Anyone who has driven Highway 3 between Elko and Alberta has seen wildlife — lots of wildlife. If you’re lucky, they were alive. But we’ve all seen our share of dead wildlife too, and in the worst cases, experienced a wildlife-vehicle collision personally. It can feel like an inevitable side effect of highway use, but … Continued
Do we really need coal to make steel?
Wildsight News :Elk Valley Branch
The BC Auditor General’s audit of compliance and enforcement of the mining sector is strongly critical of the BC government’s failure to address environmental concerns in the Elk Valley. Selenium pollution has been accumulating over the past hundred years. While the problem has been recognized for well over a decade, the province’s failure to take … Continued
Dawn Deydey is Wildsight’s coordinator for Beyond Recycling, a action-oriented sustainability program for kids in the Columbia Basin. She won a Canadian Hometown Hero award in 2013 for all of the amazing work she does in the Elk Valley to create a thriving community based on an environmental ethic. She is a roller derby girl and … Continued
You have an important opportunity to support a proposed boating regulation limiting boats to 20 hp on the upper Columbia River, extending from Fairmont Hot Springs to Donald, excluding Lake Windermere.
Thank you all, our supporters, funders, partners, members, volunteers and friends for an amazing year. Together, we got kids outside connecting with nature, we trained people to monitor their water, we held farmers’ markets and film festivals, and kept the Jumbo Valley wild for another year! Read about everything we accomplished together here in our … Continued
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
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
The public is invited to the first annual Elk Valley Environmental Monitoring Committee (EMC) open house to learn more about the water quality monitoring and management work being undertaken in the Elk Valley under Teck’s Environmental Management Act permit and the Elk Valley Water Quality Plan. The open house is an opportunity to ask questions … Continued