardrobe staple. If you don’t have one, or if yours is looking a little tired, it’s time to go shopping! But let’s face it, most of us in Sidney are less concerned with what’s in fashion, and more interested in functionality. That doesn’t mean we can’t create an individual style of practical clothing thatRead More
  – article by Barry Mathias; photos by – When we come to buy a house, most of us have already decided where we want to live, and how much we might be able to afford. However, we quickly find out that there are many more aspects to be considered, and the same applies when we come to sell our home: we are confronted with major decisions as to what price to charge, where to advertise and what pitfalls must be avoided. This is why we need professional realtors.Read More