After last week’s announcement of 13 DC fast charging stations for electric cars in the Columbia Basin, there has never been a better time to get off gas and go electric. With more than a dozen level II chargers already available in the Kootenays and 40 more on the way, the first of the new … Continued
Save Our Mountain Caribou Petition delivered to Catherine McKenna!
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This week’s wrap-up features articles by Tim Burkhart, Pieta Woolley, Damien Gillis, Andrew Gage and Dave Quinn.
Feeding elk has been promoted as helpful and even necessary during this snowy winter in the East Kootenay. But is feeding elk really best for the animals? Experienced wildlife biologists have repeatedly argued that feeding elk can do more harm than good, even in harsh winters. The facts don’t support the assertions that we have … Continued
Not only is it Canada Water Week all week, but World Water Day is all day today – which makes this Wednesday a real confluence of water-related celebrations. We figured we’d take a moment to join in the festivities and raise a glass of clean Kootenay water to some of the work our team does … Continued
It is with a heavy heart—a heart heavy with both sadness and gratitude—that we take a moment to pay tribute to two amazing pillars of the East Kootenay community. There is no doubt that their love and passion for wild places and the natural world will continue to live on and inspire family, friends and the communities … Continued
On March 13th, we presented a petition calling for permanent protection of Jumbo, with 61,526 signatures from around the world, to the transboundary Ktunaxa Nation in support of their Qat’muk Declaration at a ceremony in a packed venue at the Ktunaxa Nation offices, with more than 100 in attendance. The petition was launched from a … Continued
On March 13th, Wildsight will present the Keep Jumbo Wild petition to the Ktunaxa tri-nation leadership at a special ceremony in Cranbrook (please join us if you’re local). After that, we’re travelling to Victoria to present the petition to Christy Clark’s government before the upcoming BC election (join us in Victoria). We’re honoured to be asked … Continued
Health Canada is currently taking public comments on the proposed ban of imidacloprid, a widely used neonicotinoid insecticide that many experts believe to be a significant threat to our declining bee populations. Public comments will only be accepted until March 23, 2017, so please join us now in voicing concerns about the importance of stopping … Continued
Beyond Recycling, our solutions-focused education program for intermediate students, is a 24-week journey through sustainability, energy, waste, food, water, and climate change. The goal of the program is to inspire and empower youth to take a leadership role in making positive environmental changes in their homes, schools and communities. And that’s exactly what has been … Continued
In exciting news from the East—or the West, North or South, depending on where you’re reading this—the Wildsight Elk Valley branch will be moving their Keeping Food Real project from brilliant idea to brilliant reality this year. And that’s pretty exciting (and brilliant)! The two-year Keeping Food Real initiative aims to support the citizens and … Continued