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
Do we really need coal to make steel?
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
In the Elk Valley, mountain-top removal coal mines dig up millions of tonnes of coal every year. When people ask questions about how these coal mines add to climate change, Teck is always quick to point out that the mines produce steelmaking coal, not the dirty kind of coal that’s burned to generate electricity. But … Continued
Reopening Wildsight Invermere – Let us know what you think!
2020 is the sixth annual year that Wildsight Golden has hosted the GET WILD! summer outdoor environmental education camp for the children and youth of Golden and area. Participants will learn more about local ecosystems through play and exploration. The camp runs weekly. This children’s camp with participants from 6 to 10 years of age … Continued
In recent months, British Columbians have come together to face an unprecedented health crisis. Now is the time to come together to look forward and decide on the future we need. As governments begin providing economic relief and helping businesses reopen safely, the province’s COVID-19 economic stimulus investments can provide the opportunity to build our … Continued