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Neil Borecky

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Neil is a former surf bum turned Director of Fun (and Todd) at Mount Cain Alpine Park. He enjoys quiet evenings at home with his cat, Mittens. (By home, he means in the mountains, and by cat, he means skis.)


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31

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VIVA LA TRASH PANDA

Words by Neil Borecky
Photo by Jenn Dykstra
It’s been around for 19 million years. So can the raccoon get a little grudging respect?     I’ve occasionally yearned to wear a Davy...

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30

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TRUE FACTS ABOUT FAKE BIRDS

Words by Neil Borecky
Photo by Nick Thornton
They’re among our most plentiful bird species, but seagulls don’t actually exist.     Deep in the heart of Utah Mormon country, in a place...

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29

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NEITHER SEEN NOR HEARD

Words by Neil Borecky
Photo by Jarrett Lindal
The Island's apex predator might just be the perfect neighbour.     Not long after I moved to Cumberland, when it was easier to get lost in the...

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23

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VERACITY OF THE VESPIDS

Words by Neil Borecky
Photo by Curtis Parker
Wasps are a family of insects truly to be loathed. Or are they?     Before the headlines were screaming “Murder Hornets!!!” (officially...

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20

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PROPHETS AND HARBINGERS

Words by Neil Borecky
Photo by Alexandre Crouzet
While we mostly live in harmony with owls, our fascination with these highly evolved predators is well represented in literature and...

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17

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A CUSHY ARRANGEMENT

Words by Neil Borecky
Photo by Morgan Callison
Life on the back eddy of a ski attracts a revolving cast of characters.     If you live close to a ski hill, the couch surfer is a species...

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16

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DARK SCIENCE

Words and photos by Tim Ennis
Gallery photos by Neil Borecky
Biologists and “Citizen Scientists” in the Comox Valley have banned together to gather data on an elusive creature that has long been a metaphor for the...

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13

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Ready & Abel

Words by Neil Borecky
Photos by Patrick Kitto
Iconic and quirky, Mount Cain is more than a mere ski hill. It's a cog set of individuals making turns for themselves and for the...

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