December & January 2017
Photo by Boomer Jerritt

Animals

A Place to Call Home

A Comox Valley woman provides forever homes for four rescued donkeys and a mule

The second annual Crown Isle Christmas Walk will be bigger and better this year, say organizers.  Admission is free with donation to the Comox Valley Food Bank.

Festivals & Events

Festive Fun for the Family

Crown Isle Resort scores a ‘hole in one’ with their Christmas celebrations

Abandoned since the day lodge caved in under heavy snowfall in 1999, the site of the Forbidden Plateau ski hill is in need of attention to wash away the wear and grime of almost two decades of inactivity, allowing for the magnificent land to rest in a state befitting its natural allure. Photo by Boomer Jerritt

Community

Forbidden’s Future

A look at the historic recreation site, as concerned local citizens and decision-makers ponder its future

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Food and Dining

For the Love of Chocolate

Ivan’s Truffles offers up hand-made, bite-sized pieces of chocolate heaven

Mildred the marmot.  Photo by Joey Chrisholm

Animals

A Species in Danger

Local Recovery Foundation works to bring endangered Vancouver Island Marmots back from the brink

“Adornment is hugely powerful. It is our own very unique personal expression and makes us feel good,” says local jeweler Cheryl Jacobs, in her Cumberland studio.
“I really want my products to touch people and mean something to them on a deeper level.” Photo by Boomer Jerritt

Art

The Artistic Spirit

Cheryl Jacobs aims to create a deeper connection with her one-of-a kind pieces of jewelry

Local freestyle skier Cassie Sharpe celebrates her gold medal win in the women’s halfpipe event at the X Games in Oslo, Norway last January. Photo by Shay Williams

Sports

Soaring for Gold

Valley freestyle skier — and her snowboarding brother— follow their dreams and shoot for Olympic gold

The second annual Crown Isle Christmas Walk will be bigger and better this year, say organizers.  Admission is free with donation to the Comox Valley Food Bank.

Around Town Calendar

Around Town

A look at what’s on in the Valley from November 2016 to January 2017

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Recipe File

Recipe File

Warm up with these winter recipes!

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