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Mac Newton

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Mac teaches English composition and literature courses at North Island College. He is also the instructor at Tōshikan Traditional Karate and Kobudō in Courtenay. “Through my practices, I get to explore and develop the physical, intellectual and emotional aspects of being. I love that I get to work with children and young adults. And, since I am a late-bloomer myself, I also appreciate the older adults who find their way into my classes to try something new and to share their perspectives, be it in writing or in martial arts. I am also inspired and refreshed by spending lots of time outside with my family on mountains, in forests and on the Salish Sea in this beautiful unceded territory of the K’moks First Nation.”

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Volume

22

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LEARNING TO FLY

Words by Mac Newton
Photos by Alexandre Crouzet
MARS's newly expanded rescue centre is a haven for Valley wildlife.   As the sun breaks through in a brief respite on a day of steady rain, the 11...

Volume

21

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THE SONSHINE LUNCH CLUB: A LOCAL LIFELINE

Words by Mac Newton
Photo by Sara Kempner
Turns out there is such a thing as a free lunch. Five days a week, the Sonshine Lunch Club in Courtenay provides a nutritious meal and a gathering place for...

Volume

19

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WHEREVER HELP IS NEEDED

Words by Mac Newton
Photo by Sara Kempner
Celebrating 10 years in the Valley, the Comox Bay Care Society’s mobile Care-A-Van continues to drive forth positive values in our community....

Volume

18

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PROTECTING THE BALANCE

Words by Mac Newton
Photo by Keith Clark
Roughly one-sixth of Denman Island residents are a member of the Association for Denman Island Marine Stewards, an organization doing work on the ground for...

Volume

16

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PREPARING FOR THE PRESENT

Words by Mac Newton
Photo by Jenn Dykstra
Paying attention, being aware, and having presence of mind is habitual. So is distraction.     On a sunny afternoon six years ago while...

Volume

7

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BLENDING MARTIAL ARTS & YOGA

Words By Corny Martens
Jared Sato
& Mac Newton
Photo By Sven Karsholt
How the practice of two disciplines nurtures three local martial artists and yogis     Branches of the same tree, nurtured by roots from...

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