In 2018 we spent some time in Estevan and Coronach, two coal-producing communities in the south of the province, and interviewed a number of folks about the community impacts of phasing out coal, climate change, and more. You can read about those conversations, and how they stem from an idea to build bridges between urban and rural residents in the province, in our Bridging the Gap report here (pdf), and see more about that research on our Bridging the Gap page here.
We’re excited to be heading back to each of these communities in the days ahead to continue building relationships and learning how we can all work together towards mutual support through a transition away from fossil fuels and towards a sustainable society.
If you’re in Estevan or Coronach and are interested in participating in one of our workshops, please get in touch at climateactionsk[at]gmail[dot]com. The workshop in Estevan will be on March 30 and the one in Coronach on March 31. See our infographic below for the key themes that will be framing our conversations.
This also comes in the wake of the final reports of the federally-appointed Just Transition Task Force, which also visited Estevan and Coronach last year, holding town hall meetings in each community. You can find their results here.