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FEATURED ARTIST: SHELLEY VANDERBYL

Born in Hay River, NWT, Shelley has lived in Edmonton, Switzerland, and five Canadian provinces. Her work, both large and small, reflects her interest in...

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FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER: ANIUEMILIA

Originally from Poland, Ania of AniuEmilia Photography has lived on beautiful Vancouver Island for 30 years. She got into photography because whenever...

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LIVING LARGE

Words by Amy Woods
Photos by Jenn Dykstra
Five can fit fine inside a tiny home.     Most people are shocked when they learn our family of five lives in a tiny home. “How many square...

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MEET MACK LAING

Words by Jen Groundwater
Get to know Comox’s most famous nature nerd, and the park where he used to live.     There’s a pretty little parcel of land not far from...

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VIDEOGRAPHERS AND FILMMAKERS

Photo by Maxwel Hohn
The Comox Valley is home to a diverse group of visual artists who use video to tell compelling stories about nature, humanity, and...

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BLOOM WHERE YOU'RE PLANTED

Words by Anja Roberts
Photo by Crystal Chowdhury
From Cumberland to the Caribbean, Chicago, and back: a local couple comes full circle.     This is a tale of resilience. A tale of how, if your...

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IT'S A WET COLD

Words by Kayleen VanderRee
Photos by Matt Meredith
Winter camping in Strathcona Provincial Park.     Like many Vancouver Island folk, I’ve made plenty of happy memories in Strathcona Provincial...

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LITTLE VALLEY: AVA THOMAS

Photo by Sara Kempner
Our young residents reflect on the home they’re growing up in.     My name is Ava, and I am ten years old. I was born in Vancouver and moved...

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THE BLUE BUZZ

Words by Kerry Hale
Photos by Glenn Naylor
Wild swimmers are only ever one swim away from a good mood.     If there is one truth the pandemic has disclosed, it’s that, as humans, we...

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THE GIFT OF MOTION

Words by Ryan Stuart
Photos by Meredith Rose
A new non-profit wants all queer athletes to have role models and cheerleaders.     Growing up in the Comox Valley, Mal Irvine, who uses...

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RETHINKING ONIGIRI

Words by Britt Hanson
Photos by Jenn Dykstra
A Hornby Island entrepreneur takes a beloved Japanese seafood snack to the next level.     Hornby Island local Jake Berman first encountered...

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IT TAKES A VILLAGE

Words by Trish Weatherall
Photo by Crystal Chowdhury
Meet the organization that aims to help all Comox Valley children reach their full potential.     We’ve all heard the adage “It takes a...

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DROP INTO A DEEP READ

Words by Dave Flawse
Photo by Duncan Hague
Photographer Duncan Hague creates space to tell mountain biking’s unsung stories.     In 2015, on his way to Whistler, Duncan Hague flew over...

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BREWMOX VALLEY 2.0

Words by Max Oudendag
Photos by Sara Kempner
Not even a pandemic has stopped our growing love for local craft beer.     When I wrote The New Brewmox Valley for the inaugural issue of this...

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WHERE THERE’S WATER, THERE’S HOPE

Words by Bevin Clempson
& Jen Groundwater
Clearflo Solutions was already working on the global clean water crisis. Then their technology was needed much closer to home.     Imagine...

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KNIT LIKE A NORWEGIAN

Words by Allie Jenkinson
Photos by Joslyn Kilborn
A local farmer and artisan uses ancestral skills to craft her own future.     I pull up to Kelsey Epp’s Merville farm, and, before my feet hit...

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LET THE RIVERS RUN

Words by Tanis Gower
Photos by Meredith Rose
Streamkeepers keep a watchful eye on the Valley’s precious waterways.     In case you haven’t noticed, the Comox Valley has been...

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MUSIC WAS OUR CONTRABAND

Words by Meaghan Cursons
Photo by Bobby Herron
Backyard micro-gigs reunited performers and audiences during the second summer of Covid.     May 31, 2021: “Hey, Meaghan, we’re thinking if...

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THE DUBIOUS PLEASURES OF WINTER BIRDING

Words by Jason Straka
Photo by James Mackenzie
Join the hardy, determined, somewhat anti-social ranks of winter birders.     The first time Tom (not his real name) had someone call the cops...

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A LIFE LIVED WITH VOLUME

Words by Mike B
Photo by Nik Dunn
We dedicate this volume of the CVC to Thomas Dunn, who inspired family, friends, and entire communities to experience everything in a big way. He will be...