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Forging Perfect Imperfections: Fire & Hammer Forgeworks

Words by Kerry Hale
Photos by Lorenz Jimenez
By his own admission, James Emslie has a knack for making modern things from other people’s discarded items. His Facebook page says he is a “maker of...

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Strathcona Park

Words by Andrew Findlay
Photos by Lisa Bettany
Getting by with a little help from our friends.     The map of British Columbia is festooned with splotches of green, and we've got the...

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Food at the heart of the community

LUSH Valley Food Action Society.     We live in an agriculturally rich region where traditions converge to create a sophisticated local...

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The three Rs

Words by Sylvianne St. Onge
Photos by Dave Montizambert
Receiving, regarding, and restoring the Royston Schoolhouse.     As we stood at the bottom of the twenty-one steps leading to the main...

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Now on Deck: Cumberland Skatepark

Words by Cam Matthews
Photos by Alex MacKay
After returning from an extended period of travel, in our case driving a van to South America for 18 months, one forms a desire to obtain items which would...

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Keeping Notes: Delores Broten

Words by Claire Gilmore
Photos by David Kattenberg
As editor of the Watershed Sentinel, B.C.’s award-winning “scrappy” environmental magazine, Delores Broten has been a key mover-and-shaker in the local...

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Up, Up, & Away From It All

Words & photos by Sarah Hauser
Comox Glacier bike & hike     The Comox Glacier is such an iconic mountain for the Comox Valley. Since moving here in the fall of 2006,...

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Little Valley: Max Ward

Age 13 Hi there, I’m Max and I was not born in St Joseph's Hospital. I was, however, born in Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, England, on the right side...

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Cody ‘Beaver’ LaFrance

Words by Dan LaFrance
Article photo by Sara Kempner
Gallery photos by Dan LaFrance
The evolution of a visionary carver     At the tender young age of eight, while attending Quadra Elementary School, Cody LaFrance (Beaver)...

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Sid Williams Theatre

Words by Tara Murphy
Article photo by Boomer Jerritt
Lifting community spirits through the years.     It doesn’t feel like there are 500 seats inside the fairly boxy, grey, glass building...

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Painting with Fire & Soda: Ceramics of Jeff Brett

Words & Photos by Jeff Brett
Conjuring art in the midst of chaos     The kiln has been firing for six hours. Brilliant orange light is emanating from every crack in...

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Merville Organics

Words by Bobby Herron
Photos by Arzeena Hamir
Merville Organics is a food grower cooperative made up of several Comox Valley farms including Amara Farm, Ripple Farm, and Kloverdalen Farm. Their focus is...

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Little Valley: Vijay Howe

Age 13 Ever since I can remember, the Comox Valley has been growing and expanding, but it’s only in the last four or five years that Cumberland has really...

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Naturally Aware: April Bencze

Interview & article photo by Ross Bodenmann
Gallery photos by April Bencze
With stunning visuals and captivating words, April Bencze is reconnecting humans with the natural world. Her portfolio, Instagram following, and contributions...

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FIELD NOTES: Homesteading in the Comox Valley

Words & Photos by Sarah Kehler
The idea of market farming became a possibility for us after visiting the Comox Valley and falling in love with the land, the climate, the rural farming...

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Comox Valley Transition Society

Words by Anne Davis
Photos by Karen McKinnon
Making a difference for 30 years.     Comox Valley Transition Society started in 1987 with one employee and a small group of volunteers....

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Coal Hills BMX: Staying on Track

Words By Tara Bursey
Photos By Stew E Radford
Before the Coal Hills BMX Track in Cumberland opened in 2007, my loving parents shuttled me to Nanaimo several times a week for 10 years. I returned to racing...

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Igniting a Spark: Learning at the Fine Arts eCademy

Words by Tom Keenoy
Photos by Laura Mann
When I moved to the Comox Valley as a new-ish parent, thinking about things like good schools felt far off. Since then, I’ve spoken with lots of parents who...

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Serenity in Seal Bay

Words and photos by Kyle Hansen
Finding beauty on the trails     Smooth leather reins are held tightly in the hands of a nervous six year old who is guiding an eternally...

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A life's work, in progress: Kevin Flesher

Interview and photo by Ross Bodenmann
An interview with Comox Valley’s 2016/17 Poet Laureate     Whether it’s hanging out with High Lamas in the Himalayas, studying...

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The Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society

Words by Hilary Doucette
Photo by Bill Jorgensen
A place to belong and find peace.     As you walk through the sliding door of the barn, the smell of the earth is the first thing you...

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Elegant Strength: Dianne Hawkins

Interview & Photo By Ross Bodenmann
The stalwart CEO of the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce has been going to bat for local business people since long before it was cool. Raised with deep Comox...

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Little Valley: Molly McCue

Age 10 Hello, my name is Molly McCue and I am 10 years old. I have lived in the Comox Valley my whole life. First we lived in Union Bay for 8 years and now in...

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Local Tourism's Lure

Words by Laurel Sliskovic
Illustrations By Laurel Meyer
Island residents will deepen their social, environmental, and cultural connections by vacationing close to home.     Vancouver Island is...

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The Kumugwe Bighouse

Words By Keisha Everson
Photos by John Kelsey
Revitalizing Culture in the K’omoks Valley.     If you ask any local about things to see in the Comox Valley, there’s a strong...

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The Man, The Legend: Bronco Moncrief

Interview By Sydney Moncrief
If you’ve been in the valley for a while, you’ve most likely heard of Bronco Moncrief. He grew up in the Village of Cumberland, and became its long-time...

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Little Valley: Bhodi LaPerriere

Age 9 I’m nine-years-old and sooooo lucky to be born in the Comox Valley. Everyday there’s some new adventure. We have four very different seasons and...

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Building A Legacy: Gord Schreiner

Interview By Ross Bodenmann
A decorated fire chief combines the wisdom gained from experience with a view to the future.     Memories line a wall of Gord Schreiner’s...

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Little Valley: Anja Leikermoser

Age 13 One of the things I love about living in Comox is being able to ride my bike to the marina to go sailing. Like most teenagers after a long day at...

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Finding Forbidden

Words By Ryan Stuart
Illustration By Ian Adams
Separating truth from fiction in the Comox Valley’s back yard.     There may be no finer view in the Comox Valley than the one from the...

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Youthful Cycle: Emilly Johnson

Words By Amber Zirnhelt
Photo By Chris Webster
A Comox Valley adventure prodigy looks to the future without stressing about the present.     Emilly Johnston is a force of nature on local...

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Little Valley: Sholeh Kerrigan

Age 9 I was born in the Comox hospital overlooking the ocean and trees and mountains. As soon as I was born I was introduced by my parents to the forest and...

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The Filberg Evolution

Words By Meaghan Cursons
Photo By Jenn Dykstra
It is perhaps one of the most quintessential views in the Comox Valley. The spit wrapping its sandy arm around the Comox Harbour. Denman and Hornby Islands...

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Goose Spit

Words & Photos By Kristy Pedersen
Follow winding Hawkins Road up and over the hill to Goose Spit on a sunny day, winter or summer, and you’re bound to be greeted by an armada of cars spilling...

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Drac's Castle

Words & Photos By Ross Bodenmann
If you’re rattling down the back roads of Merville on your way to Mount Washington or searching the Tsolum River for a good swimming spot, you might stumble...