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Kamloops Air Quality Roundtable

Kamloops Air Quality Roundtable

About the 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 and climate change issues among the public and various audiences
  • Support implementation of the City of Kamloops Airshed Management Plan and Community Climate Action Plan, and upon request, review, advise and provide feedback on the plans
  • Identify air quality monitoring gaps, support new post-secondary research, and continue existing monitoring partnerships
  • Communicate and collaborate where possible on initiatives to improve air quality, mitigate climate change, and increase climate resilience, including but not limited to industry initiatives, anti-idling, woodstoves, and open burning bylaws.

Members of the Kamloops Air Quality Roundtable

Membership includes representatives of the following organizations:

  • City of Kamloops
  • Kruger
  • First Nations Health Authority
  • Kamloops Moms for Clean Air
  • KGHM Ajax
  • Lafarge
  • Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
  • New Gold
  • Skeetchestn Indian Band*
  • Stk’emlupsemc te Secwepemc* (government representing Skeetchestn and TteS)
  • Thompson Rivers University – Sustainability Office
  • Tolko Industries
  • Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc* (TteS)
  • Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
  • School District 73
  • Thompson Nicola Regional District

*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’emlupsemc te Secwepemc Nation’s Joint Chief & Council.

Work of the Roundtable

To learn more about the Roundtable and its work, read the Terms of Reference and find other background documents in Air Quality Resources.

Acknowledgements

City of Kamloops, New Gold, Kruger, Lafarge and Thompson Rivers University 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 Alex de Chantal
Fraser Basin Council

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About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in British Columbia.

Where We Work

We are grateful to live and work on the unceded ancestral territories of the Indigenous Nations of British Columbia.

Our Vision

Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

Strategic Priorities

At the Fraser Basin Council, our strategic priorities are to take action on climate change, support healthy watersheds and water resources, and build sustainable and resilient communities.

With our partners, we work on a range of collaborative, multi-sector initiatives, such as those focused on flood management, community wildfire planning, air quality improvement, energy-efficient buildings, green transportation (including the uptake of electric vehicles and expansion of charging infrastructure), watershed planning and youth-driven climate action projects.

FBC Program 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

Realizing UNDRIP Initiative
www.realizingundrip.ca

Contact Us

FBC staff work from our Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake and Prince George offices, and from several other locations.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff or contact our administration office:

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350

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