March 14 2023. Revylution & company saves old growth, BCTS says loggers must pay. Kelowna: stick with foreign management of transit?


Folks are raising Questions in Kelowna about renewing a Swedish company’s contract for management of BC Transit services.  Kirstin Pulles from Kelowna tells us why they want their transit publicly managed.  

Back in 2021, the Old Growth Revylution folks from Revelstoke talked a logging company out of destroying one of the last valley bottoms of old growth northwest of the city.  News came out last week that BC Tiimber Supply, the government’s forest management business, wants to penalize Gorman Lumber the regular stumpage fee for the old growth trees it refused to cut.  Sarah Newton from Revylution tells us more.

The BC Climate Emergency Unit has launched a campaign to establish a Canada-wide Youth Climate Corps.  We have a clip from the launch event with Seth Klein explaining why it’s a great opportunity.


Kelowna campaign to make local transit PUBLIC

Revelstoke Old Growth Revylution on facebook.

Climate Emergency Unit campaign for a Canada Youth Climate Corps


If you are listening on Tuesday, March 14, tonight Nelson City Council is kicking off a major planning endeavour in the community… the review of the city’s Official Community Plan, or OCP. It’s a big deal in community consultation.

Council is being presented with a multipage document, in fact three significant documents, to set the Terms of Reference and process for selecting the Advisory Committee for a two year long process.

The documents say, Official Community Plans typically cover topics such as housing, transportation, environmental sustainability, parks and recreation, arts and culture, economic vitality, and other important aspects of a community.

You can get the whole package in the agenda for Tuesday’s Council meeting on  Interestingly I note that the sort of omnibus motion staff has brought forward sets up the terms and the whole process.  And as it stands it approves the Terms of Reference staff have written and gives staff the power to select most of the members for the advisory committee. 

Wednesday March 15, 10:30am-12pm   Indigenous Sustainable Building

From WE-CAN and RAVEN Trust: How can First Nations finance and build new housing that is affordable, energy-efficient, sustainable, and designed for the local climate? Two first nations home builders talk about how they build affordable low energy.

Register here


Friday, Mar 17, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

The West Kootenay Climate Hub has another in its series of webinars coming up Noon Friday March 17

This one is on Webinar: Pollination Pathways and Bird Friendly Cities with the Kootenay Native Plant Society.  The Society is promoting its Pollination Pathway Climate Adaptation Initiative that is working to enhance plant-pollinator communities. We’ll also hear from a local resident who is hoping that Nelson will become a certified Bird Friendly City to ensure our community is a safe haven for birds rather than a source of threats.


Sun. Mar. 19, 7 p.m. ET

Learning about Wet’suwet’en Yintah and Culture

Join Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders to learn directly from them about their home and culture, and what we’re all fighting to defend. Then discover more about how you can help draw attention to the issue at the upcoming RBC AGM.

March 26 and 27th

Frack Free BC Art Days of Action

Frack Free BC is a growing movement of people in so-called B.C. working together to hold their government accountable on our province’s biggest climate problem. We’re kicking off 2023 by reclaiming our public space from fossil fuel advertisers and government misdirection – and proclaiming loudly our vision for the future: Frack Free BC!  There will be events around the province, including here in Nelson. Details coming.

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