Browsing by Tag: kootenay

Shayna Jones’s multimedia project explores narratives of race in the face of rural living. By Louis Bockner

In the West Kootenay region, the sheer number of adventure-tourism tenures is causing conflict among users and instigating impassioned pleas from the public for the government to press pause on the process.

In 1956, the Sinixt people were declared extinct by the Canadian government. After an 11-year legal battle, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled the Sinixt should now have access to their traditional hunting territory, which encompasses a large swath of the West Kootenay region. What does this mean for their “extinct” status and their future?

From the editorial in the Summer 2020 issue, in which we featured a mash-up of Coast and Kootenay content, here is our editor on why…

In his latest Backside column, editor-in-chief Mitchell Scott asks whether we’ve become too obsessed with staying alive. After all, if death is inevitable for all of us, why are we so scared of it?

The Cottonwood Lake Preservation Society is trying to raise $180,000 by Aug 31, 2020 as a first milestone to purchase 49 hectares of mature forest above Cottonwood Lake, and save it from private land logging. This is how you can help.

With a summer of festivals nearly non-existent, it’s exciting to hear the Nelson International Mural Festival is still going to happen in 2020.

The Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Festival saw a lot of format changes this year, including the addition of one seriously good party. Here are the deets as well as a slideshow from our buddy and pro photog Steve Ogle.

The 14th Annual Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Festival is landing February 21-23. New for this year is a big mountain freestyle competition called the Powder Crown and the KMC Coldsmokin’ Bush Party.

This month the movie “Regeneration” drops. We chat with one of its creators about snowboarding, the climate, and, more importantly, who the hell skins an up track without poles.

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!

But from the Okanagan to Northern Montana, and around the world, witches exist not to spook nor hex, but to enlighten and empower.

This summer construction will begin on the longest alpine water slide in the world in Rossland, BC.

Parts of Rogers Pass are now closed because of poaching by backcountry skiers. Here’s how Parks Canada is trying to manage the winter masses at this popular area.

The 13th Annual Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Festival is landing February 22-24 at Whitewater Ski Resort. Here’s what you can expect from the event.

How does a small team of snow pros generate comprehensive avalanche forecasts about Canada’s mightiest mountains, every single day, all winter long? Like this.

Returning to the scene of a crash that cost him dearly, a former snowboarder-turned-sit skier is nevertheless living it, loving it, and launching it.

A new video showcases a Castlegar, British Columbia rock climbing couple who have overcome life’s challenges and are now stronger than ever. 

He crafts skis from trees he logs. There’s a terrain park in his backyard. Al Eagleton knows he owes serendipity a beer.

Got the nerve to fly a mini-car 180 clicks an hour? If so, make the trip to the historic town of Kaslo, British Columbia.