No bailouts for big oil

Tell the federal government ‘No big oil bailouts’ It is time to focus on people and communities and a healthier, safer future. Tell our Prime Minister to put people and communities’ needs first. There’s talk of handing billions of dollars to big oil companies as a bailout.  We can’t get out of this crisis by making another one worse. Handing over billions of dollars to Big Oil will do just that.…

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An Evening with David Suzuki postponed

In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, An Evening with David Suzuki and the related student events planned for May 1 are postponed until a later date. All ticket purchases will be refunded. Please contact the Bailey Theatre online at thebailey.ca or call 250-368-9669 Monday to Friday from 12-4 pm to arrange your refund. The Lower Columbia Community Development Team Society Sustainability Committee…

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See David Suzuki’s latest film March 14 before he comes to Trail in May

David Suzuki is coming to Trail to speak on May 1, and we’re showing his latest film in anticipation. Join us as the West Kootenay EcoSociety presents Beyond Climate, a documentary about climate change in BC, on Saturday, March 14 at 3 pm at Trail United Church.  David Suzuki narrates the new film directed by Ian Mauro, a University of Winnipeg environmental scientist, geographer and filmmaker.…

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Call for Nominations for Suzy Hamilton Legacy Fund Award

The Suzy Hamilton Legacy Fund honours the work of one woman environmental activist in the West Kootenay each year through a cash award. The fund was established at the Osprey Community Foundation in 2016 after the death of well-loved and dedicated West Kootenay environmental activist, journalist, founder of the West Kootenay EcoSociety and mentor to many, Suzy Hamilton. The public call for…

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Remembering to love

Photo by John Boivin, Castlegar News On Friday, Valentine’s Day, my family and I took part in the march to remember missing and murdered Aboriginal women, two-spirited people, and girls in Castlegar. It was extra emotional for me this year as I reflected on the raids and arrests of the women in the Wet’suwet’en territory in northern BC and the solidarity actions taking place across the country.…

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Looking back on 2019

I think 2019 was our busiest year ever at the EcoSociety. Here's a look back at what we accomplished together with our staff, volunteers, members, donors and supporters. Six local governments signed-on to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050 for all energy-use sectors community-wide. Volunteers worked hard so that over 10,500 people and 108 businesses support the clean energy transition.…

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