APEGBC West Kootenay Branch AGM & Dinner Presentation 2014. Presentation Topic: Columbia River Treaty.
Topic: Columbia River Treaty & Branch AGM: - Tuesday, March 4th, 5:30PM
Many local APEGBC members could be directly and indirectly affected by the outcomes of the Columbia River Treaty. At this year’s APEGBC West Kootenay Branch Annual General Meeting, representatives from The Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) will provide a presentation on the Columbia River Treaty (CRT) that overviews the history of the CRT, impacts and benefits, CBT and the CRT as well as resident’s thoughts/recommendations and processes around the CRT in both Canada and the US.
The 1964 Columbia River Treaty (CRT) is an international agreement between Canada and the United States to coordinate flood control and optimize hydroelectric energy production on both sides of the border. The year 2024 is the earliest either Canada or the U.S may terminate the CRT provided 10-years advance notice is given in 2014. No decision has been made by either country on the future of the current treaty, but both countries are exploring options. In 2012 the Province of BC initiated consultations to ensure regional interests help shape the future of the Columbia River Treaty. Decisions about the future of the CRT could influence how Canada operates local dams and reservoirs for power, flood control and other values, including the environment. Those changes could impact, among other things, water levels, annual payments from the U.S. to BC, and the amount of hydroelectricity generated in the Columbia Basin.
The presentation will be preceded by dinner and a brief Annual General Meeting of our local branch of APEGBC. Please join us for this event, and consider joining the branch executive to help us plan future functions. We have a full slate of positions available, including "member-at-large". This is an ideal introductory position that gives you the opportunity to get involved in the activities you select, to the extent you select. Please join us for dinner, and consider volunteering some of your talents to help our branch succeed.
Though targeted at our members, this event is nonetheless open to all. The event will be held in Castlegar at the Fireside Inn (1810 - 8th Avenue), the cost is $38 per person and includes a buffet dinner. Drinks will be available at additional cost.
The Agenda for the evening is as follows:
Meet and Greet: 5:30 PM
Dinner: 6:15 PM
AGM: 7:00 PM
Presentation: 7:15 PM
Please join us for dinner and an evening of learning about the Columbia River Treaty and what it means for residents and local professionals.
To register, please click below.
Note: Although this event is targeted at our members, it is open to everyone. Non-members can register online by quickly creating a 'non-member' account. After clicking on the 'REGISTER ' link below, you will be brought to a login screen. Towards the bottom, there is a link for non-members to create an account. Click this link and follow the prompts. Thank you and we look forward to having you join us.
Registration will close on Sunday, March 2nd.