Wildsight News

Wild and Scenic Film Fest World Tour on the Big Screen in Invermere

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Get your tickets online here or purchase them at Circle Health Foods.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival World Tour is stopping in Invermere on Nov 28th and 29th with a cinematic extravaganza set in wild landscapes around the world. Join Wildsight for a journey to spectacular places and watch tales of adventurers living life outside. The films are meant to inform, to inspire and to ignite your creativity. ... Read more »

Job Posting: Lac La Biche Stewardship Coordinator

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Purpose and General Description

The Stewards of the Lac La Biche Watershed are an emerging community-based water stewardship group working in the Athabasca region of Alberta. Stewards of the Lac La Biche Watershed have a vision of an ecologically healthy watershed with balanced management approaches that support recreation and traditional uses, high fish and wildlife values, and economic prosperity in the region. The organization is currently directed by an Interim Steering Committee composed of committed community volunteers and government agency representatives. ... Read more »

Conservation Groups Say Jumbo Glacier Resort Cannot Legally Proceed

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Jumbo Creek Conservation Society and Wildsight have, with the assistance of Ecojustice, made submissions to the Environmental Assessment Office that will help determine whether Glacier Resorts Ltd.’s Environmental Certificate is still valid. If valid, the Certificate allows the company to build their proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort. The issue hinges on the question of whether the project was substantially started within the allotted 10-year time period.

Ecojustice staff lawyer Morgan Blakley is representing the two non-profit organizations, both of which are based in the Kootenays near the site of the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort. ... Read more »

Wildsight Welcomes Elk Valley Water Quality Plan

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“Wildsight welcomes the approval of the Elk Valley Water Quality Plan by the British Columbia Ministry of Environment,” said John Bergenske, Wildsight’s Conservation Director. The plan addresses water quality reduction and diminished health of fish and biodiversity in the Elk River as the result of coal mining. ... Read more »

#democracyforjumbo

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Across BC, we are heading to the polls to elect our local governments. But not in Jumbo. In Jumbo Municipality, there will be no election. Jumbo Municipality is an affront to the democratic traditions of our country. 

Since there are no elections, why can’t you be the mayor of Jumbo? Make a sign, take a photo and declare yourself for mayor of Jumbo then share it on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, everything goes. Remember to tag it #democracyforjumbo. Help us spread the word. This is bigger than Jumbo, this is democracy at stake.#democracyforjumbo #jumbowild

How did this happen? 

These two articles do a bang-up job of telling the whole story: ... Read more »

Local Colours at the Historic Tivoli Theatre in Creston

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Join local photographers on December 1st at 7:30 pm as they show us our region's beautiful colours through their eyes. Hosted by Wildsight Creston at Creston's historic Tivoli Theatre. $10.00 at the door. ... Read more »

Municipal Election - The candidates on Cosmetic Pesticides in Cranbrook, Energy Conservation in Kimberley

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To inform voters for the municipal election on Saturday, Nov 15th, Wildsight asked the local candidates for mayor and council in Cranbrook: Should the City of Cranbrook regulate the use of cosmetic pesticides for lawns and gardens?

In Kimberley, Wildsight asked: Kimberley's SunMine will soon be producing renewable energy. To move further towards sustainability, what can the City of Kimberley do to conserve energy?  ... Read more »

Municipal Election - Wildsight Asks and Kimberley and Cranbrook candidates respond

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With the municipal election coming up on Nov 15th, Wildsight asked the local candidates for mayor and council: What is the biggest environmental issue facing our community and what can the City of Kimberley or Cranbrook do about it? The candidates responses for Kimberley and Cranbrook are below. ... Read more »