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Market Innovators: Abuelo's Corn Tortillas

A local business grows by staying true to their origins.     Handmade, gluten free and using 100 per cent certified-organic ingredients,...

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Herbalism 101

Words By Yarrow Willard
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Photo By Jenn Dykstra
How to use supplements to reclaim health in the winter months.     The summer months have faded into fall as many look forward to the...

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Complex Terrain

Words & Paintings By Clive Powsey
Strike inwards on foot from Vancouver Island’s inhabited perimeter and, in a few hours walk beyond the strip malls, residential neighbourhoods, industrial...

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Dancing In The Dark

Words By Terry McKall
Vancouver Island’s greatest discoveries may lie beneath the rainforest and mountains it is most known for.     When I arrive at Horne...

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Fumbling Towards Grace

Words By Sandra Szabo
Photo By James Headrick
A writer finds her groove while cross country skiing in Strathcona Park.     It took momentous effort to get to the top of this hill and I...

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Gallery: Dana Statham

Dana Statham is a self-taught artist from the Comox Valley, currently living in Victoria, BC. Through thoughtful observations of her natural surroundings, Dana...

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Gallery: Andrew Talbot

Andrew Talbot grew up exploring and photographing the far corners of the island from an early age. Inspired by years of surf trips, hikes and kayaking along...

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Gallery: April Bencze

Growing up in a coastal town on Vancouver Island, Canada, April has been surrounded by natural beauty from a young age. Her enthusiasm for wild places and...

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Pulling Plastic

Words By Dave Benton
Photos By Lorenz Jimenez
Indoor climbing gives wet weather adventurers a new way to play on rainy days.     Desperately clinging to a blob of wall-mounted epoxy...

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Get Outta Town: Quadra Island

Categories Get Outta Town, Volume 5
At once, this peaceful destination typifies “island life” while following a path of its own.     Quadra Island is the kind of place...

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Show Of Progress

Words By Meaghan Cursons
Photos By Jenn Dykstra
The stories told during the World Community Film Festival voice the passionate and varied work of present day activists and...

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Winter Fashion Shoot

HAIR & MAKE-UP: HAIRPINS BOOKS: RARE BIRD BOOKS CLOTHING & JEWELRY: POLKA DOT PANTS & RUSTY ROOSTER CHOCOLATES: DARKSIDE CHOCOLATES VENUE:...

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Finding Forbidden

Words By Ryan Stuart
Illustration By Ian Adams
Separating truth from fiction in the Comox Valley’s back yard.     There may be no finer view in the Comox Valley than the one from the...

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Inspired By Sound

Words By Bobby Herron
Gallery Photos By Ron Pogue
Two of Cumberland’s citizens build a legacy of music from behind the stage.     It was a moment that I knew I would cherish long after...

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Bridging History

Words & Photos By Bevin Clempson
The Trent River Trestle connects Cumberland and Royston with more than steel and timber.     Roaming north along Royston’s Union...

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Sewing Wild: Sew What I Sew

Words By Dave Nowak
Photos By Jenn Dykstra
A man, his sewing machine, and a passion for new experiences come together in a Cumberland business.     Adventure is dirty business. With...

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Youthful Cycle: Emilly Johnson

Words By Amber Zirnhelt
Photo By Chris Webster
A Comox Valley adventure prodigy looks to the future without stressing about the present.     Emilly Johnston is a force of nature on local...

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Materializing The Soul

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Three Comox Valley jewelers carry on the tradition of hand made, wearable art while applying distinct creative visions.     The wearable...

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Collective Efforts: Oscar's Story

Words By Candice Pacholuk
Photos By Leanne Robinson
How a single animal’s spirit led to the care of many others in need.     Oscar was a beautiful, flamed point feline who lived out his...

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The Human Factor

Words By Jan Neuspiel
Making smart decisions in the backcountry.     It’s Saturday morning at Mount Cain. The 50 centimetres of new, inbound snow is becoming...

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When Herring Spawn

Words & Photos By Heather & Keith Nicol
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An ecological highlight of the Comox Valley winter arrives alongside these fascinating fish.     One of our most memorable experiences...

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Little Valley: Sholeh Kerrigan

Age 9 I was born in the Comox hospital overlooking the ocean and trees and mountains. As soon as I was born I was introduced by my parents to the forest and...

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The Verdant Valley

Words By Sanna Larose
Photos By Nik Dunn
A trio of greenhouse gardeners share their secrets for a bountiful backyard.     There is a deep-rooted satisfaction in food production...

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Lake Of Dragons

Words By Allie Jenkinson
Photos By Jenn Dykstra
An accomplished paddler reveals how Comox Lake’s appeal extends well beyond summer.     Though Comox Lake is a short drive from Cumberland’s...

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Where The Trail Begins

Words By Ryan Parton
Photos By Lorenz Jimenez
The reverent, irreverent and occasionally inappropriate stories behind Cumberland’s eclectic trail names.     Trail building in...

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The Fire Inside

Words By Allie Jenkinson
Photos By David Prothero
And Jenn Dykstra
Our associations with the notion of inspiration are more fiction than fact, made evident by the familiar image of depressed and disheveled artist waiting for...

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Volume 5: Inspiration

Cover Photo By Jenn Dykstra
THE INSPIRATION...