Based in the Comox Valley, freelance writer Ryan Stuart (“Going With the Flow,” p.15) spends a lot of time in nearby Victoria and Tofino, which got him wondering why those municipalities dump raw sewage into the ocean while B.C. is becoming a hub for wastewater treatment companies. Stuart is the field editor at Explore magazine and contributes to several other outdoor adventure publications.
Jessica Natale Woollard is a Victoria-based writer who covers business and lifestyle for print and online magazines. In this issue, she explores the advent of slow fashion and the ways that B.C. companies make sustainable clothing (“Uncommonthreads,” p.17). “Before researching this article, I didn't truly understand that synthetic fabrics are plastic products,” Woollard explains. “Now I'm itchy just thinking about it.”