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.

FINDING YOUR SPARK 

FINDING YOUR SPARK 

Blissful, haunting, enchanting, and tranquil are just words on this flat piece of paper in black and white. ...

For those in search of inspiration, Quadra Island’s Hollyhock provides a unique opportunity for learning and growth.

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HOME VIDEO

HOME VIDEO

We’re familiar with boom and bust on the west coast, with the effect of a fluctuating economy challenging us all. ...

Balancing the give-and-take required to responsibly host the filmmaking process in our own backyard.

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THE STAY-AT-HOME DEFENCEMAN

THE STAY-AT-HOME DEFENCEMAN

In the small coastal towns of BC, long-time locals are often suspicious of newcomers. Yet when former professional ...

Born and raised on Vancouver Island, former NHL player Willie Mitchell embraces the captain role at Clayoquot Sound’s newest resort.

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BRIDGING THE GAP

BRIDGING THE GAP

American sociologist Matthew Desmond said that housing is absolutely essential to human flourishing. These days, ...

By offering direct assistance to those in need, The Dawn to Dawn Organization is addressing homelessness and affordable housing head on.

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A WILDERNESS RETREAT, REIMAGINED

A WILDERNESS RETREAT, REIMAGINED

High on the verdant slope of Forbidden Plateau rests a craftsman lodge overlooking the Salish Sea. Though the area ...

With a pair of new managers at the helm, a Comox Valley Lodge switches gears to service both locals and tourists.

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THE NATIVE SONS HALL

THE NATIVE SONS HALL

Long known as “the cultural heart of Courtenay,” the Native Sons Hall is the most historical and iconic building ...

The history of a storied and culturally significant building in the heart of our community.

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TUNING THE VIBRATIONS OF WELLNESS

TUNING THE VIBRATIONS OF WELLNESS

Bowen Technique involves a gentle yet dynamic system of muscle and connective tissue moves, which balance the body ...

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

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STRAIGHT AND TO THE POINT

STRAIGHT AND TO THE POINT

A barefoot walk in the soft moss, slowly and with intent, senses heightened, just to witness the scampering of a ...

For a skilled bow and arrow craftsman, the pursuit of stump shooting provides a path toward engaged living and a deeper awareness of our place in the world.

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THE DIRTY AND THE DEDICATED

THE DIRTY AND THE DEDICATED

To some, it’s the Village in the Forest, to others simply “Cumby.” But to those of us who crave the mud ...

Cumberland braces for Dodge City X, the Village’s first off-road triathlon.

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CHOSEN ROADS

CHOSEN ROADS

Do I love my mountain bike or dirt bike more? When I was four years old, I saw a dirt bike in a book and became ...

By four-stroke engine or clipless pedals, a Cumberland Rider finds power in two wheels, however they spin.

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HOME VIDEO

HOME VIDEO

Balancing the give-and-take required to responsibly host the filmmaking process in our own backyard.

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Ross Bodenmann

BRIDGING THE GAP

BRIDGING THE GAP

By offering direct assistance to those in need, The Dawn to Dawn Organization is addressing homelessness and affordable housing head on.

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RJ Herron