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T’AAM LAAN, STEERSMAN OF THE CANOE

Words by Ryan Stuart
Photos by Bruce Kirkby
A SUP adventurer’s trajectory through the mist.     In 2008, novice paddleboarder Norm Hann hatched a plan to travel by stand-up paddleboard...

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TRUE FACTS ABOUT FAKE BIRDS

Words by Neil Borecky
Photo by Nick Thornton
They’re among our most plentiful bird species, but seagulls don’t actually exist.     Deep in the heart of Utah Mormon country, in a place...

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SAVING PLACE

Words by Cleo Corbett
Photos by Luc Antaya
Managing gentrification to protect the communities we love.     We’ve all done it. Bragged about how we used to go somewhere when it was still...

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A COMMUNITY'S HEART IS IN ITS FORESTS

Words & Photo by Jennifer Jellett
The importance of knowing what you’ve got—before it’s gone.     The ferns have their fresh, feathery leaves and everything in sight is...

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FRIENDS OF FELINES

Words by Mac Newton
Photos by Jenn Dykstra
The Kitty Cat P.A.L. Society cares for the Comox Valley’s under-loved cats.     Two “very pregnant” cats. That was the delivery at the...

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A PASSION FOR CLAY

Words by Maeva Collins
After thirty years, The Potters Place Gallery continues to flourish.     In 1992, an eclectic group of local artisans joined together to form...

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DENMAN ISLAND READERS AND WRITERS FESTIVAL IS BACK

Words by Howard Macdonald Stewart
Authors and book lovers rejoice at the return of the big literary festival on a small island.     There is a natural intimacy to be found at the...

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THE POWER OF GROWING THINGS

Words by Tyler Johns
Photos by Meredith Rose
Ode to a Comox yarden (yes, that’s yard + garden).     My dearest Yarden, It wasn’t just one of your plants that snared me. Nor did my...

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THE NOSE KNOWS

Words by Janna Rist
Photos by Bill McLane
Raising a Search and Rescue dog.     Bark! Bark! Bark! We are an hour and a half into our wilderness validation search; Rudy has already found...

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WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW

Intro by Jen Groundwater
Photo by Jennifer Brazil
When LOVE was suggested as our summer theme, I jumped on it. I planned to write an inspiring intro that would bring the whole valley together in shared...