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Gardening 101

words & Photos By Rowan Helliwell
1 | CHOOSING YOUR SEEDS A blend of Mesclun mix, oriental greens, or lettuce mix for raised beds or container planting in the spring is perfect. You can choose...

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Market Innovators: Healing Bliss Botanicals

Healing Bliss Botanicals inspires people to nurture their bodies and restore themselves and the planet through the use of herbal products and holistic...

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Confessions Of An Average Sailor

Words By Sarah Clark
Photos By Richard Barry
“I used to race Lasers when I was a kid” is what I wrote on the new member release form. A half-truth. It should have read, “I used to bob around a...

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Gallery: Nicole Warrington

I believe in experiencing the beauty of nature through adventures and painting. When I’m in the mountains or by the ocean, I feel centered, alive and...

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Gallery: Sareh Puetz

Sareh is a Emily Carr University BFA grad based in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. Specializing in Drawing, Acrylics, and...

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Gallery: Andy Smith

Andy grew up in a end-of-the-road town called Likely in the central interior of British Columbia. Born to tree planting mother and lumberjack father Andy has...

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Gallery: Laura Bifano

I grew up on the rainy pacific northwest of Canada where I spent my days running around in the forest and drawing pictures. Since graduating from the Alberta...

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Gallery: Nick Hutton-Jay

Nick Hutton-Jay is the lead artist for Leisure Entertainments and in his thirteen years with the Toronto based company has created over 150 murals throughout...

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Elevation

Words By Bobby Herron
Photos By Ron Pogue
The streets and alleys of downtown Courtenay look considerably different in the first week of June. It could be the aerialists suspended from a crane, the...

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Get Outta Town: Hornby Island

Words By Haeley Campbell
Opening Photo By Dave Silver
Gallery Photos By Justa Jeskova
After two ferry rides and a quick jaunt across Denman Island, you arrive on Hornby Island, the gem of the Gulf Islands. Some know Hornby for the famous...

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A River Runs Through It

Words By Ryan Stuart
Photos By David Prothero
On a summer afternoon with life jacket-less tubers bobbing by, teenagers jumping off cliffs and dogs fetching sticks, it’s hard to believe the Puntledge...

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Alpine to Ocean

Words By Sarah Seads
Illustrations By Ian Adams
It’s go time. I know the big day has arrived when I see canoes in the parking lot of Mount Washington Ski Resort. The annual Royal LePage Snow To Surf Race...

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Wreckin' Shop

Words By Allie Jenkinson
Photo By Jenn Dykstra
For the past 90 years Royston’s rusty monuments to Vancouver Island’s nautical history rests on the Comox Harbour seabed. Welcome to the Royston Ship...

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Recreating Nostalgia: Exquisite Auto Creations

Words By Dave Nowak
Photos By Jenn Dykstra
North Americans love their cars. No matter how hard we try to avoid it and might hate to admit it, the automobile is an essential and integral part of our...

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The Competitors Perspective: Darcy Lange

Interview & Photos By Ross Bodenmann
With a spirit of excellence and determination Darcy Lange has overcome serious illness and found legendary status in the North American motocross scene. At 32...

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Volatile Combinations

Words By Ryan Parton
Photos By Karen McKinnon
What do you get when unruly people meet unruly bees? If Dave and Andrea Brimacombe, the creative geniuses behind Courtenay’s new Wayward Distillation House,...

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Audilbe Inspiration

Silent Season is a music label born in the Comox Valley. The sound of the label grew out of the connection between deep ethereal music and the rain forests of...

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Thoughts From An Oyster

Words by Evan Gough
Photos by Hans Peter Meyer
Most of you don’t know much about us. You like to talk like you do, gazing at each other over the plate. There’s more to us than nature’s...

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Last Stand In The Land Of Plenty

Words by Tim Ennis
It was a hot day in May. My first spring as a resident of the Comox Valley and it felt as though summer was rapidly approaching. Dave and I had pedaled to the...

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Discovery

Words by Ross Bodenmann
Photos By Dan Owen
And Zach Turple
An enlightening interview from our last issue led me down a rewarding rabbit trail. The conversation was an enthusiastically shared perspective, the topic...

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Volume 2: Discovery

Cover Photo By Dave Silver
THE DISCOVERY...