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Bees in a mailbox: The age of drones

Words by Kerry Hale
Photo by Colin Filliter
They’ve been compared to a hive of bees trapped in a mailbox. If there’s truth to this metaphor, don’t be surprised to note that there may well be...

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Off-the-grid: the Beauty of Disconnecting

Words by Dave Nowak
Photo by Allan Sawchuck
Mention to someone that you want to live off-the-grid and it will conjure up images of a smoke-filled tarpaper shack, pit toilets, and diesel generators...

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Let it Rain: Helping combat the symptoms of SAD

Words by Ryan Stuart
Photo by David Prothero
The rain patters the roof. Again. It feels like every morning for the last week started this way. Me lying in bed, my senses slowly coming into focus: warmth,...

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Japow: Magic on the slopes of Japan

Words & Photos by Max Oudendag
If you're a true powder junkie, you're always on the hunt for the deepest, softest and fluffiest snow. I live my life on this search, counting down the days...

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Stock 101

Words by Jake Galbraith
Photo by Julie Sabey
Announce to the world that you're unwell, whether via a hangover or an outsourced ailment, and there's a good chance that someone who loves you will recommend...

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Knit, connect, knit: Wolf and Faun Knits

Words by Nat Raedwulf
Photo by Ron Pogue
Connecting a community of Comox Valley crafters with the world     I’ve been a knitter most of my life. I consider it a sort of...

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That others may live

Words by Cheryl Condly
A high level of competency and skill is required in order to function in the high-risk environment of search and rescue in Canada. The training that Canadian...

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Serenity in Seal Bay

Words and photos by Kyle Hansen
Finding beauty on the trails     Smooth leather reins are held tightly in the hands of a nervous six year old who is guiding an eternally...

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A life's work, in progress: Kevin Flesher

Interview and photo by Ross Bodenmann
An interview with Comox Valley’s 2016/17 Poet Laureate     Whether it’s hanging out with High Lamas in the Himalayas, studying...

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The Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society

Words by Hilary Doucette
Photo by Bill Jorgensen
A place to belong and find peace.     As you walk through the sliding door of the barn, the smell of the earth is the first thing you...

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Finding our way: Learning lessons on the mountain

Words by Mike Mccall
Photos by Sara Kempner
Navigation is integral to our daily lives. It’s not just for seafarers, mountaineers or explorers, but a learned skill that is used by most of us every day....

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Black-Tailed Deer: Respecting our neighbours

Words by Angeline Seed
Photos by April Bencze
Upon moving to the Comox Valley at age seven, I developed a newfound appreciation and sense of amazement at the volume and diversity of wildlife in my new...

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Up, Up, and Away

Words by Greg Knowles
Photo by Todd MacSween
Taking flight on the water.     Fall, winter, and spring storms rolling in from the Pacific push strong winds up the Georgia Strait,...

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Choral Valley

Words by Wendy Nixon Stothert
Photos by Jenn Dykstra
The joy of lifting your voice with others.     Mind. Body. Heart. Spirit. The experience of communal singing nourishes them all. The Comox...

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Caffeinated: Getting your fix in the Comox Valley

Words by Bevin Clempson
Photo by Jenn Dykstra
The coffeehouse dates back to the Middle East, with origination suggested as early as the late 1400s, where they were primarily used as a place for political...

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Setting goals In The Snow

Words by Nigel Harrison
Article photo by Ananda Van Welij
Gallery photo by Bernhard Krieger
Helping skiers be their best at home and abroad.     By the time you read this I will have awoken from my first ski dream of the winter;...

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Get outta town: Nanaimo

Words & Photos By Chris Istace
Appreciating the old and discovering the new.     In its infancy, much of the development of Vancouver Island was the result of...

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Nature's nutrition: Knowledge from the ground up

Words by Zaaven Forest
Photos by Meredith Rose
The opportunities we have, the choices we make, and the decisions we face each day determine how our life will unfold. These can be at once beautiful and ugly,...

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Element

Words By Julie Sabey
Photo By Galyn Franklin
As the light dims, we must find ways to fill our hearts, challenge our minds, and keep our bodies healthy. We turn to the elements to satisfy ourselves and...