ALL Volume 13
THE STAY-AT-HOME DEFENCEMAN

THE STAY-AT-HOME DEFENCEMAN

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

Words by

Allie Jenkinson

Photos by

Jeremy Koreski

ANCHORED IN ICELAND

ANCHORED IN ICELAND

An experienced traveller connects the past, present, and future on a sail and ski adventure.

Words & Photos by

Jenn Dykstra

A COMMUNITY EMERGES

A COMMUNITY EMERGES

Redefining the curriculum to create a better chance of success for Indigenous students.

Words by

Rory Mcclure

Photos by

James Headrick

LITTLE VALLEY: INDI NEUFELD

LITTLE VALLEY: INDI NEUFELD

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

Words by

Indi Neufeld, age 9

EVERYDAY INDULGENCES

EVERYDAY INDULGENCES

Favourites during the season of coziness and comfort food, certain chocolate and cheese varieties offer positive (and surprising) neurological effects.

Words by

Elisabeth Lee

Photo by

Meredith Rose

READY AND ABEL

READY AND ABEL

Iconic and quirky, Mount Cain is more than a mere ski hill. It’s a cog set of individuals making turns for themselves, and for the better.

Words by

Neil Borecky

Photos by

Patrick Kitto

ON A SWELL AND A PRAYER

ON A SWELL AND A PRAYER

In one year a local paddler goes from rookie to evangelist in the fastest man-powered boat on the water.

Words by

Ryan Stuart

Photo by

Dave Prothero

POWER MOVE

POWER MOVE

A longtime admirer of hip hop dance gets out of the corner.

Words & Photo by

Bevin Clempson

GOING PUBLIC

GOING PUBLIC

Collaborating towards a beautiful future through art initiatives in the Comox Valley.

Words & photos by

Ross Bodenmann

TOUGH LOVE

TOUGH LOVE

Four artists collectively known as the Wood Vibe Tribe are refreshing woodworking traditions and using the power of camaraderie to shape their own identities.

Words by

Dave Nowak

Opening photo by

KAIN McCOLLUM

THE SWEET SPOTS

THE SWEET SPOTS

Using Shinrin-yoku and the beauty of our surroundings to heal during times of transition.

Words by

Terry Folks

&

Wendy Turner

FIELD OF DREAMS

FIELD OF DREAMS

Turning the tides to de-industrialize the estuary in the heart of our community.

Words by

Tim Ennis

Featured photo by

Robert Lundquist

HEROES,  BIG AND SMALL

HEROES, BIG AND SMALL

For over 30 years, YANA has been assisting Comox Valley families struggling to cope with their children’s medical emergencies. The organization, and the passion of its volunteers, is as strong as ever.

Words by

April Trigg

Photos by

Karen McKinnon

THE CONSTANT GARDENERS

THE CONSTANT GARDENERS

A determined settler and a reflective musician find solace in a single piece of land, decades apart.

Words by

Katrina Kadoski

Illustration by

Laurel Meyer