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FEATURED WORDS: I'M LEARNING

Words by Keisha Everson
Photo by Alexandre Crouzet
Wi'yugwa̱mala dłuwa̱n, - Baby with me, Łax̱wa̱lanukwa̱n tłus. - I love you. Mu'la̱n gax̱a'aḵus. - I’m grateful for...

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FEATURED ARTIST: CHRISTIAN GEISSLER

Born and raised on British Columbia’s West Coast, Christian grew up with a deep appreciation for nature, thanks to his outdoors-loving parents. After a year...

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FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER: MORGAN NORTH

Eighteen-year-old Morgan, a Comox Valley resident, started taking photos with a smart phone when he was 12 and fell in love with it. He was drawn to...

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CHANGING TIDES

Words by Kerry Hale
Article photo by Luke Phillips
Goose Spit has an intriguing, complicated history.     One of the most iconic locations in the Comox Valley is Goose Spit, a long finger of land...

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THE SNOWLINE

Words & Photos by Damien Jannet
A tale of seeking adventure—and finding satisfaction—amid the unpredictable charm of the mountains.     In 2021, I decided to travel across...

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A LOVE LETTER TO WATER

Words by Glen Sanford
Photo by Clea Minaker
Explore water as a living entity through a convergent program at the Comox Valley Art Gallery.     “Restoring land without restoring...

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NOSY NEIGHBOURS WELCOME

Words by Meaghan Cursons
Photos by Jenn Dykstra
During the Cumberland Home, Garden, and Culture Crawl, it’s totally okay to peek into your neighbours’ lives. They might even offer you a drink while you...

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COMMUNITY, CARE, AND QUILTING

Words by Joline Martin
Photo by Meredith Rose
Local quilters have created a thriving guild, block by block and decade by decade.     One of my earliest memories is playing under my...

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LITTLE VALLEY: MYLA BEHZAD

Photo by Bevin Clempson
Our young residents reflect on the home they’re growing up in.     I’m 11 years old and I’ve lived in Cumberland my whole life. I LOVE...

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TUNED TO THE COMMUNITY'S FREQUENCY

Words by Dave Flawse
Photo by Jenn Dykstra
100.7 The Raven’s diverse team revitalizes a language and works to heal a nation.     A lone modular office building with blue vinyl siding...

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THE THRILL OF THRIFTING

Words by Jen Rollins
Photos by Meredith Rose
Only got $20 in your pocket? Pop some tags in the Comox Valley.     Last year a friend messaged to let me know there was a promotional Walking...

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MIND YOUR SKIN, NATURALLY

Words by Zaaven Forest
Your skin protects you from the world. Take care of it with plant-infused products from local makers.     Most of us gain confidence when our...

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THE SEA IS RISING

Words by Andrew Findlay
Photos by Luke Phillips
It’s hard to get excited about something measured in millimetres. But ignoring climate resilience is no longer an option.     If you stand on...

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STYLE AND SUSTAINABILITY

The Comox Valley’s artisanal clothing designers create slow fashion that will look and feel great for a very long time.     JIPSI...

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A GARDEN FOR EVERYONE

Words by Loraine Hartley
Photos by Cherry Ong
For 25 years, the Gardens on Anderton have offered peace and beauty to all who enter.     When you enter the Gardens on Anderton, you are...

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BURNING QUESTIONS

Words & Photo by Tina Willard-Stepan
Landfill tours help youth rethink the hows and whys of waste—and what to do about it.     When we invite young people to visit the engineered...

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GREENING YOUR MONEY

Words by Jen Groundwater
Photo by Jenn Dykstra
Is it possible to invest for retirement—without supporting companies you don’t approve of?     When Kermit the Frog said, “It’s not easy...

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NEITHER SEEN NOR HEARD

Words by Neil Borecky
Photo by Jarrett Lindal
The Island's apex predator might just be the perfect neighbour.     Not long after I moved to Cumberland, when it was easier to get lost in the...

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FELLOWSHIP OF THE FOREST

Words by Dawn Copeman
Photo by Sara Kempner
Along the Cumberland Trail Network, you’re sure to be in good company.     “Expect mountain bikes, hikers, runners, dogs, children, and...

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SEAWEED, SVP

Words & Photo by Angela Willard
It’s time to bring this nutritional powerhouse back into the kitchen.     Seaweed is a food resource long celebrated by traditional coastal...

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THE TEACHINGS THAT NATURE PROVIDES

Words by Mac Newton
Farm and forest experiences help kids thrive by connecting them to the land.     In a field next to the ruddy red barn of the Black Creek farm...

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ALWAYS ASKING QUESTIONS

Intro by Jen Groundwater
Photo by Sam Rae Harriss
If you’ve ever spent time with a toddler, you’ll know they ask “Why?” about seven thousand times a day. When my first son was about two or three, my...