North V.I.
Bear cubs in enclosure

Cubs Fans

Posted: May 26, 2016 at 2:38 am   /   North V.I., Vee-Ai-Yi-Yi

By Reid Eccles A computer monitor flips between different angles on what might be a forest floor, if it weren’t for the cement blocks enclosing it. There are logs, a pool of water, a wooden den. The screen flips again and a groggy black bear stands up, its motion having tripped the camera’s sensors. This video feed […]

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gaming control in hands

Gaming Goes Indie

Posted: April 5, 2014 at 3:27 am   /   North V.I.

By Drew McLachlan Thirty years ago, if you wanted to create a video game, you started by clearing space in your garage. You had to make some room — for a couple Apple II’s, a BBC Microcomputer (if you were lucky), or a Tandy TRS-80 (if you weren’t). You also needed a guy who could […]

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Oyster leases in Baynes Sound

The Raven and the Oysters

Posted: June 13, 2013 at 5:06 am   /   North V.I.

By Louis Stevenson The controversial Raven Coal Project began its life in the Comox Valley in 2009, when the Compliance Coal Corporation applied to the BC government for an Environment Assessment Certificate. Public meetings were held and lines drawn in the sand; specifically the sand on the beach of Baynes Sound where half of the […]

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Arrows waiting to go

Archery’s new cool

Posted: April 4, 2013 at 10:31 pm   /   North V.I.

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 […]

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St. Michael's Residential School, Alert Bay, BC

Home Again

Posted: February 12, 2013 at 11:05 pm   /   North V.I.

By Alexandria Stuart Nanaimo was in the middle of a heat wave as my boyfriend Sean and I set out on our “nearcation” to northern Vancouver Island, A/C on high. The familiar landscape of coastal British Columbia flew by: Moss-draped forests alternated with scabs of clear-cut, blanketed in pink fireweed as the land tried to heal […]

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A gaily painted house in Sointula (photo:Sointula Resource Centre)

Home Again (Part Two)

Posted: February 12, 2013 at 11:04 pm   /   North V.I.

The village of Sointula, Malcolm Island’s main port, looked like something out of a Dr. Seuss book. Brightly coloured sea shacks dotted the waterfront and the homes lining the main street, sitting on small, tidy fenced lots, were gaily painted. Sointula, meaning “place of harmony,” was settled in the early 1900s by Finnish immigrants fleeing […]

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