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Love Is A Burning Thing

Words By Mike Berard
Photo By Jenn Dykstra
Contrary to the expansive vision of the young, it’s often the tiny details where we live the largest parts of life. Idealistic youth move away from home to...

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Gallery: Kyle Hansen

Kyle was born and raised in Courtenay, B.C. on island time. After highschool he devoted the better part of a decade to being a sponsored mountain biker,...

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Gallery: Melissa March

Melissa March is an established, award winning artist from Campbell River, BC. Self taught, Melissa has been painting professionally for over 10 years. Her...

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Gallery: Douglas Walker

Canadian Artist Douglas Walker is well known for creating unique water fountains and kinetic garden art sculptures using, among other things, discarded musical...

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Gallery: Andy Everson

Andy Everson was born in Comox, BC in 1972 and named Na̱gedzi after his grandfather, the late Chief Andy Frank of the K’ómoks First Nation. Andy has also...

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Get Outta Town: Tofino

Words by Jenny Lock
Photos By Ryan Creary
I pulled up to my desk with a fresh Earl Grey and Carolans. It was a sunny afternoon to begin what I thought would be the easiest article of my life. Writing...

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A Big Tent With Big Intent

Words By Meaghan Cursons
Photos by Ron Pogue
An authentic Italian Circus Tent was shipped half way around the planet to Vancouver Island this past summer. It arrived accompanied by a certified British...

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Van Isle Ski touing

Words & Photos By Andrew Findlay
Okay, it didn’t have to end at JJ’s but it did. My able partner Guy Ridler and I booked a full day for our surgical Saturday strike on Mt. Myra’s north...

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Foraging 101

Words & Photos By Kristy Pedersen
A bucket bumps gently against my hip, filling slowly with ripe purple-black berries. This is high summer gathering at its best, picking blackberries from...

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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...

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Kindred Spirit: Kindred Custom Snowboards

Words By Dave Nowak
Photos By Jenn Dykstra
Three years ago I first laid eyes on a Kindred snowboard in a local sporting goods consignment store. The top sheet depicted a saw tooth mountain using wood...

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Out Of The Blue: Marla Limousin

Interview & Words By Ross Bodenmann
Marla Limousin and her husband George are the fermentation alchemists conjuring up the innovative wines coming out of the Blue Moon Winery just north of...

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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...

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The New Brewmox Valley

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When I moved up to the Comox Valley from Victoria over 10 years ago, I noticed a huge lack of what I call ‘good’ beer. I had spent the last few years in...

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Inspiration in a Mountain Town

Words & Image by Raphael Van Lierop
In the fall of 2011 I walked away from my role as the director of a big-budget video game production at a studio in Vancouver. I was looking for something...

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Riding is Awesome

Words By Eugene Chung
Photos By Benn Webb
Old school, new school, ski school no school. Freestyle, freeride, slopestyle, no style. Front side, back side, new lines. Singles lines, family days, winter...

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Concerning Islanders

Words by Ole Kristian Årdal
Photos by David Prothero
A few months ago I traveled all the way from Norway to visit Vancouver Island for the first time. My islander friend Ross and his American, but still...

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Coming Home

Words By Ross Bodenmann
Photos by David Prothero
Some say it’s simply where they grew up, the place they remember most or where they count most familiar. Others say it’s ‘where the heart is’ whatever...

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Volume 1: Home

Cover Photo By Jenn Dykstra
After months of planning, collaborating with various talented contributors and amazing advertisers, our inaugural issue is now available! THE HOME...