Our legal rights as activists: There’s a lot to know

By Natasha Edmunds 20 of us nestled into the Anglican Church last Friday evening, October 26th, to learn about our legal rights as activists. “Know your legal protest rights” workshop was hosted by the Nelson Women’s Centre, the West Kootenay EcoSociety and St. David’s Anglican Church, in partnership with the BC Civil Liberties Association. Dylan Mazur, Lawyer from the BC Civil Liberties…

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Keynote speaker from rural Canadian city going 100% renewable coming

The West Kootenays is an area made up of small cities, towns, villages, and rural regions. While we can learn from big cities and their renewable energy plans, we also need to work closely with other rural communities to share information and energy solutions.  Oxford County is Ontario's first municipality to make a commitment to 100% renewable energy and Zero Waste and has a population size…

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Renewable Energy Conference: Register today!

The West Kootenay EcoSociety is hosting the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Conference in Castlegar at the Community Complex on September 7-9. Inspiring and knowledgeable municipal leaders from Canadian cities that have committed to transition to 100% renewable energy in their community energy use no later than 2050 will be speaking at the conference. Residents from across the West…

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Renewable Energy Conference Keynote Speaker Announced

We're excited to share that Renewable Energy Leader, Vancouver City Councillor and Deputy Mayor, Andrea Reimer, will be speaking at our Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Conference September 7-9 in Castlegar. Vancouver, BC has committed to 100% renewable energy and has pledged to be the Greenest City on earth by 2020. Andrea, will share why Vancouver made this commitment and how they…

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Redfish Festival 2017

On August 27th, come down to the Kokanee Creek Nature Centre to celebrate the return of the Kokanee salmon! Here, at the Nature Centre, we’ve been eagerly waiting all summer for the salmon to arrive, and they’re finally here! Our goal is to excite every guest that comes through our doors about nature and the value of protecting the environment; this job is never easier than when there are…

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Where is your community on energy & infrastructure?

We've released our report on energy and infrastructure in West Kootenay Communities. Our West Kootenay Community Energy & Infrastructure Report outlines local communities’ residential carbon pollution, and steps each community has taken to transition off fossil fuels and onto renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions. We know that our communities want to move towards renewable…

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