Group looking at climate

During its 10 years of existence, the Fraser Basin Council has tackled a number of critical issues affecting the population within the basin, which is the majority of B.C. The Nechako River, for instance, has been a "primary focus," especially in the early years of the organization, said council chair Dr. Charles Jago in a Thursday presentation to the Fraser-Fort George Regional District board of directors.

These days, the council involves itself with flood control, watershed projects, rail safety, emergency planning and other such issues. Climate change is also a priority.

"We see that (climate change) very poignantly here in our region with the effects of the mountain pine beetle devastation," Jago said.