Changing our Small Towns One Solar Panel at a Time

Changing our Small Towns One Solar Panel at a Time   Connie Larochelle and her husband moved to Trail from Victoria at the pandemic's onset to be near their daughter, a nurse at the local hospital. They purchased what Connie calls "A really old house that had no upgrades." Since then, the family has completely renovated the house to be home for Connie, her husband and their daughter. They…

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Why Guaranteed Livable Income Needs to be a part of the Climate Discussion.

Discussions about Guaranteed Livable Income initiatives have been all over the news lately. I'm sure you have scrolled by posts on your social media feeds and glanced at the comments in the threads. But you might be wondering, "how could this possibly be good for our economy, and how does this stop the climate crisis?" I can assure you that it is all related. Not only could a livable income…

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Everything You Need to be a Voter in the Federal Election

Voting can be overwhelming, especially for people casting a ballot for the very first time. I want to make sure you have all the information you need to get to your polling station on Monday, September 20th to be a voter deciding your next leaders.   To be a voter in the federal election, you must... be a Canadian citizen be at least 18 years old on election day prove your identity and address…

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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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