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It defines us through understanding and expression. Culture represents the boundaries of what we stand for, the direction in which we’re going, the beautiful pieces that make humanity both beautiful and interesting. It’s the music and the art, the movements and the ideas. And it explodes in the mountains.

My intuition tells me the future will be about people taking back their time and, in the process, freedom.

Take a virtual-reality trip to the glaciers of Iceland, the remote fishing villages of Indonesia and more on November 30, between 7-10pm, in Nelson, British Columbia. VR headsets will be on hand and the experience is free and open to people of all ages.

The latest cover of Coast Mountain Culture magazine features an other-worldly ski photograph by Reuben Krabbe. Here we interview him about how it all came together and the movie that details it’s creation.

Scott Sommerville, chief administrative officer of the City of Kimberley in southeast British Columbia was the brainchild behind building Canada’s largest tracking solar array: the SunMine.

In 2018, the CEO of Columbia Lake Technology Center, Lorri Fehr, helped turn the quaint village of Canal Flats, BC, into a test piece for rural economic revitalization by farming data: the world’s newest valuable resource.

Entrepreneur Don Freschi’s company cheaply, cleanly and cleverly, combines otherwise toxic by-products from the smelter in Trail, BC, to make new metals for semiconductors and the solar-energy industry.

Rossland entrepreneur Darrel Fry of Pulp Traction wants to make plastics you can put in your garden or in the ocean and they’ll break down. And he’s using trees to do it.

The Columbia Basin Trust has announced it will help create 198 new child care spaces and improve 1,256 existing spaces in the Kootenay region.

With the help of a grant worth more than $300,000, the ​Civic Theatre ​in Nelson, British Columbia is working towards developing a thriving ​Screen-Based Industry in the Kootenays.

In less than a week CK9 Studios will drop its Over Time short film featuring skiing phenom Sammy Carlson. Here’s a sneak peak of its sickness plus an interview with the creators.

Patagonia has announced all 61 of its waterproof shells are now made with recycled materials in Fair Trade Certified factories.

As the Pacific Northwest clings to much of the planet’s remaining old-growth timber, what should be left to stand and what needs to fall? We report on the paradox plaguing our last greatest forests with a chorus of voices from every corner of the clear-cut.

One of the Pacific Northwest’s greatest modern-day conservationists is screening his natural-history tale about the Great Bear Rainforest at IMAX theatres around the world.

The Pacific Northwest heavy-metal scene has torn a path all of its own since the 1980s. It’s fun. Ferocious. And even outright evil. It is music to your fears.

For the first time in its 23-year history, Shambhala Music Festival will be held in July. General Admission tickets will grant access to the Salmo River Ranch starting on Friday, July 24th to Monday, July 27th, 2020.

With earth-friendly buying emphasizing local main-street economies, we thought it was time to take on local high fashion. Behold our 100-mile outfit fashion spread!

I don’t want to eat less meat. I hate recycling. But I’m going to keep trying. Above all else, I will not be angry and resentful. I’ll go outside and ride and surf and hike so I can stay connected to what’s most important.

Amid concerns over the endangerment of species, spaces, and cowboy culture itself, the American Prairie Reserve project could succeed in protecting the contiguous United State’s largest nature reserve. All it will take is $500 million and a passion for progress, each victory measured in blades of wild grass.

The Shred Hard Camp hosted by pro mountain biker Dylan Sherrard is just one of many events happening at Sun Peaks Resort near Kamloops, British Columbia in August and September.

The BC Court of Appeal has ruled Jumbo Glacier Resort no longer has a valid environmental certificate and development cannot go ahead until re-assessed.