More discussion on Columbia River Treaty last week

Columbia River Treaty Negotiations continued in Washington DC last week.

Kootenay West MLA  and Minister Responsible for the Columbia River Treaty Katrine Conroy says negotiators built on the discussions they've had over the past year. 

She says they were able to advance conversations about potential paths forward on flood-risk management and hydropower co-ordination with frank conversations about operations and benefits on both sides of the border. 

Conroy says as discussions progress, Canada and B.C. remain strongly committed to their sustained engagement with Indigenous Nations and have been working collaboratively with Columbia Basin Indigenous Nations to prepare for each negotiation session.

The next round of Columbia River Treaty negotiation meetings will take place in Victoria on April 10th and 11th.