One of the greatest challenges in this project has been to access and report information at geographic scales that are manageable and relevant to Basin residents, communities and organization.
From a local government perspective and for Canada census purposes there are 23 municipalities, 21 electoral areas, two full regional districts and parts of 3 other regional districts in the Basin. In many areas the residents of municipalities and the adjacent electoral areas come together to make decisions and take actions. Also, there simply is not space to report on each local government area.
For these reasons, data was collected for the smallest geographic unit that it was available. This raw data is available on the State of the Basin website. The data for most indicators was then combined into 'local areas' shown on the large map. For most indicators these local areas follow the commonly used BC Local Health Areas, which are government defined areas that are used to collect various types of data.
The exceptions to using the 'local areas' shown on the map below are:
CBT encourages you to discuss the indicator results in this report with others in your community, local area, or community of interest to better understand the unique local conditions, and to participate in actions to improve the well-being in your area.