Lardeau Valley Process
As some of you may have heard, we are currently conducting a review process to ascertain what projects, programs or other ideas could help build the resiliency and economic viability of the Lardeau Valley. Wendy Booth, lead coordinator on this project, has met with many of you one on one and was recently at the LV Harvest Festival.
As she continues her community engagement process, she has put together this survey. Please fill it in and share with your neighbors!
“Youth Art and Culture is happening for 6-12 year olds in Meadow Creek. Rhythm & Play! A movement-based dance workshop for children that explores how the body responds to a variety of musical rhythms and sounds with Sheena Oliphant from the Odissi Pathfinder School of Dance. Monday, Nov. 18th 4-5:30 at the Lardeau Valley Community Hall. Free, registration required. To register or for more info phone 250-353-7691 ext. 207 or firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>. Program made possible by the Province of BC and Columbia Basin Trust.”
Title of Talk:*/A Year-Round Fish Passage Over Duncan Dam: A Great Idea?/*
With a Canada-USA review of Columbia River Treaty terms now underway,
the opportunity is ripe for seriously exploring large-scale projects to
recover at least some of enormous ecological disruption that the
Treaty-dams caused. For example, a determined effort, largely
spearheaded by Indigenous peoples, is well underway to bring back to the
upper reaches of the Columbia the ocean-going salmon that spawned here
prior to the construction of obstructing dams. People who reside in the
Kootenay and Duncan Lake area wonder whether the time is right also to
lobby for a fish passage over our local Duncan Dam—the first dam to be
constructed after the Treaty was signed in 1961.
In this slide-talk, Peter Jonker of Friends of the Lardeau River, will
help us learn about ecological conditions that existed prior to Duncan
Dam; in what ways the Dam profoundly disrupted these ecological
conditions; how this affected key fish species; and, whether/how a
year-round fish passage over the Duncan Dam would help reverse at least
some of the damage that was done.
Peter is a retired University of Saskatchewan Adult-Education faculty
member, resides near Duncan Dam, and is a Friends of the Lardeau River
7PM Wednesday November 20 2019