Written By Colin Cartwright
Kootenay Bears is comprised of twenty-nine short stories. It is "a record of some of the more interesting encounters that I have had with bears, both black and grizzly." While some of these tales are hair-raising, others are humorous and entertaining. "Although bears make up a miniscule percentage of the number of animals, birds, insects, and plants to be observed, studied and enjoyed, they are by far the subject of more stories than any other. It's not often, at least in my experience, that someone will regale an appreciative audience with a wild and usually exaggerated story of a sudden unexpected encounter with a frog, or a chickadee."