The proposed Zincton ski and summer resort won’t have an environmental assessment — unless we speak up to demand one. Even though the resort would cover 55 square kilometres of crucial wildlife habitat in the Selkirk Mountains between Kaslo and New Denver, the developer says the resort is too small
Author: Lars Sander-Green
It’s been three years since the release of the Old Growth Strategic Review, but our ancient trees are still being loaded onto logging trucks. One square kilometer of old growth is logged every single day in BC. Will you speak up to protect our irreplaceable forests?
Fuelled by a deep belief that water is our most precious resource, Jim and Laura Duncan dedicated their passion, time and later careers to inspiring a love of water through science and education. The Jim and Laura Duncan Water Education Fund will create a legacy for children and youth in the Columbia Basin to learn … Continued
In late July, a fledgling bank swallow emerges from its burrow in a steep cliff alongside the Columbia Wetlands. Shortly after it first takes flight, likely within days or weeks, this young swallow will begin a journey that could take it as far south as Chile for the winter.
In Sparwood, dust from the nearby coal mine sometimes drifts over the town, coating everything in fine black powder and leaving some residents concerned about what they’re breathing in. But what exactly is in that dust? The answer may come from a surprising source: moss. Wildsight’s own Wyatt Petryshen has just published a peer-reviewed study … Continued
Montana sets selenium pollution limit for Koocanusa, while BC stalls Late last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved a new, lower limit for selenium pollution limit in Lake Koocanusa in Montana based on six years of study from a group of scientists on both sides of the border. The evidence is in: to … Continued
With thousands of dollars in rebates for low-carbon heating and hot water, now is the time to get your home off natural gas.
Even though Lake Koocanusa is more than a hundred kilometres downstream of Teck’s coal mines in the Rocky Mountains, selenium pollution flowing from the mines is a real danger to fish who call the reservoir home. The still waters of the 145km long reservoir that runs from B.C. into Montana allow even low concentrations of … Continued
Teck’s Castle coal mine will have a federal environmental assessment, Federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson announced today. That’s good news for fish, bears and other wildlife in BC’s southern Rockies! The Minister ordered the assessment after Wildsight and other conservation groups, First Nations, U.S. governments and hundreds of people like you requested a full federal … Continued
Teck’s Castle coal mine expansion will take down a mountain in the BC Rockies over decades and will become Canada’s largest coal mine by production. But under Canada’s environmental assessment rules, the mine apparently doesn’t qualify for a federal environmental assessment because it’s too small! How can a massive coal mine with a well known … Continued