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Bob Keating

Bob Keating worked for the CBC for three decades in Alberta and British Columbia. When he’s not out looking for muck to rake, Keating is a music geek and outdoor lover who, like a lot of Kootenay residents, jumps off the bike in the fall onto a pair of skis.

In 1956, the Sinixt people were declared extinct by the Canadian government. After an 11-year legal battle, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled the Sinixt should now have access to their traditional hunting territory, which encompasses a large swath of the West Kootenay region. What does this mean for their “extinct” status and their future?

For the first time in its 50-year history, the Columbia River Treaty is up for renegotiation. CBC journalist Bob Keating examines the history and next steps of the contract between the Kootenays, Canada and the USA in a world more thirsty than ever for the power of water.

Only two years ago, interior British Columbia’s outdoor marijuana industry was the underground economic driver few talked about but many profited from. Today, BC’s green…