Candace Batycki

COLUMN: Working together to preserve farmland

It is rare to be able to meet all one’s own food needs. Here in the Kootenays we import as much as 95 per cent of our food.

Nelson city councillor Candace Batycki says forests are not fibre farms

The ILMA’s ‘timber grab’

During the last municipal election campaign the word “sustainability” was used so much, by so many

Nelson city councillor Candace Batycki says forests are not fibre farms
Councillor Candace Batycki would like to see all levels of municipal government support the push to put a stop to the Jumbo Glacier Resort proposal in the East Kootenay.

The many levels of politics

Local politics, with its emphasis on face-to-face interactions, challenges us to work with the range of perspectives

Councillor Candace Batycki would like to see all levels of municipal government support the push to put a stop to the Jumbo Glacier Resort proposal in the East Kootenay.
On her 2013 wish list

Looking at the year ahead

Down at City Hall, January turns our minds to budgeting.

On her 2013 wish list
Candace Batycki (right) on election night a year ago shares the celebration with Donna Macdonald.

A year in the life of Nelson city council

Thank you to those of you who braved the elements and participated in our democracy.

Candace Batycki (right) on election night a year ago shares the celebration with Donna Macdonald.
The Columbia Community Dollars... now circulating in the Nelson area.

More bang for your bucks in Nelson

Kootenay Barter was the Kootenay’s first stab at local currency.

The Columbia Community Dollars... now circulating in the Nelson area.
The council chambers at City Hall was a raucous place last week after the Stop the Violence BC motion was introduced for debate.

Inhaling the Stop the Violence BC discussion

When the gavel came down to end last Monday’s council meeting, I exhaled.

The council chambers at City Hall was a raucous place last week after the Stop the Violence BC motion was introduced for debate.
Protecting the habitat around the West Arm of Kootenay Lake is a pressing issue.

Protecting our vital asset: Kootenay Lake

In 1986 some friends of mine were working in Nelson on the Steve Martin film Roxanne.

Protecting the habitat around the West Arm of Kootenay Lake is a pressing issue.
Roger Ley and Allison Girvan rehersing for KHAOS

Nelson city councillor looks at KHAOS and climate change

Nelson city councillor Candace Batycki looks at climate change, the Northern Gateway pipeline and KHAOS in this week's council column.

Roger Ley and Allison Girvan rehersing for KHAOS
The made-in-Nelson wood purchasing policy is one Batycki’s early achievements.

Nelson council off to an agenda-packed start

Last week I was doing a radio interview; the host introduced me as “perhaps Nelson’s greenest councillor"

The made-in-Nelson wood purchasing policy is one Batycki’s early achievements.