Wildsight News

Meet Jessica Windle, Our Food Sustainability Coordinator

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For Jess, the best tasting food isn’t found in some fancy restaurant - it’s food grown and prepared with love and respect for the environment, for animals, and for each other. Local and sustainable aren’t buzzwords for her, but words to live by when she wakes up early in the morning to tend to her rabbits and chickens on her “highway homestead” in Meadowbrook, just outside Kimberley.  ... Read more »

Health and ENGO groups say new BC rules lock in cosmetic pesticide use

Canadian health and environmental organizations today called on the BC government to abandon its plans to allow lawn care companies to apply pesticides for cosmetic purposes. The BC government is currently consulting the public, until December 8th, on new rules that would allow cosmetic use by licensed lawn care companies. ... Read more »

Jumbo Wild Takes Top Spot in National Competition

Wildsight’s Jumbo Wild campaign received another boost this week, in the form of a $5000 award for first place in the fourth-annual Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) Wild Bucks competition. ... Read more »

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 »