Posted On December 1, 2017 By In Regulars With 177 Views

New & Noteworthy

by Lara Gladych – 


Style Savvy
Cottons and Blues, in Sidney, is under new ownership. A familiar face at the store, Anna Savage has taken over the locally-loved jeans and casual-wear shop. Shop locally, at 2437 Beacon (at Fourth Street).

Fresh Space
d.g.bremner & co. menswear has moved down Beacon, to the former Muffet & Louisa location in the Landmark Building. They’re excited to welcome you to their new digs, just in time for the holiday season!

Dressed Up
On the Rocks by Reziah is a new clothing, accessory and jewelry business in Sidney. They offer handmade jewelry using semi-precious stones and crystals, and feature the unique “Ziah Skirt” made of sari fabric. Upstairs at 2405 Beacon Avenue.

Shared Digs
Exciting news for Dig This and Muffet & Louisa! They are now sharing the Dig This space, at 9813 Third Street in Sidney. Everything you need for home and garden in one convenient location. Muffet & Louisa are carrying the same lines they did in the old shop, and will still have all the usual Christmas treasures.

Fond Farewell
Jaylyn Jewellers has closed its doors after more than 30 years as part of the Sidney community. Looking forward to retirement, the owners close with thanks as it has been a pleasure serving customers all this time.

Pet Perfect
Rascals Pet Market has opened at Brentwood Crossing Shopping Centre. They provide raw and dry dog and cat food, natural treats and chews and supplements. They choose products that are made and sourced locally, and ensure that their hand-picked products are of the utmost quality.


New Tastes
The Indian Café is now open at the corner of Bevan and Fifth Street in Sidney. Owner Sahej Singh is new to Canada, and is cooking alongside his wife, Nav Preed, using his family’s traditional spices and recipes to create gluten-free and vegetarian Indian dishes from his native home in Punjab, India. Open 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Fresh Concept
Toast Café has introduced a new style of service and a freshly renovated space. Seeking to eliminate long lines and wait times, they now serve freshly-made, ready-to-go lunch specials including a daily variety of soups and paninis, as well as espresso and Italian gelato. Enjoy a hot meal prepared fresh daily during your lunch hour!

Coffee Cheers
Three Years of Golden Bean North America success for Fresh Cup Roastery Café! Their newest addition to the trophy shelf is a Bronze award for Decaf, Milk Based Espresso Drink Category. Congratulations! Visit them on Mt. Newton X Road at Wallace Drive in Saanichton.

Farm Goodness
Lindsay and Jason Dault have opened Urban Bee Honey Farm, at 6440 West Saanich Road in Saanichton. Selling locally-sourced honey, each jar is labelled with the street on which the hives are located. Step up to the honey bar and taste your way around the Saanich Peninsula! At Urban Bee, they pride themselves on their selection of delicious honey and infusions, their farm-raised livestock and unique gift ideas.


Showing Support
Take 2 Personal Training and Nutritional Consulting hosted “Workout for Vanessa” in October, to raise money for local woman Vanessa Pettinger, who lost her sight after a horrible car accident in August. The event was a huge success, with 45 participants and $2,790 raised! Please consider showing your support for Vanessa by making a donation at any Coast Capital Savings Credit Union, membership number 4034 7564.


New Face
Dr. Andrew Sweet has joined the practice of Dr. Richard Burns, at Peninsula Dental.

Andrew has been practicing in Victoria for the past seven years, and is happy to join this proactive and organized team. His philosophy is that well-planned, carefully executed dental care will result in fewer emergency visits, less invasive procedures and less time and money spent in the dental office. Welcome!



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