Tag Archives: Columbia River

Celebrating water and a local water hero

As Canadians celebrated Canada Water Week last week, and the world celebrated World Water Day, here at home, a Kootenay resident was also celebrated. Nelson’s Heather Leschied—program manager for Wildsight’s Living Lakes Canada water team, one of the founders of … > Read More

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Artists engaged by salmon reintroduction

“What if we could bring the salmon back to the headwaters of the Columbia River within a century of their loss?” This was the question that inspired 21 artists to come together to begin creating works of art on the … > Read More

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2014 in the East Kootenay

January to June One of the things I love the most about living in the East Kootenay is the abundant potential for photographic fun; whether scenery, people, events or the quirky ephemera of day-to-day existence in this beautiful region. The … > Read More

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Committee engaging public on Columbia River Basin

The Columbia Basin Regional Advisory Committee provides a First Nation and community voice that will help inform hydroelectric operations planning in the Columbia Basin and potential future improvements to the Columbia River Treaty. The committee builds on a longstanding tradition … > Read More

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International conference to explore future of Columbia River

Register now for an international conference in Spokane, Washington, on the future of the Columbia River. Seating is limited, and registration is filling fast. The conference, ‘Learning From Our Past to Shape Our Future’—to be held October 21 to 23 … > Read More

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A picture perfect day for fourth Salmon Festival

The fourth annual Columbia Salmon Festival took place at Invermere’s beautiful Kinsmen Beach and Pynelogs Cultural Centre grounds on Saturday, September 13. A sharp, crisp late summer sky and lovely weather accompanied the events that took place from 11 a.m. … > Read More

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Plans underway for third Steamboat Mountain Music Festival

Planning is well underway for the third annual Steamboat Mountain Music Festival in Edgewater July 5 and 6. The festival concept is to feature local and regional talent in a full-day, affordable, family oriented outdoor festival July 5. The festival site at … > Read More

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Wildsight presents Watermark and Ktunaxa water perspectives

Celebrate Earth Week with Wildsight at an evening featuring Edward Burtynsky’s film Watermark and a Ktunaxa speaker on water. Following the success of Manufactured Landscapes, Edward Burtynsky is back with this beautiful new project, a three-year exploration of our relationship … > Read More

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International conference will explore Columbia River’s future

The future of the Columbia River is the focus of an international conference that will take place in Spokane on October 21 to 23, hosted by Columbia Basin Trust and the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. Registration opens today, April … > Read More

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Restoration of ancient salmon runs not on Victoria’s radar

Perceptions by Gerry Warner Does the British Columbia government not care about the massive salmon runs that used to return annually to the province in the millions with the iconic species swimming more than a thousand miles up the mighty … > Read More

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