Local Businesses tell MLAs to Defend Old Growth Forests

On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, we sent Premier, John Horgan, and elected officials a letter urging the government to make good on campaign promises and to protect our last remaining old-growth forests. More than 50 Kootenays-based businesses signed the letter in support. The signed businesses are in Castlegar, Fruitvale, Kootenay Bay, Nelson, New Denver, Rossland, Salmo, and Trail and are in…

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Misconceptions about Zincton All-Seasons Resort

We’re concerned people like you and local communities are being misled. The developer continues to use misleading claims and images to promote the Zincton All-Seasons Resort as an environmentally and community friendly project. In discussions with people in local communities, local environmental scientists and wildlife biology experts, it’s clear there is a lot of confusion and misinformation…

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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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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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Say no to harmful development in Rossland

Did you know that your Rossland City Council is considering approving development applications that will harm your vision for healthy and safe communities in your backyard? There are 4 lot development applications: South side of Granite mountain Along the narrow forested strip of land south of the Rock Cut Pub’s lower parking lot A large lot immediately north of and adjacent to the Rock Cut Pub…

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April 30th marks one year! Let’s celebrate!

On April 30th Premier Horgan and his government will have had their report outlining how to protect old growth forests in their hands for one year. It might feel like there is nothing to celebrate. While Premier Horgan promised protection for old growth forests, the last remaining ancient trees are still being cut down.  As concerned citizens of BC, we can hold the BC Government accountable to…

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