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.

From Tater Tots to Full-Fledged Foodie

From Tater Tots to Full-Fledged Foodie

From the moment my head hits the pillow until first light shines through my bedroom windows, I’m thinking of food. ...

How an inedible childhood cultivated a Campbell River chef.

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A Very True Story

A Very True Story

Please be advised that the following story contains a graphic description of a grizzly bear attack from the summer ...

My grizzly attack and run of exceptionally good luck.

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Always A Rock in my Pocket

Always A Rock in my Pocket

Convincing a stone to become something else is no small task; it’s noisy, it’s dusty, it’s dirty. It is my labour ...

Transforming the way we look at simple, everyday objects.

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Featured Artist: Sonny Assu

Featured Artist: Sonny Assu

Sonny Assu (Ligwiłda’xw of the Kwakwaka’wakw Nations) was raised in North Delta, BC, over 250 km away from his ...
It Began as a Dream

It Began as a Dream

“Never let it be said that to dream is a waste of one’s time, for dreams are our realities in waiting. In dreams, ...

Helping people help others for over 30 years.

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An Aerial Perspective

An Aerial Perspective

I’ve always been engrossed by the viewpoints that higher elevation grants. One of my first childhood memories as a ...

Seeing the forest and the trees without leaving the ground.

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Exploring West

Exploring West

Twenty-nine and a half pounds. Twenty-four and a half pounds. Thirty-eight and a half pounds. Thirty-seven and a ...

Thirty-five kilometer of trail, six friends, six backpacks, four days, three nights, and one impromptu adventure.

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If Dogs Could Talk

If Dogs Could Talk

Sleeping soundly, Cole nuzzled into the duvet and Archie was curled in his favourite blanket—you would think ...

The Adventures of Cole and Archie.

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A Hiługwila for Mia

A Hiługwila for Mia

“Everything changes once you have kids.” It’s such a cliche, but one that holds true. After I had my kids I found ...

Ceremony, Heart, Tradition, and Family.

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Exploring West

Exploring West

Thirty-five kilometer of trail, six friends, six backpacks, four days, three nights, and one impromptu adventure.

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Laurel Sliskovic