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MEC headquarters certified as BC’s first Salmon-Safe urban site


MEC staff (left to right) Brent Dallimore, Sandy Treagus, Jeff Bonhen and Vanadis Oviedo show Amy Greenwood (front right) of the Fraser Basin Council a biofiltration garden that helps to slow, spread and sink rainwater captured from the rooftop garden of MEC’s head office in Vancouver.

The distinctive building and grounds that comprise the head office campus of MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op) near the historic eastern terminus of False Creek Flats in Vancouver have been certified as the first Salmon-Safe urban site in British Columbia. The recognition came October 23 from the Fraser Basin Council and Pacific Salmon Foundation, non-profit organizations that jointly deliver the Salmon-Safe program in BC.

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FBC Annual Highlights are Here!

Take a few moments to check out FBC's 2014-2015 Annual Highlights. See how our team is working with communities to advance action on climate change and air quality, healthy watersheds and water resources, and community sustainability.

Natural Resource Management Project Trust Funds

The Fraser Basin Council is assuming administrative responsibility for several project trust funds that were previously administered by the Resources North Association (Resources North). Resources North is a BC non-profit society based in Prince George, BC that is voluntarily winding down its operations as of September 30, 2015. More.

Big Boost for Electric Vehicles in BC


New provincial investments in clean transportation were announced March 23 in Vancouver, in effect April 1:

  • $7.5 million for point-of-sale incentives for electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles ($5,000-$6,000 per rebate)
  • $1.59 million for investments in charging infrastructure and hydrogen fuelling infrastructure
  • $1 million for incentives for commercial fleet purchases of clean energy vehicles
  • $500,000 for research, training, and public outreach on clean energy transportation technology.

FBC will help support expansion of BC's network of public electric vehicle charging stations, to include new DC fast chargers and Level 2 charging stations.

Details: Video | Province of BC Media Release. Visit Plug in BC to learn more about EVs in BC.


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Emotive — the electric vehicle experience

posted on 10:58 AM, December 4, 2014


Are you curious about electric cars – and whether there’s one in your future? Be sure to check out Emotive. It’s a community to share information and build awareness on all things EV, in BC and beyond! Connect with Emotive on the web and Facebook to stay current on EV news, local ride & drive events, and the personal experiences of EV owners and drivers.

BC Charging Stations "Off to a Good Start"

posted on 3:55 PM, November 3, 2014


A growing number of drivers are plugging into B.C.’s public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. Over 350 of B.C.’s 550 public charging stations are tracked by Powertech Labs, a BC Hydro subsidiary, and the data show that the number of vehicle charging sessions at those stations doubled between August 2013 and August 2014. Read more.

FBC's statement on Mount Polley Mine

posted on 11:54 AM, August 19, 2014

(August 6, 2014) The Fraser Basin Council directors and staff are deeply saddened by news of the Mount Polley Mine tailings dam failure and subsequent downstream impacts. FBC is following the situation closely and today issued a statement of support for affected communities. Read more.

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Climate Adaptation Resources

home_slr_200.jpgThe BC Regional Adaptation Collaborative (BC RAC) program has funded important tools for tackling flood risks associated with sea level rise. This is of particular interest to BC local authorities and professionals with responsibilities in flood hazard management.

See Adaptation Resources to download Sea Level Rise Adaptation Primer: A Toolkit to Build Adaptive Capacity on Canada’s South Coasts and other resources on coastal adaptation.

Also visit ReTooling for Climate Change for a database of adaptation resources.

Our Vision

Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and across BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.

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Contact Us

FBC has offices in Vancouver, Mission, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Prince George and Victoria.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff.

Our main office is:

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350
F: 604 488-5351