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Market Innovators: Lentelus Organics

Words By Bobby Herron
Photos By Jenn Dykstra
In these days of shifting consciousness around food production and consumption, it’s encouraging to meet a young person with a fresh and inspired approach to...

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Composting 101

Words & Photos By Joyce McMenamon
Turn waste into earth! Composting completes the life cycle as organic waste becomes humus, and feeds new organic material. Compost will return essential...

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More Than Good Design

Words & Photos By Jamie McCue
Dialect is a small design studio based in the Comox Valley that was created by Alex Dunae and Nik Szymanis in 2008. The duo behind Dialect builds websites, and...

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Burn Hot, Burn Clean

Words By Evan Gough
There are really only two ways to understand what’s going on in the world. Argue about it over good beer (my favourite!) or use science (a close second). So,...

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Gallery: David Prothero

Dave Prothero has been taking photos for the past 16 years. He first picked up a camera in Canmore, AB where he was doing a 3 month outdoor course. From there...

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Gallery: Collin Elder

I began painting after leaving the realm of ecological conservation, which, along with a degree in wildlife biology, has focused my artwork on our indefinable...

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The Sisterhood Of Bikes

Words By Bree Armstrong
Photo By Lauren Labossiere
Roll into Cumberland on Wednesday evenings from late April to early October and you will spot a group of about 30 - 40 women gathered in front of The Riding...

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Get Out There

Words & Photos By Al Adams
My first experience hunting was with my dad. Over the years I've made many great hunting buddies, but the biggest highlight was taking my two grown sons...

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Memories In Mud

Words By Terry McKall
Photos By Jenn Dykstra
A look at the work of the Comox Valley Community Arts Council.     Cyclocross, as a type of racing, tends to be limited to a clearly...

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Get Outta Town: Port Alberni

Categories Get Outta Town, Volume 8
Port Alberni is no stranger to overcoming adversity. In 1964, a powerful tsunami flooded homes, flipped over cars, and shook up the people who called this area...

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Activating Arts And Culture

Words By Meaghan Cursons
A look at the work of the Comox Valley Community Arts Council.     If art is the reflection of community, the Comox Valley Community...

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Hidden Treasures

Words By Dawn Copeman
Photos By Jenn Dykstra
Nikkei No Haka, Cumberland’s Japanese Cemetery.     As a tour guide for the Cumberland Museum, I am drawn to stories of people within...

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Float Your Boat: Hilmark Boats

Words By Dave Nowak
Photos By Jenn Dykstra
Quality, handcrafted & traditional wooden boats.     In the past I have waxed poetic about the beauty of wood; how it can be shaped,...

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Elegant Strength: Dianne Hawkins

Interview & Photo By Ross Bodenmann
The stalwart CEO of the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce has been going to bat for local business people since long before it was cool. Raised with deep Comox...

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Fast Food Isn't Always Bad Food

Words By Hans Peter Meyer
Photos By Ron Pogue
Our local food movement provides convenient, delicious, and healthy meal options.     The local food movement is often seen as the...

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Angling For More Than A Fish

Words By Myles Armstead
Photos By Sara Kempner
Musings of a Comox Valley fly fisher.     My earliest memory of holding a fly rod was on the Cowichan River, at the age of seven, in...

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Little Valley: Molly McCue

Age 10 Hello, my name is Molly McCue and I am 10 years old. I have lived in the Comox Valley my whole life. First we lived in Union Bay for 8 years and now in...

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Finding The Flow That Fits

Words & Photos By Bevin Clempson
There’s more than one way to get your asana on in the Comox Valley.     I once practiced yoga regularly. During good stretches, I was...

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Where Curiosity Meets Brilliance

Words By Nora Bingham
Article Photo By Jenn Dykstra
Observations of the Public Library.     Imagine a library. Books lining the shelves, open ceilings, and the wonderful smell of endless...

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A Tuneful Of Memories

Words By Dr. James Montgomery
Spirit of the Strathcona Symphony Orchestra.     Monday night in the Comox Valley means it must be orchestra night! Over 60 community...

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In Land We Trust

Words & Photo By Tim Ennis
The importance of Environmental Non-Government Organizations (ENGOs) in British Columbia.     British Columbia is home to more biological...

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Lacing Up Community Spirit

Categories Volume 8
Soccer in the Comox Valley is more than just sport.     The slightly dewy grass is freshly cut, filling the air with the sweet smell of...

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Reflections From Within

Opening Introduction By Laurel Sliskovic
Photos By Alex Bowen
And Sareh Puetz
I love the way our mysterious and beautiful world works. At a time in my life when I am practicing being evermore present, I find myself learning how to be...

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