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Small Town, Big Music Scene

Words By Bob Sampson
Photo By David Stevenson
What you may not know about the Sayward Valley Folk Music Society. If you’ve never taken in a concert in a small town (think 400 people small), you may...

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Words By Craig Gillis
Words By Laurel Cronk
Photo By Erin Wallis
Helping people help others for over 303 years. “Never let it be said that to dream is a waste of one’s time, for dreams are our realities in waiting....

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Small but Mighty

Words By Sophia Sauter
Photos By Alex McIntosh
Photos By Thea Phillips
Meet one of Campbell River's community builders. A community builder is someone who brings the community together, who loves to connect people with one...

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Words & Photo By Colin Filliter
Seeing the forest and the trees without leaving the ground. I’ve always been engrossed by the viewpoints that higher elevation grants. One of my first...

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Born Wild

Words By Nicole Berns
Article Photo By Jenn Dykstra
Gallery Photo By Wendy Ravai
Meet Matt Ravai, The Oudoorsman. At 18 years old, Matt is fully submerged in wild island living. A ski instructor and fishing guide, Matt also has...

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Little River

Words By Jonah E. Richter
Photo By Jess Cavanagh
Our young residents reflect on the home they're growing up in. My name is Jonah. I’m 11 years old and I live at Blind Channel on West Thurlow Island. My...

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Finding Connection, Nourishing Community

Words By Carmen Amberson
Photo By Erin Wallis
One family's renewed commitment to celebrating food, family, and friends. Summer in the Amberson-Volk household is a very busy time, full of celebration...

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Braving The Storm

Words By Trevor Blasky
Photo By Pat Salamon
Surfing wind waves during winter is not for the light-hearted. Picture a howling January morning in Campbell River. Rain pelts down on snow-covered rocks,...

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From Tater Tots to Full-Fledged Foodie

Words By Amber Assu
Photos By Sierra Assu
How an inedible childhood cultivated a Campbell River chef. From the moment my head hits the pillow until first light shines through my bedroom windows,...

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If Dogs Could Talk

Words By Mary Ruth Snyder
Photo By Hayley Zumkeller
The Adventures of Cole and Archie. Sleeping soundly, Cole nuzzled into the duvet and Archie was curled in his favourite blanket—you would think nothing...

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Words By Ken Blackburn
Words By Sandra Parrish
Photos By Lee Simmons
Courtesy Of Museum at Campbell River
A place of welcome and inspiration on the banks of Campbell River. "I would never have expected that house to be so inspiring...I haven’t had that much...

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Freedom, Flexibility, and Adventure

Words By Daniela Bizama
Photo By Reuben Mills
Enjoying the region in an unconventional way. A passion for exploration made the decision to live in a camper on the back of her Tacoma truck an easy one...

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A Very True Story

Words By Colin Dowler
Photo By Jenn Dykstra
My grizzly attack and run of exceptionally good luck. Please be advised that the following story contains a graphic description of a grizzly bear attack...

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Editor's Vision

Opening Introduction By Laurel Sliskovic
Photo By Matt Newfield
It is such a gift to read the stories that the writers within these pages have shared. The emotions, the diversity of experiences, the way they...

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A Hiługwila for Mia

Words By Sara Lopez
Photo By Bluetree Photography
Ceremony, Heart, Tradition, and Family. “Everything changes once you have kids.” It’s such a cliche, but one that holds true. After I had my kids I...

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Always A Rock in my Pocket

Words By Julie Glaspy
Photos By Vince Kehn
Transforming the way we look at simple, everyday objects. Convincing a stone to become something else is no small task; it’s noisy, it’s dusty, it’s...

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Exploring West

Words & Photo By Laurel Sliskovic
Thirty-five kilometer of trail, six friends, six backpacks, four days, three nights, and one impromptu adventure. Twenty-nine and a half pounds....