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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Renewable Energy in Canada

How is Canada Ranking in Clean Energy? A report released by Clean Energy Canada in February 2016 shows Canada as currently being in eighth place globally for green energy. Investment in green energy dropped 46% in 2015: US$4.0 Billion from 2014’s US$7.4 Billion. Renewable energy currently provides about 18.9% of Canada’s energy supply. Energy sources, from largest to smallest, are…

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Earth Day in the West Kootenay

Earth Day 2016 in the West Kootenay

Happy Earth Day! We've compiled a list of events taking place around the West Kootenay region in celebration of Earth Day: Rossland Green Drinks, April 20 @ 5:00pm Join the West Kootenay EcoSociety and the Rossland Sustainability Commission for a casual gathering for anyone interested in sustainability issues. Know Your Watershed, April 21 @ 10:00am Join Friends of…

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Nelson Brown Bag Lunch Environmental Seminar Series

We invite you to get involved in community discussions on sustainable water use in the Central Kootenays. The format of the gathering is simple: bring your brown bag lunch and enjoy the 40-minute presentation, which will be followed by a lively discussion. It all starts at 12 noon at Selkirk College's Kootenay School of Art.  Friday, January 8th- BC’s 2016 Water…

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Castlegar community sends climate welcome to new PM

The Castlegar community has come together to create a care package for climate activists sitting-in in Ottawa next week. The new Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, will receive a climate welcome at his home in Ottawa to help him prepare for and to get serious about increasing Canada's commitments at the Paris Climate Talks, which start at the end of November. 350.org Canada is leading the…

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World Water Day

The theme for World Water Day  on March 22, 2012 is food security. The connection between water security and food security may be easy to overlook in our region of plentiful freshwater, but droughts in the prairies and grain belts around the world have already triggered food shortages and price spikes. To help understand the crisis, here is a list of 5 films, some of which are…

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