The Comox Valley is known for its natural beauty, diverse recreational opportunities and as a vibrant centre of the arts. In a blend of stunning colour photographs and light -hearted, informative text, the book explores the mountains, rivers, beaches and sheltered waters of this unique geographic region. Journey to rural farms and lively urban centres, get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of a Canadian air force base and experience the laid back charm of Denman and Hornby islands. Discover a historic mining village, ancient sites of First Nations' battles and the fossilised remains of an 80 million-year-old elasmosaur. Learn why the Comox Valley has such a high concentration of artists and meet some genuine West Coast characters including a legend from the days of old-time logging. The book will delight and entertain long-time residents, newcomers and visitors to the area, as well as armchair travellers.
Rick James first signed with Motown Records with a band called the Mynah Birds where he played alongside Neil Young. Years later, he signed with Motown as a solo artist and released his debut album, Come Get It!, in 1978. As a producer and writer, he lent his talents to established acts like the Temptations, up-and-comers like Teena Marie and the Mary Jane Girls, and amateurs like comedian Eddie Murphy. He died in 2004.