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Columbia River Treaty: What is on the table? What will it mean for us, here? @ Vallican Whole Community Centre
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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Future plans for the Columbia River Treaty will be front and centre at a public meeting this month at the Vallican Whole Community Centre.

Katrine Conroy, the MLA for Kootenay West and the minister responsible for the CRT, the Columbia Basin Trust and the Columbia Power Corporation is one of the three key speakers at this free session.

Also on the podium is Corky Evans, the former MLA for Nelson Creston and the founder of the Columbia Basin Trust.

And, Martin Carver, a hydrologist and conservation planner with over 25 years’ experience in water resources.

While this is a huge topic with ramifications throughout the Basin, few of us understand what is really going on, and who will be negotiating on our behalf.

by donation.
World Water Day Celebration – 2018 Theme: Nature for Water @ Slocan Legion Hall
Mar 24 @ 11:30 am – 4:00 pm
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Although World Water Day, is on the 22nd of March every year, locally we are celebrating water on Saturday the 24th in Slocan City to give the community a chance to join us for an educational afternoon.

Join us for an afternoon of films and refreshments at the Slocan Legion.

At 11:30 at the beach in Slocan City we will start our celebration with a Water Ceremony Song Nebi Wabo.

Luncheon at the Legion at noon and an afternoon of water films highlighting this year’s theme – Nature for Water.

Water Ceremony – The Nebi Wabo Ojibwe Water song at Slocan Lake Beach at 11:30
Luncheon prepared by Sinixt Smum iem Society throughout the afternoon 12:00 – 4:00

Water is an essential building block of life. It is more than just essential to quench thirst or protect health; water is vital for creating jobs and supporting economic, social, and human development.

This year’s theme explores how we can use nature to overcome the water challenges of the 21st century.
Environmental damage, together with climate change, is driving the water-related crises we see around the world. Floods, drought and water pollution are all made worse by degraded vegetation, soil, rivers and lakes.
When we neglect our ecosystems, we make it harder to provide everyone with the water we need to survive and thrive.
Nature-based solutions have the potential to solve many of our water challenges. We need to do so much more with ‘green’ infrastructure and harmonize it with ‘grey’ infrastructure wherever possible. Protecting forests, planting new forests, reconnecting rivers to floodplains, and restoring wetlands will rebalance the water cycle and improve human health and livelihoods. Wetlands play an essential role in water’s journey to your tap.”
Damaged ecosystems affect the quantity and quality of water available for human consumption. Today, 2.1 billion people live without safe drinking water at home; affecting their health, education and livelihoods.

Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water.
“Canada has approximately 7 per cent of the global supply of renewable freshwater,” it’s our responsibility to take care of it.”

There will be tables for non-profits as well as arts and crafts. If you are interested in setting up a table pls call 250-226-7324.

This event is by donation with the help of funding from the RDCK Discretionary Fund and CBT Sponsorship Fund.