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BC Transit's handyDART Centre in View Royal is Certified Salmon-Safe

BC's Transit's handyDART site in View Royal is Salmon-Safe Certified

BC Transit’s new handyDART Centre in View Royal, set to open in 2024, has been certified as Vancouver Island’s first Salmon Safe site. The BC Transit site is being recognized for excellence in water conservation, stormwater management and restoration of a stream that runs into the salmon-bearing Craigflower Creek. Certification of the site was announced September 26 by the Fraser Basin Council and the Salmon-Safe program, which recognizes progressive, environmentally friendly land and water management practices in BC.

Read about it! Media Release and Backgrounder

Learn more about the urban site certification standards at Salmon-Safe BC.

Pictured above: Tim Croyle (Chief Operating Officer, BC Transit), Theresa Fresco (Regional Manager, Fraser Basin Council), Aaron Lamb (Chief Sustainability Officer, BC Transit), David Marshall (CEO, Fraser Basin Council) and Melissa Zimmerman (People & Culture Vice President, BC Transit).

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Events

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

On September 30 events are taking place throughout Canada in recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day.

We've listed a few of the opportunities in BC for connection, reflection and learning on September 30 and other days in September. Check out these and other events in your community that you and your family can join.

Take a look!

Nuxalk Nation Brings Home BCIT Zero Energy Building Training

 Nuxalk Nation community story

Nuxalk Nation is building a community workforce of carpenters, plumbers, electricians and other trade workers to meet its housing needs — and has wanted to make skills training available close to home. Working with Richard Hall, a housing consultant and member of Nuxalk Nation, the Fraser Basin Council has supported this work by organizing BCIT's Zero Energy Building Training at Nuxalk Nation. Twelve carpentry students in the community attended the training, through in-person and virtual sessions, and gained a grounding in zero energy building practices. Head to the First Nations Home EnergySave program for more on the Nuxalk Nation community success story.

At the same time, take a look at Ask an Energy Specialist, a project that connects energy specialists with First Nations communities in the early stages of planning or implementing energy efficiency housing projects.

READ ABOUT IT

Land Awards Winner

The First Nations Home EnergySave Program wins the Built Environment Award (Real Estate Foundation of BC Land Awards)

Thanks to the Real Estate Foundation of BC Land Awards for recognizing FBC's First Nations Home EnergySave program as 2022 winner of the Built Environment Award.

We're celebrating 25 years of service!

We’re Celebrating our 25th Anniversary!

We honour those founded the Fraser Basin Council in June 1997, under the leadership of Chair Iona Campagnolo. And we thank all our Directors, staff, partners, supporters, program participants and friends through the years. It’s always been a privilege to bring people together throughout the Fraser Basin and British Columbia to collaborate on steps for sustainability.

The work demands heart – and we thank you from the bottom of ours. You are our inspiration as we look ahead to the next 25!

Colin Hansen, Chair
David Marshall, CEO

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

Emotive:
www.emotivebc.ca

ReTooling for Climate Change:
www.retooling.ca

FBC Youth:
fbcyouthprogram.ca

Climate Action Toolkit:
www.toolkit.bc.ca 

Salmon-Safe BC
www.salmonsafe.ca

Contact Us

FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake 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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