After many years of living on one of Canada’s west coast islands, Louise Loik began to notice something different about islanders. It may be because island life comes with inconvenience, limitations and small-town dynamics that make islanders resourceful, adaptable, and community-minded. Perhaps those very challenges attract the abundance of thought-leaders and change-makers that, in more ways than one, like to live life on the edge. In contrast to the west coast hippie stereotype, the western edge of this country is home to many leading-edge thinkers. It may be that just as the calm, wild places attract freedom-seeking individuals; these rocky and ragged landscapes also provide a respite for business leaders and a wellspring of inspiration for creative thinking. We invite you to meet some of these ‘edge-dwellers’ beginning this month, with Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas.