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GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE

Words by Mike Berard
Photos by Lucy Laucht
From snowboard pro to media master, Comox-raised Eric Greene continues to forge his own way in New York City.     Eric Greene’s mornings...

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BAR CART BOUNTY

Words by Elisabeth Lee
From humble roman origins, the refreshing shrub is making a comeback in the craft cocktail scene.     For many, spring means decadent...

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Spring Photo Shoot

LOCATIONS: LOCALS RESTAURANT & COURTENAY AIRPARK PHOTOS BY: KAREEN FLORIN...

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INTO THE GREAT WHITE OPEN

Words & Photos by Gordon Ross
For the intrepid traveller, Antarctica offers remote beauty.     Antarctica is the coldest, driest, and windiest of earth’s continents....

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THE PEACOCK BEAN PARADOX

Words by Joyce Lindemulder
Photos by Re Bastien
How a drive to be independent and self-sufficient unexpectedly led to community connection.     Both of my parents emigrated from Europe...

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TRACES OF LIFE

Words by Jonathan Cooper
and Zoë Cooper
Photos by Meredith Rose
The inherent pursuit of drawing can benefit anyone willing to see things anew.     Every second week, a group of adults varying in age and...

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FINDING YOUR SPARK

Words by Mary Ruth Harris
Photos by Amanda McNaughton
For those in search of inspiration, Cortes Island’s Hollyhock provides a unique opportunity for learning and growth     Blissful,...

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THE TROUBLE WITH WOLVES

Words by Andrew Findlay
Photos by April Bencze
In an attempt to protect ungulate species, BC is faced with a difficult dilemma. Is culling their predators an ethical response—and a scientifically sound...

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HOME VIDEO

Words & photos by Ross Bodenmann
Balancing the give-and-take required to responsibly host the filmmaking process in our own backyard.     We’re familiar with boom and...

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BRIDGING THE GAP

Words & photo by Bobby Herron
By offering direct assistance to those in need, the Dawn To Dawn organization is addressing homelessness and affordable housing head...

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A WILDERNESS RETREAT, REIMAGINED

Words by Allie Jenkinson
Photos by Jenn Dykstra
Gallery photo by Todd MacSween
With a pair of new managers at the helm, a Comox Valley lodge switches gears to service both locals and tourists.     High on the...

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THE NATIVE SONS HALL

Words by Kerry Hale
Photos by Sara Kempner
The history of a storied and culturally significant building in the heart of our community     Long known as “the cultural heart of...

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TUNING THE VIBRATIONS OF WELLNESS

Words by Dr. Lise Maltais
Photo by Léa Wheatley-Maltais
How the less-is-more approach of Bowen Technique can help our bodies heal.     Bowen Technique involves a gentle yet dynamic system of...

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STRAIGHT AND TO THE POINT

Words by Blayne Prowse
Photos by Lorenz Jimenez
For a skilled bow and arrow craftsman, the pursuit of stump shooting provides a path toward engaged living and a deeper awareness of our place in the...

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THE DIRTY AND THE DEDICATED

Words by Ryan Parton
Cumberland braces for Dodge City X, the village’s first off-road triathlon.     To some, it’s the Village in the Forest, to others...

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CHOSEN ROADS

Words by Erica Spizawka
Photo by Brian King
By four-stroke engine or clipless pedals, a Cumberland rider finds power in two wheels, however they spin.     Do I love my mountain bike...

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LETTING IN THE LIGHT

Words by Allie Jenkinson
Photo by Kareen Sanderson
Open. It brings to mind not one singular definition but a refusal of its opposites. Stubbornness. Inflexibility. A non-starter or a dead end. There’s one...