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FAREWELL TO THE DENTAL BUS

Words by Laura Busheikin
After over three decades, Peter Walford has parked his mobile practice.     Things are often done a little differently on the Gulf Islands....

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THE FLYING DUTCHMAN

Words by Simone Gingras-Fox
How an infamous pirate's luck ran out on Vancouver Island.     The legend of the Flying Dutchman, a ghost ship doomed to never enter port, has...

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GOOD AS GOLD

Words by Derek Adams
Photo by Jenn Dykstra
Mead-making: flavour and fun from honey.     I first became drawn to mead because of my Scandinavian heritage: mead plays an important role in...

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BY DESIGN

Words by Vivian Dean
Using the language of architecture to build a life in a new country.     While some of us were out celebrating Valentine’s Day this past...

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BETTER BULLETINS

Words by Ryan Stuart
Photos by Colin Garritty
Avalanche Canada comes to the Island.     Colin Garritty has an enviable job. Four days a week, all winter long, he gets paid to ski and...

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WANTED: DEATH COMPANIONS

Words by Madeline Christie
Photos by Jennifer Jellett
We’re all going to die, but most of us don’t want to talk about it. Let’s reframe the conversation.     The beginning of winter, with its...

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MEET THE BOOT FITTER

Words by Neil Borecky
Photos by Luc Antaya
When you’ve got happy feet, you just ski better.     Not many people know this about me, but I’ve got a real penchant for fine, stiff...

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FORAGING FOR FLAVOUR

Words by Jodi Kozicki
Photo by Taylor Dawning
Local gourmet comfort foods help you settle in for winter.     When we think about hunting and gathering, the season we usually think of is...

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CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE

Words by Susan Barratt
Photos by Meredith Rose
An ode to the charms of the secondhand bookstore.     My husband and I moved to the Comox Valley four years ago. From the start, we’ve...

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GIVE IT A REST

Words by Jen Groundwater
Photo by Jenn Dykstra
Go on, take a whole day off. We used to do it once every week.     When I was a kid growing up in the ’70s and ’80s in Montreal, stores were...