FBC February Board Meeting
How can BC communities redefine waste to increase diversion from landfill? The question was the focus of a lively FBC board roundtable discussion on February 11, led by Directors Jason Lum, John Massier and Barbara Steele. Thanks to presenters Nicole Kohnert (Regional District of North Okanagan) and Rob Costanzo (City of Surrey) for sharing their experiences and innovations – including plans for Surrey’s new biofuels facility. A second thought-provoking roundtable centred on relations and reconciliation between Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal people in Canada in the wake of the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia. Directors heard perspectives from guest speaker Doug Eyford, author of the 2013 report Forging Partnerships, Building Relationships.
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.
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.
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.
Climate Adaptation Resources
The 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.