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Category description for Kootenay. Art, photography, design and editorial converge in a conversation focused on how and why human beings intersect with mountain landscapes in BC and around the world.

Two British Columbia events have been awarded best festivals by DJ Mag: Bass Coast in Merritt won “Best Boutique Festival” and Shambhala in Salmo won “Best Music Festival.”

Revelstoke, British Columbia’s Luna Festival unites newcomers, old-timers, artsy-smartsies, and adreno-bingers in the name of art, wonder, and a little extra economic growth.

Doris Hausleitner is a scientist, consultant and Selkirk College ecology instructor who’s helping us learn more about the fascinating world of wolverines. 

Sweeping monopolization, unprecedented newsroom cuts, and the internet have done great harm to local journalism. Will communities ever be as critically well informed as they one were. We report on the state of the press.

Surf Anywhere got its break on the Kananaskis River, but today the river-surfing company is creating waves around the world.

From June 21 to 23, Revelstoke played host to the Husqvarna Triple B dirtbike rally and campout. Our correspondent Lexi Pechout reports back about the all-female event.

Behold bellyaking, a new river-borne adventure that begs the question: why hang ten when you can hang twenty?

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.

Red Teeth, the Mountain Wine Festival hosted by Red Mountain Resort and the Josie Hotel, returns June 28 to July 1, 2019.

Most in the village seem to smoke. All of their butts tossed into these stunning waters—on which their whole life depends.

Given a choice of any beverage, most black bears and grizzlies would probably not stuff their snouts into a vat of gin. But in Fernie, British Columbia, a company has distilled a drink with Ursidae in mind.

Every May, motorheads converge on Canal Flats, British Columbia, for some good ol’ cut and chase.

The National Park Foundation in America has announced the winners of its “Share the Experience” photo contest. And they’re sick!

Nate Atkins is a 15-year-old native of Nelson, British Columbia, who’s tearing up the mountain bike circuit. He’s come a long way since riding his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle bike when he was two.

Historian and writer Greg Nesteroff shares the story of Bill Lane, an undercover FBI agent sent to the Slocan Valley to ferret out counter-culture radicals. Maybe you met him?

TV personality and angler Don Freschi was born and raised in Trail, British Columbia, and has fished waterways around the world. His favourite? The Columbia River of course.

Adventure journalist Matt Coté tests just how light you can go with a mid-layer while moving around the Selkirk Mountains in an Arc’teryx Atom Super Light Hoody.

Want to live to 100? While science has discovered mountain zones around the globe where centenarians are thriving, Editor Vince Hempsall reports there’s more to a life of longevity than big walks over the hill. 

Fernie Brewing Company has won a gold medal at the Canadian Brewing Awards for its Campout West Coast Pale.