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EKISC’s Oct. 7 AGM virtual

This year’s East Kootenay Invasive Species Council (EKISC) annual general meeting will be held virtually on Oct. 7, starting at 1 p.m. (MST). The AGM…

EKISC holding cover shot contest

The East Kootenay Invasive Species Council (EKISC) is looking for a feature photo for its 2019 Annual Report. If you’ve got a beautiful scenic shot…

Fighting back against invasive weeds

Spotted knapweed Almost any farmer or rancher you talk to has a problem weed. In the East Kootenay you’ll often hear people cursing spotted knapweed…

Plants that sting and burn

What to be cautious of and how to identify dangerous plants A recent post on an Elk Valley local’s Facebook page has gone viral after…

The impacts of invasive species

Invasive species harm ecosystems, economies, and human health across the globe. In the East Kootenay, some invasive plant species have had devastating effects on ranch…

Leafy scourge of the Columbia Valley

Listed as a provincially regulated species, leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula) is an invasive weed that has increasingly negative impacts to the Columbia Valley. This plant…

EKISC hosting general meeting Oct. 24

East Kootenay Invasive Species Council (EKISC) showcasing public and industry responsibilities of invasive species management First, to underscore the seriousness of the problem with invasive…