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Words by Dave Nowak
Photos by Meredith Rose
By restoring vintage furniture, we pay homage to the craftsperson, and to the forest which provided the raw material.     My parents were...

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THE MCLOUGHLIN GARDENS

Words by Kerry Hale
A summer cottage becomes a place to dream and create.     When Sarah McLoughlin passed away on February 10, 2021, at Mount Saint Joseph Hospital...

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LITTLE VALLEY: TOWNES BLUE

Photo by Jenn Pentland
Our young residents reflect on the home they’re growing up in.     We moved to the Comox Valley a little over three years ago. I spent most of...

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TOWARD A MORE LIVABLE VALLEY

Words by Bobby Herron
Photo by Jenn Dykstra
Comox Valley Coalition to End Homelessness combines compassion and action.     You pretty much can’t have a conversation anywhere in the world...

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REIMAGINING REGIONAL RECREATION

Words by Andrew Findlay
Photos by Sara Kempner
Four local governments working together for better parks and recreation management? It could be a reality very soon.     Imagine three...

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LEARNING LANGUAGE; BUILDING COMMUNITY

Words by Elizabeth Young
Photos by Island Life Photographics
NIC’s Indigenous language courses help students bring Kwak’wala into their day-to-day lives.     North Island College’s (NIC)’s...

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LIFTING THE FOG

Words by Jen Groundwater
Photo by Jarrett Lindal
How a Valley-based program is helping people overcome anxiety and depression.     A few years ago, a fog rolled in on me, gradually placing a...

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WELCOME TO HISTORIC CUMBERLAND

Words by Dawn Copeman
Photo by Sara Kempner
The newly renovated Cumberland Museum offers more stories and more points of view.     A few years ago, there was a local kerfuffle because a...

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FREE THE LAWNS!

Words by James McKerricher
Photo by Jenn Dykstra
The front lines of food production, coming to a neighbourhood near you.     Urban agriculture can mean a number of things depending on who you...

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IT'S NOT ABOUT THE MONEY

Words by Ryan Stuart
Photo by Jenn Dykstra
At SOS Gear, every sale helps save lives.     What separates SOS Gear from other outdoor stores is not what it carries, but what it...

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GETTING HIGH ON VANCOUVER ISLAND

Words & photo by Shane Johnson
Singing the praises of our unique alpine environment.     The secret’s out regarding Vancouver Island and its amazing mountains. While all...

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SAILING FORTH

Words by Judith Wright
Opening photo by Jenn Dykstra
A thirst for adventure, a boat of her own, and the Salish Sea as her playground.     There’s no real place to start this story of sailing. I...

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GET AWAY TO GOLD RIVER

Words by Anita Lawrence
Article photo by Dave Prothero
Gallery photos by Neil Lawrence
Sure, it’s the gateway to Nootka Sound. But for outdoor lovers, Gold River is a treasure in its own right.     For over a year, we’ve all...

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SOMEWHERE DOWN THE LAZY RIVER

Words by Salinas LaPerriere
Photos by Jan Wilderom
Floating down the Puntledge is the ultimate summer vibe.     One of the most iconic summer activities in the Comox Valley is tubing down the...

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BEYOND FARMING FOOD

Words by Bevin Clempson
Photos by Sara Kempner
How one local’s getting creative with her land.     At the end of a dirt road, minutes from the sea, sits an idyllic farm. Youthful alder,...

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CUMBERLAND, A TINY-TOAD SUPERHIGHWAY

Words by Annabelle Sproule
Photo by Maxwel Hohn
Small but mighty western toads have places to go, and we need to help them get there.     I remember well the pitter-patter of tiny toad feet on...

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THE FUTURE LOOKS TASTY

Words by Dave Flawse
Deep Bay’s new Centre For Seafood Innovation connects local seafood producers with greater markets.     At the end of a meandering gravel...

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RECHARGED AND READY

Opening introduction by Jen Groundwater
Photo by Jenn Dykstra
After so many months of navigating an ever-changing pandemic landscape of worries, warnings, restrictions, and rules, I think it’s safe to say most of us...