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Posted On February 27, 2014By seasideIn Top Stories

CFUW Victoria: Women Helping Women

– by Gillian Crowley – The room buzzes with women talking about everything from the latest book they’ve read to golf scores, a hiking trip and the next education awards. These are the lively members of the Saanich Peninsula’s Canadian Federation of University Women club at their monthly meetings. Started in 1994 as a spin-off group of 18 from CFUW Victoria, the Peninsula club now boasts 85 members and continues its tradition of women’s networking and financial support for women’s education. Long-term member, Myrtle Siebert, joined CFUW after university graduationRead More
– by Dr. Marita Schauch – Heart Disease and Stroke are two of the three leading causes of death in Canada. Every seven minutes in Canada, someone dies of heart disease or stroke (Stats Canada, 2011). Heart disease and stroke come with a hefty price tag: both cost the Canadian economy more than $20.9 billion every year in physician services, hospital costs, lost wages and decreased productivity. Cardiovascular disease is defined as a disease and injury of the cardiovascular system: the heart, the blood vessels of the heart, and theRead More

Posted On January 29, 2014By seasideIn Top Stories

Can We Talk

Publisher Sue Hodgson Talks With LifeSport Coach and Professional Athlete Lucy Smith. You participated in your first fun run at age 11, and since then you’ve had an outstanding career as a professional athlete: a 19-time Canadian Champion, a two-time World Championship Silver Medalist, and a myriad of podium finishes at international duathlon and running competitions. At age 46 and as a mother of two, how has the transition been from full-time athlete to full-time mom? The transition has been many things, but I think it can be best summed up asRead More
Kids Calendar
– by Doreen Marion Gee –  March 2014 March 3 to April 28: French Songs and Playtime Excellent starter for parents and tots to learn to speak French together. Families enjoy traditional songs in a French environment. Mondays, 9:30 – 10:30am. 7/ $39. 11/2 – 3 years. Saanich Commonwealth Pool. www.saanich.ca 250.475.7600 March 10 to 14: H20 Adventure Camp Each half day includes a swimming lesson, playtime in the water and an introduction to a new water sport such as snorkeling, surfing, diving or underwater hockey. Monday – Friday, 12:30Read More
Small Business

Posted On January 18, 2014By seasideIn Top Stories

2013 Seaside Focus on Small Business

by Adam Olsen Local small businesses are the lifeblood of every community, and the Saanich Peninsula is no exception. In fact, 99% of businesses in Canada are tiny by international standards. It’s an understatement to say that small business success is the most critical factor for a resilient economy, contributing jobs, innovation and diversity to our communities. The Saanich Peninsula has an incredibly diverse marketplace. Take a trip down any road in the Peninsula, rural or urban, and you may be surprised to find virtually any product or service youRead More