Category Archives: environment

A Mother’s Day Story–Mama Duck Gets a Helping Hand

This year my mother has not had the best of Mother’s Days. After suffering from chronic bronchitis that progressed to pneumonia, followed by fluid on the heart that caused a heart attack, she was rushed to Williams Lake hospital. It … Continue reading

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Monsanto’s Roundup: The Smoking Gun Revealed

Poison in Our Air, Water and Soil Monsanto’s RoundUp may be coming to a village near you. At a presentation to the Village of Slocan council meeting of September 14, the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS) offered its services … Continue reading

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Life After the Landslides: Johnson’s Landing Three Years Later

This is a story about climate change. But it’s far more than that—it’s a story about the human costs of catastrophic climate change. And it’s about human resiliency—a quality that is infinitely varied. What is a shattering event for some may … Continue reading

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Disaster in Paradise: Book Review

Living in the Kootenays we can sometimes forget that nature is a force to be reckoned with and respected. And in the age of rapid climate change, the ground is literally shifting beneath our feet, as Johnson’s Landing residents tragically … Continue reading

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Chameleonfire Book Club Pt. 3: The Narcissism Epidemic

Every once in awhile you come across a book that could be called a Foundational Text, a book that so cuts to the heart of societal malaise you wonder that you never thought of the idea yourself. Often you did … Continue reading

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Lemon Creek gets an early Christmas present

A Provincial Court Judge has ruled that the BC Government and Executive Flight Centre Fuel Services Ltd. will face charges in relation to the spill that occurred July 26, 2013 when a fuel tanker rolled into Lemon Creek, releasing 33,000 litres … Continue reading

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Spring in the Mountains: Lemon Creek update

Now that spring has finally arrived here in the mountains, the bullshit just keeps right on flowing along with the glacial melt. As I reported in the April 23 Valley Voice issue (http://www.valleyvoice.ca/_pdf_2014/ValleyVoice140423web.pdf), MLA for Kootenay West Katrine Conroy did a fine … Continue reading

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