The Ecocentric

Tuesday @ 12 pm


Current environmental news from the West Kootenay region of BC and beyond. Tuesdays at 12 pm with Keith Wiley and Linn Murray. Repeats Sunday at 9 am.

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November 27, 2018

Polling shows opinion in BC and Alberta is close on climate change and the oil industry. Mark Jacobson talks about realistic 100% renewable energy. Grand Chief Stewart Phillip speaks on revived TransMountain pipeline review.

November 20, 2018

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh visits Nelson, we get an exclusive interview. Citizens Climate Lobby calculates $1 billion in BC subsidies to fossil fuels. Listen now here:

November 13, 2018

Death of three grizzly bears stirs up outrage. We speak with activist KL Kivi about it and with Gillian Sanders from about how it can be prevented. Erin Thompson from the West Kootenay EcoSociety talks about the ALL IN movie being screened this month in Nelson (Nov. 28) and Rossland (Nov. 15). Listen to the show here:

November 6, 2018

Environment Minister George Heyman explains new law on professional reliance and its impact on forestry and resource industries. Water is life activists in the Kootenay gather and speak about protecting their watersheds from clearcut logging and an update on Lemon Creek court cases.

October 30, 2018

West Kootenay watershed gathering coming up Oct. 2. MP Nathan Cullen talks pipeline in Nelson. Carmen Procter from Nelson’s EcoSave talks about program to reduce your home energy use.  Podcast links at the bottom.

October 23, 2018

New Nelson City Councillor Ric Logtenberg on hopes for new term. Veteran RDCK Director Ramona Faust talks about environmental challenges faced by the District. Protect the Inlet news conference criticizes “redo” of NEB’s pipeline process.

October 16, 2018

Michael Jessen on the alarm on climate from the IPCC. Brittny Anderson on Young Agrarians. Clips from the Nelson candidate forum on Climate Change and Wildfires

September 25, 2018

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip on the Court quashing the TransMountain pipeline construction, BC LNG plans make climate targets impossible and David Suzuki says federal environment minister should resign!

September 18, 2018

Local vegan, Melanie Miles is in to talk about veganism, the all vegetarian diet. Aila Goldenfyre and colleagues held two successful local watershed logging actions. She tells us how and why. Former West Kootenay MLA Corky Evans talked about the importance of changing to a Proportional Representation voting system.

September 11, 2018

Looking back to the global day of action on Sept. 8th we hear from some of the people who attended the Nelson Parade with Giant puppets. And… in the really good news department.  I finally got my electric bike. We talk to Dylan Roberts at Boomtown about putting it together for me.

September 4, 2018

The Federal Court of Appeal came out with an historic ruling that overturned the approvals of the Kinder Morgan TransMountain pipeline. Saturday day September 8th… it’s a global day of action to Rise for Climate.  Diane Van Eyk is in to talk about it. And repeat special guest interview: Jackie Milne who started the Northern Farm Training Institute in the Northwest Territories.

August 14, 2018

Julia Roberts came in to talk about the Nelson Interfaith Climate Action Collaborative (see them on Facebook) and all the activities coming up. Nelson electric car enthusiast Andrew Chewter talks about the EV market and USED electric cars!

July 31, 2018

Sjeng Derkx and Ann Remnant from the Fairvote Kootenays campaign for proportional representation are in to talk about BC’s October referendum on changing elections (Facebook: Fair Vote Kootenays). Chelsey Jones of the campaign talks about protecting the mountain sides on the northeast corner of Kootenay Lake.

July 24, 2018

Sarah Colvin from the West Kootenay EcoSociety is in to talk about community meetings about 100% Renewable Kootenays.  Founder and editor Carol Linnitt talks about a great online environment investigative magazine.

July 17, 2018

Host Keith Wiley spoke with Kaslo’s John Cathro about the Climate Change and Wildfire conference held in Nelson.  Mitchell Beer from talked about record heat temperatures all over and death from heat in Montreal and Andy Shadrack and Keith discussed the opportunity opened by the departure of Greyhound from BC.

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July 10, 2018

Wendy Holm is taking her new book on the issue of the Site C dam on a BC tour and coming to Nelson.  Keith Wiley spoke to her about the book and the ongoing concerns about the dam.   Joanne Siderius, Chief Naturalist from the Kokanee Creek Nature Centre came in to talk about all the summer activities at our beloved local Park.  Keith talks about the cancellation of Greyhound Bus service and paddling on Kootenay Lake.

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July 3, 2018

Host Linn Murray plays speeches from our Kootenay Members of Parliament Richard Cannings and Wayne Stetski.  And in BC forestry companies spray thousands of hectares every year with glyphosate, (Roundup) and it’s killing moose and much more.  Keith Wiley speaks with James Steidle from