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THE ART AND CRAFT OF WOODTURNING

THE ART AND CRAFT OF WOODTURNING

Woodturning, one of the most ancient of crafts, is a way of producing wood creations using razor-sharp chisels and ...

Words & photos by

Jim Whyte

A WORK OF COMPASSION

A WORK OF COMPASSION

Since 1983, Comox Valley Hospice Society (CVHS) has been working to support the physical, psychological, ...
THE DAY THE PRINCE CAME TO TOWN

THE DAY THE PRINCE CAME TO TOWN

Over a century ago, on a Monday in late September, crowds of young and old thronged Vancouver’s sidewalks. Mothers ...

Words by

Dave Flawse

FEEL LIKE A KID AGAIN

FEEL LIKE A KID AGAIN

What an ugly night. It’s dark, pouring rain, and there are still remnants of slushy snow melting in the driveway, ...

Words & photos by

Kyle Hansen

CHEERS TO THE LAZO BARREL COLLECTIVE

CHEERS TO THE LAZO BARREL COLLECTIVE

It’s a lazy Sunday afternoon as I make my way through Alex Blais’ yard, following the sound of laughter toward an ...

Words & Photos by

Sara Kempner

CHEERS TO THE LAZO BARREL COLLECTIVE

CHEERS TO THE LAZO BARREL COLLECTIVE

It’s a lazy Sunday afternoon as I make my way through Alex Blais’ yard, following the sound of laughter toward an ...

Words & Photos by

Sara Kempner

GET THEE TO A GALLERY

GET THEE TO A GALLERY

I-HOS GALLERY K'ÓMOKS FIRST NATION Owned and operated by the K’ómoks First Nation, I-Hos Gallery showcases a ...
WILD SPACES BELONG TO EVERYONE

WILD SPACES BELONG TO EVERYONE

Some of my dearest early memories involve water. My dad would tie a rope on my sister’s and my life jackets as we ...

Words & featured photo by

Erica Keen

FEATURED ARTIST: MARIANNE ENHÖRNING

FEATURED ARTIST: MARIANNE ENHÖRNING

Marianne Enhörning is a West Coast Canadian artist. Born in Sweden, she split her work life for many years between ...
FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER: MORGAN NORTH

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER: MORGAN NORTH

Eighteen-year-old Morgan, a Comox Valley resident, started taking photos with a smart phone when he was 12 and ...
THE THRILL OF THRIFTING

THE THRILL OF THRIFTING

Last year a friend messaged to let me know there was a promotional Walking Dead backpack at one of the thrift ...
PUBLISHED IN A PANDEMIC

PUBLISHED IN A PANDEMIC

MY DELIGHTFULLY DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY AUTHOR: LORAINE HARTLE GENRE: MEMOIR A fascinating and engaging story ...
COMOX VALLEY STARGAZING

COMOX VALLEY STARGAZING

Fighting the urge to crawl back into my warm bed, I force myself to grab my camera bag and head into the chilly ...

Words & photo by

Sara Kempner

THROUGH THE VENEER

THROUGH THE VENEER

“Now gently let your breath out and slip beneath the surface. I’ll go under first and be ready for you to join ...

Words & photo by

Lisa Graham

THE BEAUTY OF THE BURN

THE BEAUTY OF THE BURN

Oh my god, this hurts so bad... Why does this hurt so bad?? Ohmygodohmygodohmygod. Uggggggghhhhhh, this burns so ...

Words & Photo by

Sarah Seads

CHASING SUNSETS

CHASING SUNSETS

Bula! Pronounced “boo-la,” this is Fiji’s version of “aloha,” an all-purpose word that makes you feel instantly ...

Words and Photos by

Paige Owen

RADICAL VULNERABILITY

RADICAL VULNERABILITY

“Every child, every person, needs to know that they are a source of joy; every child, every person, needs to be ...

Words & photos by

Alex Nataros

CHANNELING THE STORM

CHANNELING THE STORM

Rain: we know it well in our part of the world. But beyond the typical “wet coast” reality, water is very top of ...

Words by

Aly Bird

Photo by

Jenn Pentland

LITTLE VALLEY: ARLO FLEENOR

LITTLE VALLEY: ARLO FLEENOR

I have lived in the same place my whole life, in a smallish house in deep west Courtenay, near the river, forest, ...

Words by

Arlo Fleenor