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THE ELEVENTH HOUR FOR OLD GROWTH

Words & article photo by Andrew Findlay
Gallery photo by Chris Istace
After decades of clearcutting, can a fundamental shift protect what's left of BC's ancient trees?     The Beaufort Range sits temptingly in our...

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SCENES FROM CVAG, 2020

Words by Glen Sanford
An invitation to enter the Comox Valley Art Gallery, where art and community intersect.     THE TIME OF THINGS A masked woman reaches...

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SMASHING BARRIERS WITH SiP

Words by Haeley Dewhirst
Photos by Dave Prothero
Local organization aims to empower wheelchair users with the wonder of whitewater.     Behind every non-profit there’s at least one driven,...

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ART AND MENTORSHIP IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Words by Keisha Everson
Article photo by Zac Whyte
Gallery photos by Karver Everson
With family guidance, a young Indigenous artist expands her practice.     Haida art is internationally recognized as part of the Indigenous...

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LEAVING OLD ENMITIES BEHIND

Words by Mac Newton
Sifting through his family’s hatred for Japan, Mac Newton finds room for empathy.     I enjoy the practice of traditional karate for many...

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FEATURED WORDS: KUS-KUS-SUM

Words by Lorin Medley
Photo by Sara Kempner
1. Field’s sawmill A burial site with ghost bodies                    on platforms in treesretaining walls at the river’s edge log booms...

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FEATURED ARTIST: MIKE SAVAGE

Michael was born in Campbell River and currently resides in Fanny Bay with his partner Anna and cat Sophie Bean. He has studied fine art extensively, earning...

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FEATURED PHOTOGTAPHER: SHANNON KAY

Living on a Gulf Island is a dream come true to Shannon. Slowing down her lifestyle has allowed her the time to focus on her creative expression. Shannon...

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THE POOP ON CUMBERLAND'S AMBITIOUS NEW WETLANDS PROJECT

Words by Jason Straka
Photo by Jenn Pentland
…And three other fantastic sewage lagoons to see before you die.     Your recent travel plans may have gone down the toilet, but was there...

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BUSINESS IS BLOOMING

Words & Photos by Lydia Jackson
Farm-to-table flowers are a growing movement in the Comox Valley.     Have you ever noticed that the flowers you see in local gardens—maybe...

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LITTLE VALLEY: OLIVIA KLASSEN

Our young residents reflect on the home they’re growing up in.     My name is Olivia. I am nine years old and I adore art. It is one of my...

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PEDDLERS OF DELICIOUSNESS

Words by James McKerricher
Photos by Sara Kempner
Local food trucks do more than serve quick and tasty food. They help connect the community.     The Comox Valley has long been home to an...

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SECOND CHANCES

Words by Trish Weatherall
Hunting nearly emptied the Salish Sea of whales. Many species are returning—but they’re still at risk.     “We so rarely get second...

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FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT

Photo by Jenn Dykstra
Comox Valley Head Injury Society helps people with acquired brain injury walk the path toward recovery.     Often in an instant, an acquired...

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SUPERSONIC MEMORIES

Words by Rick Zyvitski
Article photo by Sara Kempner
Tour the Comox Air Force Museum with a former Canadian Forces fighter pilot.     Editor’s note: Rick Zyvitski, now retired, used to fly...

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THE RISE OF GRIND

Words by Mike B
Photos by Roanne English
Gravel bikes are bringing rhythm and cadence off the road and back into the wilderness.     There are many ways to spin a wheel. Even within...

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PERCEPTIONS, PREJUDICE, AND PRIDE

Words by Sam Patterson
Photo by Jenn Dykstra
A small-town boy reflects on coming out in the Comox Valley.     “Hi, I’m Sam. I’m trans.” I start quite a number of conversations this...

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THE SEASONS OF BEES

Words by Wendi Gilson
Photos by Mike LeBlanc
The art and science of beekeeping.     There’s money in honey (sometimes), and for several beekeepers in the Comox Valley, keeping bees is a...

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THE NATURE CURE

Words by Shawn Peters
Photo by Sara Kempner
The Comox Valley isn’t just a pretty place—it can heal what ails you.     It is no secret that the Comox Valley offers us a unique...

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PLANTING FARMERS

Words by Ryan Stuart
Photos by Sarah Wilson
Land-matching program nurtures the next generation.     Sarah Wilson always loved her veggies, even as a kid. She attributes the craving to...

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TUNING IN TO NEW OPPORTUNITIES

Words by Ellian Bell
Photo by Eugene Chung
Invented for music festivals, silent disco headphones find new life during COVID-19.     I first heard of silent disco headphones while working...

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RENEWAL AND COMMUNITY: A COLLECTIVE LOVE LETTER

Opening Introduction by Jen Groundwater
Photo by Jennifer Brazil
Welcome to the 25th volume of our ongoing love letter to the Comox Valley. In 2014, Ross Bodenmann had the honour of writing the first editor’s...