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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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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Oct 03 2017 - Logging watersheds, hazardous wastes, Site C input

RDCK Area G director Hans Cunningham talks about a logging company "charm offensive" at the RDCK meeting.... and about the plans to log in the Ymir watershed. Kaslo resident Don Scarlett made a great presentation to the BC Utilities Commission public hearing on the Site C Dam in Nelson. And… (Click here for More)

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Sep 26 2017 - Site C dam hearings, Lemon Creek trial and win a solar setup

MLA Michelle Mungall held an event in Lakeside Park to celebrate the announcement of the ban on the grizzly trophy hunt, she says it will drastically cut the number of bears killed. Erin Thompson from the EcoSociety is in to talk about ways to win a new solar top roof… (Click here for More)

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Sep 19 2017 - WInter garden workshops, EcoSociety 100% plan, Climate activist news

A guest editorial on climate change from Ron Robinson starts out the show. EcoSociety intern Andras Beda has researched a plan for a switch to 100% renewable energy in the Kootenays. John Alton and John Scott from Chuckleberry farm have workshops on year-round gardening. Climate leadership activist Laura Sacks gives… (Click here for More)

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Sep 12 2017 - Pipeline stall, Kooteny renewable conference, Site C Dam hearing

Host Keith Wiley talks to Lynn Perrin from the Pipe Up Network in the Fraser Valley about how the Kinder Morgan pipeline is stalled. Candace Batycki tells us about Utilities Commission hearing into Site C Dam in Nelson September 26. Matthew Carroll from The West Kootenay EcoSociety tells us about… (Click here for More)

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Aug 15 2017 - Local fire news, private charges on Mount Polley, huckleberry heist

John Bergensky from Wildsight in the East Kootenay is blowing the whistle on commercial huckleberry harvesting near Yahk. Marilyn Burgoon from the Slocan Valley is pleased another person is laying private charges. this one against the Mount Polley Mine. Stuart Horn talks about the RDCK's local firewatch, The Environment News… (Click here for More)

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