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COLUMN: A Time of Broken Records

COLUMN:  A Time of Broken Records

Broken records define the climate crisis

Opinion: Questioning 'Progress' in the form of LNG Development

Opinion:  Questioning 'Progress' in the form of LNG Development

BC Premier Christy Clark famously denounced environmental activists as "the forces of NO," and proudly aligned herself with "the forces of YES" for industrial development, and in particular, the Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) industry and the LNG projects her government is pushing -- along with the Site C dam to provide power for it. 

EAVESDROPPING ON BATS

Bat

North American Bat Monitoring Program has started in BC

“Our bats are crucial for our ecosystem” says Dr. Cori Lausen, Bat Specialist with Wildlife Conservation Society Canada.  “They consume enormous numbers of nocturnal flying insects, including moths that are agricultural or forest pests. Monitoring the disease’s spread and impact through this NABat monitoring will alert us to where we may experience future ecosystem and economic consequences, and may shed light on potential mitigation.”

SNOWPACK TRENDS AND WATER SUPPLIES

SNOWPACK TRENDS AND WATER SUPPLIES

Last year our area had deeper snow in the hills, to the delight of skiers and others who play in the snow.  In March, our snowpack was 7% above the historical "normal" level.  And yet, it melted away very quickly in the warm spring; just one month later, our snowpack was only 69% of normal for that time.  So far we've been lucky to have rainy weather since then, both for forest fire prevention and for our summer water supply.

FLUSH AND FORGET? OR, WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND

FLUSH AND FORGET?  OR, WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND

HAVE YOUR SAY ON SEWAGE:   Regional District Seeks Input on Future of Sewage Treatment in Greater Trail system

IDIOTS ON SPOKANE, BEAR BANGERS AND PLASTIC BAGS, AND WE SPEND A LOT ON ENERGY

IDIOTS ON SPOKANE, BEAR BANGERS AND PLASTIC BAGS, AND WE SPEND A LOT ON ENERGY

Regular Rossland City Council Meeting, June 13, 2016, 6:00 pm

Present:   Mayor Kathy Moore, and Councillors Lloyd McLellan, Andy Morel, Aaron Cosbey, Marten Kruysse, John Greene, and Andrew Zwicker.

Public Input Period:  Bear bangers

LETTER: THE TROUBLE WITH BEAR BANGERS

Bears

As a wise and departed friend once said to me, “I feel a letter coming on”.

A Bear Banger is a very loud explosive that is launched from a hand held cylinder. They are meant for use in remote areas to ward off aggressive bears for fear of one’s safety. Hikers, wilderness campers, wildlife photographers and the like often carry them. They are unregulated and more available than firecrackers.

Column: OCEANS OF REASON TO PROTECT THE SEAS

ocean

June 8 marks World Oceans Day, but what if we celebrated oceans every day? Covering more than 70 per cent of Earth’s surface, oceans, more than anything, define our small blue planet. We should celebrate their complex and vibrant ecosystems, life-sustaining services, calming effects and unimaginable diversity, much of which we have not yet even discovered.

TIME CHANGE NEGOTIATIONS BEGINNING

Time for a change -- to no time changes!

Tired of afternoons as dark as night in the fall, after the onset of Standard Time?  Weary of having to force your body to adjust to a new time regime twice a year?  There's hope on the horizon: the BC Chamber of Commerce passed a resolution at its AGM on May 31 to ask the BC government to work with other provincial and state governments in the Pacific Northwest Economic Region and the Pacific Coast Collaborative to all adopt Daylight Saving Time as the Pacific "standard"  time -- to stay on daylight saving time all year. 

Lower Part of Green Door Trail Closed -- Another "Door" Opens

Wild Chervil

The lower section of Green Door Trail (the field below the "waterhole corner"), will be closed as of Monday, June 13, 2016 to accommodate invasive plant management, specifically Wild Chervil. The trail is on Teck-owned land and managed by the Kootenay Columbia Trails Society (KCTS).

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