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Jen Groundwater

Editor

This Comox-Valley based writer loves telling stories about interesting places, people, and experiences. She’s the author of several works of non-fiction including photography books (other people took the photos), the Western Canada SuperGuide, and Alexander Graham Bell: the Spirit of Innovation. She is currently a travel and lifestyle writer for a number of companies and publications, and also works as an editor, helping other people tell their stories.

Jen was born in Montreal and has been migrating steadily westward ever since. After twenty years living in the Canadian Rockies, she now enjoys life and adventures in the Comox Valley with her unruly family and dog. She isn’t too sendy on a bike and will probably never take up kiteboarding, but loves all the many other outdoor activities the island has to offer.

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Apr

22

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Pivoting with Compassion

Categories Covid-19, Online Only
Comox Valley Schools and Coronavirus It’s only been a month since BC Minister of Education Rob Fleming announced face-to-face instruction would...

Mar

29

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Collaborating Against COVID-19

Categories Covid-19, Online Only
Family doctors are busy folk under ordinary circumstances, but with the COVID-19 pandemic about to arrive here, our Comox Valley family physicians are working...

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21

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BREEZING INTO SPRING

Words by Jen Groundwater
Photo by Vince Kehn
Ah, spring. It’s the time when the light begins to spill over our valley again—a little longer every day—and the air is filled with possibility....

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21

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HERITAGE FARMERS: JO SMITH AND HELEN NIXON

Words by Jen Groundwater
Photo by Jenn Dykstra
Think you’ve lived in the Comox Valley a long time? These women run a farm that’s been in the family since John A. Macdonald was prime...

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21

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THE SEASON OF EARTH

Opening Introduction by Jen Groundwater
Photo by Dave Prothero
Almost all the ancient civilizations identified four similar basic elements: earth, air, fire, and water. I believe there’s a part within all of us—even in...

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20

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IN THE FIELD

Words by Jen Groundwater
Photos by Jenn Dykstra
and Alexandra Stephanson
PETER GEE: CONNECTOR If you recently arrived in the Comox Valley and found a family doctor with little trouble, you can thank Dr. Peter Gee. As Site...

Volume

19

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IN THE FIELD

Words by Jen Groundwater
Photos by Jenn Dykstra
MO MOSHIRI: EXPLORER “I’ve been a traveller since I was three,” says Comox-based MC, songwriter, and producer Mo Moshiri. He was born in Iran during...

Volume

18

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IN THE FIELD

Words by Jen Groundwater
Photos by Jenn Dykstra
ERIC RUSH: EXPLORER To put it mildly, Eric Rush is pretty fond of road biking. A member of Courtenay’s Riverway Dental Racing team, he regularly puts in...

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17

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BEARING WITNESS

Words by Jen Groundwater
Photos by Jenn Dykstra
Just across the Salish Sea, only 70 kilometres from Campbell River as the crow flies, the Xwémalkwu (Homalco) people share the land with dozens of grizzly...

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