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From climate change to snow systems, even basic knowledge as to why our regions do what they do when it comes to weather.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Last spring, Nelson’s two main interests came together with the creation of his first-ever skateboard made from repurposed spalted maple and a turquoise epoxy.

Hundreds of stalwart volunteers are digging in and raking muck in BC streams for the precious salmon and its precarious future.

A new school of linguistic experts and cultural researchers is beginning to discover a connection between endangered languages and collapsing ecologies. Can we save the world one word at a time?

Former Hazelton, BC, mayor Alice Maitland has spoken out on all matters of small-town politics, including big-business bullying and indigenous rights — and she’s only 85.

One of BC’s leading wildfire ecologists, Robert Gray, says British Columbians can expect fire in the woods and smoke in the air for decades to come. “This is what the future looks like, and, if anything, it’s going to be worse than this,” he says.

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.

Thirty years after the world watched British Columbia’s War in the Woods, Clayoquot Sound is stirring with unrest again. Amid Indigenous People’s struggle to steward the land and the resource sector’s goal to employ, a million annual visitors now stream to this delicate place, a land of beauty that was once off the radar but is now off the charts.

An excerpt: How the builders of boards and bikes are tackling the issues of sustainability and consumer consciousness. By Ryan Stuart.