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It's a 20th Anniversary Celebration!

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The Fraser Basin Council turns 20! FBC Chair Colin Hansen (centre) made the ceremonial cut of FBC's anniversary cake at a special gathering on June 14, alongside Ian Waddell (left), a Past Chair of the Fraser Basin Management Board (FBC's predecessor) and Charles Jago, Past Chair of FBC. Thanks to all the Directors and staff, past and present, as well as close friends, who came to celebrate with us. You are our inspiration as we move into our third decade of service to advance sustainability across the Fraser Basin and throughout BC.

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Thanks to the Fraser Valley youth and young adults who shared their ideas and experiences in the Art of Storytelling workshop in Abbotsford on May 26. The workshop featured local storytellers, a networking lunch with community leaders, and an afternoon of artistic collaboration. Overall, it was a great day of conversation and connection about community values and vision for the future. Stay tuned for the workshop report. Photo by Amy Greenwood.

SWC Highlights from 2016-2017

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Check out the new Annual Highlights Report covering the first year of the Shuswap Watershed Council's program implementation. The report wraps up the year's achievements on water quality monitoring and coordination, water quality protection and safe recreation. FBC serves as program manager for the SWC.

Annual Highlights

It's here! Take a look through our 2015-2016 Annual Highlights: Steps for Sustainability to see the many ways the Fraser Basin Council is working with communities in the Basin and throughout BC.

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Strategic Plan

Our 2016-2021 Strategic Plan: Advancing Sustainability Solutions will help guide the Fraser Basin Council into our third decade of service.

The five-year plan reflects the Council’s strategic priorities, the way in which we carry out our work and how we define our success. Inspirational and practical, this is the framework for annual operating plans, partnerships, work plans and all decisions to devote time, money and energy to fulfillment of the Fraser Basin Council’s mandate. Take a look.

YVR is First Salmon-Safe Airport

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Salmon-Safe assessment team @YVR. Photo: Dan Kent

One June 8 the Vancouver International Airport became the first airport in North America to achieve Salmon-Safe certification. YVR met three site-wide pre-conditions and committed to 10 conditions under the Salmon-Safe infrastructure-industrial standard. In particular, YVR will protect water quality and aquatic life from harmful pesticides; implement a comprehensive stormwater management plan; reduce site-wide water consumption and ensure zero sediment runoff during future construction activities. YVR will also assess salmon habitat restoration opportunities near the airport and complete additional restorations. Congratulations to the YVR team on these commitments! See the YVR media release for details.

Learn more about Salmon-Safe.

Clean Air Day in Kamloops

June 8 was national Clean Air Day, a perfect time to shine light on the work of the Kamloops Air Quality Roundtable.

The Roundtable is a multi-party initiative that aims to raise awareness of air quality issues, support implementation of the City of Kamloops Air Quality Plan, identify and address gaps in air quality monitoring, support research, and implement and measure impacts of air quality initiatives. Learn more.

 

Fraser Basin Council News

Emotive — the electric vehicle experience

posted on 10:58 AM, December 4, 2014

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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

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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 throughout 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.

FBC Project and
Partner Sites

Plug in BC:
www.pluginbc.ca

BuySmart Network:
www.buysmartbc.com

BC Rural Network:
www.bcruralnetwork.ca

Rethinking our Water Ways:
www.rethinkingwater.ca

ReTooling for Climate Change:
www.retooling.ca

Climate Action Toolkit:
www.toolkit.bc.ca

Contact Us

FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Quesnel and Prince George. We also have staff located in Abbotsford and Vernon.

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
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