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SHOW US YOUR WORDS

Comox Valley Arts and the selection committee were thrilled with the response to our 2021 Elevate Summer Poetry Contest. Thanks to everyone who submitted...

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FEATURED ARTIST: SHARON LALONDE

Sharon Lalonde has been creating all her life, using all forms of artistic expression. The medium she chooses is acrylic on canvas. She loves the challenge...

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PUTTING DOWN THE SAWS

Words by Bobby Herron
Sy Pederson’s short film Tree Killer tells a story of rebellious loggers and advocates for change in BC’s forestry industry.     For...

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FROM SECRET KNOWLEDGE TO SELF-IMPROVEMENT

Words by Kevin Flesher
A brief history of freemasonry.     If you take a moment to reflect upon the immense amount of organization, dedication, and perseverance...

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BULBS OF GLORY

Words by Darren Howlett
Photo by Jennifer Brazil
Oh, how we love you, beautiful, smelly, powerful garlic.     The ashen moon hung low that brisk October night. Despite the obscuring fog, I...

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FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER: CURTIS BLACKBURN

Curtis was born and raised in the Comox Valley, where he pursues a number of hobbies and seasonal interests, including photography. Way back in 2005, he got...

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COME TO THE DARK SIDE

Words by Wendy Mayers
Photo by Jenn Dykstra
Heighten your senses with a walk in the forest after dark.     Does the thought of walking in the forest at night make you feel uneasy? Does it...

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THE COHOUSING CONCEPT

Words by John Gower
Photos by Meredith Rose
Courtenay’s sustainable, social cohousing community creates a village of neighbours.     It’s 7:30 a.m. and my 11-year-old daughter skips...

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THE NORTHEAST WOODS

Words by Kerry Hale
Photos by Jenn Dykstra
Comox’s favourite forest playground has many stories to tell.     Etched into the fabric of Comox life, the Northeast Woods are considered by...

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WORD LOVERS UNITE

Words by Joline Martin
Photo by Jenn Dykstra
The origins of the Comox Valley Writers Society.     For over 5,000 years, the written word has carried knowledge and information to readers,...

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PUBLISHED IN A PANDEMIC

Recent and recommended – books by local authors.     MY DELIGHTFULLY DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY AUTHOR LORAINE HARTLE GENRE MEMOIR A...

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LITTLE VALLEY: RORY KEHLER

Photo by Sarah Kehler
Our young residents reflect on the home they’re growing up in.     I am age nine and go to Miracle Beach Elementary. I have a younger brother...

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SHELTER IN A NEW LAND

Words by Andrew Findlay
For decades, private sponsors have been helping refugees find safe haven in the Comox Valley.     On a sunny summer evening, Janeth Recinos...

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THE VILLAGE TINKER

Words by Dave Nowak
Photo by Jenn Dykstra
Forging ahead in uncertain times.     After the year that was 2020, we’re starting to see light at the end of the tunnel—a return to the way...

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EVEN BETTER TOGETHER

Words by Jen Groundwater
The Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation harnesses the power of collective giving to enhance local healthcare.     Things are changing in the...

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ON A HUMBLE SCALE

Words by Mac Newton
Photos by Lorenz Jimenez
An ordinary stormwater retention pond turns out to be remarkable, indeed.     In 1845, Henry David Thoreau went into the woods of Massachusetts...

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COMOX VALLEY STARGAZING

Words & Photos by Sara Kempner
How to explore space from your own backyard.     Fighting the urge to crawl back into my warm bed, I force myself to grab my camera bag and head...

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A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO GREEN BURIAL

Words by Madeline Christie
It’s better to burn out than to fade away? Not always. New alternatives to cremation allow bodies to return to the earth naturally.     Have...

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THE EVOLUTION OF BANNOCK

Words by Lyndsey Bell
Photos by Jennifer Brazil
This delicious, iconic food is both a staple of life and a symbol of Indigenous persistence.     Bannock: a simple quick bread made with a few...

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ROCK BEATS WATER

Words by Ryan Stuart
Opening photo by Sara Kempner
Gallery photo by Crystal Chowdhury
For climbers, the attraction of Comox Lake has always been the cliffs.     Watching John Waters scramble up a rock face is like watching a...

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ON THE UPSWING

Opening introduction by Jen Groundwater
Photo by Scott Bell
I’m so glad you’re here. As many readers know, each issue is part of a cycle with four linked themes. COVID-19 has made the 2021 cycle our most...