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People of the West Kootenays are showing up big time

By Montana Burgess “What is the West Kootenays? Where is it? How many people live there? Why do you live in such a rural place?” I hear these questions a lot from international colleagues and friends from across Canada. The West Kootenays doesn’t have official boundaries from what I can tell, but it’s made up of areas West of Kootenay Lake, including Kaslo, up through the Arrow Lakes, including…

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West Kootenays showed up strong for bold climate action

by Montana Burgess Last night, I had the great privilege of co-facilitating Nelson’s Climate Action Town Hall, hosted by Kootenay-Columbia Member of Parliament, Wayne Stetski. Almost 250 Nelson and area residents packed into the Prestige Lakeside Resort’s meeting room. It's not too late to add your voice. >Click here to send your message to Canada's Environment and Climate…

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May Days of Action for a Renewable Energy Future

by Keith Wiley Kootenays are a strong part of the world-wide movement to defend climate and leave fossils in the ground. Informed and active, and proactive…we are ‘early adopters’ of green, protecting the natural environment. There has been a tremendous amount of news about climate policy and renewable energy. And right now, there is lots of action pushing for a clean energy…

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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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