We’re thrilled to announce that a Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging station is being installed at the Marysville Eco Park! This marks the first EV charging station in Marysville while adding to the three existing stations in Kimberley. We sat down at the Eco Park with Troy Pollock, Manager of Planning at the City … Continued
The true cost of coal: An overview of coal mining in the Elk Valley
Wildsight News : Wildsight
For years, many residents of the small hamlet of Argenta and the West Kootenay have campaigned for the inclusion of the Argenta face, an important landscape on Kootenay Lake that lies between Argenta and Johnson’s Landing, into the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy. But now, a portion of this locally cherished area is slated to be logged. … Continued
We’re hiring, join our team.
To kick off B.C.’s Mining Month, we’re releasing a five-part series focused on the hidden impacts of coal mining in the Elk Valley. The first instalment of the series presents an overview of coal mining in British Columbia and highlights the Elk Valley as a case study of Canada’s largest silent unfolding contamination crisis.
You will not want to miss this opportunity! If you are between 15-18 years old, live in the Columbia Basin, and want a summer experience like no other, sign up for the Columbia River Field school now. There is a short application process, and a high probability of acceptance. Due date is May 15th, so … Continued
Spring has sprung in Revelstoke! The snow has melted, the birds are singing, the flowers are blooming – and the Western Toads (Anaxyrus boreas), have begun their annual breeding rituals. Love makes us all do crazy things, and for toads this means crossing Airport Way as they move between terrestrial and aquatic habitats to mate … Continued
Racing down the highway between Golden and Invermere on Highway 95, the rest stop at Castledale would look like hardly much at all. Just a smile-faced piece of pavement, a flash of a view as you make your busy way. But if you take some extra time and pull the car over, you’ll be rewarded … Continued
From her early efforts as president of Wildsight’s Invermere Branch in the 1990’s to her internationally-recognized conservation leadership today, Kat Hartwig has been recognized as this year’s Ellen Zimmerman Award recipient. Ellen spent a lifetime dedicated to protecting the natural beauty of this valley. Her memory lives on as we celebrate other environmental leaders in … Continued
What does being a local mean to you? Whether you have been here for a year or 80, a special small-town spirit can always be found in the smiles passed at the farmers’ market, in connections shared in community garden soils and seed swaps. It’s in the extraordinary power of people, gathering to restore our … Continued
Wildsight’s Youth Climate Corps (YCC) is looking for young adults interested in taking direct action to tackle the global climate crisis and support local community needs, all while getting paid to do so. Starting this May, crew members in Kimberley/Cranbrook will address solutions to the climate emergency, with skills and certifications to combat climate change … Continued