Jim Cooperman

Working towards a sustainable recreation plan

SLIPP has focused on monitoring water quality, improving compliance and enforcement and restoration of foreshore habitat.

Taking the bikes to Crowfoot

It has been 38 years since my last trip up to the top of Crowfoot Mountain, when I went up on horseback during a trail ride with friends.

Hiking with the deities at Joss Mountain

“Instructions for living a life: Pay attention, be astonished, tell about it.”

Trail lovers can find bliss along Adams River

With all the attention given to the new trails in the Shuswap, it is easy to overlook the well-established ones.

Explore the heart of the Adams River watershed

After decades of desire, we finally made the nearly four-hour drive up to Tumtum Lake to camp, canoe and explore the area.

Milestone anniversary for park

Fifty years ago Monashee Provincial Park was established, thanks to the efforts of a number of local conservationists.

Golden age of the coffee house

It was the golden age for the Shuswap Coffee House

The birth of a music festival

When the Shuswap Coffee House moved in 1978 to the new Shuswap Theatre in Tappen, it was the beginning of a golden era

Fisheries changes make waves

The list of those speaking out to oppose the current plan by the federal government to weaken the Fisheries Act grows daily.

What makes the Shuswap unique?

Certainly the size, shape, location and water quality of Shuswap Lake is one attribute.

Looking at Shuswap homestead roots

Most of all the settlement in the Shuswap and throughout the province stems from the policy of pre-emption, also known as homesteading.

Pioneer ecologist part of fascinating local history

After sharing my last column about James Teit with Wendy Wickwire, a…