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Posted: January 17, 2023

Webinars to identify social and economic objectives of CRT

The provincial government is hosting two virtual information sessions highlighting efforts to integrate social and economic objectives within a modernized Columbia River Treaty (CRT).

As Canada and the United States continue negotiations to modernize the Treaty, the Canadian negotiating team, which includes Canada, B.C., and the Ktunaxa, Secwepemc, and Syilx Okanagan Nations, is exploring different ways of operating the Canadian Treaty dams to support domestic objectives for ecosystems, Indigenous cultural values, and socio-economic interests, in addition to enabling power generation and protection from damaging floods. This work is informing Canadian negotiating positions, strategies and proposals.

The Columbia River Treaty Local Governments Committee is leading an initiative to identify social and economic objectives and performance measures that are being integrated into this process.

These webinars will provide details and answer questions about this work.

Join on January 30 at 7 p.m. Mountain Time for Columbia River interests and February 2 at 7 p.m. MST for Kootenay River interests.

Register here.

Lead image: The Kootenay River flowing by Wardner. e-KNOW file photo


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