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Kamloops Air Quality Roundtable

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Everybody breathes air — it is essential to life. Poor air quality impacts our health and quality of life, putting people at greater risk for respiratory diseases. Kamloops enjoys good air quality most of the time, but any improvements we can make will benefit everyone. Check out Air Quality in the Kamloops Airshed to learn about the sources of air pollution and what you can do to make a difference. Photo: Tupungato.

About the Kamloops Air Quality Roundtable

The Kamloops Air Quality Roundtable (the Roundtable) is a multi-party collaborative initiative formed in June 2015. The purpose of the Roundtable is to enable inclusive, multi-party communication, information-sharing, feedback and wider implementation of existing tools, products and initiatives related to air quality that are science-based and that recognize environmental, social, health and economic perspectives.

Objectives

  • Educate and raise awareness of air quality issues amongst the public and various audiences
  • Support implementation of the City of Kamloops Airshed Management Plan and, upon request, review, advise and provide feedback on the plan
  • Identify and address air quality monitoring gaps, support new post-secondary research and continue existing monitoring partnerships
  • Implement and measure impacts of initiatives to improve air quality including, but not limited to, industry initiatives, anti-idling, woodstoves and open burning bylaws.

 The Roundtable has Terms of Reference that were approved on October 20, 2015.

Members of the Kamloops Air Quality Roundtable

Representatives from the following organizations (in alphabetical order) serve on the Roundtable:

* Note: The following is a clarification on First Nations participation on the Roundtable: “Whereas the attendance of First Nations or organizations representing First Nations at the Kamloops Air Quality Roundtable cannot be regarded as consent or construed as consultation for impacts to aboriginal interests, rights and title within the Secwepemc Territory, any parties representing industry or local municipal government seeking First Nations approval, consultation, consent or mitigation related to air quality must seek consultation process under sovereign consent of the voted political bodies of Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation’s Joint Chief & Council.”

Acknowledgements

City of Kamloops, New Gold, Lafarge, Thompson Rivers University and KGHM Ajax Mine are acknowledged for their financial contributions to the Roundtable.

All members listed above are acknowledged for their in-kind donation of time and resources to participate in meetings to date. Thompson Rivers University and the City of Kamloops are also acknowledged for providing meeting space.

Contact Us

The Fraser Basin Council serves as secretariat for the Kamloops Air Quality Roundtable. You can reach the Roundtable at:

Kamloops Air Quality Roundtable
c/o Mike Simpson, Senior Regional Manager, Thompson
Fraser Basin Council
200A-1383 McGill Road, Kamloops, BC V2C 6K7

T: 250 314-9660
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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.

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BuySmart Network:
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BC Rural Network:
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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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