News Highlights 2013-2014
In Memory - Elizabeth Henry
It is with great sadness that the Fraser Basin Council directors and staff mark the passing of Elizabeth Henry, our Program Coordinator of Climate Change and Air Quality. We will miss her greatly. Read about Elizabeth.
Youth Diversity Dialogue
Thanks to everyone who was part of our youth dialogue in Richmond on April 7-8. What an inspiring event! Urban and rural youth of diverse backgrounds came together to share their goals and aspirations, build connections, and discuss their vision for the future of the communities where they live and work. The event was hosted by the Fraser Basin Council and BC Rural Network, with support from Inspirit Foundation.
BC Clean Air Research Scholarships
The BC Clean Air Research Fund has funded three new air quality research scholarships in 2014. Congratulations to graduate students Ramin Davanpour, Annie Wang and Prabjit Barn who were selected as this year's recipients by the Robert Caton Scholarships Committee.
Presentations were made on March 10 in Vancouver at the Air Quality & Health Workshop, hosted by the BC Lung Association.
Learn about the innovative research projects these students have underway to support better air quality and human health
Colin Hansen to Chair Fraser Basin Council
Colin Hansen becomes the fifth Chair of FBC's Board of Directors, effective March 31, 2014.
Mr. Hansen will succeed Dr. Charles Jago CM, OBC, former President of the University of Northern British Columbia, who became Chair of the Fraser Basin Council in 2006 and is completing his third and final term of service.
Mr. Hansen recently completed a distinguished career in the public service. He served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 1996 to 2013, as British Columbia’s Deputy Premier from 2009 to 2011, and as a Minister of Finance, Health Services, and Economic Development.
FBC’s watersheds team welcomed youth participants to a workshop at the Surrey Leadership Action Conference on October 26 — an opportunity for the students to learn about water consumption patterns and identify ways to save water and improve watershed health.
FBC to Host Rural-Urban Youth Dialogue
November 25, 2013
News from the Nicola
November 25, 2013
Langley Township Goes E3 Fleet Gold
Congratulations to the Township of Langley for achieving an E3 Fleet Gold Rating. BC’s Marion Town presented the award to Langley Mayor Jack Froese on October 28 and praised the Township’s achievements in fleet management, energy efficiency and emissions reduction. Read about it.
Salmon-Safe Communities for BC
Salmon-Safe certification is now available for urban and suburban lands in BC — including parks, business sites, campuses and residential developments. The Fraser Basin Council and Pacific Salmon Foundation partnered with Salmon-Safe of the US Pacific Northwest two years ago to introduce the program in BC. Salmon-Safe recognizes environmentally friendly management practices that help protect Pacific salmon habitat and water quality. See details.
2013 Air Quality Research Scholarships
Three talented graduate students are embarking on exciting new air quality research, with support from the BC Clean Air Research Fund. Learn more.
Regional Climate Change Adaptation
How are BC communities and natural resource industries preparing for climate change? See highlights of current work and new resources from the BC Regional Adaptation Collaborative.
Rural Sustainability Planning
Integrated Community Sustainability Planning — Implications for Rural British Columbia looks at both municipal and regional perspectives on priority strategies and actions in rural BC. Download your copy.