Community Meetings for Mountain Caribou Protection and Old Growth Forests

Come out to support and offer your insights for the protection of Mountain Caribou and Old Growth Forests in a community near you this April. The provincial and federal governments have just released two draft agreements aimed at recovering threatened mountain caribou. Please learn more about Draft Section 11 Agreement and submit your feedback through an online survey. Upcoming community…

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100% Renewable Kootenays Campaign gets big boost at Castlegar movie night

The West Kootenay EcoSociety's 100% Renewable Kootenays Campaign to phase out fossil fuels and transition the region to 100% renewable energy by 2050 gained more support at a local movie night at the Castle Theatre in Castlegar on Saturday, April 6. The event consisted of a mix of entertainment, education and Cycology Bikes of Castlegar generously donated door prizes. The event drew a full and…

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The Radicals Film Screenings in Nelson & Rossland

West Kootenay EcoSociety is delighted to be hosting the newest film from Beyond Boarding, The Radicals. The movie follows an active group of snowboarders and surfers who drift away from their respective sports into the world of frontline activism in a journey along the West Coast of Canada. Honouring the stewards of this land since time immemorial, they join land defenders fighting for the…

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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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