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Browse our growing collection of articles from current and previous issues of both the Comox Valley Collective and Strathcona Collective magazines by topic.

TAKING THE TEMPERATURE ON GEOTHERMAL SYSTEMS

TAKING THE TEMPERATURE ON GEOTHERMAL SYSTEMS

I’ve been intimately involved in the ground-source heat pump (GSHP) industry for 20 years. I began with mud up to ...

When it comes to energy efficiency, what’s hot may not be that cool.

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UNHINDERED GOOD TIMES ON FORBIDDEN PLATEAU

UNHINDERED GOOD TIMES ON FORBIDDEN PLATEAU

Katherine Kirk suspected the roof of Forbidden Plateau’s day lodge was going to collapse. “One day, a woman in the ...

It was all fun and games ’til the roof caved in—but the former Wood Mountain Ski Park still delivers the goods.

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ARE WE OUT OF THE WOODS YET?

ARE WE OUT OF THE WOODS YET?

I began to write this letter on a rainy, blustery day in early November—possibly not the best time to reflect on ...

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THE MYSTERIOUS FAROE ISLANDS

THE MYSTERIOUS FAROE ISLANDS

The rising sun cast a pink glow on the cliffs as we prepared for landing on a crisp November morning. Just five ...

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GOING DEEP

GOING DEEP

When I'm under the water, I feel at home. As soon as my head goes below the surface, an almost instant calm comes ...

Reflections on life under water.

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LITTLE VALLEY: ZOLA FINDLAY

LITTLE VALLEY: ZOLA FINDLAY

Why travel makes us love home. The very first thing she told us was that the monkey didn’t like kids. Of course, ...

Our young residents reflect on the home they’re growing up in.

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HOW YA GONNA KEEP ‘EM DOWN ON THE FARM

HOW YA GONNA KEEP ‘EM DOWN ON THE FARM

On a sunny Saturday afternoon, Fossil Beach Farm is a-bustle with activity. People are sitting at long picnic ...

Exploring family connections where farm meets sea, at Hornby Island’s Fossil Beach Farm.

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GLOBAL BUSINESS, LOCAL IMPACTS

GLOBAL BUSINESS, LOCAL IMPACTS

One of the many big questions of 2020 is how we adapt and evolve as consumers, locally and globally. Whether we ...

When is it better to do something by half? Allow AquaQuest to demonstrate.

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BEAVERS, WIDE OPEN!

BEAVERS, WIDE OPEN!

I used to write science fiction (which means I know little about science, but I liked playing with ideas). In one ...

As RuPaul might say, getting to know more about our beavers may improve our quality of life.

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THE ONLY WAY OUT IS THROUGH

THE ONLY WAY OUT IS THROUGH

Full disclosure: I am a Traci Skuce fangirl, but because one of the things I love so much about the way she writes ...

Hunger Moon is a shining read for a season of strangeness.

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