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Help shape the future of the Columbia River Treaty in Jaffray
Jaffray residents are invited to community workshops in early November to discuss the CRT Local Governments’ Committee recommendations to the Province on the future of the Columbia River Treaty (CRT).
“These discussions will help shape how Canada and the United States manage the Columbia River in the future. Decisions that will be made about the future of the Treaty will influence water levels and reservoirs in this region for decades to come,” says Deb Kozak, CRT Local Governments’ Committee Chair and Councillor, City of Nelson.
The CRT Local Governments’ Committee wants you to attend the community workshop on Monday, November 4 in Jaffray at the Jaffray Hall (Jaffray Village Loop Road). Workshops are also being held in Golden, Nakusp and Castlegar.
• 6:30 – 8 p.m. Provincial Workshop.
The Province’s Columbia River Treaty Review team is seeking further feedback on their Draft Public Consultation Report as they prepare recommendations to Cabinet on the future of the Columbia River Treaty. Learn more at www.gov.bc.ca/columbiarivertreaty.
• 8 – 9 p.m. Local Governments’ Workshop.
Review draft recommendations developed by your local governments on the future of the CRT. Learn more and download documents at www.cbt.org/lgcommittee.
These consultation workshops are free and registration is not required. You can join the workshop in Castlegar online on November 7 – but you must register. To find out more about the Community and Live Stream event visit: www.gov.bc.ca/columbiarivertreaty/events/2013-11.
“We have heard from area residents about their concerns and issues regarding the CRT and we have sought advice from experts and others to find the best solutions,” says Director Mike Sosnowski, Regional District of East Kootenay. “Now we want to share this information with Basin residents and hear their views so we can refine our draft recommendations.”
You can provide feedback on the Local Governments’ Committee recommendations at www.surveymonkey.com/s/CRTLGC-Oct2013 or written feedback can be sent to CRT Local Governments’ Committee, Box 2029, Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0. Feedback deadline is November 15, 2013.
The CRT Local Governments’ Committee, with support from Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), is working with, and on behalf of local governments through appointed representatives from the four Regional Districts in the Basin, the Village of Valemount and the Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Governments. The Committee is working together to bring regional views, values and interests with respect to the CRT to provincial and federal agencies. With the support of Columbia Basin Trust, the Committee is helping Basin residents and local governments engage in decisions about the future of the CRT.