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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.

These socks are made in America. And like their country of birth, they’re powerful as hell. Why do you want powerful socks? Because what other item of your daily clothing gets punched 10,000 times a day?

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.

Sun Peaks offers the earliest scheduled winter opening of any resort in British Columbia. This is what you can expect.

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.

The Columbia Basin Trust has announced it will help create 198 new child care spaces and improve 1,256 existing spaces in the Kootenay region.

With the help of a grant worth more than $300,000, the ​Civic Theatre ​in Nelson, British Columbia is working towards developing a thriving ​Screen-Based Industry in the Kootenays.

In less than a week CK9 Studios will drop its Over Time short film featuring skiing phenom Sammy Carlson. Here’s a sneak peak of its sickness plus an interview with the creators.

Patagonia has announced all 61 of its waterproof shells are now made with recycled materials in Fair Trade Certified factories.

Is this the last bag you’ll ever need? Our online editor and his one-year-old try to destroy the latest offering from Eqpd Gear and learn it’s aptly named.

Reinhold Messner, one of the world’s greatest mountaineers, will be presenting at the 2019 Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival.

Surging in popularity among cycling purists, bikepacking is gaining traction as a return to the adventurism and exploration of the pre-freeride era. One backcountry crew…

For the first time in its 23-year history, Shambhala Music Festival will be held in July. General Admission tickets will grant access to the Salmo River Ranch starting on Friday, July 24th to Monday, July 27th, 2020.

The Kootenay Rock Climbing Festival returns September 21-22, 2019, and will feature Canada’s best rock climber Sonnie Trotter.

In the recent issue of KMC we feature a story about bikepacking the Purcell Range in BC. Here are the differences between bikepacking and bike touring.

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!

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.