Rev. Jeff Donnelly was a bright light

I first met Jeff in 2015 when I reached out to faith groups across the West Kootenay to organize around Pope Francis’ Laudato si'-- the encyclical on climate change. Jeff was the new Pastor of the newly consolidated ministry, the Anglican Parish of Kokanee. He was an outgoing and charismatic and young pastor who enthusiastically participated in creating the Nelson interfaith climate action…

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Parties Come Together to Keep People Safe

      December 8th was a historic day for Canada and the LGBTQ2SAI+ community. Bill C-4, the legislation to ban the practice known as conversion therapy, officially received royal assent after having been unanimously supported in both the House of Commons and the Senate. With conversion therapy now banned, it will ensure that members of Canada’s queer community will now be…

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We’re hiring: Communications Director

Title: Communications Director Start Date: January 3, 2022 or as soon as possible Terms: $47,000-$52,000 (pro-rated) annual salary, 30-40 hrs/wk, permanent Location: from home (offices closed due to COVID at this time) West Kootenay EcoSociety is a non-profit community-driven organization that brings together local residents to protect the natural environment while building just, equitable,…

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Changing our Small Towns One Solar Panel at a Time

Changing our Small Towns One Solar Panel at a Time   Connie Larochelle and her husband moved to Trail from Victoria at the pandemic's onset to be near their daughter, a nurse at the local hospital. They purchased what Connie calls "A really old house that had no upgrades." Since then, the family has completely renovated the house to be home for Connie, her husband and their daughter. They…

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Why Guaranteed Livable Income Needs to be a part of the Climate Discussion.

Discussions about Guaranteed Livable Income initiatives have been all over the news lately. I'm sure you have scrolled by posts on your social media feeds and glanced at the comments in the threads. But you might be wondering, "how could this possibly be good for our economy, and how does this stop the climate crisis?" I can assure you that it is all related. Not only could a livable income…

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We have concerns about Zincton. Public Comments Needed NOW

  The formal proposal for the Zincton All-Seasons Resort located in the Goat Mountain range between New Denver and Kaslo was released on September 13th. From now to November 22 the government is hosting a public review and comment period.  While the proposal considers many more environmentally friendly approaches than a typical development, it has the allowance to host more than 1,200…

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