The EcoCentric

Tuesday @ 12 pm

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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.

Listen or download the shows at the bottom of the page.

For more details see the blog:  theeecocentricradioshow.ca

April 16, 2019
EcoSave expands to RDCK, Coastal Heroes Reuben George and Romilly Cavanagh

Clips from Brilliant Cultural Centre fundraiser for protecttheinlet.ca. Chief Reuben George from the Tsleil Waututh First Nation and Romilly Cavanagh, an environmental engineer who had worked for Kinder Morgan, but protested and was arrested. City of Nelson EcoSave director Carmen Proctor talks about expanding the money and energy saving program through all the RDCK.

April 9, 2019
Climate change an election issue? Praise our Coastal Heroes, Sierra Club of BC does forestry course

We caught up with new Council of Canadians ED Molly Kane in Kamloops last weekend. She tells us about the environmental issues the Council is campaigning on and why.  Organizer Nadine Podmoroff talks about For our Earth Praise High our Coastal Heroes  fundraiser for the broad movement blocking the Transmountain pipeline. Sierra Club’s Galen Armstrong invites everyone to a weekly an online seminar about forestry issues.

April 2, 2019
Canada ‘consults’ on fossil subsidies, ForestMarchBC, Caribou habitat

Julia Levin from Environmental Defence critiques federal cuteness on fossil emissions.  Amber Peters from the Valhalla Wilderness Society talks about the new caribou protection plans and the need to protect more habitat for the last southern herd.  Part of a talk from Jennifer Houghton from Grand Forks who initiated ForestMarchBC.com.

March 26 2019
ForestMarchBC.com, province’s caribou deals, saving woods at Cottonwood Lake, World Water Day and logging.

Jessica Ogden talks about ForestMarchbc.com and the Nelson event starting at 10 am April 6th at Cottonwood Falls park. Wilderness Committee’s Charlotte Dawe is back to discuss new deals on caribou preservation. Nikita McDaniel from the Cottonwood Lake Preservation Society talks about RDCK land deal and remaining forest to be protected, as well as upcoming events. World Water Day was March 22 and RDCK Area E Director Ramona Faust talks about local water issues.

March 19 2019.   Gas fracking report, 314 cutblocks, World Water Day March 22

Gas Fracking report leaked, comment from Green MLA Sonia Furstenau. In five months 314 cutblocks approved in caribou habitat, Charlotte Dawe from Wilderness Committee comments.  World Water Day is March 22, Leslie Payne talks about the Nelson event.

March 12 2019.  What’s going to make the 2019 Canada election relevant?

To anything at all? Well some NDP folks at NDP4Leap.com want to get a Green New Deal for Canada on the agenda.

Harry Kopyto, a long-time Waffle NDPer is a ball of fire. He’s with NDP4Leap.com a group of activists in the NDP who want the Party to campaign on a Leap and Green New Deal vision in the coming federal election.

Leslie Payne and the Council of Canadians are organizing a special event to mark World Water Day, on March 22nd. And, it’s awards time at the National Campus and Community Radio Association and we have nominated The EcoCentric. Today we’ll listen to our entry, a recap of some of the best moments recently on the show.

March 5, 2019.   School strike, logging arrests, Nelson Council fudges climate emergency, 100% Renewable Kootenays

Students strike for the climate… Nelson Council debates declaring climate emergency: blow by blow. Arrests of logging blockaders on Greyhorse Creek. EcoSociety’s 100% Renewable campaign

February 26, 2019

Elizabeth May, Eugene Kung and Grand Chief Stewart Phillip respond to NEB ‘re-approval’ of TransMountain pipeline. Alyssa Taburiaux talks up Monday, March 4 School Strike for the Climate at Nelson City Hall and KL Kivi addresses what activists can do now.

February 19, 2019

Living with a heat pump in Nelson and saving money. Glade Watershed injunction rejected by court. Caribou vigil in the falling snow. MP Richard Cannings raises issue of Trail spills.

February 12, 2019

Host Linn Murray talks with Rik Logtenberg about climatecaucus.ca Host Keith Wiley spoke with Jason Laeus from Ymir Community Watershed about imminent logging. The Extinction Rebellion movement in England started with hard direct talk from science about climate change.  Not for the squeamish. But listen up.

February 5, 2019

Live from the solidarity protest with #WetsuwetenStrong in front of Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources office of MLA Michelle Mungall. Sinixt matriarch Marilyn James reports on meeting with Mungall. BC Forestry seeks feedback on plan to spray invasive plants with herbicides across southern interior. Candace Batycki from YtoY talks about the sad end of lower Kootenay caribou.

January 29, 2019

First Nations activist Nipawi Kakinoosit is on to talk about the plan for several First Nations to buy ownership of the Transmountain pipeline. Premier John Horgan told the BC Truck Loggers Association about a plan to cut raw log exports .  Special showing, The Radicals.

January 22, 2019

In-depth discussion of hereditary government for First Nations with activist Nipawi Kaknoosit. Updating the sovereignty crisis in Wet’suwet’en Territory. !00% Renewable Kootenays passes in Rossland and clip from the web: Naomi Klein talks climate change with Bernie Sanders!!!

January 15, 2018

Nelson City Councillor Rik Logtenberg talks about save cottonwood.com, hazmat and more. Watershed Protector Jessica Ogden gives an update. We ride in a new electric vehicle (actually plug-in hybrid) and driver Jason Peil talks savings. WK EcoSociety takes 100% Renewable to Rossland and New Denver Councils.

January 8, 2019

RCMP attacked Wet’suwet’en peaceful occupiers of traditional territories Jan. 7 We play a statement from Freda Huson, long-time leader of the #Unist’ot’en Camp. Economist Marc Lee from CCPA BC discusses interactions between provincial Clean BC plan, LNG and Site C Dam. Co-host Linn Murray phones in live from #Wet’suwet’enStrong rally on Baker Street.

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. https://cjlypodcast.net/ecocentric/ecocentric_november_27_2018.mp3

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: https://cjlypodcast.net/ecocentric/ecocentric_november_20_2018.mp3

November 13, 2018

Death of three grizzly bears stirs up outrage. We speak with activist KL Kivi about it and with Gillian Sanders from Grizzlybearsolutions.com 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: https://cjlypodcast.net/ecocentric/ecocentric_november_13_2018.mp3

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 WilletWildernessforever.ca. 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 thenarwhal.ca 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 theenergymix.com 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.

Each episode can be played below.

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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 www.stopthespraybc.com

https://cjlypodcast.net/ecocentric/ecocentric_july_3%202018.mp3