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Posted On December 29, 2017 By In Regulars With 149 Views

New & Noteworthy

by Lara Gladych – 


Tissue Issues
Samantha Whitney and her staff would like to welcome you to Stem to Stern Massage Clinic, at 333 – 2453 Beacon Avenue. Their belief is that massage enhances life by balancing, restoring, relaxing and rejuvenating. Stress and pain levels are reduced as they listen to and work with you, with the goal of achieving wellness. Certified massage therapists and practitioners, working in a
scent-free environment.

Home Care
Bayshore HealthCare has acquired Elder Life Advocacy and In Home Care, in Qualicum Beach. As such, they have opened their fourth office on the Island, under the Bayshore Home Health brand, to support the staff and clients of Elder Life involved in the transition. Canadian owned and operated, Bayshore has offered quality home health care and family caregiving to aging seniors and others in need for over 50 years.


Air Escape
There’s a new way to island hop! NorthStar Air Tours has announced North America’s “shortest international scheduled flight,” connecting Canada to Washington with a flight time of 15 minutes. They offer daily flights from Victoria International Airport (YYJ) to Friday Harbor (FDR), on the San Juan Islands, and can accommodate all your sporting equipment, golf clubs, skis/boards, fishing and golfing gear. They are easy, fast, reliable, convenient and affordable with Early Bird Fares starting at $49 one-way, plus airport fees and taxes.


Changing Spaces
Wendy Everson Law has moved, from Beacon to 104 – 9840 Fifth Street, still in Sidney. Note that phone, fax, and email remain the same.


Now in its new location in Saanich, Total Prepare provides the most comprehensive lineup of preparedness products in Canada. They strive to ensure that their products meet the strictest standards of quality and innovation, and offer the best value available for the consumer. Shop online at, or drop by the showroom at 5471 Hamsterly Road (near Pat Bay Highway and Sayward Road).

Baby Boom
Bubba Loo is moving! Watch for their reopening at the Landmark building, at the bottom of Beacon in Sidney, and for a name change to Kimberly Dawn Baby Boutique!

More For Pets
Greenhawk Harness & Equestrian Supplies Vancouver Island, in Brentwood Bay, has acquired the neighbouring groomer’s space, and has expanded their retail area to include more of their dog and cat products including high-quality pet food, toys, beds and more! They now also offer dog and cat grooming services, all under the new name Bark & Fitz. Find them at 7154 West Saanich Road.

Nursery News
In its 25th year of business, Brian and Michele Russell are selling Russell Nursery. On January 1, 2018, Susan Tice and Laurel Rassenti, two of the nursery’s senior staff, will assume ownership. “I am so very glad of the chance to have met so many wonderful people over the years. People who love plants are the best kind of people and we could not have asked for finer customers and co-workers,” says Brian.

Design & Furnishings
Designer Kristy Palmer has recently expanded her showroom, Homefront Ideas, at 2017 D Malaview Avenue in Sidney. Kristy has worked in all aspects of home design and renovations for the past 18 years, specializing in kitchen and bath. She now offers premium, custom-made, all-Canadian furnishings from a family-owned company in Calgary, in addition to area carpets, pillows and custom-designed tables. She has a new art gallery, too, showcasing the work of three local artists.



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