Posted On December 31, 2020 By In Regulars With 138 Views


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There’s nothing Fickle about this Fig
The Fickle Fig is growing more than just veggies! They are committed to their clientele and have opened two new locations on the Peninsula: one at 2489 Beacon Avenue in Sidney and another, the Fickle Fig Market Cafe, in the Victoria Airport terminal. Both sites will offer their delicious baked goods, farm-fresh produce and gelato.

Taking into account
This New Year will see Hughesman Morris Chartered Profesional Accountants and Business Advisors became Hughesman Morris Liversedge, as Brian Liversedge becomes a partner. Brian joined the firm as a co-op student in 2009 and came on board full time in 2011.

Hughesman Morris Liversedge is a client-focused, results-oriented, full-service accounting firm. From their office in Sidney on the Saanich Peninsula, they have provided exceptional service and practical advice to their clients for over 30 years. Congratulations Brian!

Bring you the essentials
On the horizon for spring of 2021, Moden Boutique is expanding to offer a lingerie shop under the banner Moden Essentials. The new shop will carry lingerie, lounge and sleepwear and basics. Ladies, we all certainly need something like this to look forward to after this past year!


Ladies will love this
Starting January 27, Feed the Fire Nutrition & Wellness’s online women’s wellness program, Driven & Divine, will include specific support for better periods! Join Alyssa Madill, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, to work on three main aspects of well-being to help you thrive through 2021 and beyond.

The program will focus on resolving period problems like PMS & fatigue, learning to nourish yourself easily with whole foods, and setting meaningful intentions for 2021 and putting them into action. Visit to learn more and register!

Have mask, will travel
Victoria International Airport recently received accreditation under the Airports Council International Airport Health Accreditation Programme. The accreditation recognizes how seriously the VAA is taking the COVID-19 pandemic and reflects their continued commitment to prioritizing health and safety measures in accordance with international industry recommendations, guidelines and best practices.


To market, to market …
The Sidney Street Market will return in 2021! (Although it will look a bit different.) Due to the pandemic, it isn’t possible to manage crowds on Beacon Avenue so, Laurie McDermid of Westcoast Impressions, who organizes the Sidney Street Market, is working with the Mary Winspear Centre to bring a modified market to Sidney in 2021. The outdoor market will be located in the parking area outside the Winspear Centre and will begin on Mother’s Day, May 9 and run to Thanksgiving on October 9. It will take place every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. If all goes well and the pandemic becomes a distant memory, the Market will return to Beacon Avenue on Thursdays in 2022.

Armchair touring
If you are looking for something to do during the holidays, ArtSea has an excellent virtual tour of 32 local artists’ studios. If you love art, you do not want to miss this. Visit and check out the individual videos of artists who talk about their work and show you how they create. You will find every medium imaginable, from glass beads, First Nations art, pottery, watercolour, carving, and much more. The videos are very well made, highly engaging and highlight the abundance of talent on the Saanich Peninsula.

Turning paper into fashion
Snowdon House Gourmet & Gifts has collaborated with a Montreal manufacturer to create a unique and beautiful collection of clothing and accessories using the patterns from their one-of-a-kind papers. The result are fabrics with names like Georgia Strait, Salish Sea, Willows Beach and others. Check out their Etsy shop at


Henry heads home
Henry, the giant Pacific octopus named after provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, was released from the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea on December 15. Henry spent six months at the aquarium and was released back into the area where he was collected on the west coast of the Island.

Read all about it
The health-based Pet Connection Magazine, Canada’s natural health magazine for pets, recently moved its Head Office to Sidney, from Vancouver. The magazine offers an abundance of information and resources for cat and dog owners ranging from nutrition to training and so much more. Visit



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