There are always issues. From backcountry safety to environmental bureaucracy. We’re not afraid to dig to the core of some of mountain culture’s most pressing issues.
The Engine Inside is a new documentary that sheds light on the overlooked potential of the bicycle.
Sometimes, to save a species, you have to kill one. This is the story of an invasive American bullfrog, told from his perspective.
What is it about high-spirited mountain life that encourages people to get high and drink spirits? Learning from her interview subjects and her own experiences, podcaster Emily Holland explains the physical and emotional ride of attaining sobriety in a culture awash with being sloshed.
If a foreign army invaded Vancouver or Seattle, would you help defend your country? Ukrainians faced that choice when Russian troops attacked in early 2022. We reach out to skiers, bikers, climbers, and other mountain recreationalists to learn how their lives have been impacted by war.
The Kootenays are home to the world’s only inland temperate rainforest, and its uniqueness attracts everyone from tree huggers to tree cutters.
Shayna Jones’s multimedia project explores narratives of race in the face of rural living. By Louis Bockner
Mountain Muskox is a new group-therapy program offering hope for survivors of alpine trauma.
In the West Kootenay region, the sheer number of adventure-tourism tenures is causing conflict among users and instigating impassioned pleas from the public for the government to press pause on the process.
Editor-in-chief Mitchell Scott explores his other half in this latest Backside Column about all of our alter egos.
How can privately owned forests in highly visible and visited areas be logged seemingly without regulation or community input? Journalist Jeff Davies explains the complexities of British Columbia forest-land classifications and how one Kootenay community rallied to take action.
Award-winning journalist Bob Keating has retired from journalism after a 35-year career and launched the Kootenay Time Podcast.
Meet the marijuana business mega-player who’s established a next-level, world-class research facility in Comox, British Columbia.
There are few things to celebrate during a global pandemic, but as our senior writer observes, the demise of the handshake may well be one of them.
Editor-in-chief Mitchell Scott goes deep down the drain to ponder pee in his Backside column from the Summer 2020 issue of Kootenay Mountain Culture magazine.
From the editorial in the Summer 2020 issue, in which we featured a mash-up of Coast and Kootenay content, here is our editor on why…
Fashion icon Coco Chanel once said the best way to lose your cares is to be someone, not something. As our senior writer discovers, these drag performers are sharing that message with people of all ages.
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