Browsing: Kootenay Lake Library

Uninterrupted Journey – An Interactive Journey of the Life of a Salmon

Wild salmon are a major building block within the Pacific ecosystem – if you live in BC or the Yukon that’s your neighbourhood. These amazing fish are intimately connected to our lives and our western landscape in ways we rarely

Posted in Fish & Wildlife, Kootenay Lake Library, Resources for Kids

Duck Bay Restoration Day with Selkirk College School of Environment & Geomatics

On Saturday April 28th, the Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society (FOKLSS) hosted 16 students from the Integrated Environmental Planning Program at Selkirk College for a shoreline restoration day. Integrated Environmental Planning Instructor, Brenda Beckwith, brought students from the Castlegar

Posted in News, Wetlands

Climate Action in the Columbia Basin

Hot off the press for spring is a new summary of climate change, impacts, and action for the Columbia Basin. This booklet has been prepared for Basin residents and communities as an engaging, easy-to-read snapshot of the latest climate science

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The Nelson Daily: Kootenay-Columbia lakes and rivers win protections

Navigable lakes and rivers across Kootenay-Columbia will receive blanket protections under new legislation that was introduced after MP Wayne Stetski tabled his own bill on the subject. Read the full article here.

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UN World Water Development Report 2017

Wastewater: An untapped resource What if we were to consider the vast quantities of domestic, agricultural and industrial wastewater discharged into the environment every day as a valuable resource rather than a costly problem? This is the paradigm shift advocated

Posted in Fish & Wildlife, Kootenay Lake Library, Water

World Water Day Fact Sheet

World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water. This year’s theme, ‘Nature for Water’, explores nature-based solutions (NBS) to the water challenges we face in the 21st century Click here to

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Collaborative Consent and Revitalizing Indigenous Laws: POLIS Webinar Recording & Summary

On January 15, 2018, we hosted the second webinar in our 2017/2018 Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar season, Collaborative Consent and Revitalizing Indigenous Laws: Pathways to Indigenous Water Governance and Co-Governance with speakers Rosie Simms (POLIS Water Sustainability Project), Michael Miltenberger (North Raven),

Posted in Impact Studies, Kootenay Lake Library, Lake Planning, News, Water

CANADIAN COLUMBIA BASIN REGIONAL FRAMEWORK FOR AN AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES PROGRAM: 2015 TO 2020

This Aquatic Invasive Species program framework is the result of a collaborative effort between many different partners. This document was originally written by Juliet Craig, Silvering Ecological Consulting in May 2015 with funding provided by Columbia Basin Trust and direction

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UPDATE: Jet fuel spill at heli-ski lodge north of Nakusp

The CMH Galena Lodge is situated on major feeder creek to Trout Lake. Nearby Lardeau Creek drains into Trout Lake, which eventually leads into Kootenay Lake. JOHN BOIVIN Read the full Nelson Star article here.

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New Fisheries Act

By James Wilt • Tuesday, February 6, 2018 On Tuesday morning, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Dominic LeBlanc officially announced the introduction of a heavily amended Fisheries Act. Read the full article here. 

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CONNECTING COMMUNITY-BASED WATER MONITORING WITH ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND STEWARDSHIP IN CANADA

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Habitat 2.0: A new approach to Canada’s Fisheries Act

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans has been tasked with reviewing changes to the Fisheries Act as part of the Government of Canada’s broader efforts to restore lost protections and introduce modern safeguards to the legislation.

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