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n e w & n ot e wo rt h y by Linda Hunter vantag e p o i n t

Moving in the Right Direction

been serving the district in various capacities since his arrival in 2005. dining

Swapping the snow for sand, Chris Fudge, the new executive director at the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, has officially taken up residence on Beacon Avenue. He looks forward to “providing Members with new and innovative resources to successfully navigate the current business environment.” Connect with Chris at A new year means a new bank manager for Scotiabank in Sidney. After 39 years in banking (eight of them as the Sidney branch manager), Brian White is now working on his golf game and his swimming stroke. Hailing originally from Halifax, Karen Peel has taken the local helm, having spent time in both Calgary and Victoria during her 34 years with the bank. ( Fitting right into their plans, the District of Central Saanich has a new director of Planning and Building Services. Bruce Greig has a wealth of knowledge in planning and land development as well as landscape architecture and has

Serving up hot SOUP, fresh PIZZA, and a side of TOAST Ever tried turning water into soup? Now you can pick up both in one place, at the Ultimate Water Store on Beacon in Sidney. Alongside their bottled water, Jayne and Graham are now Souped Up, serving a variety of fresh hot soup to go. Check out their daily changing soup menu. (250-655-8922) Wood fired and fresh from the Woodshed; coming to a front door near you, this Sidney newcomer is now offering local home delivery. Visit to find out more. Sidney’s Toast Café has gone loco, I mean local – now serving up Deep Cove farm fresh free range eggs and chicken in their dishes, and offering gluten free menu options daily. (250-665-6234) r e ta i l

Clothes that make the man, and the baby too! Bubba Loo Children's Boutique has given birth to a new idea and is thrilled to announce the arrival

of their new Baby Registry. Parents- and grandparents-to-be are invited to visit the store and start building their wish list; no appointment necessary. The registry is available now and is sure to be a hit with everyone, especially baby. Sidney’s own d.g.bremner & co. has gone Hollywood. The Family Matters TV show host, Justice Harvey Brownstone, will now look even better on screen, sporting clothing from the local menswear and accessories shop. (

Now in its second year, the Peninsula Attractions Connector free shuttle service is expanding its routing in 2013 and will be including more stops as it makes its way throughout the Peninsula to places of interest. Offering connections to and from The Butchart Gardens directly from the Swartz Bay Ferry terminal and Washington State Ferry terminal in Sidney, this FREE hop-on/hop-off service operates daily through July and August. Find out more at



Not gone but sometimes forgotten The Peninsula Visitor Centre, located just off the highway exit on Beacon Avenue, is OPEN for business. Their friendly and very knowledgeable staff are bursting with ideas, maps, resources and information for those summer visitors you just found out about, or the upcoming wedding guests from out of town. The Centre also has an array of resources available to the local business community. Not visiting? Lucky enough to be living here? Find something new to do this weekend; drop by the Centre and find out more. (

Care & Compassion... At C.A.R.E

Health Within Has Moved … Within After seven years in downtown Sidney locations, Health Within has moved home. Dr. Jeffrey Robert Jones (TCM) and Mikiala Christie (R.Ac, R.TCM.P.) are now located on their home property in North Saanich, just off McTavish on Cresswell Road. Coming home was the best possible fit for their growing young family and for their acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine clinic that focuses on balance in health and in life. ( News, changes, updates, launches? Email

Being a local and family-owned Funeral Home with no Commissioned Sales Staff, our Statement of Intent is to provide Compassionate and Caring service at a price point that leaves each family favourably impressed with the value they received from CARE Funeral Services.

Funeral Services your memories matter.

Since 1990 Greater Victoria’s very best value.

Complete Services from $1,370 Sidney 250.655.9669

Victoria 250.391.9696

William Buckley Director


Seaside February 2013 Issue  

Think of our publication as an extra dimension of our community space, a place where the West Coast culture is treasured and celebrated. We’...