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Market Innovators: Clever Crow

Words & Photos By Ross Bodenmann
Lia Cormick launched Clever Crow about three years ago at the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market selling herbs, spices and sea salts. The market has served her...

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Beer Tasting 101

Words By Brad Harris
Photos By Ross Bodenmann
Infographic By Ian Adams
Four ingredients: water, malt (usually barley), yeast and hops. Beer. A simple recipe but such a complex substance. The craft beer revolution has ignited...

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Joy District

Words By Andrew Wood
Halfway through Joy District's set, the power to their bass, both guitars, and all four microphones cut out. On its feet, the crowd shifted from energetic...

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Reaching Out With Robotics

Words By Christina Wiens
From a converted classroom on the second floor of NIC’s Discovery Hall, Albert Balbon is changing the way students learn science and technology, one robot...

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Mud Sweat & Tears

Words By Sharon Fisher
Photos By Lorenz Jimenez
It’s the last weekend in October, and like so many salmon to their spawning grounds I find myself once again in a long line of runners tracing a slow bead up...

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Gallery: John Kelsey

I was born and raised on beautiful Vancouver Island, located on the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada. Growing up on the waters of the Pacific Ocean, in...

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Gallery: Neville Black

Home is Vancouver Island, surrounded by evergreen giants, rugged alpine and the deep blue. It’s the sound of crashing waves rolling the rocks, the incredible...

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Gallery: Ron Pogue

Ron was raised in Wookstock Ontario and then moved to Vancouver Island and studied Photography in Vancouver, he now lives in Cumberland...

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Gallery: Sally Podmore

Painting with acrylic on canvas, I work from the meeting point of stillness and the dynamic nature of all that is alive. I aspire to express an experience of...

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Why Tea?

Words By Desiree Lyver
Photos By Karen McKinnon
Why not tea? Growing up on a farm on a Hornby Island farm with summers spent working on a commercial fish boat followed by serial years running through cut...

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Reflections

Words By Drew Henderson
Photos By Sarah Mangos
Spring rolls around and you find yourself back in the truck, bouncing along on your way to the cut-block. What happened to winter? Sometimes when the snow is...

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Get Outta Town: Powell River

Words By Chris Armstrong
Photos By Kyle Hansen
I moved to Powell River when I was 12. At that time it was just another mill town where the primary goals in life were to one day own a jacked up 4x4, a nice...

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Wired Watershed

Words By Tim Ennis
“Colby is a Swiss army knife. He pretty much does it all. James is our IT guy”, explains Jason (‘action’) Jackson. Collectively the three are the...

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Get On Board Empowering Youth One Board At A Time

Photos By Ron Pogue
Get on Board is a Comox Valley based registered non-profit organization which uses board sports-surf/skate/snow and SUP to develop social skills,...

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ghost Cats

Words by Roanne English
Illustration By Ross Bodenmann
The cats were intensely focused, only glancing at me before returning their focus to my dog Taz, a large German Shepherd cross who, until that very moment I...

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Memories of Chinatown

Words By Dawn Copeman
Intro Photo By Ed Brooks
Gallery Photos By Sara Kempner
Walking along the old Wellington Railway trail where alder, hard hack and osier dogwood create a bower of beautiful for wildlife, I smell the coal dust still...

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Eclectic Tones: Joi Guitars

Words By Dave Nowak
Photos By Jenn Dykstra
We all have a virtual playlist running through our minds that gets us from one day to the next. Music can inspire and motivate, it can lift us up, or ground us...

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Necessary Balance: Lindsay Sterk

Interview By Ross Bodenmann
Photo By Karen McKinnon
The intrepid leader of the Pantuso Dance Studio is a professional dancer, singer and performer in his own right. As he balances growth and success with...

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Agri-Balance

Words By Andrew Findlay
Photo By Kody Kryzanowski
There are many reasons to make fun of the French–their philandering presidents, that air of cultural superiority carried around like a Louis Vuitton hand...

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Pedal Power

Words By Kerry Hale
Photos By Ross Bodenmann
The Comox Valley enjoys a reputation for clean living, and rightly so. With inviting beaches meandering along vast stretches of coastline, epic mountains...

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Live/Work In Tin Town

Words by Sophie Simard
And Jared Sato
Imagine no commute to work, more time for sleep and leisurely mornings, flexible hours, no boss, more family time, time for hobbies, no packed lunches, the...

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Squeegee Valley

Words By Andy MacDougall
Intro Photo By Gordon Ross
Screen-printing is enjoying a resurgence on a worldwide scale, in part because the industrial/functional side is incorporated onto, or into so many everyday...

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A Yoga State Of Mind

Words By Alex Leikermoser
Photo By Jenn Dykstra
It doesn’t matter whether you have tried yoga, or not. Whether you’re good at it, or not. Yoga isn’t really about all the poses we see in magazines or...

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Cycle Of Life

Words By Andrew Small
Photos By Mike LeBlanc
I once met a witch in a cafe in Cairo who told me that I was a lot like the season autumn. She explained, that for me every day was like fall because I saw all...

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Movement

Words by Ross Bodenmann
Photos by David Prothero
And Jenn Dykstra
Arguably one of the only constants that exist in our world is the reality that nothing is constant. Change itself is one of the few things we can be sure of....

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Volume 4: Movement

Cover Photo by Alex MacKay
THE MOVEMENT...