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AN UPDATE ON STORIES FROM VOLUME 1

AN UPDATE ON STORIES FROM VOLUME 1

The Comox Valley has undergone some big changes since we published our first issue back in December 2014; many of ...

Plus ça change

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BEAUTY BEFORE AMBITION

BEAUTY BEFORE AMBITION

When I catch up with concert pianist Sarah Hagen, she is sitting on the floor of an airport concourse, halfway ...

Pianist Sarah Hagen has earned her place among the best without sacrificing her soul.

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THE ILLUMINATION OF FIRE

THE ILLUMINATION OF FIRE

In October 2023, I had the chance to speak with Wedlidi Speck. Wedlidi is Kwakwaka’wakw, Nuu-cha-nulth, and ...

A conversation with Wedlidi Speck.

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HARD-SKINNED FOR THE WIN

HARD-SKINNED FOR THE WIN

I’m here to talk about winter squash: the wondrous genetic diversity they display, the dedicated farmers who grow ...

Living in a winter squash lovers' paradise.

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INGRAHAM

INGRAHAM

I was asked to share my story with you, and to keep it short at that. Bit of a hard ask for an old clock, but I’ll ...

The secret life of a vintage clock.

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GUYS TALKING

GUYS TALKING

Men’s broadly defined health issues—heart troubles, diabetes, liver disease—are deadly. So is depression. Many of ...

The power of conversation in Comox Valley men’s groups.

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40 YEARS OF VOLLY PATROL

40 YEARS OF VOLLY PATROL

Paul Vroom grew up on Vancouver’s North Shore, ripping the slopes of Mt. Seymour. As a kid, he loved hanging out ...

Some dedicated folks who help keep the rest of us safe on the slopes.

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COMOX VALLEY TRANSITION SOCIETY

COMOX VALLEY TRANSITION SOCIETY

Comox Valley Transition Society (CVTS) was founded in 1987 by a group of caring community members concerned that ...

Safe, affordable housing makes all the difference.

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