Wildsight News

Creston Valley Bird Fest


For more info visit www.crestonvalleybirds.ca

Three ways to register for the May 10 & 11 Creston Valley Bird Fest:
1) on line at “Registrations” at www.crestonvalleybirds.ca
2) in person at the College of the Rockies
3) at the festival on May 10, 5:00 –8:00 pm at at the Creston and District Community Complex.

Take Action against Urban Sprawl in the RDEK

The RDEK is considering changing the Elk Valley Zoning Strategy to allow for a rural subdivision at the end of Dicken Road outside of Fernie. This is textbook urban sprawl.

Public Hearing - Monday February 25th, 4PM at the Fernie Family Centre

Click here to send public comments via email to tvandewiel@rdek.bc.ca ... Read more »

Rally a Jumbo Success!


Tuesday's rally in Radium was a Jumbo success! More than 150 people came together from across the Kootenays to protest the inagural meeting of the Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality.  ... Read more »

Riding the Divide with Wayne Sawchuck - Coming to Golden, Kimberley & Cranbrook

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Come hunters, horse lovers, nature and outdoor enthusiasts. Wildsight presents the awe-inspiring Wayne Sawchuck, well known photographer, ardent conservationist and wilderness guide. ... Read more »

A Jumbo Miss for Democracy While Taxpayers Foot the Bill

Canada’s smallest municipality is about to be created, and it’s being funded by BC taxpayers. ... Read more »

Jumbo Rally for Democracy!


Tuesday, February 19, 12:15pm, Radium  ... Read more »

Grow For It: Local Food & Garden Forum comes to Kimberley March 15-17

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Grow For It This Spring!

Ever wondered if you can grow food over fall and winter? Wish you knew what kinds of edible plants do well in our area? Wondered how you and your family could live more sustainably? ... Read more »

Creston Valley Bird Fest Winning Artist


Congratulations Bruce Paterson! Since the early days of Audubon, art and birds have enjoyed a natural relationship. ... Read more »

'Surviving Progress' Screening in Cranbrook and Kimberley


Wildsight’s One Planet Film Series will wrap up the season with two screenings of ‘Surviving Progress’ on January 31st and February 1st.

Watch the trailer here   ... Read more »

Wildsight Job Opportunity - Wildsight Cranbrook Sustainability Coordinator

Wildsight Kimberley/Cranbrook is hiring a Cranbrook Sustainability Coordinator

This is a new position based in Cranbrook, BC.

Contract Period– 6 months, 25- 35 hrs/week with possible extension

Remuneration – dependent on experience/qualifications ... Read more »

Wildsight presents an east Kootenay tour of award winning film Peace Out

Mark your calendars! The award winning documentary Peace Out is playing in the east Kootenay communities from February 9 - 14.
Presented by Wildsight, it's a film about energy extraction in Western Canada, including Site C dam. Local area farmers from the Peace Valley will be there to discuss this important issue with you. ... Read more »

New Coal Mine Would Jeopardize Water & Wildlife in B.C. Rockies

Proposed open pit coal mine by Elk River threatens internationally significant wildlife corridor

An open pit coal mine proposed for the Elk Valley would jeopardize a crucial international wildlife corridor and contravene a United Nations recommendation for a moratorium on new coal mines in the Elk, conservation groups warned today. ... Read more »

Wildsight named 2012 BC Hydro Community Champions!



Wildsight's water stewardship programming has received a generous gift, just in time for the holidays, thanks to you. With the support of our membership, Wildsight was selected as one of five organizations to receive a $10,000 grant from BC Hydro.

How the donation will help ... Read more »

Banff Mountain Film Fest coming to Cranbrook on Jan 5th


Tickets are going quickly for this year's Banff Mountain Film Fest at Key City Theatre in Cranbrook at 7:30pm on Saturday Jan 5, 2013. As of mid December over half the available seats to the event were already sold. ... Read more »

We’ve been wild for 25 years!

It’s been a long and wild trail. Thanks to you, we’re still on it.

Creston Valley Bird Fest Sponsorship – A Significant Opportunity


The Creston Valley Bird Fest, held on May 10th and 11th, 2013, will be a major event for naturalists and nature
lovers from Western Canada, the Pacific NW and further afield. Birding is one of the fastest growing recreational
activities in the world. ... Read more »

Wildsight 2012 Annual Report released Dec 12, 2012

Wildsight is very proud to release our 2012 Annual Report. This year's report has in-depth coverage of our program areas and branch activities as well as 'snapshot' facts and figures.
As with every year - we are proud to share our activities with you!
Questions or comments? Please feel free to get in touch
250.427.9325 x 1
office@ wildsight.ca ... Read more »

Wildsight wants to see paperwork - Cranbrook Daily Townsman

Published: December 03, 2012 4:00 PM
By Annalee Grant

Cranbrook Daily Townsman

The executive director of Wildsight is urging the federal government to reveal documentation confirming the Dominion Coal Block is safe from mining and oil and gas development. ... Read more »

300+ yell NO! to Jumbo once again at Ktunaxa Qat'muk Rally. Photo by Dave Quinn


Nominate us for Kootenay Business Digitech Awards


Do you like Wildsight's Facebook updates, Twitter feed, e-newsletter and website?  Help us spread Wildsight's message, take a moment to nominate us in the 2012 Kootenay Business Digitech awards.

Did we mention you could win a Samsung Galaxy Tab?  

Click here to nominate us now!

Flathead River Valley Open to Mining Despite Ban


Federal Coal Block not included in B.C. mining ban

B.C.’s Flathead River Valley is still open to mountain top removal coal mining and coalbed methane development because a federal coal block is not included in a provincial ban on energy and mining development, conservation groups warned today. ... Read more »

Jumbo Resort Municipality a Wilderness Land Grab


Today, the Jumbo Resort Municipality was created by the BC government. ... Read more »

Wildlife in the Rockies: An evening of science and imagery


Monday, November 19 - Red Tree Lodge, Fernie, BC, 7:30pm

Join us for an evening devoted to wildlife in the Rockies. You'll hear from 3 incredible people, bringing together science and stunning imagery. Admission is by donation.  ... Read more »

'The Economics of Happiness'' Screening in Cranbrook and Kimberley


'The Economics of Happiness', a new documentary film that finds local solutions to global problems, is the November offering from Wildsight’s One Planet Film Series. The film will show in Cranbrook at the College of the Rockies on November 22 and in Kimberley at Centre 64 on November 30th. ... Read more »

Wildsight Donates Think Tank Films To The Fernie Library


Five seasons and more to come! Wildsight is now celebrating it’s fifth season of the Think Tank Film Series with a donation of over twenty films and documentaries to the Fernie Heritage Library. ... Read more »