The EcoCentric

Hosts: Keith Wiley, Rachel Mackenzie
Airs: Tuesday at 12 Noon and Sunday at 9 am
The EcoCentric

The EcoCentric is a weekly radio talk show focused on current environmental issues from the West Kootenay region of BC and beyond. The show features interviews with activists, experts, government and industry providing information and a variety of perspectives on environmental topics.The program’s scope includes environmental news, politics and science as well as conservation, climate change, food security, social issues, and more.

The EcoCentric is run by a team of four people who work with the West Kootenay EcoSociety, a non-profit environmental organization based in Nelson, BC.

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Episodes

Jan 02 2018 - Andrew Nikiforuk on Site C, the red-nosed caribou Carole

Keith Wiley reviews what's coming up in 2018... Doug Pyper interviewed author Andrew Nikiforuk on the financial lunacy of Site C dam. We have enviro carollers on Baker Street and Marilyn Burgoon has good news about the ongoing Lemon Creek Court case. (Click here for More)

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Dec 12 2017 - Site C dam decision, Mungall and Batycki comment, Kennedy Steward on Kinder Morgan

The NDP government approves continuing Site C dam construction, Nelson Creston MLA Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources explains why. Candace Batycki says why it's a mistake. Burnaby South MP Kennedy Stewart talks about NEB overriding local and province pipeline concerns. (Click here for More)

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Dec 05 2017 - Passive heated Apartments, EcoSociety Art and Site jobs and costs, one more time

A non-profit society in Ottawa has built a large apartment block with solar heating, because it's cheaper. We hear about it. The EcoSociety is holding a gala photo fundraiser. Host Keith Wiley talks again (!) about the Site C dam project and everyone piling on with their views on why… (Click here for More)

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Nov 28 2017 - Tribute to Twyla Roscovich, logging Selous Creek, decision time for Site C

BC environmentalist filmmaker Twyla Roscovich died tragically in September. Local photographer and KCR show host Doug Pyper was a fan. He is in to talk to host Keith Wiley about Twyla and her accomplishments. Twylas films are free on Vimeo.com. Nelson City Councillor Valerie Warmington visited the logging site in… (Click here for More)

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Nov 21 2017 - Site C Dam, getting salmon over dams, EcoSociety presents Pretty Faces

Host Rachel Mackenzie talks with the West Kootenay EcoSociety's Erin Thompson about the upcoming women's ski film, Pretty Faces. Sierra Club of BC campaigner Galen Armstrong talks about the Site C dam decision and Bruce Edson finds out about new ideas for getting Salmon over dams and back into the… (Click here for More)

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Nov 14 2017 - Lobbying in Ottawa, Grief and Gratitude workshop

Tanya Coad reports on the Citizens Climate Lobby annual trip to Ottawa to meet the MPs. KL Kivi tells us about the Grief and Gratitude workshop for sustaining activists at the Vallican Whole. Host Keith Wiley also delivers the usual Environmental News. (Click here for More)

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Nov 07 2017 - Report from COP23 in Bonn, Bears in Nelson, Inquiry into BC Fracking

Wildsafe BC Nelson rep Dave White says the bears got off better in the Kootenays this year. Mitchell Beer reports direct from Bonn Germany on COP23 and Ben Parfitt from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives explains why a wide group of BC and national organizations is calling for a… (Click here for More)

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Oct 31 2017 - COP23 climate talks, Lemon Creek spill charge stayed, kayaktivism against Kinder Morgan

Host Keith Wiley talks with Slocan Valley activist Marilyn Burgoon about charges being stayed in the Lemon Creek fuel spill. The Energy Mix's Mitchell Beer previews COP23, the UN Climate talks in Germany and we hear from kayaktivist folks on the Burrard Inlet blocking Kinder Morgan terminal construction.
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Oct 24 2017 - More Chuckleberry farm workshops, writing about Site C dam, Deconstructing Dinner festival

Host Keith Wiley talks to John Scott and John Alton about grow your own workshops coming up at Chuckleberry Farm in Beasley. Jon Steinman comes in to go over the amazing program at the 5th Deconstructing Dinner film festival starting November 1. Keith also went down to Torchlight Brewing to… (Click here for More)

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Oct 17 2017 - Talking Kinder Morgan pipeline, Knottweed, agriculture and climate change

Host Keith Wiley gets the update on the Kinder Morgan pipeline controversy from Stand climate campaigner Sven Biggs. Host Rachel Mackenzie talks with Laurie Francom from the Central Kootenay Invasives Species Society about controlling knotweed, and upcoming events. Repeat earlier interview with Darrin Qualman of the National Farmers Union on… (Click here for More)

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