Archives for April 2013

Private Function

By Mary Fraughton I walk around the main hall, keeping carefully to the edges. When I trod on someone’s toes, I turn to apologize and nearly collide with an elderly man who is wearing nothing but a red g-string. Several feet in front of me is a massage table with another naked man lying on it. A woman works busily above him, and it takes me a moment to realize that she is wrapping him in saran wrap. He resembles nothing so much as a plastic mummy. Further into the hall, two women face each … [Read more...]

Private Function (Part Two)

Sarah is jumping with excitement when we wrap up there. She drags me over to the sandwich table again. The next workshop, she explains, is by the man who runs “Bound2Please” — a Vancouver Island based company that makes floggers and restraints. She works for him, enjoys working with the leather and suede. His name is Gord, and he will walk us through the proper use of various floggers, paddles, whips and canes, with Sarah as his assistant. “I’ll be mostly naked,” she says, not seeming to mind … [Read more...]

Moving day for VIU’s sturgeon

 By Alexandria Stuart  It’s a warm, sunny day and I’m taking a refreshing swim in Cameron Lake,  just outside of Port Alberni on Vancouver Island, when something grazes my leg. It’s smooth but not scaly. Its texture is more like rows of firm, bony plates. I flash back to every horror movie I’ve ever seen that is set at the beach, and remember why I usually avoid swimming in deep water. It could be a giant eel or just a tree root. Or it could be a mammoth and prehistoric member of the … [Read more...]

Archery’s new cool

By Diane Bolt  Archers and archery have been a hot commodity in Hollywood lately. Pixar’s Brave, the super hero film The Avengers, and teen blockbuster The Hunger Games have all featured characters making their way based on prowess with a bow and arrow. Taking aim at the trend, Incline decided to head out and see if archery’s new cool has spread to Vancouver Island. Parksville-Qualicum’s Fish and Game Association operates a busy archery club called the Arrowsmith Archers. Over 35-years … [Read more...]