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Download the Together Shuswap /Secwepemc Workshop Report. The Together Shuswap /Secwepemc workshop series is organized to facilitate dialogue and actions that improve the quality of life for Shuswap residents.
Miles Ahead - Smart Planning for Communities Helps the District of 100 Mile House develop its ICSP
The District of 100 Mile House has completed the final draft of Miles Ahead - Integrated Community Sustainability Plan after inviting local residents to provide input to the plan for the community.
Discussions around local values and visions covered most aspects of the community such as; economic stability, housing, seniors needs, recreational development and environmental management.
The process was facilitated in partnership with the District by Smart Planning for Communities (SPC), a partnership program of the Fraser Basin Council. SPC Program Manager, Joan Chess, sees public engagement as a core step in the planning process, “Community input is so important in creating a plan with residents and community leaders, that can be used for several generations and truly prepare communities for a more sustainable future.”
Listen to Rob Fry of Cariboo Radio discuss Miles Ahead.
The draft sustainability plan is now available! More details on www.100milehouse.com.
Meet Joan Chess, Sustainability Facilitator
Joan Chess is the Sustainability Facilitator for central and northern BC. Joan brings a practical approach to applying sustainability principles to community planning and is able to assist with all steps in a planning process, such as gathering information, analysis, community involvement and urban design for small communities.
Her career includes working with provincial, local and First Nations governments, which has given her a good understanding of the inter-jurisdictional nature of planning and sustainability. Joan is currently Past President of PIBC and PIBC's appointment to the Canadian Institute of Planners Council.
Joan loves the unique places and people of northern BC. When she's not on the road, she's usually playing with her horse or skiing with her family. Contact Joan
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The Fraser Basin Council thanks all the colleagues and friends that contributed to the Angela Evans Legacy Fund. read more
Village of Clinton launches Epexyêwtes “when it is tomorrow”, in partnership with SPC read more
Granisle Revival is underway, planning process facilitated by SPC
SPC helps with evaluating outcomes of the Gas Tax Agreement
SPC & the District of 100 Mile House plan Miles Ahead - read more.
Smart Planning for Communities thanks the REFBC for continuing their support
SPC helps the Village of Kaslo undertake a sustainability planning process
New report on ICSP — Implications for Rural British Columbia
See more highlights on our SPC News and Events page
Discuss sustainability issues with the Smart Planners on the LiveSmart BC online community for Climate Action Leaders. .