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BENEATH THE HIGH

Words By Mike Berard
Photo By Sareh Puetz
Microdosing has become popular in places like Silicon Valley to increase productivity and creativity. Can taking a hit expand our thinking, or will it just...

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THE BRIGHTEST PATH

Words by Nora Bingham
Photos by Meredith Rose
A serendipitous trip to New Zealand provides soothing reprieve from the west coast winter.     Escape. Run away. Get lost. Get...

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MARKINGS OF THE MIND

Words by Ryan Stuart
Photos by Ian McKenzie
A designer and artist utilizes his craft to break down the barriers of schizophrenia.     Ian McKenzie sees things. These...

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STOLEN MOMENTS

Words by David Benton
Photo by Jenn Dykstra
Time slows and memories collect and blur together while climbing amongst the Valley’s age-old terrain.     Desperately pinching...

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LITTLE VALLEY: Arlo Fleenor

Our young residents reflect on the home they’re growing up in.     Age 13 I have lived in the same place my whole life, in a smallish...

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DEEP BLUE

Words By Tim Ennis
Photo By Jenn Dykstra
One of our community’s most crucial water sources is right under our feet.     It is amazing to stand on the shores of Comox Lake and...

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GENERATION GAP

Words by Andrew Findlay
Cumberland’s legacy was forged in an economic climate drastically different—and more dangerous—than the one we experience today. The stories of life...

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WHEREVER HELP IS NEEDED

Words by Mac Newton
Photo by Sara Kempner
Celebrating 10 years in the Valley, the Comox Bay Care Society’s mobile Care-A-Van continues to drive forth positive values in our community....

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ADAPT OR DIE

Words by Jenn Dykstra
Photos by Boomer Jerritt
Boomer Jerritt’s long history with photography represents the unique combination of skills needed to succeed in a...

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REMARKABLE SOFTNESS

Words by Leanne Prain
Yarn bombing, the spontaneous act of applying textiles in public spaces, liberates both artist and observer from expectation.     What is...

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AN ISLAND OF SOUND

Words by Dierdre Atkinson
Photo by Jennifer Armstrong
Now 38 years in, the team behind the Hornby Festival continues to do world-class their own way.     Standing in the golden hayfields...

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GROWING CONSCIOUSNESS

Words by Sally Podmore
Photo by JoAnne McElroy
Whether for our health, our planet, or the simple joy of food, the benefits of plant-based eating have become impossible to...

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FORTUNE FLAVOURS THE BOLD

Words By Ashley Shelest
Photo By Yolanda Holderness
Add depth and novelty to the summer season by branching out from your standard wine selection.     Many people living in the Comox Valley...

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IN THE FIELD

Words by Jen Groundwater
Photos by Jenn Dykstra
MO MOSHIRI: EXPLORER “I’ve been a traveller since I was three,” says Comox-based MC, songwriter, and producer Mo Moshiri. He was born in Iran during...

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IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK

Words by Christa Petch
Photo by Jenn Dykstra
The economic boom of the early 20th century brought more than coal to the surface. This is the tight-lipped history of the Comox Valley sex...

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HIDDEN RICHES

Words & Painting by Nick Hutton-Jay
Long before it became a popular tourist destination, two adventurers stumbled upon the unexpected while exploring the Upana...

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ON A WING AND A PRAYER

Words by Kyle Hansen
Photos by Marc Jardine
The misunderstood sport of speed flying requires practiced skill and careful calibration. It can also take a leap of faith.     My heart...

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BREAKING THE SURFACE

Opening Introduction by Allie Jenkinson
Photo by Scott Bell
Storytelling originates underground. It’s the job of a writer to drag little known stories to the surface. Journalists bring covered up or willfully ignored...