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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.

THE NEW BREWMOX VALLEY

THE NEW BREWMOX VALLEY

When I moved up to the Comox Valley from Victoria over 10 years ago, I noticed a huge lack of what I call ‘good’ ...

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A TREASURE IN YOUR OWN BACK YARD

A TREASURE IN YOUR OWN BACK YARD

Dull, dark and rainy days are inevitable during winter on Vancouver Island, but thanks to a local gem shining ...

The Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa.

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INSPIRATION IN A MOUNTAIN TOWN

INSPIRATION IN A MOUNTAIN TOWN

In the fall of 2011 I walked away from my role as the director of a big-budget video game production at a studio ...

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THE VERDANT VALLEY

THE VERDANT VALLEY

There is a deep-rooted satisfaction in food production for both commercial and personal use. On the outside, the ...

A trio of greenhouse gardeners share their secrets for a bountiful backyard.

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LAKE OF DRAGONS

LAKE OF DRAGONS

Though Comox Lake is a short drive from Cumberland’s west end, past the Chinese town site and a quaint collection ...

An accomplished paddler reveals how Comox Lake’s appeal extends well beyond summer.

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WHERE THE TRAIL BEGINS

WHERE THE TRAIL BEGINS

Trail building in Cumberland dates back to the 1980s, when a freewheeling group of tree planters and mountain ...

The reverent, irreverent, and occasionally inappropriate stories behind Cumberland’s eclectic trail names.

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THE FIRE INSIDE

THE FIRE INSIDE

Our associations with the notion of inspiration are more fiction than fact, made evident by the familiar image of ...

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CLEVER CROW

CLEVER CROW

Lia Cormick launched Clever Crow about three years ago at the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market selling herbs, spices ...

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BEER TASTING 101

BEER TASTING 101

Four ingredients: water, malt (usually barley), yeast, and hops. Beer. A simple recipe but such a complex ...

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JOY DISTRICT

JOY DISTRICT

Halfway through Joy District's set, the power to their bass, both guitars, and all four microphones cut out. On ...

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