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What do you really want to know more about in the Comox Valley and Vancouver Island? Come along as Comox Valley Record and Black Press Media journalist Erin Haluschak takes a deeper look into what and who makes the Comox Valley what it is.

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What do you really want to know more about in the Comox Valley and Vancouver Island? Come along as Comox Valley Record and Black Press Media journalist Erin Haluschak takes a deeper look into what and who makes the Comox Valley what it is.

    The Tale of the SS Minnow

    The Tale of the SS Minnow

    This week on Off The Page, we are featuring a special episode from Today in BC - our sister Black Press podcast.

    Host Peter McCully chats with Ken Schley, the former CAO of Quality Foods, who is the co-owner of the SS Minnow - the iconic boat from the 1960s TV show Gilligan’s Island.

    The SS Minnow is now based on Vancouver Island. 

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    • 11 min
    Looking and listening for bats with Tim Ennis

    Looking and listening for bats with Tim Ennis

    Tim Ennis is a conservation biologist and the co-ordinator of the North Island Chapter of the BC Community Bat Program.   He has more than 20 years of experience working to protect and restore biodiversity in B.C.

    Questions about bats? Reach out to Tim with your questions at: NorthIsland@bcbats.ca.

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    • 14 min
    Gardening Q&A with the Duchess of Dirt

    Gardening Q&A with the Duchess of Dirt

    Gardening expert, writer, educator and Record columnist Leslie Cox.

    • 15 min
    Leaving a Legacy - the Emily Ann Foundation

    Leaving a Legacy - the Emily Ann Foundation

    Shawn Wood is the founder of the Emily Ann Foundation - an organization that bears the name of his late wife with the goal to help terminal cancer patients over the age of 18 to provide accommodation for family members while a patient undergoes treatment and to facilitate final wishes.

    Ten years ago, the Comox Valley community rallied around Shawn and his fiancee Emily to plan their dream wedding after Emily - 24 years old at the time - was diagnosed with Stage 4 aggressive large-cell lymphoma and doctors gave her three to 12 months to live.

    For more information, visit www.emilyannfoundation.com

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    • 11 min
    Closing the gap on mental health with Eureka Support Society

    Closing the gap on mental health with Eureka Support Society

    Troy Dunham is the executive director of the Eureka Support Society in downtown Courtenay - an organization that is a resource centre for adults with persistent mental health issues.

    On the episode, we talk about perceptions and stigma around mental health and the resources needed and available.

    For more information on their services, visit eurekasupportsociety.ca.

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    • 11 min
    Following the trail of a Sasquatch researcher

    Following the trail of a Sasquatch researcher

    He was a scientist, a wildlife biologist, worked for the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization and conducted Sasquatch research out of the Comox Valley.

    Dr. John Bindernagel was known for his passionate dedication to researching the mysterious creature and was famously known throughout the Bigfoot community.

    His friend - and author - Terrance James recently completed his novel on his years of scientific research and passion to prove the existence of Sasquatch. 

    James joins the podcast to reflect on his friend's life and legacy and his thoughts on how the existence of Sasquatch will one day be proven.

    To pre-order a copy of James' book, visit Hancock House Publishing.

     

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    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Wileyfrench ,

Minnow episode

Really enjoying OTP. The gardening episodes are, of course, always of great interest. Re the episode about the SS Minnow — it was interesting but why on earth did the host not ask HOW the fellow came to own the boat in the first place??! And, as an aside, I’ll bet the guest is a former CEO not CAO. CAOs are almost exclusively titles of a local government senior administrator. CEOs are corporate.

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