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Ryan Parton


Ryan is a professional copywriter and the president of RP Copywriting. The former Regional Director for British Columbia of the Professional Writers Association of Canada, Ryan has a BA in Journalism from Concordia University and has been writing professionally since 1998. Since 2011, he’s also been co-publisher of the Comox Valley Business Gazette.

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Where The Trail Begins

Words By Ryan Parton
Photos By Lorenz Jimenez
The reverent, irreverent and occasionally inappropriate stories behind Cumberland’s eclectic trail names.     Trail building in...



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Volatile Combinations

Words By Ryan Parton
Photos By Karen McKinnon
What do you get when unruly people meet unruly bees? If Dave and Andrea Brimacombe, the creative geniuses behind Courtenay’s new Wayward Distillation House,...

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