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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.

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 ...

In the face of climate change, the City of Courtenay is working on an integrated system to handle a resource that knows no boundaries.

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DARK SCIENCE

DARK SCIENCE

[On Judgement Day] …men will cast away their idols of silver and gold—the idols they made to worship—to the moles ...

Biologists and “citizen scientists” in the Comox Valley have banned together to gather data on an elusive creature that has long been a metaphor for the fears of mankind.

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PERSONAL STYLE

PERSONAL STYLE

As concern for our environment spreads, we’re becoming more conscious of the ripple effects of our lifestyle. Fast ...

By rethinking what we wear, the slow fashion movement provides support for local artistry and a path to sustainability.

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THE FOREST  AS OUR WITNESS

THE FOREST AS OUR WITNESS

The idea that the dead remain with us in spirit is ancient. Cultures the world over document the presence of ...

There is a dark thread tangled into the rich and fascinating history of Cumberland. We follow along with those carrying the stories of the deceased into the former.

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HELLO GHOST

HELLO GHOST

Would you be less frightened of a ghost if you were able to greet it by name? The Comox Valley contains many ...

In anticipation of the Halloween season, we offer a formal introduction to the spirits of the Comox Valley.

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COOL AND COLLECTED

COOL AND COLLECTED

It’s a long and lazy Saturday. The kids are sleeping off another busy week of school. Looking out the window, you ...

The upcoming Farmers’ Market differs from the summer season, but provides an equally valuable way to fill your fridge and pantry.

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ABOVE AND BEYOND

ABOVE AND BEYOND

If you know what to look for, the signs of the Comox District Mountaineering Club (CDMC) are everywhere. A new log ...

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REBUILDING A HERITAGE HOME

REBUILDING A HERITAGE HOME

Our heritage house was built in 1895 with the proceeds of a hip-length gold chain carried over the Chilkoot Pass. ...

After a Cumberland home catches fire, local professionals help the owners pay homage to history.

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PROPHETS AND HARBINGERS

PROPHETS AND HARBINGERS

Owls are a fascinating subject rife with symbolism, mythology, and contentious conservationism. No Halloween would ...

While we mostly live in harmony with owls, our fascination with these highly evolved predators is well represented in literature and mythology.

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IN THE FIELD

IN THE FIELD

PETER GEE: CONNECTOR If you recently arrived in the Comox Valley and found a family doctor with little trouble, ...

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DARK SCIENCE

DARK SCIENCE

Biologists and “citizen scientists” in the Comox Valley have banned together to gather data on an elusive creature that has long been a metaphor for the fears of mankind.

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Neil Borecky