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The name says it all. This is where you find the small sensational gems: music, art, books, websites, films and design.

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.

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.

In this book review we look at Big Lonely Doug by Harley Rustad. It’s more than just a story of a lone fir tree; it’s about the history and ecology of our forests.

Paul Saso, author of Kootenay Inspired, has taken the sales from his book and donated them so a local child can attend the Tipi Camp Nature Retreat.

In the 1980s, Nelson, British Columbia, was in a depression after its lumber mill and university closed. Now, it’s a thriving cultural centre. Donna Macdonald,…

In this book of poems, Jeff Pew explores life’s mysteries—loss, celebration, mindfulness—through the intimate minutiae of the day-to-day. A lover’s note left in the kitchen,…

Michael Christie’s coming-of-age juggernaut, If I Fall, If I Die, pulls readers into the suffocating headspace of an agoraphobic mother and her son.

Whether Fernie, British Columbia, knows it or not, its entertainment scene has been taken up a notch by a fantastical group of corset-clad ladies. Originally…

Whistler, British Columbia, illustrator Kate Zessel draws her inspiration from the mountains where she lives and from the elusive creatures that inhabit them. The 25-year-old…

This evocative multi-touch e-book is a fascinating and interactive foray into Mount Everest culture told by two of Canada’s most eminent mountaineers. Pat Morrow, who…

Pete Moynes (KMC publisher) and myself (KMC editor) recently headed up to Whitewater for a “board” meeting. Just 25 minutes from Nelson, with the sun…

It’s been debated for years. It’s been wanted and waited for, despised and abhorred. But in all reality, it’s been needed. Whitewater’s local skier populace has…

Devils Range Trip Report, by Chris Rowat Feb 18 – 22, 2010 On February 18, Mike Moor, Bruce Gardave, Randy Richmond and myself embarked on…

Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine Launches New Website. Based in Nelson, BC, with a growing readership and an emerging reputation as one of the most coveted…