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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 …

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The Poppy Factory

The Poppy Factory

Among my earliest memories are bombs, rats in the air raid shelter, WWI servicemen, and the Poppy Factory. Until recently I thought the latter as much a myth as our family Homemade Cake Factory. Even though my mother pointed out a building not far from where we lived in Richmond, just outside London, as being “where the poppies are made.”For a week or two before Remembrance Day she would stand in the wind and rain selling those poppies to raise funds for veterans of both great wars.

Saanichton Community Christmas

Saanichton community Christmas

The idea of coming together with friends and family during the holiday season creates a warm feeling inside most of us. Gathering to share a coffee, a cup of tea and a warm laugh is what this time of year is all about. The Village of Saanichton takes the gathering experience and goes one step …

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An Outstretched Hand - Seaside Magazine

An Outstretched Hand

by Linda Hunter For Brentwood Bay’s Johnathan Smith and Kelly Sterling, “family” is number one. With five young children under 12 along with a 16-year-old nephew, raising six dependents is their first priority, with health and wellness a close second. Their journey has been difficult at times: the past two years have included trips to the …

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