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Wildsight News : Featured
Jessie Caza (née King) stands at the front of the class, mask on. A classroom of Grade 9 students squirm and fidget as the Wildsight educator recaps what was learned in the session before: What’s the ratio of water in the world to what we can actually use? – And what is a watershed? – … 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.
The numbers are staggering; 500 square kilometres of old growth forests are logged every year in BC. Many of these forests in places like the Coastal or Inland Temperate Rainforests are irreplaceable because they have taken hundreds, if not thousands of years to develop. Job numbers are equally staggering; 47,000 forestry jobs were lost between … Continued
Current legislation in British Columbia does not prioritize species at risk such as caribou, nor protect biodiversity and functional ecosystems. Land use continues to be driven by outdated legislation designed to get logs to sawmills, and coal and minerals to market.
The Rocky Mountains are one of the most iconic and biologically significant mountain ranges in the world. Stretching almost 5,000 kilometres from northern British Columbia to the arid reaches of the US Southwest, these spectacular mountains support a vast array of species and provide an essential corridor to maintain genetic diversity for grizzly bears throughout … Continued
Before the 1950s and 60s, the majority of the products we produced and consumed were built to last. Milk bottles made of glass were returned and sterilized for re-use, restaurants offered ceramic plates and stainless-steel cutlery and the plastic bag was yet to be invented. But since then, as technology progressed we have developed an … Continued
“Well done is better than well said,” quipped Benjamin Franklin. Perhaps a no more fitting quote can be found that sums up Wildsight Invermere’s bold experiment. Franklin is often depicted holding a kite in a lightning storm, building on the understanding of electricity – a new phenomenon in the 1740s. Now, nearly 300 years later, … Continued
Coats zipped up, brightly-coloured toques secured over ears. Mittens more or less on, snow pants bunched on tops of boots. These kids are ready to explore outdoors. Following ‘Jessie Frost’ (Wildsight educator Jessie Caza), the Kindergarten / Grade 1 students at Edgewater Elementary burst forth from the warm, fluorescent-lit hallway into a blue sky day, … Continued
Government planned to log untouched old growth in Argonaut Creek, deep in the Inland Temperate Rainforest north of Revelstoke. But more than a thousand people spoke up and they cancelled most — but not all — of their logging plans.