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Allie Jenkinson

Editor

Originally from Calgary, Allie Jenkinson studied English at the University of Victoria before working as a freelance writer for magazines such as Skier, Snowboard Canada, and Coast Mountain Culture. She currently resides in Cumberland.

Allie was the Guest Editor for CV Collective: Volume 5, Winter 2015 and is the Editor starting Winter 2017.


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20

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WHERE YOUR HEART IS

Opening Introduction by Allie Jenkinson
Photo by Sara Kempner
“I discovered mountain rivers late, for I was a prairie child… All I knew was that it was pure delight to be where the land lifted in peaks and plunged in...

Volume

19

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BREAKING THE SURFACE

Opening Introduction by Allie Jenkinson
Photo by Scott Bell
Storytelling originates underground. It’s the job of a writer to drag little known stories to the surface. Journalists bring covered up or willfully ignored...

Volume

18

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THE SURROUNDING BLUE

Opening Introduction by Allie Jenkinson
Photo by Paige Brown
I first sensed how landscape affects us while studying writing at the University of Saskatchewan. The books I recall most vividly from that time describe...

Volume

17

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LONG MAY YOU RUN

Words by Allie Jenkinson
Dancing In Gumboots is an intimate portrait of a bygone era on the coast, telling the tales of bold and inventive women arriving to the Valley in the '60s and...

Volume

17

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A PLACE UPSTREAM

Opening Introduction by Allie Jenkinson
Photo by Ross Bodenmann
The rivers of the Comox Valley are made in the winter. All season long, drop by drop, the rain falls and they swell and boom around us. They are most alive in...

Volume

16

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SHUT IT DOWN

Words by Allie Jenkinson
Photo by Jenn Dykstra
I am a true introvert, my husband a true extrovert. Which means we spend a lot of time telling each other how weird we think the other one is. He gets anxious...

Volume

15

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FLOATING ON

Words by Allie Jenkinson
Photo by Jenn Dykstra
I don’t think I truly understood the word “bittersweet” before I became a mother. When I watch my son play with toys, whispering to himself on the floor,...

Volume

14

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A WILDERNESS RETREAT, REIMAGINED

Words by Allie Jenkinson
Photos by Jenn Dykstra
Gallery photo by Todd MacSween
With a pair of new managers at the helm, a Comox Valley lodge switches gears to service both locals and tourists.     High on the...

Volume

14

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LETTING IN THE LIGHT

Words by Allie Jenkinson
Photo by Kareen Sanderson
Open. It brings to mind not one singular definition but a refusal of its opposites. Stubbornness. Inflexibility. A non-starter or a dead end. There’s one...

Volume

13

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The stay-at-home defenceman

Words by Allie Jenkinson
Photos by Jeremy Koreski
Born and raised on Vancouver Island, former NHL player Willie Mitchell embraces the captain role at Clayoquot Sound's newest...

Volume

13

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The First Snowfall

Words by Allie Jenkinson
Photo by Scott Bell
In my 20s I was thrilled by the promise of a blank slate. I moved often, believing each new location was rich with the potential to solve anxiety, stalled...

Volume

11

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Casting Light

Words by Allie Jenkinson
Photos by Jenn Dykstra
The process of illumination at the Fanny Bay Candle Company.     The setting of The Fanny Bay Candle Company is pastoral. Donalda Lauzon...

Volume

5

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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...

Volume

5

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The Fire Inside

Words By Allie Jenkinson
Photos By Dave 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...

Volume

2

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Wreckin' Shop

Words By Allie Jenkinson
Photo By Jenn Dykstra
For the past 90 years Royston’s rusty monuments to Vancouver Island’s nautical history rests on the Comox Harbour seabed. Welcome to the Royston Ship...

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