A key part of the Columbia River Treaty Review was to complete an extensive public consultation process. There was no consultation when the original Treaty was signed, and so it was very important to the Province to “do it right” this time. The Treaty Review team conducted 4 phases of public consultation, and followed up with the communities who participated to make sure their concerns and ideas were captured correctly. Read about it all in the public consultation report, linked below. All materials from each session can be found below.

Columbia Basin Trust involvement

The Province’s Columbia River Treaty Review Team receives and welcomes suggestions and assistance from Columbia Basin Trust regarding consultation with Basin residents. Columbia Basin Trust’s mandate with respect to the Columbia River Treaty is to act as an information resource for Basin residents and local governments. It is the Province’s role to consult with Basin residents on the future of the Treaty. The Province and Columbia Basin Trust signed an Memorandum of Understanding on June 1, 2012 clarifying mandates, roles and responsibilities.

November 2013 Community Sessions

Posted on December 16, 2016
0 comments

Phase 3 public engagement sessions were held in November 2013 in six Columbia Basin communities: Jaffray, Cranbrook, Golden, Nakusp, Castlegar and Valemount. The session held in Cranbrook for... Read More

Columbia River Treaty Review Technical Conference

Posted on December 16, 2016
0 comments

The Columbia River Treaty Review Technical Conference was held on March 22 in Castlegar. The Conference was streamed live. Approximately 115 people attended the conference in person with 22 people... Read More

June 2013 Fauquier Community Session

Posted on December 16, 2016
0 comments

Approximately 65 people attended the June 15, 2013 all day session in Fauquier.  The agenda for the session was developed jointly with the community.  Below are the presentations used at the... Read More

March 2013 Golden and Nelson Community Sessions

Posted on December 16, 2016
0 comments

Fulfilling a November 2012 commitment to return if invited, the Columbia River Treaty Review team held community information sessions in Golden and in Nelson. Approximately 35- 40 people attended the... Read More

November 2012 Community Sessions

Posted on December 16, 2016
0 comments

Phase 2 public engagement sessions were held during November 2012 in eight Columbia River Basin communities: Jaffray, Creston, Revelstoke, Golden, Valemount, Nelson, Trail, and Nakusp. The session in... Read More

May and June 2012 Community Sessions

Posted on December 16, 2016
0 comments

During May and June 2012, public engagement sessions were held in seven Columbia River Basin communities: Jaffray, Creston, Nakusp, Castlegar, Valemount, Golden and Revelstoke. 360 people attended,... Read More