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

Feb 20 2018 - New federal environmental laws, Kanahus Manuel Tiny House protest

Canadian environment and climate change minister Catherine McKenna has released 400 pages of proposed new environmenty laws. Patrick Derochie, climate campaigner from Environment Defence talks about the pros and cons of the new law. Emma Lui, water campaigner for the Council of Canadians says the new law is far from… (Click here for More)

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Feb 13 2018 - BC Budget, BC wine for the cause, Workshop on Proportional Rep voting

Host Keith Wiley talks with Alex Hemingway from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives BC office about environmental implications of the coming BC budget. The West Kootenay EcoSociety is holding a BC wine tasting to show support for BCs move to protect our coast from bitumen. Outreach coordinator Erin Thompson… (Click here for More)

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Feb 06 2018 - New project on Duck Bay, art of biodiversity and salmon blood

Avery Deboer-Smith from Friends of Kootenay Lake talks about a new project improving Duck Bay near the soccer fields in Nelson. Erin Thompson from the West Kootenay EcoSociety tells us about an art contest for youth on biodiversity. The court case on the Lemon Creek 2013 jet fuel spill wrapped… (Click here for More)

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Jan 30 2018 - Reports from the Victoria Site C Summit

The Site C Summit held in Victoria on Jan. 26 and 27 had tremendous speakers. We hear clips from first nations clean energy leader Judith Sayers, Seth Klein from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and lawyer Robert McCullough. Linn Murray joins the EcoCentric team for the first time, and… (Click here for More)

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Jan 23 2018 - Saving salmon, LNG and carbon, Portland stops fossils

Host Keith Wiley talks with Alice de Wolfe about an important meeting between first nations and Premier Horgan on stopping salmon fish farms and saving wild salmon. Bruce Edson and Keith Wiley talk about BC LNG politics and the Canada carbon tax and Radio EcoShock host Alex Smith finds out… (Click here for More)

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Jan 16 2018 - Saving cariboo, Kootenay wild plant dinner

The Valhalla Wilderness Society raises concerns about a new federal provincial proposal on protecting mountain cariboo habitat. Rachel Mackenzie talks with the Kootenay Native Plant Society about Taste the Wild. (Click here for More)

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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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