Wildsight News

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

Scott Niedermayer hiking near Jumbo

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 »

Fernie Nature Tours: A Local Social Enterprise


This winter Fernie Nature Tours is stepping into a new phase of social responsibility. Fernie Nature Tours has recently made the shift from an independently owned business to a social enterprise of the Wildsight Elk Valley Branch. A social enterprise applies an entrepreneurial approach to addressing social or environmental issues and creating positive community change. ... Read more »

Epic Film On the Trail of Genghis Khan to screen in Kimberley

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There’s no doubt that many of us are drawn towards
outdoor adventure, both in the wilds and from the comfort of our local
theatres. It’s become an annual rite for locals to purchase their tickets well before
Christmas to guarantee a seat at the Banff Mountain Film Festival in Cranbrook
in early January. ... Read more »

Biggest year yet for Wildsight’s Winter Wonder


More kids than ever learning the ecology of ‘cool.’ ... Read more »

Green Building Conference set for March 2 and 3


Register early and save until January 31, 2012 ... Read more »

Finding Balance. A Forum on Community, Environment and the Economy in the Columbia Valley


Wildsight is hosting a public forum on conservation, the economy and community. We’ve lined up several interesting speakers, including economists, researchers and other innovators. We hope you’ll join us for the keynote presentation, the all-day public seminar and the other events we’ve planned.

Click here for full event details and to register

Job Posting - Outreach Coordinator

Date posted: 9 January 2012 Closing date: 31 January 2012
Salary: $18/hr Job type: part-time (0.5fte) contract
Location: Kimberley, BC Start date: 15 February 2012 ... Read more »

Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook seeking student to fill part-time Environmental Projects Assistant position


Wildsight Kimberley/Cranbrook has a part-time position open for post secondary student. The Environmental Projects Assistant will assist with Wildsight educational events, projects and general organization tasks.

Dates- January 23–June 1(approx)
Hours - Total of 150 hours (av. 8 hrs/wk).
Rate of Pay - $12.00/hour + 4% holiday pay. ... Read more »