Wildsight News

Wild Photo Competition

Hey you! Yes you! Do you have a camera? We are looking for one GREAT image that shouts out 'WE LOVE THE KOOTENAYS WILD!!' ... Read more »

Elk River Alliance partners with CBT Know Your Watershed 'Student Action Project'

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Since when does a community turn 42 Grade 8 science students from Fernie Secondary School loose on the city to paint the town?

When it is for fish, naturally. ... Read more »

Wildsight supports Canadian Cancer Society stance on pesticide report

Human health and environmental health go hand in hand, says group ... Read more »

Job Posting - Climate Solutions, Invermere

Wildsight is hiring a part-time coordinator to deliver our Climate Solutions for the Kootenayʼs program in Invermere, BC.

Position Summary: ... Read more »

RiverSong Crown of the Continent Choir and Photos


A Celebration of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park & The Transboundary Flathead River ... Read more »

Seeking Scientists for Flathead BioBlitz

The first-ever BioBlitz in British Columbia's Flathead River Valley will be held this summer. Following in E.O. Wilson's footsteps (he was the originator of the BioBlitz concept), we are sending a team of intrepid biologists, earth scientists and naturalists to BC's Flathead to begin to catalogue the area's biodiversity and raise awareness of its need for permanent protection. ... Read more »

British Columbia Government Undermines Local Government

Paves way for a municipality without residents ... Read more »

Jumbo Rally Video

Check out a video from the recent Jumbo Wild Rally in Invermere


Olympians Speak Out On Jumbo

We are Canadian Olympic and Para-Olympic medalists who love winter sport, and have depended on it for our livelihoods. But we recognize there are limits to development, when enough is enough, when bigger values and the future of our children’s heritage is at stake. That is why we are opposed to the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort. ... Read more »

David Suzuki: The Challenge of the 21st Century: Setting the Bottomline


Click here to view the recorded presentation.

Invermere Community Hall
Friday June 1

Wine & Cheese 6:30 PM, Presentation 7:30 PM

Wildsight is delighted to bring Dr. David
Suzuki to Invermere on the first day of June, 2012. ... Read more »

Wild About Town!


Join Wildsight in celebrating the great outdoors with Scott Niedermayer!

Saturday April 21 is going to be a wild day in Cranbrook. Wildsight is hosting a celebration of spring, our great outdoors and the people who share it. In honour of Earth Day, there are two great events taking place in Cranbrook: Downtown Goes Wild and Uptown Goes Wild. ... Read more »

Kids and parents take the Eco-Challenge


Recycling students ‘tuned out’ at Earth Hour, working all month on

Beyond Recycling students in nine classes at eight schools in
the Kootenays are participating in a one-month Eco-Challenge to reduce their
energy use and lower their impact on the Earth. ... Read more »

Two Summer Student Jobs available with Wildsight Kimberley/Cranbrook

Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook is seeking two summer students to fill our 2012 ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM ASSISTANT positions.
START DATE: May 7, 2012
END DATE: Mid August 2012
HOURS: Full Time, 14 weeks @ 40 hr/week, some weekend an evening work
LOCATION: Based out of Wildsight office in Kimberley ... Read more »

Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us? to screen in Cranbrook and Kimberley

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The award winning documentary, Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us? is showing in Cranbrook on Wednesday April 4 and again in Kimberley on Thursday April 12. Wildsight is hosting the screenings in response to community interest in the plight of honeybees in the East Kootenays and beyond. ... Read more »

Jumbo Wild Sends Clear Message

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Companie des Alpes (Euronext:CDA) and France Neige International visited the Jumbo Valley to consider the feasibility of investing in the Jumbo Glacier Resort this week. Representatives of the French ski conglomerate received a strong message during their visit to the Jumbo Valley. ... Read more »

Keep fish habitat protection explicit in Canada’s Fisheries Act


accountability instead of empty words

If you take away fish habitat protection, how do you
protect fish?

Fish need habitat to survive. And healthy fish populations
reflect healthy ecosystems, which benefit all Canadians. ... Read more »

Jumbo Wild? This story is not over.


Want to help out? Read on. 

This week, the provincial government approved Jumbo Glacier Resort. It’s bad news. But the story is not over.  The Jumbo Valley will stay wild and free—for grizzlies, for future generations, for all of us. ... Read more »

Jumbo decision bad, but resort not a done deal

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Wildsight and Scott Niedermayer pledge to keep Jumbo Wild

Invermere, BC: It was a ‘Jumbo mistake’ for the provincial government to approve the Jumbo Glacier Resort’s Master Development Agreement this week, say Wildsight and Scott Niedermayer, NHL legend who grew up in Cranbrook. ... Read more »

Wild People Wanted! Apply today.

Job Posting – Administrator, Wildsight

... Read more »

The Jumbo Pill may have been approved, but the great news is, you don't have to swallow it!

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It is very unfortunate that the provincial government has ignored the overwhelming opposition to this project from the people in the Kootenays, the clear scientific argument against the development by North America's leading grizzly bear experts and the Ktunaxa Nation's spiritual values. It's a bad decision. It is not a done deal. ... Read more »

Strategic Vision Statements - 2011-2021

What's Wildsight's vision for the future? Get a quick overview of our wild vision for the next 10 years in our Strategic Vision Statement Document.

Click here to view our Strategic Vision Statement document

Finding Balance Forum a success!

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Did you miss the event or want to follow up on the information? Read more to download the presentations from our speakers.

Here is what Kootenay Business Magazine had to say ... Read more »

Caribou Arrive in the Purcells


19 caribou from the Dease Lake region were released in the southern Purcell Mountains outside of Kimberley this past weekend. Habitat fragmentation has required a committed effort to maintain the endangered mountain caribou of British Columbia’s interior temperate rainforest. ... Read more »

“Turn your engine off for our air” signs available again

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It was about five years ago when Wildsight’s first “Turn Your Engine off for Our Air” signs began popping up in Kimberley and Cranbrook.

“We’re still getting calls from businesses, schools and other organizations asking where they can get signs so we’ve had more signs printed” said Erna Jensen Shill, Wildsight Kimberley/ Cranbrook Clean Air and Climate Change Program Manager. ... Read more »

Why do you love it? Send a Jumbo Valentine!

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A decision is coming: Show the Premier that you love Jumbo—wild.

Environmental groups who have fought against a ski resort development in B.C.’s Jumbo Valley are putting out a call to drop the fighting words and come up with something different: A Valentine to a wild Jumbo Valley. ... Read more »