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Market Innovators: Ceylon Cuisine & Spices

Words By Ross Bodenmann
Photo By Hans Peter Meyer
From the coasts of the Indian Ocean to our north Pacific paradise, Ceylon Cuisine brings the warmth of their dynamic flavour blends, delicious curries and a...

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Hens 101

Words & Photos By Rebekah Kenway
While the idea of collecting fresh eggs at home sounds idyllic, don’t think you can wing it. Like most things worth doing, there’s a lot to know about...

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Passionate Brewing

Words By Kerry Hale
Photos By Karley Bracey
The story of cancer, community and a hospital mini fridge.     “As a family physician, death is a part of my every day at work. As a...

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Gallery: Meredith Rose Ponto

Photography for me, is how I interact with the world around me. I started capturing the world around me when I was 11 and haven't been able to stop since. I...

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Gallery: Karla Thompson

As far back as I can remember, I have had a love of nature. It has only been as an adult I have learned the skills necessary to capture that love and wonder,...

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Gallery: Helen Utsal

The extraordinary natural beauty found in the Pacific Northwest calls for big expression and gesture. Vancouver Island artist Helen Utsal describes the...

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Building On Nature

Words By Ross Bodenmann
Photos By
And Ron Pogue
Furniture builders share their love of the craft.     The process and eventual outcome of furniture craft provides a necessary staple...

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As The Disc Spins

Words By Max Oudendag
Photos By Nick Hutton-Jay
A renegade disc golf course spurs a community to create a forest playground.     This story has the feel of a fairy tale. For some...

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Magic In The Mountains

Words & Photos By Sarah Seads
Nearby alpine gems inspire locals and visitors alike.     An endless coastline, mild climate, and constant ocean breeze are all part of...

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Get Outta Town: Sunshine Coast

Words & Article Photo By Josh Ramsay
The owner/operator of Sunshine Coast Air connects people with each other and the place she calls home.     As my floatplane touches down...

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Growing Up In The Woods

Words By Heather Thomson
And Alix Wilson
Photos By Karen McKinnon
The technique of Métissage storytelling blends a child’s, an educator’s, and a historical point of view, for a holistic understanding of learning in the...

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Outside In

Words By Tao Werner
Photos By Sara Kempner
A young man’s journey from the forest to the Banff International Film and Book Festival.     Being outside is one of the most...

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Seas of Change

Words By Tim Ennis
Photos By Grant Callegari
Saving more than local kelp forests.     “It’s getting too damn warm in the Salish Sea,” explains aquatic ecologist Bill Heath. He...

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Lost & Found

Words By Nora Bingham
Photos By Paige Owen
A visit to Nymph Falls provides poetic inspiration.     A light rain is trying to fall, but it’s more of a mist in the air that clings...

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Complete Combustion: Mason Heaters

Words By Dave Nowak
Photos By Jenn Dykstra
A young mason unites modern heating challenges with ancient solutions     Since it was first discovered, fire has been heating our caves,...

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Building A Legacy: Gord Schreiner

Interview By Ross Bodenmann
A decorated fire chief combines the wisdom gained from experience with a view to the future.     Memories line a wall of Gord Schreiner’s...

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Collective Efforts: Lifelong Learning

Words By Sue Loveless
Photo By Sara Kempner
Community education thrives in Cumberland.     When the dismissal bell rings at Cumberland Community School, the day is far from over....

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Little Valley: Anja Leikermoser

Age 13 One of the things I love about living in Comox is being able to ride my bike to the marina to go sailing. Like most teenagers after a long day at...

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Finding A Connection

Words By Alissa Wild
Photo By Kyle Hansen
One company's quest to bridge the ever-growing gap between nature & technology.     I was a child of the ‘80s and ‘90s. If you were...

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The Art Of The Pick Up

Words By Bevin Clempson
Photos By Jenn Dykstra
Flexing your inner badass at the bar.     In my happy place, I’m away from the world and all its noise. I’m free from unnecessary...

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Art Alchemy

Words By Bobby Herron
Photos By Karen McKinnon
Artists in the Comox Valley create and cultivate a vibrant studio/gallery.     Not so long ago, before real estate prices in Vancouver...

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A Return To Life

Words By Andrew Findlay
Photos By David Prothero
Monumental efforts help salmon return to the Tsolum River.     There's a simple metric for the health of a river—can fish live in...

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Floating Below

Words & Photos By Eiko Jones
The tragic end & beautiful rediscovery of the SS Capilano.     Floating lazily in the glassy, calm waters of Shearwater Passage, our...

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Finding Balance

Words By Tatiana Baron
Photos By Lance Underwood
One couple’s quest to fish sustainably and satisfy spot prawn lover.     One of my crewmembers refers to spot prawn fishing as sea...

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Forest Flow

Words By Evan Gough
Photo By Nik Dunn
The esoteric feeling at the heart of forest conservation.     In our work to protect and conserve forests around Cumberland, arguments are...

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Making Connections

Opening Introduction By Julie Sabey
Photos By Ross Bodenmann
And Nik Dunn
To make things happen, we connect. It’s the spark from these connections that makes us feel alive. I came to be the guest editor of this edition of the CVC...

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Volume 6: Connection

Cover Photo By Lorenz Jimenez
Editors Thoughts by Julie Sabey
THE CONNECTION ISSUE As humans, we have the desire to be part of something meaningful and special. When I was asked to be the guest editor of the CV...