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GALLERY: VOLUME 16

Deb Karlstrom Sharon Lalonde Kareen Sanderson Bev...

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WITH CHILDLIKE WONDER

Words & Photos by Andy Phillips
With nostalgic food, a coastal road trip, and unforgettable animals, a family trip to South Africa reunites generations.     Our trip to...

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A NATURAL TEACHER

Words by Kerry Hale
Ralph Shaw’s passion for the outdoors was paralleled by an enthusiasm for sharing his knowledge with future generations.     Local...

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A WHOLE WORLD IN HER HANDS

Words by Mike Berard
Though Merville-raised puppeteer Clea Minaker has performed globally, her heart may just remain in the Valley.     It’s a small world,...

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CRUCIAL & COMPASSIONATE CARE

Words by Ellissa Prendergast
Photos by Leah Hull
The Vancouver Island Hospice Society provides assistance for people with terminal illnesses and the families that surround them. One woman takes to the bike to...

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GATHERING WELLNESS

Words by Michael Vossen
Photo by Scott Bell
A simple walk through the woods exposes you to numerous natural remedies, if you know what to look for and how to prepare it.     Growing...

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ON ANY GIVEN THURSDAY

Words by Dave Nowak
Photos by Jenn Dykstra
Dropping in on the members of the Comox Valley Horseshoe Club, where simple pleasures are honoured and everybody’s welcome.     I came...

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THE FOREST AS OUR WITNESS

Words by Ashley Hamilton-MacQuarrie
Photos by Shawn Pigott
There is a dark thread tangled into the rich and fascinating history of Cumberland. We follow along with those carrying the stories of the deceased into the...

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THE GEM OF ISLAND MOUNTAINEERING

Words & Photos by Tyler Bellows
Three locals tackle Mt. Colonel Foster to find that it has more lessons to teach than a single climb can provide.     Mt Colonel Foster is...

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CREATIVE CONTROL

Words by Archie Pateman
Photo by Jodie Ponto
Considering the perpetual excellence of Cumberland-based musician and producer Corwin Fox     Corwin Fox is very hard to get a hold of....

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STANDING TALL

Words by Roger Albert
Article photo by Jenn Dykstra
Gallery photos by Sara Kempner
Karver Everson and Randy Frank are resurrecting a style of totem pole carving traditional to the K’ómoks people. Their Guardian poles continue to be raised...

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DARK SCIENCE

Words and photos by Tim Ennis
Gallery photos by Neil Borecky
Biologists and “Citizen Scientists” in the Comox Valley have banned together to gather data on an elusive creature that has long been a metaphor for the...

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VOTING FOR VITALITY

Words by Andrew Findlay
Illustration by Ian Adams
While the political process can be disenchanting to voters, the accessibility of local politics allows us to get closer to the roots of democracy and play a...

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ON THE RISE

Words by Bevin Clempson
Photo by Danika McDowell
The techniques and ingredients used in old-world bread baking are better for you, from starter to finish.     The dough stretches and...

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THE NIGHT RIDE

Words by Mical Dyck
Photo by Lorenz Jimenez
Night riding can be eerie, there’s no question about that. Casting shadows as I pedal through the forest plays tricks on the eyes. Seeing movement where...

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THE CLARITY OF GLASS

Words by Suzanna Weimer
Photos by Vince Kehn
A New Zealand artist reclaims herself through the sensory joys of a Campbell River studio.     I was sitting in a ceramics class...

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PREPARING FOR THE PRESENT

Words by Mac Newton
Photo by Jenn Dykstra
Paying attention, being aware, and having presence of mind is habitual. So is distraction.     On a sunny afternoon six years ago while...

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THINKING BEYOND BUSINESS

Words by Laurel Sliskovic
Photos by Jenn Dykstra
Much more than a local accommodation, a lodge in BC’s oldest provincial park trains outdoor educators and guides while acting as a steward to the surrounding...

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SHUT IT DOWN

Words by Allie Jenkinson
Photo by Jenn Dykstra
I am a true introvert, my husband a true extrovert. Which means we spend a lot of time telling each other how weird we think the other one is. He gets anxious...