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STORM, SPIRITS, AND ISOLATION: LIFE ON THE LIGHTS

Words by Trish Weatherall
Photo by John Kelsey
Few manmade structures have the universal allure of the lighthouse. We are drawn to them, as much for their profile as for their sense of mystery and place in...

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GOING DEEP

Words & photos by Ryan Miller
Reflections on life under water.     When I'm under the water, I feel at home. As soon as my head goes below the surface, an almost instant calm...

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DEMYSTIFYING MUSHROOMS

Words & Photo by Darren Howlett
Move over, sourdough. The newest homesteading trend is mushrooms, and they’re popping up all over the place.     My mom used to make stuffed...

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SPEAKING FOR THE TREES

Words by Andrew Findlay
Photo by Jenn Dykstra
The lush forest along the Puntledge River feels like a protected sanctuary, but some areas are slated for logging. A new local group aims to change...

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FEATURED WORDS: LONGEST NIGHT

Poem by Meaghan Cursons
On the longest night Tuck tiny love notes Written with winter berries Into the dark earth  Whisper them lullabies With your warm...

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FEATURED ARTIST: ZOEY MAYENBURG

Originally from Comox, Zoey currently lives in Victoria. Her work is inspired by nature, the seasons, the cycles of the moon, and her connection to Mother...

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FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER: JARRETT LINDAL

Jarrett Lindal is a Vancouver Island-based outdoor adventure and wildlife photographer who grew up in the Comox Valley, getting lost in mossy forests and on...

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HEALING DIRT

Words by Ryan Stuart
Building up communities, one bike trail at a time, with Patrick Lucas.     One day, the Itatsoo Lake Trail will connect the community of Hitacu,...

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LITTLE VALLEY: ZOË HENDERSON

Photo by Jenn Dykstra
Our young residents reflect on the home they’re growing up in.     My name is Zoë, and I am nine years old. I have lived in Cumberland my...

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COASTAL COLLABORATION

Words & Photos by Oriana Smy
In a pandemic season, tourism operators partner with First Nations to protect the shoreline.     It was late August in the Great Bear Rainforest...

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THE VINYL REVIVAL

Words by Jamie McCue
Photos by Meredith Rose
Why records are making a comeback.     In the last few years, you may have noticed the resurgence of vinyl records and local record shops. What...

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TAKING THE PLUNGE

Words by JoAnne McElroy
Photo by Jenn Dykstra
A pledge to jump into Comox Lake once a month for a year.     On January 1, 2019, a large group of adventurous Cumberland residents gathered on...

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RAISING WOMEN

Words by Allie Jenkinson
Photo by Wendy Morin
Now in its 21st year, Comox Valley Girls Group provides a safe space for the development of female empowerment.     Famed feminist leader Gloria...

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THE THREADS OF RECOVERY

Words by Andrea Townsend
Photos by Jenn Dykstra
A former adrenaline junkie becomes a different kind of adventurer, exploring new cultures through weaving.     My adventures used to involve...

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CALLED TO THE BAR

Words by Jen Groundwater
Hornby Organic is building an energy-bar empire based on a family recipe.     It began in a small kitchen on a small island, with peanut butter,...

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GETTING THE DRIFT

Words by Ed Varney
Photo by Jenn Dykstra
As a vibrant poetry scene emerges in the Valley, a new anthology showcases over three dozen poets’ work.     Every poem tells a kind of story,...

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MUD, MESS, AND MAGIC

Words by Britt Hanson
Photos by Sara Kempner
Making a case for outdoor education.     I respectfully acknowledge that we are on the unceded traditional territories of the K’ómoks First...

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RAKING THE COALS

Words by Joline Martin
Photo by Catriona De La Torre
Seeking meaning in a beloved mother’s dementia.     I never know what to expect during our visits. Often, she is not home; her tiny body is...

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TAKING THE TEMPERATURE ON GEOTHERMAL SYSTEMS

Words by Daniel Booy
Photo by Jenn Dykstra
When it comes to energy efficiency, what’s hot may not be that cool.     I’ve been intimately involved in the ground-source heat pump (GSHP)...

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UNHINDERED GOOD TIMES ON FORBIDDEN PLATEAU

Words by Mike B
Article photo by Lindsey Pattinson
It was all fun and games ’til the roof caved in—but the former Wood Mountain Ski Park still delivers the goods.     Katherine Kirk suspected...

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ARE WE OUT OF THE WOODS YET?

Opening introduction by Jen Groundwater
Photo by Scott Bell
I began to write this letter on a rainy, blustery day in early November—possibly not the best time to reflect on resilience.  With the ongoing news...