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THE SONSHINE LUNCH CLUB: A LOCAL LIFELINE

Words by Mac Newton
Photo by Sara Kempner
Turns out there is such a thing as a free lunch. Five days a week, the Sonshine Lunch Club in Courtenay provides a nutritious meal and a gathering place for...

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LIFE BEGINS AT 40

Words by Mike Manara
The resort heads into its fifth decade with plans for many more bluebird days ahead.     A quick Google search on turning 40 will tell...

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SALMON AND STEWARDSHIP

Words by Lisa Levesque
Photo by Jenn Dykstra
The K’ómoks First Nation Guardian Watchmen use the bounty of the sea to help protect the forest.     The late autumn sun lazily...

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WHEN IT RAINS, IT POURS

Words by Tim Ennis
Photo by Brett Kroeker
Winters in the Valley aren’t what they used to be. What does this mean for our water supply?     I grew up on Vancouver Island, the...

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THE ORIGINAL SPIN SESSIONS

Words by Meagan Roberge
Photos by Meredith Rose
Black Creek’s spinning community has nothing to do with stationary bikes, and everything to do with the art and craft of...

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WAIT ’TIL THE SUN SHINES, NELLIE

Words by Dawn Copeman
The hard work on logging Comox Lake—by hand and raft.     While looking at a 1931 photo of a crew of men seated on a logging raft,...

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THE SEASON OF EARTH

Opening Introduction by Jen Groundwater
Photo by Dave Prothero
Almost all the ancient civilizations identified four similar basic elements: earth, air, fire, and water. I believe there’s a part within all of us—even in...

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HERITAGE FARMERS: JO SMITH AND HELEN NIXON

Words by Jen Groundwater
Photo by Jenn Dykstra
Think you’ve lived in the Comox Valley a long time? These women run a farm that’s been in the family since John A. Macdonald was prime...