Wildsight News

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

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Get your tickets for the evening show here and your tickets for the children's matinee here.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival Tour is stopping in Kimberley on Nov 8th for a cinematic evening of stories set in wild landscapes around the world. Join Wildsight for a journey to spectacular places and tales of adventurers living life outside— all with a conservation mindset. ... 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 »

Bat BioBlitz Detects Endangered Species in B.C.’s Flathead River Valley

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Conservation groups have answered a request from the B.C. government to help study a group of species soon to face devastating population die-offs -- bats – and have released a report about bats in the Flathead River Valley just in time for Hallowe’en.

The groups organized a formal inventory in July that brought together 10 bat biologists and seven citizen scientists to conduct the first-ever BioBlitz dedicated exclusively to the study of bat species in the Flathead. The BioBlitz follows a public plea made in June by B.C. Environment Minister Mary Polak, who asked citizen scientists to count bats because “there is surprisingly little known about local bat species and their numbers.” ... Read more »

Know Your Watershed is Out of the Gate and in a Creek Near You

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The gorgeous fall weather had Kootenay schools out in their local creeks and rivers learning about the water systems that sustain their communities. Know Your Watershed, an environmental education program funded by Columbia Basin Trust and delivered by Wildsight, gets Grade 8 students out from behind their desks and into the field. Now in its fifth year, Know Your Watershed delivers programs in 24 schools in 18 communities. Clad in rain boots and clutching clipboards, the students test water quality, inventory aquatic life, visit water distribution and treatment plants and connect with community water groups. The goal of the program is to provide hands-on learning about watersheds and water-related issues in order to inspire and equip students to look after this precious resource.

Wild and Scenic Film Festival coming to Invermere, Nov 28 & 29

Barry Blanchard

Beat the November blues by coming to our action-packed Wild and Scenic Film Festival. We promise it will be the biggest and the best social event of the season. 15 films over 2 nights, featuring climbing, adventure, personal transformation, climate change, and local filmmakers, with a sizzling mixture of irreverence and a call to action. World renowned Canmore alpinist and guide Barry Blanchard is our special guest on Saturday. Barry has just published his new memoir, The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains, and will tell the rock ‘em sock ‘em stories that fast tracked his initiation into the realm of climbing legends-- from the character-shaping harsh realities of growing up Métis in Calgary, to the rough and tumble, unforgiving world of hardcore alpine climbing. ... Read more »

Proposed New Mine Coal Mountain II: Submit Your Comments Today Demanding a Full Canadian Environmental Assessment

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Teck's new proposed mine, Coal Mountain II, is being proposed in the Martin Wheeler Ridge area in the southern Rocky Mountains. The Canadian Environmental Assessment Office is accepting public comments as to whether or not this new mine should be subject to an Environmental Assessment. Wildsight strongly believes that a full and comprehensive Canadian Environmental Assessment should be undertaken. Learn more about the proposed mine here, read our statement below and send your comment to:  ... Read more »

BC Non-Profits Under Threat

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Proposed changes to the Societies Act threaten BC’s 27,000 non-profit organizations. These non-profits, such as environmental and humanitarian groups, community and arts organizations and church groups, collectively contribute to a stronger province and an engaged civil society. They represent a wide diversity of voices and opinions and play a critical role in holding the government to account. ... Read more »