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As You Like It

Words & Photos by Bobby Herron
As You Like It Products & Catering epitomizes the farm-to-table approach to food production and service. Chef, caterer, and food producer Laura Agnew believes...

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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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All Points to the Water: Compass Adventure

Words by Ryan Stuart
On the water, the fastest way between two points is rarely a straight line. Sailing, surfing, paddling, it's all about understanding and anticipating the...

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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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Fly Tying 101

Words by Jack Bindernagel
Photos by David Prothero
The joy of making a DIY fly.     1  Start with a stainless steel saltwater hook, in sizes 4 to 8. Pinch the barb with pliers to...

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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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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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Casting Light

Words by Allie Jenkinson
Photos by Jenn Dykstra
The process of illumination at the Fanny Bay Candle Company.     The setting of The Fanny Bay Candle Company is pastoral. Donalda Lauzon...

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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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Tribal Journeys

Words by Jodi Simkin
Connecting coastal communities with dugout canoes.     The air will be fragrant with the smell of smoking salmon and the shores lined with...

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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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On the road to healing

Words by Casey Parsons
Photos by Paige Owen
The importance of introspection.     Our world is busy. We invite stress and then wonder why our bodies fail us. We refuse to listen, but...

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A pretty Little Saturday

Words by Dave Nowak
Photos by Karley Bracey
The twisting road to Tofino.     I am not sure if Kerouac had any idea when he was writing his iconic novel On the Road, that the idea of the...

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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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Small spaces, big taste

Words by Hans Peter Meyer
Photos by Ron Pogue
Food trucks in the Comox Valley     It's about time. We're a food region. But the food truck movement is only just starting to make itself...

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Summer Fashion Shoot

HAIR & MAKE-UP: LEVEL 10 EUROSPA CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES: STATES OF SUMMER LOCATION: KYE BAY & GOOSE SPIT PHOTOS: REBECCA & LINDSEY...

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My first XTERRA: Why not?

Words & gallery photo by Jason Stevens
Article photo by Jodi Mucha
It was some time in April, while I was sitting in my chiropractor’s office, having just injured my back filling our newly made, raised garden beds. As we...

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A Voyage from Sea to See

Words & photos by Ben Neufeld
Many can say they have travelled to countries and continents around the world, tasted food from the most exotic of places, or dipped their toes in the waters...

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MATERIAL CREATIVE

Words by Nora Bingham
Photos by Meredith Rose
Creating beauty on the cutting edge.     When I arrived at Material Creative’s studio in Cumberland, an unseasonable rain was falling...

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At Journey's End

Words by Dawn Copeman
Article photo by Jenn Dykstra
The radiant compassion and wisdom of Amida Buddha and the grace and forbearance of the Japanese who once lived here.     It's 5:30 a.m.,...

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Get outta town: Denman Island

Words by Mary Ruth Harris
Photos by Mike Van Santvoord
My journey to Denman begins on their new cable ferry, and while that part is surely different than the journey in 1791 of Spain’s Santa Saturnina, the...

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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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25 Years of Freshness & Care

Words by Traci Skuce
Photo by Bill Jorgensen
Confessions of a Comox Valley Farmers’ Market junkie     There's always a day in mid-March when I peruse the veggie aisle at the grocery...

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Journey

Words by Julie Sabey
Photo by Jennifer Armstrong
Each issue of this magazine is a journey of its own. It takes its first steps with simple ideas, drifts to making contacts and gains momentum with...