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FEATURED ARTIST: JENNIFER EATON

I am a mother bear, yoga instructor and acrylic artist living in the village of Cumberland. I spend as much time as possible in nature. When I’m not at home,...

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FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER: SHERYL HANULA

Living in the rugged, rain-soaked wilds of rural British Columbia, Sheryl finds ample inspiration in her own backyard. With a background in cultural...

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CONTINENTAL DRIFT

Words & Photos by Dave Prothero
During a kayaking trip to Ecuador, a local photographer’s interests converge with like-minded North American adventurers.     I’d...

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THE WATERS WITHIN

Words & Photo by Paige Brown
Reflecting our past through a lens of sustainability to voice our hope for the future.     Every person is made up of water. The Comox...

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BEARING WITNESS

Words by Jen Groundwater
Photos by Jenn Dykstra
Just across the Salish Sea, only 70 kilometres from Campbell River as the crow flies, the Xwémalkwu (Homalco) people share the land with dozens of grizzly...

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LITTLE VALLEY: CADENCE HERRON

Our young residents reflect on the home they’re growing up in.     Age 7 When my Mom asked me what I wanted to write about for the CV...

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PLAYING THE LONG GAME

Words by Dave Nowak
Photo by Jenn Dykstra
A lot of change comes with the passing of multiple decades, but a committed gathering of floor hockey players shows that some good things stay the...

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GROUND RULES

Words by Andrew Findlay
Photos by Dave Ingram
In a rapidly growing community, development sprawl and the preservation of common space is a tense subject. Despite new demands and changing ownership, our old...

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IN THE FIELD

Words & Photos by Ross Bodenmann
NAZANEEN DIZAI: CONNECTOR Nazaneen Dizai brings ideas and people together. Whether in the corporate heart of Toronto or small-town British Columbia, she...

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WHAT TIME LEAVES BEHIND

Words & photo by Pat Trask
The Trent River’s unique ecology has made its banks host to many exciting fossil discoveries, by palaeontologists and casual visitors...

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WINTER FUN FOR EVERYONE

Words by Peter Gardiner-Harding
Photo by Chris Baikie
Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports strives to make the joy of skiing and snowboarding accessible to all.     I can safely...

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SMOOTH MOVES

Words by Ryan Stuart
Photos by Jenn Dykstra
Through hard work and distinct vision, a network of local trail builders are carving out the future of mountain biking in Cumberland....

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A CUSHY ARRANGEMENT

Words by Neil Borecky
Photo by Morgan Callison
Life on the back eddy of a ski attracts a revolving cast of characters.     If you live close to a ski hill, the couch surfer is a species...

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LONG MAY YOU RUN

Words by Allie Jenkinson
Dancing In Gumboots is an intimate portrait of a bygone era on the coast, telling the tales of bold and inventive women arriving to the Valley in the '60s and...

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A CHILLING TURN

Words by Curtis Parker
Photo by Ali Parker
For a pair of spirited river surfers, a surge of excitement for ideal conditions quickly turns dangerous.     Despite living on the water...

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WHAT MOVES US

Words by Mike Berard
Photo by Jenn Dykstra
The rivers of the Comox Valley have the power to carry us home. We are made of the place we came from. If you eat locally and don’t drink bottled water,...

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UNIVERSAL LOCAL

Words by Zoë Cooper
Photo by Shane Philip
Dancer and teacher Cathy Stoyko’s many cultural contributions include a multi-purpose space in Cumberland dedicated to inclusivity and creative freedom....

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AN ELEGANT STRUGGLE

Words by Kristen Walters
Photo by April Bencze
The tranquil experience of our riverbanks betrays the life-and-death cycle that is central to the health of our forests and...

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A PLACE UPSTREAM

Opening Introduction by Allie Jenkinson
Photo by Ross Bodenmann
The rivers of the Comox Valley are made in the winter. All season long, drop by drop, the rain falls and they swell and boom around us. They are most alive in...