Search Results for: Environment and Nature

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Paradise Meadows

Words & Photos by Wendy L Macdonald
The name says it all.     They say you should stop and smell the roses if you want to enjoy the journey. I’ve discovered my own...

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Paddle to the sea

Words & Photos by Tim Ennis
Exploring the Puntledge Hatchery.     As a very young child, I enjoyed my mum reading to me the story of Paddle-to-the-Sea by Holling C....

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Full of life: Clam gardens in the Salish Sea

Words by Kelly Forbes
EARLY MEMORIES One of my earliest memories is on the beach. I am six years old and I am standing next to my dad who is digging in the sand. I stare,...

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Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society

Words by Allison Morrison
Photo by Sandy Royer
Giving hope and care to orphaned wildlife.     Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS) is a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centre where...

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Making an Impact

Words & diagram by John Gower
Photo by Jenn Dykstra
Building blocks of sustainability     Picture a small boy sitting on a tall drafting stool, drawing rocket ships, submarines, and houses...

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Forest to Faucet: Life in the Era of Humans

Words & Photos by Tim Ennis
“Man must make himself small and humble to live in [nature] rather than a ruthless giant to conquer it” – Roderick Haig-Brown  ...

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Rainwater Harvesting 101

Words by Mark Miard
Illustration by Ian Adams
Capturing nature's bounty     The principals of rainwater harvesting have remained the same for centuries: collect and contain clean...

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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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Living Landscapes: Cultivating the garden of your dreams

Words by Arianne Huene
and Louis Lamb
Photos by Aaron Pitt
Illustration by Arianne Huene
Daffodils, snowdrops, pussy willows, and crocuses are popping up madly, desperate to attract the attention of some drunken bumblebee that is just waking up...

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Free-Diving, With A Catch

Words by Galyn Franklin
Photos by Jeremy Koreski
Bringing peace to your soul and food to your table.     I hold my breath, feeling a trickle of cold that distracts me for a second; there...

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Off-the-grid: the Beauty of Disconnecting

Words by Dave Nowak
Photo by Allan Sawchuck
Mention to someone that you want to live off-the-grid and it will conjure up images of a smoke-filled tarpaper shack, pit toilets, and diesel generators...

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Black-Tailed Deer: Respecting our neighbours

Words by Angeline Seed
Photos by April Bencze
Upon moving to the Comox Valley at age seven, I developed a newfound appreciation and sense of amazement at the volume and diversity of wildlife in my new...

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Lost In The Wilderness

Words & Photos By Sara Kempner
A close encounter with the Cumberland Lake Wilderness Society     For those of us fortunate to live in the Comox Valley, we find ourselves...

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Magic In The Mountains

Words & Photos By Sarah Seads
Nearby alpine gems inspire locals and visitors alike.     An endless coastline, mild climate, and constant ocean breeze are all part of...

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Growing Up In The Woods

Words By Heather Thomson
And Alix Wilson
Photos By Karen McKinnon
The technique of Métissage storytelling blends a child’s, an educator’s, and a historical point of view, for a holistic understanding of learning in the...

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Forest Flow

Words By Evan Gough
Photo By Nik Dunn
The esoteric feeling at the heart of forest conservation.     In our work to protect and conserve forests around Cumberland, arguments are...

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Complex Terrain

Words & Paintings By Clive Powsey
Strike inwards on foot from Vancouver Island’s inhabited perimeter and, in a few hours walk beyond the strip malls, residential neighbourhoods, industrial...

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Shared Source

Words By Meaghan Cursons
Photos By Ian Adams
And Sara Kempner
The Comox Lake watershed is beautiful. The bird’s eye view is truly epic. Crystal clear icy water flows down from the Comox Glacier and craggy snow topped...

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A River Runs Through It

Words By Ryan Stuart
Photos By David Prothero
On a summer afternoon with life jacket-less tubers bobbing by, teenagers jumping off cliffs and dogs fetching sticks, it’s hard to believe the Puntledge...

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Challenging Mother Nature

Words By Jacob Hanson
Photos By Brett Watson
While it is a small community of athletes, it is a passionate community that craves what most others dread, the season of storms. Its 7am and light hasn’t...