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Coffee & Coastlines in Peru

Words & Photos by Sara Kempner
My first impressions of Peru came on a domestic flight between Lima and Cusco. Bleary eyed after 20 hours of travel from Vancouver Island, I sat on the plane...

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A cabin built from the woods

Words by Dave Nowak
Photos by Caleb Hansen
CASCADIANWOODTECH     I met Cyril Werlen from cascadianwoodtech almost a year ago in our favourite coffee shop. Unbeknownst to me, this...

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Kiss your fears goodbye

Words by Sarah Seads
Photo by Allan Sawchuck
An afternoon spent skydiving.     “I had no idea they made planes this small… it’s so cute. What a lovely scenic flight. Oh, look at...

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Fermentation 101: Simply Sauerkraut

Words by Jake Galbraith
Photo by Julie Sabey
I am willing to hazard that you enjoy the results of fermentation in some way, shape, or form. What I'm not going to do is assume that you've ever...

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Stonecroft Farm

Words by Traci Skuce
Photo by Bill Jorgensen
Back in the seventies, Glen and Kathy Beaton got married then saved enough money to buy 47 acres in Black Creek. They cleared some of the land, readied it to...

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Our Church Buildings

Words by Dawn Copeman
Photos by Jenn Dykstra
Opening the doors to change.     When I was a little girl in the 1960s, we’d play hand games to amuse ourselves: cat’s cradle, shadow...

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Get Outta Town: Chemainus

Words & Photos by Chris Istace
The sun rises from the east, cresting over the peaks of Salt Spring Island to bring light to the little village of Chemainus, nestled along the shores of the...

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Dairy Farming on Vancouver Island

Words by Jennifer Sieffert
Photos by Jenn Dykstra
Happy Cow Dairy, farm to table.     My husband Kyle and I grew up in the Comox Valley, both of us lovingly raised on the family farms...

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Pre-loved: An ode to used books

Words by Nora Bingham
Photos by Meredith Rose
I have always loved reading, but fell hard for books when I was eight. We were living in an amateur’s converted barn with questionable heat and electricity,...

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Creating Fun & Games: Jason Kapalka

Interview by Tom Keenoy
Photos by Ross Bodenmann
There’s a new sign up at the Harbour Centre building in Comox that maybe doesn’t quite fit with the other businesses near the water. I caught up with Jason...

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Harvest & Shadows

Words by Meaghan Cursons
Photo by Jenn Dykstra
Summer lays down to sleep in the cool woods. The crisp fall air wakens. Trails of dark wet earth wind through the forest. The prints of thirsty animals in the...

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Little Valley: Jackson Sawchuck

Age 8 I was born in 2009 in the late afternoon on cool winter day. My dad sat patiently waiting as I took my time coming out. It was cozy in there and I...

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COMOX MARINA: Changing Times & Tides

Words by Judith Wright
The Purple Martins swirl and swoop in the air above my head, their bright chirping punctuating the sound of the wind and the waves. They circle, collecting...

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Holistic Health: A lesson in Osteopathy

Words by Sarah Clement
In 1874 in Kirksville, Missouri, Dr. Andrew Taylor Still pioneered a form of manual therapy that emphasized the importance of health and wellbeing in its...

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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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Putting Your Vegetable Garden to Bed

Words by Mike McDonald
Photos by Trevor Moore
Prepping for Winter.     After our vegetable gardens has pumped out all of the food and flavour it can, one very important job remains:...

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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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How they roll: A crash course in roller derby

Words by Bevin Clempson
Photos by John Bonner
Over the years, I’ve quietly contemplated whether I have the skills—and the lady balls—to try roller derby. It’s a fascinating sport. When the...

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Weighing our options

Words by Nick Ward
Photo by Jenn Dykstra
One family's tally of their waste.     I’m standing at the sink, doing the dishes, washing out the plastic yoghurt pot before tossing it...

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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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Celebrate

Words by Julie Sabey
Photo by Scott Bell
We have much to celebrate in the Comox Valley. Aside from spectacular scenery and a host of ways to amuse ourselves, our natural environment provides for us...