by Paula Kully –
BY LAND OR AIR
Big Wheels Keep on Rolling
Empire Hydrogen was recently awarded the Vancouver Island EcoStar Award for Technology Excellence. Since 2009, Empire Hydrogen Energy Systems has been working towards developing and marketing a green solution to reduce the environmental impact of gas and diesel vehicles around the world. The result is the Empire Hydrogen Fuel Enhancement System that cuts fuel costs, improves performance and reduces harmful exhaust emissions from big internal combustion engines. This award recognizes years of effort and the investment of millions of dollars in developing the most advanced H2, O2 fuel enhancement system available.
No one knows how to give a send-off like the Royal Canadian Air Force. Their recent retirement of the Sea King Helicopter was a two-day, gala affair that took place on November 30 and December 1 and brought between 1,200 and 1,500 people from across the country to our region. Designed in the late 1950’s and procured by Canada through a dynamic acquisition program in the early 1960s, the CH124 Sea King helicopter has served Canadians with distinction since May 1963, making it the longest serving aircraft in the Canadian Armed Forces.
HEALTH & HOME
Something (or Someone) for the Pain
Peninsula Naturopathic Clinic is thrilled to welcome the newest member of their team, Charlotte Musgrave. Charlotte is a Registered Massage Therapist who graduated from Victoria’s West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2018. She has a special interest in helping patients treat chronic pain ranging from previous injuries to fibromyalgia, stress-related tension, headaches, scar tissue and trauma release. Charlotte is now accepting new patients! Call 250-655-1660 to book.
Home is Where the Heart is
Realtors Shelley Mann and Michelle Martin are moving on from Remax to join the team at Holmes Realty. They are both very excited to be part of an amazing group of realtors and to be working with a Real Estate company that gives so much back to the community. They love the location, being on Beacon Avenue and welcome their clients to drop by for a visit.
NEW YEAR – NEW BEGINNINGS
Let’s Make that a Double
If you want a burger on the Saanich Peninsula, where do you go? Well, Chuck’s Burger Bar of course! There are many great restaurants in the area that serve fantastic burgers, but Chuck’s specializes in burgers. They have become so popular that they have expanded and recently opened a second location on Yates Street in Victoria. Congratulations to Chuck’s! We are certain the good people of Victoria will love your burgers just as much as we do.
The Spice of Life
Indian food lovers will be thrilled to know that Sidney now has an Indian restaurant! The Fresh Tandoori Flame Indian Bistro just opened up on the corner of Beacon Avenue and Fifth Street.
Dressing in Style
If you’ve taken a stroll down Beacon Avenue lately, you may have noticed a new storefront. Moden Boutique just opened between Fifth and Fourth on Beacon and their mission is to connect women to the clothes they choose. They believe in beautiful, timeless, sustainably made pieces that make you look and feel your very best. Moden, which means “mature” in Norwegian, is the brainchild of owner/operator Devon Bird. Devon has an impressive background in women’s fashion including lead merchandiser with Saje (she opened stores for them internationally) and Banana Republic. Ladies, you are going to love this new shop!