Jim Cooperman

Videos show Shuswap Passion

Did you know that in addition to reading these Shuswap Passion columns in this paper and online, you can also watch Shuswap Passion videos

The Haig-Brown legacy

There is an effort underway to re-name Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park with a Secwepemc name

Sicamous: a community transformation

At the eastern gateway to the Shuswap is the municipality of Sicamous, a transformative community that is poised to re-invent itself again

The Shuswap’s first trail guides

Long before the Trail Alliance was even a glimmer of an idea, seven outdoor enthusiasts produced the first trail guide

A gateway to mountain adventure

Malakwa is a resourceful community that when faced with challenges, finds a way to continue thriving

Return to Wright Lake

Back in the early 1990s, the diminutive Wright Lake was at the centre of the controversy surrounding the effort to protect the Anstey Arm

North Fork dream now a reality

Peter Jennings would be extremely pleased with the progress made towards his vision of North Fork Wild

Living the dream in Seymour Arm

Serenity can be elusive however, during the summer when most of the 500 homes and summer cabins are full

Bears returning to backyards

As the fruit ripens in the fall and the berries in the backcountry dry up, black bears become a regular sight in our backyards

Many opportunities for camping in the Shuswap

One need not despair over the lack of camping spaces in BC Provincial Parks, because there are over 40 recreations sites

An art show not to be missed

The light bulbs were shining brightly above their heads three years ago when Trail Alliance executive director Phil McIntyre-Paul…

The province’s glaciers are melting

It appears as if the earth is entering a new phase of global warming, as temperature records are continuously being broken

Artist shines light on history

Sometimes it takes a trip to Vancouver to learn something new about where you live

Artist deserves more recognition

Artist Charles John Collings' lived in and painted the Shuswap area 100 years ago.

The Seymour Arm fruit lands

Seymour Arm holds the unique distinction of being the only community in the Shuswap and perhaps the entire province…

Road blocks to fixing agricultural pollution

There are significant parallels between the groundwater contamination crisis in nearby Hullcar and the decline in Shuswap Lake water quality

Early archaeologist studied Secwepemc

Five of the Secwepemc photos in my upcoming book, Everything Shuswap, were taken by one of Canada’s earliest archaeologists

Constructing the CPR in the Shuswap

… I rediscovered some material about the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) through the Shuswap in my history file cabinet

Walter Montgomery – Chase’s logging photographer

…there was a young, very skilled photographer who came to stay for the rest of his life

Chase’s cowboy artist

The town of Chase lost a true treasure and a most valuable piece of history, when a large mural of a cowboy scene was destroyed