KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOUR: Mandi McRobbie Ski destination turned forever home For some folks, the valley is too enticing to ever leave. Mandi was drawn here by the wildlife and breathtaking landscapes, and hooked in by the “culture of kindness and support in the community. My husband and I stopped here to ski for a few weeks … Continued
Supreme Court decision on Qat'muk: What's next?
Aren’t we lucky to live in this beautiful place? I love living in the Elk Valley surrounded by nature. I feel nurtured by the mountains, clean air and water. Taking action to care for this place that I love so much has become very important to me.
On March 10, President Obama will hold a State Dinner at the White House for Prime Minister Trudeau, the first time such an event has been held for a Canadian leader in 19 years. In an open letter issued today, conservation groups from both sides of the border are calling on the leaders to use … Continued
“When you come to a fork, keep taking the worst road,” she says over the phone, directing me to Muskrat Ranch, her off-grid 80-acre homestead on the fringe of the Purcell Mountains. “We can meet anytime but Monday through Wednesday, when I’m off with my team and wagon.”
Our water program, Living Lakes Canada, is co-hosting the 36th International Symposium of the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) in Banff from November 1-4, 2016. The theme of this year’s symposium is Science to Stewardship: Balancing Economic Growth with Lake Sustainability. There may be no locale more appropriate to host a discussion on the impact of development on natural … Continued
The theme for this year’s legendary Bird Fest is, “Where the Birds Are – a celebration of the art, the agriculture, and the birds of the Creston Valley.” The festival will run from May 13-15, with an exciting array of events, from photography to family paddles to nighttime birding. See the complete schedule of events here! … Continued
KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOUR: Marianne Ober Getting involved After attending the 2014 Wild and Scenic Film Festival, Marianne was inspired to volunteer with Wildsight, “I wanted to be part of a group that stands up for our amazing surroundings…I knew that Wildsight would be a great cause to spend some of my time on.” Since spring of … Continued
Happy New Year! Our first year of the Columbia Wetlands Water Bird Survey was a great success, and to celebrate, we wanted to share some of the highlights with you. Over 14,000 individual birds were counted during the spring migration surveys and over 40,000 individual birds were counted during the fall migration surveys. Over 50 citizen … Continued
As 2015 comes to a close and we look toward the new year with hearts full of hope and spirits committed to action, we want to thank you. Thank you for coming out to rallies on freezing cold mornings, for stuffing envelopes, staffing events, writing letters and giving so generously. Happy 2016. With you by … Continued
This year, Wildsight Kimberley/Cranbrook is bringing net-zero energy building to the area with their net-zero speaker series. Experienced builders will share their knowledge about design, construction practices, and materials that make buildings that generate as much energy as they use a reality. What if our homes and buildings produced as much energy as they consumed? … Continued