Column: Resolutions for a better 2024?

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? Anyone resolve to help overthrow consumer capitalism? If we come together and resolve to do better for each other and the planet, we could find a better path. It would be easier if the gas, oil and coal industries and their supporters would resolve to clean up their […]

Column: Don't be cowed by climate science denial

Climate change shouldn’t be political. The evidence is there for all to see, and people everywhere are feeling the effects. Government leaders from every nation and ideology have signed agreements to address the crisis, and reputable organizations from the International Energy Agency to the World Bank have analyzed the necessity and benefits of acting quickly. […]

Info session on Columbia River Treaty now available to watch online

A Columbia River Treaty information session about Low Levels in Arrow Lakes Reservoiron Oct. 18 is now available to watch online. It was attended by by 223 people from communities within the Canadian Columbia Basin including Nakusp, Fauquier, Revelstoke, Castlegar, Nelson and others. We also had a few participants from the U.S. A full recording […]

COLUMN: 'Looking up' (or not) won't fix the climate crisis

By David Suzuki At the end of the film Don’t Look Up — in which a comet hurtling toward Earth serves as a blunt metaphor for the climate crisis — astronomy professor Randall Mindy (played by Leonard DiCaprio) says, “We really did have everything, didn’t we?” It’s true. This spinning ball of earth, water and […]

Column: Planetary Boundaries

As scientists warn that we’ve pushed the planet “well outside the safe operating space for humanity” and young people march for their futures, the fossil fuel industry campaigns to keep its products, and the world, burning. Industry’s push for continued global energy market dominance accounts for the climate emergency in the most cynical way. Most […]

Op/Ed: WHY Resources Open-pit Mine Proposal for Record Ridge

West High Yield (WHY) continues its efforts to further its application for a permit to go ahead with the next phase of its proposed magnesium mine on Record Ridge.  The Ministry has accepted the WHY application for a permit, but has not approved it.  The review process has just begun. Local residents should be aware that...

Issues with legal services? Province plans improvements, seeks input from public

British Columbians are encouraged to share their thoughts on the Province’s plans to simplify the regulatory framework for legal professionals so more people can connect to the legal supports and advice they need.   Currently, lawyers are regulated by the Legal Profession Act and notaries are regulated by the Notaries Act. ...

B.C. applies for decriminalization in next step to reduce toxic drug deaths

British Columbia has taken an important step forward to prevent drug poisoning deaths by applying to the federal government to remove criminal penalties for people who possess small amounts of illicit drugs for personal use. B.C. is the first province in Canada to seek an exemption from Health Canada under Section 56(1) of ...

BC to have stat holiday honouring residential school victims

Murray Rankin, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, and Selina Robinson, Minister of Finance, have released the following statement on marking the federal Truth and Reconciliation Day: “Over the last two months Canadians have been coming to terms with what survivors of residential schools have always known. ...

Wildsight launches second annual West Kootenay Youth Climate Corps

Wildsight is seeking to hire a group of young adults in the West Kootenay area interested in tackling unique local projects that address the global climate crisis and support local community priorities.From September to December 2021, crew members on the Youth Climate Corps (YCC) will earn wages and receive training in...