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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...