The article below was originally published in the Salmon Arm Observer and Shuswap Passion. By Jim Cooperman Thanks to the work of a forest campaigner, Eddie Petryshen, from the Kootenay environmental group Wildsight, we are now aware of the plans to log the remaining stands of giant, ancient red cedars in the Upper Seymour River … Continued
Zincton is back: Big resort, big losses for wildlife
An innovative new project is putting food into the forest and fighting the risk of forest fires at the same time. Wildfires blanketed BC this summer, with climate projections showing that, if business as usual continues, temperatures will continue to rise. In the heavily-forested West Kootenay, wildfires are perhaps the most extreme threat our communities … Continued
Tuesday, November 30 is Giving Tuesday—a global movement dedicated to giving back. Giving Tuesday comes on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday but rather than shopping, the focus of this special day is on community giving. This Giving Tuesday, we’re asking for donations towards Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook‘s food security projects. Big or small, … Continued
When we launched our Youth Climate Corps (YCC) program in 2020, our hope was never to just provide youth with a few new job skills. The goal has always been to empower young adults to pursue climate justice, to join in climate action, and to choose career paths that help our planet. YCC alumni are … Continued
Wildsight Revelstoke Branch Manager Permanent, Part-Time 10-30 hours per week at $20-$30 per hour based on experience Are you a motivated, organized person, passionate about your community and the environment? If so, Wildsight Revelstoke is looking for a new Branch Manager to work with our dynamic Board of Directors. Our strength lies in our … Continued
Youth Climate Corps West Kootenay What can our community do to respond to a changing climate? How is climate change impacting our health? Our food security? Our forests? How can we help? To hear answers to these questions and more, join Wildsight’s Youth Climate Corps (YCC) on November 25th for the virtual event, Imagine Nelson: … Continued
We’re excited to share that our popular nature-based summer day camp program will be back in 2022 following a very successful 2021 season!
With all of the uncertainty surrounding in-person events during the pandemic, we are thrilled to have had a successful 2021 season for the Kimberley Farmers’ Market!
The BC government recently announced plans to defer logging of 2.6 million hectares of high-risk old growth forests pending the outcome of consultations with Indigenous Nations. The deferrals, based on the priority areas identified by the independent Old Growth Technical Advisory Panel, show that the provincial government recognizes the desperate state of our old growth … Continued
A Webinar with thinkBright Homes and Kootenay Solar Whether you are thinking about renovation, retrofitting, or building a new home, the presentation from thinkBright Homes will help you learn about how to keep your home’s energy demand and your GHGs low. Meanwhile, Kootenay Solar will present on all things solar energy — from what it … Continued