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Featured Artist: Terri-Lynn Papagiannis

Terri-Lynn Papagiannis (TL PAPA) is an artist and art educator, born and raised on Vancouver Island. At a young age she developed a passion for art and was...

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Featured Photographer: True Dennison

True Dennison has been in love with photography and film for as long as she can remember. Growing up on the beautiful traditional lands of the We Wai Kai...

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Featured Words

Poems By Neall Calvert
Photos By Jennifer Jellett
River Love After yearning for decadesto say I love you and mean it, todayon my practised water’s-edge pathI blurted I love you to rushing river,pines and...

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Art, Medicine and Soap

Words By Nicole Berns
Photos By Alison Dawn
There’s tradition and luxury in every batch of RavenSong. “I never knew what I wanted to do,” Valerie Lamirande confided to me. She had dabbled in...

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Q'Walayu House

Words By Paige Jarvis
Photos By Dasha Armstrong
Caring for families travelling for their children’s health care. Like the daily ebb and flow of the tides along the shores of Vancouver Island, there is...

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Leña Residency

Words By Jody Hagel
Photos By Dayna Szyndrowski
An artist’s retreat on Galiano Island. Nestled amongst the towering forest on Galiano Island and backing onto Bluffs Park, Leña Residency is a retreat...

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Experience Tahsis

Words & Photos By Kira Marshall
Ample adventure, history, and nature on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Located on the West Coast of Vancouver Island within the traditional territory...

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Inspired by Nature

Words By Anita Lawrence
Photos By Neil Lawrence
West Coast images travel the world on clay. Island Clayworks would like to acknowledge that we operate our business in the traditional territory of the...

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It's In The Details

Words By Tony Lebid
Photos By Bluetree Photography
& Artez Photography
A local homebuilder shares his love for West Coast architecture. Building custom homes in Campbell River and the surrounding area is a gift not every...

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Healthy Hives

Words By Rachel Halliwell
Photos By Kent Bernadet
How to inspect for a thriving, growing bee colony. The honeybee, or apis mellifera, is what we call a pollinator. Flying from flower to flower collecting...

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Riding Off-Grid

Words By Terri Perrin
Photo By Nancy Carr-Hilton
When I moved to Vancouver Island in 2009, finding like-minded “horse folks” to ride with was top priority. I wanted to be able to explore local...

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Little River

Words By Sophie Kuhl
& Simon Kuhl
Photos By Kathy Levandoski
& Allie Bunt
young SIBLINGS reflect on the home they’re growing up in. My family and I have lived on the northern end of Quadra Island for two years. We moved here...

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The Gardening Movement

Words By Arzeena Hamir
, Heather Kellerhals–Stewart
& Lucretia Schanfarber
Photos By Michaela Parks
Three soil experts share their knowledge on the past and future of growing THE GARDENING NARRATIVEHEATHER KELLERHALS–STEWART Behind every widely held...

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Building a Technology Hub

Words By David Baar
Photos By Damien Gillis
& Andreas Hagen
How angel investors support economic development through innovative projects. The Campbell River Area Angel Group (CRAAG) was founded in February 2019 when...

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Words & Photos By Lisa Levesque
A family explores Cortes Island by kayak “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”— Mary Oliver “Shhh, listen...

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Traffic Jam

Words By Tacey Keighley
Photos By Jenn Dykstra
A newcomer’s reflections on migrating to the Strathcona region. Oh no! What? Wait for another traffic light? Simultaneous laughter, as our eyes connect,...

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Burrell’s Bog

Words By Ben Mcguffie
Photos By Erin Wallis
& Jill Ogasawara
A family grows on Quadra’s SouthEnd Winery In a way, a farm is like the ocean, a fixture of the landscape, yet in constant motion. Every season brings a...

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Vertical Madness

Words By Mike Davies
Photos By Allan Sawchuck
Students sewing themselves into the sky. When you walk into the cavernous room at Robron Centre in Campbell River—which feels part warehouse, part...

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Burrell’s Bog

Words By Bob Dice
& Trevor Mcmonagle
Photos By Bob Dice
Protected space for the birds in Beaver Lodge Lands. Thanks be to Ron Burrell, a former provincial Forest Service Manager, who, in the early 1990s, took on...

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In Motion

Words By Trevor Mcmonagle
Photos By Blu Hen Photography
Stay home, we were told. Travel was not advised. Flooding closed highways. Fires forced road closures and prevented campground use. A sinkhole shut down major...