Castlegar mom wants her kids to grow up in a fair province with healthy forests

The forest industry has supported our family and friends and provided a good quality of life for many of us and B.C. But the way we have been managing our forests is not working. Only 3% of the big-old growth trees we love are still here, and putting timber values above all else is still common practice, putting the people and places we love at risk. But the province of British Columbia is…

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Montreal Biodiversity Summit Defends Nature

Here’s what happened at the Montreal UN Biodiversity Summit After two weeks of representatives from 196 countries negotiating at the 15th United Nations Conference of the Parties on biological diversity, ​​there is an agreement on a Global Biodiversity Framework, the Kunming-Montreal Agreement. Countries agreed to protect at least 30% of global lands and waters, respect the rights of Indigenous…

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A Weekend in the Wild ?

Join us for a weekend in the wild On Saturday, September 10 at 10 am, in collaboration with the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society we will be learning how to weave with the inert leaves of invasive yellow flag iris along the shores of Kootenay Lake in beautiful Nelson B.C. This is a free event, but registration is required. There are only a few spaces remaining. Register now to secure your…

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We’re hiring: Research and Engagement Coordinator

Title: Research and Engagement Coordinator Start Date: No later than October 17th, 2022 Terms: Full-time, 40 hours per week, 1 year contract with possibility to extend; $41,600-45,500 annually (dependent on experience) Location: Remote; any location in BC, West Kootenay location preferred Job description Neighbours United, (formerly known as West Kootenay EcoSociety) is a non-profit…

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Fighting the Good Fight: Save the Argenta Face

As of Tuesday, July 19th, the 17 members of the Argenta Face community and Last Stand West Kootenay group that were arrested in May, in addition to two elders that were arrested in June appeared at their court hearing in Nelson, BC. At the hearing, Cooper Creek Cedar (the Logging Company that holds the Injunction) stated that they would not be pressing Civil Contempt Charges, and instead…

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We need your help! Join our bioblitz in an at-risk area

We're hosting two bioblitz field trips this summer. Join your neighbours to learn about the threatened ecosystems and identify plant and animals at-risk in the West Kootenays. 1) Grohman Narrows Provincial Park is a treasured wild space that may be at-risk of industrial development. Join us on August 7th at 11am near Nelson 2) Proposed Zincton Resort Development is home to animals like the…

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