Wildsight News

Jumbo Photo Contest!

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We all know the Jumbo Valley is stunning. But not everyone has been lucky enough to make it to see for themselves. Images help to convey to people why it is so important to protect and why we have all been fighting for so long to keep it wild. ... Read more »

“Mad City Chickens” to screen in Cranbrook and Kimberley

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As the second offering in the One Planet Film Series, Wildsight Kimberley/Cranbrook is screening Mad City Chickens - a sometimes serious, sometimes whimsical look at the people who keep urban chickens in their backyards. The film will be shown on Thursday, October 25th in Cranbrook, and on Friday, October 26th in Kimberley. ... Read more »

Within the Realm of Happiness: A Himalayan (Bhutanese) Perspective

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Gross National Happiness Comes to Invermere ... Read more »

UBCM Majority Vote Leaves No Room for Jumbo Resort Municipality

Last week, the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) passed a resolution that leaves no room for the designation of a Mountain Resort Municipality (MRM) in the Jumbo Valley. This is a strong statement from local governments across British Columbia that land-use decisions should be made by local, elected governments. ... Read more »

Wildsight Featured in Real Estate Foundation of BC Spotlight Series

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The Real Estate Foundation of BC selected Wildsight's Lake Windermere Project as one of the first features for its Project Spotlight Series. The Foundation created this video to highlight our achievements.

 

 

 

Feds Failing to Act: Species At Risk Delays Trigger Lawsuit

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Wildsight, along with Sierra Club BC, the David Suzuki Foundation, Greenpeace and the Wilderness Committee are taking the federal government to court over their failure to meet the government’s legal obligations clearly layed out under one of Canada’s most important remaining federal environmental laws, the Species at Risk Act. ... Read more »

Wildsight Kimberley-Cranbrook’s One Planet Film Series Resumes

Wildsight Kimberley-Cranbrook’s ‘One Planet Film Series’ is back. Playing in both Kimberley and Cranbrook, this season features four evenings of award winning documentaries to give inspiration and affirmation of lifestyles and actions that are sustainable for our planet. ... Read more »

Wildsight One Planet Film Series

Four evenings of award winning documentaries to give inspiration and
affirmation of lifestyles and actions that are sustainable for our
planet. All films will show in both Cranbrook and Kimberley

Cranbrook films at COTR Lecture Theatre
Kimberley films at Centre 64
All films start at 7:30pm. Admission by donation

Riding Bikes With the Dutch and With My Own Two Wheels ... Read more »

Flathead Targeted for Logging & Far From Protected

Plans for intensive logging and road-building threaten Flathead River Valley

B.C.’s Flathead River Valley is targeted for intensive logging and much work remains to be done to protect it permanently, conservation groups said today. ... Read more »

Flathead Feast: Nearly 100 people feast at the Canada-U.S. border to call for permanent protection of the transboundary Flathead River Valley

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Almost 100 people gathered at the Canada-U.S. border in the Flathead River Valley for the 'Flathead Feast' on Monday, August 20 to celebrate the transboundary Flathead River Valley and call for its permanent protection. ... Read more »

Still time to register: Streamkeepers weekend

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To be one of 10 participants on August 18-19, register by August 10

An amazing opportunity to get outside and learn about water stewardship!  Streamkeepers is coming this August to Alexander Creek, east of Sparwood, and there are still a few weeks left to register for this interesting water stewardship program. ... Read more »

Kimberley's First Edible Garden Tour

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Those who have tried their hand at growing fruit and vegetables in our community know it presents a number of challenges. So where to turn with questions or a thirst for knowledge? Books and internet forums offer a great starting point, but what better way to learn than visiting some successful gardens in your own neighborhood? ... Read more »

Introducing the New Invaders

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What if every hiker and gardener could recognize the invasive plants that are just now moving into our area? And what if when they saw one they all took a minute to point these plants out to their neighbours and then every-one simply pulled them out.

A pipe dream? Wildsight doesn’t think so and this summer they’re taking steps to make this dream a reality. ... Read more »

Free Flathead Artists Workshop with Dwayne Harty

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You're invited to a wild “en plein air” artist workshop in the heart of grizzly country

Wildlife artists, landscape visionaries and Sunday painters rejoice: You’re invited to a free Flathead Artists Workshop with Dwayne Harty, Banff National Park's inaugural artist-in-residence. ... Read more »

Wildsight urges Kimberley Council to stand strong on cosmetic pesticide bylaw

Dear Mayor McRae & Councillors,

We understand the City of Kimberley is considering circulating a survey to residents with questions regarding the cosmetic pesticide bylaw. Wildsight seriously questions if this process is in the best interest of our community and would like to take the opportunity to pass on our concerns. Here’s why. ... Read more »

Kimberley Cranbrook Launches Garden Sharing Program

Volunteering in a local senior's garden

Gardening doesn’t have to be a solitary hobby. It doesn’t have to be a ton of work either. Best of all, you don’t need to have your own patch of dirt to enjoy homegrown produce. Garden sharing is a solution to many of the reasons yard space is left unused and would-be gardeners don’t satisfy their craving of working with soil and plants. ... Read more »

Students take recycling into their own hands—literally

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Beyond Recycling students wrap up the year by making paper

Forty-one students Fernie and Jaffray took recycling into their own hands recently. They collected waste paper at their schools and used blenders, screens, sponges and rolling pins to create beautiful handcrafted paper of their own. Two classes—Grade 6 in Fernie and Grade 5 in Jaffray—took part. ... Read more »

Marysville Falls Work Bee Saturday Afternoon

Wildsight is organizing a work bee this Saturday June 16 to spruce up the Marysville Eco Park. ... Read more »

RDEK Deja Vu

"The people of the East Kootenay have never had the opportunity for a public consultation on the Jumbo Glacier Resort despite polling that consistently shows overwhelming opposition to the project . The Regional District board, by a one vote majority, has abdicated both the land-use and governance decision to the provincial government. This shows an unfortunate disregard of Kootenay residents. ... Read more »

Kootenay CarShare Summer Student Position – Event Coordinator

Start Date: June 25th, 2012
End Date: August 17th, 2012
Location: Fernie, Wildsight Office

Hours:30 hours per week - somewhat flexible schedule
Pay: $10.25/hr

Requirements:
•Must have attended school and be returning in the fall, high school or post-secondary
•Must be 17-29 years of age
•Must have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving history ... Read more »

David Suzuki Webcast Recording

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Missed the David Suzuki webcast? Don't worry, you can watch the recording right here.

Here is a short 6 minute version with just the highlights:

... Read more »

Wildsight Blacks Out to Speak Out in Defense of Nature and Democracy

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Today, Wildsight joins in solidarity with organizations across Canada to ‘Black Out Speak Out’ in defense of two core Canadian values: democracy and nature. Bill C-38 is one of the largest threats to clean air, water and wild spaces in Canadian history. ... Read more »

Cline Lawsuit Highlights Urgent Need for Mining Reform

Cline Mining’s $500 million lawsuit against the provincial government highlights the urgent need for Mineral Tenure Act reform in B.C, Sierra Club BC and Wildsight said today. ... Read more »

Bill C-38: Undermining Our Environment and Democracy

We are facing one of the largest threats to clean air, water and wild spaces in Canadian history. Buried within the 452-page 2012 Federal Budget, Bill C-38, are staggering changes to the laws that protect our environment and require community concerns be addressed before proceeding with projects. ... Read more »

Lots of work—and people—helped protect Lot 48

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Money saved the day—public education laid the foundation ... Read more »