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Ruling against the questionable aims of an American billionaire, BC’s Supreme Court has granted the public access to parts of Canada’s largest privately owned cattle ranch. Despite the high court’s decision, some of the province’s outdoor recreation stakeholders wonder if too many cows have already left the barn.

Meet the next generation of mountain-sports athletes, guides, instructors, and storytellers. These are their dreams and their challenges.

A team of self-professed high-tech Kootenay hippies is helping build a tower of timber within Vancouver’s glass and concrete skyline.

From the Backside column of the latest KMC magazine, Mitchell Scott offers a treatise on lost sunglasses. Because they sun is always shining somewhere.

Ulysse Homier is a second-degree black belt who gets his kicks on high. Now the West Kootenay athlete is preparing for the world championships.

Cowichan Valley local Randy Weflen has returned to his business Wefi Surf to craft some of the most beautiful, and expensive, surfboards in the Pacific Northwest.

An open-pit mine threatens 151 kilometres of salmon-bearing streams in Alaska. The film Fish First documents what’s at stake.

Laura Adams has had some incredible adventures during her lifetime: from solo climbing in the Himalayas to ski guiding on Baffin Island. Her latest experiences involve more two-dimensional fare that are equally as thrilling.

When powder plowers in Bozeman, Montana, see the light, it’s time to shred.

From Shanghai to Salmo to Sin City, BC/DC has earned a reputation as one of North America’s raddest road-tripping tribute bands. It’s been 20 years. And one hell of a highway.

From the feature opener of the latest issue of Coast Mountain Culture magazine, editor Mike Berard describes the impact pro skier Dave Treadway had on his life and his faith.

An infamous arctic expedition gone awry. Cannibalism. Historical blasphemy. Three adventurers struggle to retrace the fateful path of a 19th-Century explorer the world should know about.

From the editor’s introduction of “The Future” issue of Kootenay Mountain Culture magazine, managing editor Vince Hempsall pens a letter to his infant son for him to open and read in 2039.

Rosslanders and Red Mountain pay high praise to Ardis Urquhart, a community crusader lost too soon.

A ferocious carnivore and old-growth forager, the fisher was nearly wiped out. But in Washington State, this delightfully wicked weasel is returning.

In British Columbia’s Cariboo country, a young family’s fringe existence reverberates with the twang of banjos, love and an inferno of loss. For Juno-awarding winning performers Pharis and Jason Romero, this is life, and the strings that are attached.

Ocean Falls, BC, was once so booming, it boasted Canada’s first indoor swimming pool. Then the bust. Now cryptocurrency is breathing new life into this coastal community.

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.