This year the Kimberley Farmers’ Market has put together a Waste Wise Station (WWS) to help minimize the amount of waste generated by our market. We have been able to send compost to the Open Gate Garden and the recycling is washed, sorted and directed to the Yellow Bin Program. The goal with the WWS … Continued
Columbia River Treaty: Coming to the Table
The Kimberley Open Gate Garden is located on Rotary Dr. behind the Aquatic Centre and it is ALWAYS OPEN. It is a place for anyone to stop by and enjoy local fresh produce, expand their gardening knowledge and connect with a safe space to learn and grow. It is open to anyone at any time … Continued
The BC Government wants to hear from you about wildlife and habitat conservation—and they need to hear that business as usual just isn’t working.
Send a message today for a new approach to wildlife, habitat and ecosystems in BC.
British Columbia is reforming our environmental assessment process—and this is your chance to weigh in for strong environmental protections. BC’s environmental assessments consider the consequences of major projects—like the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort, pipelines and Elk Valley coal mines—on our natural world. Environmental assessments play a big part in deciding whether or not projects can go ahead. We have … Continued
School is out and the days of wild rambling, lake swimming and creek fishing are on. But sometimes, when you find your kids curled up in a shady hammock in the heat of the day, or snuggled into their sleeping bags in the tent at night, or even whiling away the time in the backseat … Continued
For the mighty grizzly bear, like all wildlife, habitat is crucial. But for grizzly populations to thrive in the long term, connectivity is just as important. Along the Rocky Mountains, changes in connectivity and habitat have seen grizzlies thrive in some places and sent populations into a nose dive elsewhere. In the southeast corner of … Continued
Written by: Kim Urbaniak As the group exits the forest and steps into the clearing by the lake, their eyes fill with wonder, “So THIS is the lake!” someone exclaims. “Look at all the birds!” another student hollers, before running off to take a closer look. Today’s field trip is off to a good start. … Continued
From The Narwhal: International treaty at risk as Canadian commissioners accused of omitting information on selenium pollution flowing from B.C.’s Elk Valley into Montana waters
In recent weeks, the renegotiation of the 54-year-old Columbia River Treaty between Canada and the US began in earnest. Although it is early in the renegotiation process, it is crucial for Canada to establish now which issues are on the table—and who is at the table. When the original treaty was signed, there were only … Continued
Last week, the B.C. government released its review of the professional reliance system, a system that has put industry in charge of water, fish and wildlife in British Columbia. The report, written by Mark Haddock, makes it clear that the professional reliance system has failed us, and that, because they are hired by the very … Continued