Wildsight News

From Apple Pressing to Miso Soup - the Cultural Kitchen Gets Cooking

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The Cultural Kitchen workshop program is currently underway in Kimberley in the kitchen at the Blarchmont Learning Centre. This program is open to everyone, with a focus on sharing culture in the kitchen. ... Read more »

Water for nature must be a top priority in new Water Sustainability Act - OpEd

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Imagine a lake, stream or river that you love.  Or perhaps rely upon for your drinking water or livelihood.  Shouldn’t the law protect it and similar water bodies?  ... Read more »

Take Action on BC's Water Act: Only 2 Days Left to Protect Ecosystems, Watersheds and Wetlands

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Did you know that BC is modernizing its Water Act? This is big news – our current Water Act was passed in 1909! We have an opportunity to overhaul the century-old act to reflect the value of water in the 21st century. Here in the Kootenays, we’re fortunate to enjoy some of the cleanest, healthiest water in the world. It’s a privilege - and a responsibility. ... Read more »

Congratulations, Scott - Thanks for your dedication to keeping the Kootenays Wild!

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Not only an incredible hockey player, Scott Niedermayer is a passionate defender of wild places. He has been pivotal in helping to promote the JumboWild campaign and to keeping the Kootenays Wild. This weekend, Scott was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. 

Thank you, Scott, for your dedication and passion to keeping the Kootenays Wild. Congratulations!


Wildsight Invermere participates in forest development plans for the Columbia Valley

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Invermere area Wildsight members recently joined other local residents for a CANFOR field trip to Horsethief Creek—to learn more about current forest harvesting practices and future development plans in the watershed, but also to discuss our questions and concerns about the impacts of accelerated cutting in the Invermere Timber Supply Area (TSA). ... Read more »

Reform of BC’s Antiquated Water Act Get’s Cautious “Thumb’s Up” from Environmental Group

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Wildsight is applauding the BC government’s commitment to reforming the antiquated Water Act, but cautions that the protection of water must guarantee environmental flows for fish, wildlife and sustainable communities.

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Flathead Bats Could Play Role in Helping Canada’s Endangered Bats: New Study


Bat Disease Takes Toll as Flying Mammal Celebrated on Hallowe’en

A new study concludes that B.C.’s Flathead River Valley could play an important role in understanding White Nose Syndrome, a mysterious disease that has nearly wiped out two North American bat species.    ... Read more »

Can Do Composting Workshops in Kimberley & Cranbrook

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The 6th and final workshop in the One World Garden Series, Can-Do Composting, is coming up Saturday, November 2, 10-noon in Kimberley and 3-5pm in Cranbrook. We’re planning a very hands-on experience this month, so if English is not your most comfortable language, it will be manageable to follow this workshop and in the case of chilly weather we’ll all keep warm! ... Read more »