About CBRAC

Continuing with the open engagement that took place during the Columbia River Treaty Review process, the Province, the Columbia River Treaty Local Governments’ Committee, and BC Hydro initiated the Columbia Basin Regional Advisory Committee, a diverse Basin-wide group representing a broad range of perspectives, interests and geography, which help inform hydroelectric operations in the Columbia Basin and potential future improvements to the Columbia River Treaty. To learn more about the Committee, scroll down to read the Terms of Reference and browse materials from past meetings.

Since its inception, the Committee, or “CBRAC”, has identified a wide range of topics related to the Columbia River Treaty and Columbia Basin hydro operations that they would like to gain a better understanding of. Many of these topics are covered during regular CBRAC meetings; others are covered during webinars and workshops. On this page you will find materials and discussion summaries from all sessions. Click on a particular meeting date below to see the materials from that event.

Supporting Materials

 

Meetings

March 8, 2021: Socio-Economic Integration Process Webinar

Posted on March 10, 2021
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The Columbia Basin Regional Advisory Committee met virtually on March 8, 2021 to learn about the process being developed to integrate socio-economic values into discussions about a modernized...

January 21, 2021: BC Hydro 2021 Integrated Resource Plan Webinar

Posted on February 9, 2021
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The Columbia Basin Regional Advisory Committee met virtually on January 21, 2021 for a presentation on BC Hydro's 2021 Integrated Resource Plan. BC Hydro is carefully studying the Province’s...

September 29, 2020: Ecosystem Function Webinar

Posted on November 26, 2020
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The Columbia Basin Regional Advisory Committee met on September 29th, 2020 by webinar for a special presentation on the ecosystem function work being led by Canadian Columbia Basin Indigenous Nations...

June 26, 2020: Meeting #11

Posted on July 8, 2020
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CBRAC held its 11th meeting on June 26th, 2020 via webinar, as an in person meeting was not possible due to COVID-19 restrictions. Representatives from the B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and...

February 26, 2020: CRT Governance Webinar

Posted on February 26, 2020
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On this date, the Province held a webinar for CBRAC and the Columbia River Treaty Local Governments’ Committee to describe the current Columbia River Treaty governance structure. A follow up...

October 8 & 9, 2019: Meeting #10

Posted on January 29, 2020
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CBRAC held its 10th meeting on October 8th and 9th, 2019 in Revelstoke, B.C. 25 members attended, along with representatives from the B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources,...

April 15 & 16, 2019: Meeting #9

Posted on May 8, 2019
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CBRAC held its 9th meeting on April 15th and 16th, 2019 in Invermere, B.C. at  the Copper Point Resort. 25 members attended, along with representatives from the B.C. Ministry of Energy,...

May 15 & 16, 2018: Meeting #8

Posted on December 22, 2018
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CBRAC held its 8th meeting on May 15th and 16th, 2018 in Ainsworth Hot Springs, B.C. 23 members attended, along with representatives from the B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources,...

December 4 & 5, 2017: Meeting #7

Posted on February 20, 2018
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CBRAC held its 7th meeting on December 4th and 5th, 2017 in Cranbrook, BC. 22 members attended, along with the Minister of Children and Family Development by phone, and representatives from the...

June 20 & 21, 2017: Meeting #6

Posted on July 31, 2017
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CBRAC held its 6th in-person meeting on June 20th and 21st, 2017 in Nelson, BC. 34 of the 40 members attended, along with representatives from the B.C. Ministry of Energy and Mines, the Columbia...

October 13 & 14, 2016: Meeting #5

Posted on October 13, 2016
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CBRAC held its 5th meeting on October 13 & 14, 2016 in Revelstoke BC. Twenty-seven of the thirty-four members attended, along with representatives from the B.C. Ministry of Energy and Mines, the...

May 25 & 26, 2016: Meeting #4

Posted on May 25, 2016
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CBRAC held its fourth meeting on May 26 and 27, 2016 in Cranbrook BC. Nineteen of the thirty-two members attended, along with representatives from the B.C. Ministry of Energy and Mines, the Columbia...