Explore Collective Magazine Articles By Topic

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

PUTTING THE SUN TO WORK

PUTTING THE SUN TO WORK

From the expansive windows of Courtenay resident Tom Grimmer’s dining room, the Comox Valley is laid out below ...

Vancouver Island’s first Passive House Plus is healthful, comfortable, beautiful—and costs nothing to heat.

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FORGED IN TOUGH TIMES

FORGED IN TOUGH TIMES

When I wrote the last Editor’s Letter, things were still reasonably normal in the Comox Valley. But some time ...

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Small Town, Big Music Scene

Small Town, Big Music Scene

If you’ve never taken in a concert in a small town (think 400 peoplesmall), you may be interested in exploring the ...

What you not know about the Sayward Valley Folk Music Society

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Haig-Brown Writer in Residence Program

Haig-Brown Writer in Residence Program

"I would never have expected that house to be so inspiring...I haven’t had that much of a productive writing ...

A place of welcome and inspiration on the banks of Campbell River.

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Freedom, Flexibility, and Adventure

Freedom, Flexibility, and Adventure

A passion for exploration made the decision to live in a camper on the back of her Tacoma truck an easy one for ...

Enjoying the region in an unconventional way.

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Born Wild

Born Wild

At 18 years old, Matt is fully submerged in wild island living. A ski instructor and fishing guide, Matt also has ...

Meet Matt Ravai, The Oudoorsman.

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Finding Connection, Nourishing Community

Finding Connection, Nourishing Community

Summer in the Amberson-Volk household is a very busy time, full of celebration and good energy. Between wedding ...

One family's renewed commitment to celebrating food, family, and friends.

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Braving The Storm

Braving The Storm

Picture a howling January morning in Campbell River. Rain pelts down on snow-covered rocks, the streets are full ...

Surfing wind waves during winter is not for the light-hearted.

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Little River

Little River

My name is Jonah. I’m 11 years old and I live at Blind Channel on West Thurlow Island. My family has lived at ...

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

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Small But Mighty

Small But Mighty

A community builder is someone who brings the community together, who loves to connect people with one another, ...

Meet one of Campbell River's community builders.

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