September & October 2016
“The reward is simple—it’s the lifestyle,” says Bob Sieffert, right, with wife Charlene and partner Chris Edwards at Sieffert’s, which has been his family’s farm since 1959.  “There’s plenty of variety in my day and I’m outdoors.  And it’s satisfying to produce food.  We’re doing something that makes people happy.”  Photo by Boomer Jerritt

Agriculture

Fresh from the Farm

Forty-one years and still going strong, Sieffert’s Farm Market has become a Valley institution

“Being an organ donor should be a no-brainer,” says Bobby and Penny Bates’ mother Linda Dobinson.  “Why wouldn’t you?”  Photo by Boomer Jerritt

Health

A Match Made in Heaven

Two local families prove that the gift of organ donation is the greatest gift of all

Skipper Bill Coltart (standing) guides a group of excited visitors in his 25-foot Zodiac, hoping to catch a glimpse of the local wildlife.  Photo by Boomer Jerritt

Outdoors

Island Adventures

Whales – and whale watchers – are returning to the Salish Sea in record numbers

Chris Anderson takes on the haunting persona of the Bukwas—a Kwakiutl First Nations legend about a revered and powerful figure that translates to “Wildman of the Woods”—when in the MMA fighting cage, but in reality Anderson is a spiritual and thoughtful young man who uses his own power to help others.  Photo by Boomer Jerritt

Sports

The Might of the Bukwas

Champion Comox Valley MMA fighter breaks stereotypes and uses his power for the greater good

Sunday and Jason.  Photo by Boomer Jerritt

Health

Surviving the Storm

Sunday Dennis’ positive outlook—and incredible support team—drives her ongoing battle with brain cancer

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Local Business

A Style All Her Own

How one local clothing designer is hoping to change the way we look at fashion

Sieffert’s Farm Market in Comox is just one of the more than 20 stops on the self-guided Comox Valley Farm Cycle Tour, September 25.  For more about Sieffert’s, turn to page four.  Photo by Boomer Jerritt

Community

A Farm Fresh Perspective

Annual Farm Cycle tour offers a different way to experience local farms

Shankar, Rikhi and Mirja Datt show off some of their samosas and famous mango chutney. “She cooks for luxury,” Shankar, who is in his 80s, says with a laugh of his wife. “I cook for survival!” The family volunteers to cook a traditional Indian feast for 200 for a Child Haven fundraiser in October. Photo by Boomer Jerritt

Community

Feeding the Community

One family gives back by cooking authentic Indian food for 200 at annual charity dinner

Don't miss the local pumpkin festivals this October!

Around Town Calendar

Around Town Community Calendar

A look at what’s on in the Comox Valley for the months of September & October, 2016

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Recipe File

The Flavors of Fall

Fresh recipes to celebrate the bounty of fall

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