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Local faith communities commit to 100% renewable energy

To celebrate Earth Day, on April 22, four faith groups announced their support for 100% renewable energy in Kootenay communities no later than 2050 and pledged to transition their own church and centre operations to 100% renewable energy by mid-century. Kootenay Shambhala Meditation Centre, Nelson United Church, St. Saviour's Pro Cathedral, and Yasodhara Ashram committed to transition their…

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100% Renewable Kootenays kicks-off on June 18

By Montana Burgess I moved to the Kootenays for the lush forests and fertile land. I feel truly alive when I breath the clean air and swim in the fresh water. I love digging through the dirt in my garden, turning in my compost and planting last year’s carrot and marigold seeds. And I would love to spend all my time working in my garden, taking in the mountain beauty around me. But I can’t.…

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West Kootenay residents will be speaking up at national climate consultations

Today is Earth Day and while the Prime Minister is in New York signing the Paris climate agreement and talking about shifting to renewable energy, Canada released a process for consultations into the federal climate plan due out this October. Groups across the country have launched the Peoples Climate Plan to prepare communities to input into these consultations. This national consultation…

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Market Fest August Lineup

West Kootenay EcoSociety announces the entertainment lineup for the August MarketFest! After great crowds and good weather for June and July, we're excited for the grand finale of the 2012 Market Fest season. 6 - 6:40 Moving Mosaic Samba Band NDCU Stage6:45 - 7:45 Kenny Konrad & Friends8:00 - 9:00 White Lightning Blues Band9:15 - 10:15 Sunshine Drive Royal Stage6:45 - 7:15 Folk Fusion…

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Why I Love The Kootenays

Why I Love the Kootenays

The BC Teachers Federation had a regional conference in Nelson and sponsored an amateur film contest. Here are the winning entries - enjoy! Documentary - Why I Love The Kootenays By Morghan Watson. Very unique with the use of stop motion animation. Super awesome sketches and a nice count down from 3-2-1. She acknowledges how lucky we are to be in this area and to have these wonderfully clean…

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