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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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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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Loss of the Commons

Words by Andrew Findlay
Illustration by Laurel Meyer
Photo by Mike LeBlanc
Ghosts of Vancouver Island’s Past     You know the expression, "Never trust a man with a moustache?" Well the same goes for a wealthy...

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The Roof of Indochina

Words & Photos by Lindsay Elms
A pilgrimage To Fanispan Mountain     Tucked away in the northwest corner of Vietnam, with China to the north and Laos to the west, is...

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If I Had A Hammer

Words by Dave Nowak
Photo by Jenn Dykstra
The Shed Tool Library & Makerspace Co-op     In the 1980s, I was living in a subdivision in the suburbs just north of Toronto. On any...

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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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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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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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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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Tasting Room Etiquette

Words by Katie Phelan
We’re spoiled for choice when it comes to high-quality food and beverage producers in the Comox Valley. Small-scale producers are eager to share a passion...

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Outrigger Canoeing in the Comox Valley

Words by Laurel Archer
Photo by David Prothero
Working together with water, wind and tide.     What is that? A question often posed by onlookers as Comox Valley Canoe Racing Club (CVCRC)...

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A Closer Look At Hypnotherapy

Words by Britt Hanson
and Carly Panzenboeck
Photo by Jenn Dykstra
The inner workings of the heart & mind.     So often we think of hypnosis as a magic trick or simply good for a laugh. My first experience...

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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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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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Get Outta Town: Campbell River

Words by Laurel Sliskovic
Photo by James Headrick
More than simply the salmon capital of the world.     Do you love walking along the ocean while the tide ebbs and flows? Are you a fan of...

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Heirloom Seeds: Connecting us to the past, present, and future

Words by Nora Bingham
Photos by Meredith Rose
The first time I ate an heirloom tomato I had my doubts. I was never a tomato lover. I’d seen too many sandwiches go down in the rough seas of a soggy...

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Growth

Words by Julie Sabey
Photo by Tim Ennis
This season, rivers and streams swell and grow like open hearts and minds, reminding us what we’ve left behind and leading us to places we can’t imagine....