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Global Influence, Local Action

Words by Jim Bagley
Photos by Farro Mackenzie
Friendly competition, excuses, obscure statistics, tea, and one of the world's most popular sports. Welcome to the Campbell River Cricket Club. To the...

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It Just Tastes Better

Words by Alison Bell
Photos by Bluetree Photography
Courtesy of Destination Campbell River
A look at the growth of the Farm-to-Table movement in the Strathcona Region. I like to refer to Vancouver Island as my beautiful corner of the world....

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Lost and Found

Words by Erika Anderson
Article Photo Courtesy of Museum at Campbell River
IMG #17980 Gallery Photo by Colin Filliter
The history of the restoration of the Campbell River Estuary. I live near the estuary, so I walk the Raven Trail and Baikie Island on a regular basis. The...

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Reach Your Peak

Words by Rhonda Teramura
Photo by Joanne McElroy
From avid runners to adventurous explorers, an increasing number of people are being drawn to the quaint North Island town of Sayward every summer to answer...

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Little River

Words by Raegan Collins
Our young residents reflect on the home they're growing up in. Hi, I’m Raegen Collins and I have lived in Campbell River (CR) my whole life. It is an...

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Transforming Campus and Community

Words by Elizabeth Young
Photos by Lee Simmons
Courtesy of North Island College
How North Island College's new bistro space has gone from vision to reality. North Island College (NIC)’s expanded and renovated Campbell River campus...

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Seed Sowing

Words & Photos by Leslie Cox
Witnessing the wonder of nature in your own backyard. Each seed is a true miracle of life. One weighing a mere 0.8 micrograms that grows into a beautiful...

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My Playground

Words by Wes Sewell
Article photo by Robin O'Neill
A local's perspective of the place he calls home. As I sit on the dock of Sonora Resort prepared for a day of fishing, I look north to see Mt. Estero...

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Where Community Gathers and Spirit is Celebrated

Words by Vicki Simmons
Photo by Bluetree Photography
Courtesy of Destination Campbell River
A story of the City of Campbell River's Spirit Square. Big cities often have large central areas where citizenscan congregate. New York has Times Square,...

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Calling the Rains and the Salmon

Words by Nicole Berns
Photo by James Headrick
The Petroglyphs of Quadra Island. The sky is alive with distant storm clouds, purple, broken by pockets of sunlight. Looking west across the Discovery...

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Words on the Water

Words by Angel Murphy
Photo by Kimberly Kufaas
The year 2020 is the 19th year for an ever-changing community of readers, a celebration of words, and an inspiring weekend of connections. Words on the...

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Living with Less

Words by Briana James
Photo by Alison Dawn
When thinking of where we live, I can’t help but conjure up images of lush greenery, diverse ecosystems, and expansive marine life. My childhood is peppered...

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Featured Artist: Eiko Jones

With a big emphasis on water-based photography,Eiko Jones’s work includes images of mountains, lakes, rivers, and oceans, and the salmon, trout, and other...

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Featured Artist: Cathy Holfeld

Cathy Holfeld is an Irish graphic designer and illustrator. She was born and bred in Ireland until the Canadian way of life stole her heart in 2014. Her...

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Featured Collective: The Bower Store and Studio

Photos by Bluetree Photography
An artist collective in Campbell River bringing together a community of makers. In the studio, you'll find a potter, seamstress, and graphic artist, and in...

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Biking and Learning with Sprockids

Words & Photos by Matthew Fox
Seeing health and connection to community in kids of all ages. My name is Matthew Fox and I am a Sprockids Leader volunteer and overall community...

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Salmon, Fundraising, and Volunteering

Words by Naomi Tabata
Photo by Eiko Jones
How one night of celebration supports a community vision. Did you hear? Campbell River has one of the highest rates of volunteerism in the country....

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Editor's Vision

Words by Laurel Sliskovic
Photos by Jenn Dykstra
Seeing Campbell River and the Strathcona region come together for the Strathcona Collective has made me laugh, shed a few tears, and relish in the absolute...

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Welcome to the Strathcona Collective

Words by Alison Bell
Photo by Erin Wallis
Welcome to the Strathcona Collective, a lifestyle magazine showcasing local art, culture, business, innovation, adventure, and the natural environment in the...