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David Prothero

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Born and rasised in the Comox Valley, became interested in rivers during a trip to Nepal and spent the better part of 15 years guiding and kayaking on rivers around the world. At the same time developing a interest in Photography. Now living in the valley working in healthcare at St joes, teaching whitewater kayaking at SD 69, and at Strathcona Park Lodge. Taking time out to photograph trips down rivers, events in the local community, Mt bike, Kayak, Raft guide.

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11

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Fly Tying 101

Words by Jack Bindernagel
Photos by David Prothero
The joy of making a DIY fly.     1  Start with a stainless steel saltwater hook, in sizes 4 to 8. Pinch the barb with pliers to...

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10

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Outrigger Canoeing in the Comox Valley

Words by Laurel Archer
Photo by David Prothero
Working together with water, wind and tide.     What is that? A question often posed by onlookers as Comox Valley Canoe Racing Club (CVCRC)...

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9

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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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7

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Not Just For Kids

Words By Ryan Stuart
Photos By David Prothero
Tribune Bay Outdoor Centre summer camp is now for adults too.     The leap of faith challenges just about anyone. Standing at the top...

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6

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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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5

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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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4

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Movement

Words by Ross Bodenmann
Photos by David Prothero
And Jenn Dykstra
Arguably one of the only constants that exist in our world is the reality that nothing is constant. Change itself is one of the few things we can be sure of....

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3

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Cumberlandia

Words By Andrew Findlay
Photos By David Prothero
It’s go time. I have to drop off my Delica at the shop to get a skylight leak fixed. I was planning to sell it, but Cumberland council is about to vote...

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2

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A River Runs Through It

Words By Ryan Stuart
Photos By David Prothero
On a summer afternoon with life jacket-less tubers bobbing by, teenagers jumping off cliffs and dogs fetching sticks, it’s hard to believe the Puntledge...

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1

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Concerning Islanders

Words by Ole Kristian Årdal
Photos by David Prothero
A few months ago I traveled all the way from Norway to visit Vancouver Island for the first time. My islander friend Ross and his American, but still...

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1

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Coming Home

Words By Ross Bodenmann
Photos by David Prothero
Some say it’s simply where they grew up, the place they remember most or where they count most familiar. Others say it’s ‘where the heart is’ whatever...

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