Wildsight News

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 »

Dr. David Suzuki goes digital for Wildsight

Invermere event to be web cast live on June 1, 2012 ... Read more »

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

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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

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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!

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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

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Beyond
Recycling students ‘tuned out’ at Earth Hour, working all month on
Eco-Challenge

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 »