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NATION OF STAIRS

Words by Finn Manktelow
Photos by Kip Manktelow
Dogs, donkeys, and other delights of trekking in Nepal.     My quads burned. I stared up the seemingly endless, brutally steep stairs, then I...

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THE EGG EQUATION

Words by Bevin Clempson
Photo by Jennifer Brazil
Not all eggs are created equal—here’s some straight-up clucking about which ones are best.     I’ve always loved eggs. Hard-boiled....

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EASY, BREEZY E-BIKES

Words & Photo by Dave Prothero
Rad new rides give biking a boost.     How many times have you thought about how nice it would be to drive less? Maybe you want to reduce your...

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LITTLE VALLEY: SAM GOLDBY

Our young residents reflect on the home they’re growing up in.     My name is Sam and I am 11 years old. I love to go fishing, play...

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FED UP NO MORE

Words by Mike Redican
Edible Island and the evolution of alternative eating in the Comox Valley.     We got together in the living rooms of cabins, converted barns,...

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THIS PLACE IS FOR THE BIRDS

Words & Photo by Sophie Vigneau
From fresh waters to the salty sea—the K’ómoks Important Bird Area.     Soft whitecaps glisten atop cresting waves, tall green grasses...

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THE ART OF THE ARCHTOP

Words by Jen Groundwater
Photo by Sara Kempner
At the pinnacle of guitar making, you might just find Comox Valley luthier Wyatt Wilkie.     Musical wizardry is something I’ve always...

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NO FEAR OF FALLING

Words by Laurissa Cebryk
Article photo by Micaiah Kind
BASE jumper Angelique Vinnedge loves being airborne.     Throughout history, humans have been fascinated–even obsessed–with the art of...

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FEATURED WORDS: BELTANE

Poem by Meaghan Cursons
Photo by Jennifer Brazil
Curled against you under the night sky your touch reminds methat my flesh is made from the spark and dust of inaccessible starsDawn takes a deep breathand...

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ON THE SHARP EDGE

Words by Chad Herbert
Photos by Anastasia Skye
Local swordfighters get medieval at the Comox Valley Combat Guild     A rare beam of sunshine reflects off a long steel blade, catching the...

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AIMING FOR ZERO

Words by Tanis Gower
Photo by Femke Overmaat
From circular to linear and back again: the human economy on a finite planet.     One of nature’s fundamentals is the way matter flows in...

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KUDOS FOR THE CURVE OF TIME

Words by Nora Bingham
The classic story of a BC family’s sailing adventures still thrills modern readers.     I grew up in a house where bookshelves reached the...

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TURNING DOWN THE TEMPERATURE: CUMBERLAND 2040

Words by Ryan Stuart
Photo by Jenn Dykstra
How Cumberland reached carbon negative years from now.     The second in our series imagining how the Comox Valley's communities could...

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LEARNING TO FLY

Words by Mac Newton
Photos by Alexandre Crouzet
MARS's newly expanded rescue centre is a haven for Valley wildlife.   As the sun breaks through in a brief respite on a day of steady rain, the 11...

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HOME IN THE HILLS

Words by Ryan Stuart
Photos by Alex MacKay
It took a community to build Vancouver Island’s backcountry hut.   I'm inching along the narrow ridge leading to 5040 Peak, a ski on either side of...

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IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL LAND

Words by Andrew Findlay
Photos by Jenn Dykstra
The history and community behind Courtenay’s beloved Airpark.     When my kids were younger, I logged long hours at the Rotary Skypark, going...

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DOWN IN THE PIT

Words by Jan Adams
Article photo by Rosalind Humphreys
Gallery photo by Terry Penney
Inside the unseen world of musical-theatre musicians.     Air. When it’s good, we often don’t notice it. Think of a spring hike through...

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BLANKETED IN HOPE

Words by Lindsay Keegitah Borrows
A meeting of art, reconciliation, and the law in the K’ómoks Bighouse.     History was made recently at Kumugwe, the K’ómoks Bighouse. On...

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BREEZING INTO SPRING

Words by Jen Groundwater
Photo by Vince Kehn
Ah, spring. It’s the time when the light begins to spill over our valley again—a little longer every day—and the air is filled with possibility....