This Thanksgiving, Keep the Conversation Going.

      Today, as you celebrate with family and friends and think about all that you are thankful for, take a moment to reflect on how you can give back, and how to keep having important conversations. One week ago was Canada’s first inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. September 30th marked a day of conversations, listening, learning, reflecting, and grieving.…

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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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Get out the vote – the most effective calls you’ll make all month

Pandemic. Wildfires. Climate Change. Election. I hear you -- there is a lot going on right now, and I’m feeling tired too. Yet, this week I’m feeling motivated and excited because I’ve signed-up to make non-partisan get out the vote (GOTV) calls to my neighbours to help more voters cast their ballots in Monday's Federal Election. Can you join me and sign-up for a GOTV phone bank now and help your…

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Let’s hear it for Creston!

In a unanimous decision by Town Council members on Tuesday, September 7, the Town of Creston has officially become the 11th community in the West Kootenays to commit to transition to 100% renewable energy across all energy use sectors in their community by 2050. Way to go, Creston! This also could not have happened without the hard work of the Creston volunteer team from the Creston Climate…

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Central Kootenay Leaders Defend Old Growth Forests

On August 19th, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) passed a unanimous resolution requesting the remaining old-growth forests and significant old trees in the Central Kootenay region be preserved.  Area E Director, Ramona Faust, brought the resolution forward to the RDCK Board. With the resolution passed, RDCK staff are now preparing a letter to Minister Conroy of Forests, Lands,…

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What’s really going on? Responding to the BC NDP’s old-growth forest messages.

Understanding forest policy and the complicated messaging from industry and government is hard to process and most people understandably don’t have the time for it. To help, we've created a summary of the five most important messages from the BC NDP and how to address them. You can use these in your response to NDP emails, in social media dialogues, or in conversations with your family and…

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