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Not so long ago it was home to one of the most astounding fish populations in North America. Since 2014, however, the once mighty Gerrard struggles to reach five pounds. How is that possible you ask? As our intrepid journalist discovers, the answers are not so easy to catch.

Unsure if that blazing night light was a UFO? Maybe it was one of these extraordinary meteors that has entered British Columbia airspace in the last 20 years.

From audio anomalies to celestial orbs, there is no shortage of Kootenay UFO sightings. Are they hallucinations? Hoaxes? Writer Derrick Knowles gets up close with what is interstellar.

His vehicles teem with painted words and glittery ornaments, yet Fred Tober’s life on the road isn’t always as shiny as his rhinestones.

Tomorrow is not a given. Only today can be taken. It’s in the cards. Just ask them. In her first “From the Mountain” column in the Winter 20190-20 issue of Coast Mountain Culture Magazine, Lisa Richardson asks the most important question.

Coast Mountain Culture writer Clare Menzel follows the history of outdoor fashion’s most polarizing pantone, peeking into the science and psychology of colour, in five acts.

The latest offering from West Kootenay-based duo Moontricks is called “Backwoods Bass” and as writer Louis Bockner learns, it’s anything but bush league.

Ayahuasca, peyote, Psilocybe semilanceata, and Turbina corymbose are not household names or readily available at your local pharmacy. But Western culture is beginning to embrace…

Once a seemingly distant siren threatening tomorrow’s generations, the age of extinction is upon us, with worldwide evidence of wildlife gone forever. KMC’s Emily Nilsen reflects upon the fate of North America’s South Selkirk caribou herd and the meaning of their disappearance.

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.