As this series continues to be published in the paper, a number of people have provided Wildsight Golden with feedback that what we are advocating cannot be done during a global pandemic. Many of our tools to reduce waste have been taken away under public health guidelines, such as buying bulk and reusing our coffee … Continued
Do we really need coal to make steel?
Teck’s proposed Castle mine, which will produce more coal than any other mine in the country, won’t have a federal environmental assessment—unless the people demand one.
Old growth forests in BC are being systematically eliminated through industrial forestry and bad government policy. Present government policy is allowing for the destruction of what little old growth forest remains in British Columbia – if this continues, old growth forests and the species that depend upon them will disappear. We’re asking you to take … Continued
Our province’s economy has restarted and the government is making decisions on how best to invest their $1.5 billion Economic Recovery Fund. Many organizations and individuals are actively engaged in promoting an economic recovery that addresses pressing social and environmental issues, strengthens our capacity to face future crises, and protects the life of all living … Continued
One doesn’t have to drive Kootenay roads for long to know we have an issue with wildlife collisions on our highways. Animal carcasses at the side of the road are commonplace and a telltale smear of blood on the highway is a reminder of how deadly the road can be. Too often the carcass is … Continued
A barrel of lemons landed on our education team’s heads when coronavirus kicked traditional education to the curb. How to deliver education programming when schools were closed and social distancing was in place? We rolled up our sleeves and started squeezing those lemons into something as wonderful as a tall, cool glass of lemonade on … Continued
It is important to do the three “R”s in the order they are. First Reduce, second Reuse and thirdly, Recycle. Many people feel cynical about recycling, concerned that recycling just ends up in the landfill. It makes us feel that the effort may not be worth it. It is justified to feel cynical especially about … Continued
A massive ski resort development has been proposed in the Central Selkirk mountains between Kaslo and New Denver. The proposal would cover 55 square kilometres of the mountains north of Highway 31A, bordering Goat Range Provincial Park. The sprawling Zincton resort development, proposed by David Harley, would incorporate Kane Creek, the Three Forks area, London … Continued
The use of jet boats in the St Mary River near Kimberley is not a new controversy. But it reflects the growing tensions over how we as individuals and as a community interact with our natural environment. When Transport Canada banned motorized craft on the Elk River by Fernie, there was a large outcry similar … Continued
(Photo by Tesia Hackett) On Tuesday, May 19th the Community Invasive Plant Program (CIPP) started up for the 2020 summer season. This program was originally initiated by Wildsight Golden in our community in 2010 and is currently operated in a partnership with the Town of Golden and the Columbia-Shuswap Invasive Species Society (CSISS). Each year, … Continued