Water Quality Monitoring Project Website is complete and available to all Basin residents

For the Bulletin

From 2007 to 2018 Columbia Basin Trust provided approximately $650,000 in funding for the CBWQ. This unique project supported twelve community watershed groups to monitor their water. All groups received Environment Canada training in the Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network protocol, which is used across Canada by government agencies and consultants.

“The project data is available at cbwq.ca and includes water chemistry, velocity, flow, temperature, as well as interpretive reports created by water professionals and Environment Canada Analytical Reports”, said Laura Duncan, Project Coordinator.

Laura continued, “Analytical reports are created by Environment Canada by comparing quality and quantity of benthic macro invertebrate communities in the local stream with populations in similar streams in pristine condition. This is called reference condition. The amount the sample stream differs from the reference condition is a measure of water quality. For a more detailed explanation, go to the Environment Canada website at: https://ec.gc.ca/rcba%2DCABIN/ and click on aquatic biomonitoring program.”

Check out the project website at cbwq.ca to see who the partner groups are and what their data looks like.

“Generally it is the large river systems that get all the monitoring attention”, said Jim Duncan, project administrator. “Data from small streams compliments the river data and is extremely valuable because water quality indicators show up much earlier in small streams. This is extremely important given pending impacts of climate change.”

Just Posted

Kimberley Community Band in concert

The recent concert by Kimberley Community Band featured a number of soloists.… Continue reading

Upcoming Chamber events in Kimberley

The Kimberley Chamber of Commerce is celebrating Chamber Week (Feb. 20-24) with… Continue reading

Council discusses renewing MOU with BC Timber Sales

Kimberley City Council has voted to table a discussion about a Memorandum… Continue reading

Kimberley Youth Action Network asks for City’s help in becoming legal entity

The Kimberley Youth Action Network (KYAN) is requesting that the City of… Continue reading

Friends of the Kimberley Public Library celebrate another successful year

2018 saw over 10,000 books sold to about 3000 customers.

Regional news recap

A quick recap of the top news stories this week in Cranbrook, Creston, Fernie and Kimberley.

Deported B.C. man who came to Canada as a baby granted chance at return

Lee Van Heest was deported to the Netherlands in 2017

A Mother’s Wish: Ryan Shtuka’s mother wants her son to be ‘forever known’

‍‍‍‍‍“Let me tell you a story …. it all began with a boy named Ryan”

Sex abuse survivors to meet with Vatican summit organizers

Pope Francis has urged participants to meet with abuse victims before they came to Rome

Ex-FBI official: ‘Crime may have been committed’ by Trump

Andrew McCabe said FBI had good reason to open a counterintelligence investigation into whether Trump was in league with Russia

B.C. athlete takes home gold in freestyle aerials at Canada Games

Brayden Kuroda won the event with a combined score of 121.65.

Cabinet likely to extend deadline to reconsider Trans Mountain pipeline

New round of consultations with Indigenous communities is coming

Most Read