Community Consultation 2016 Results

Full speed ahead on our Program goals! That was the message received from the community in our 2016 public consultation. Over 250 people completed surveys and provided comments on our health and environment goals and programs. The results show strong community support for the Program goals as well as increased awareness of the Program itself.

Highlights included:

  • A combined average of 81% of respondents strongly support the Committee's draft goals for Family Health, Air Quality and Home & Garden.
  • 80% fully support the goal to reduce lead levels of children aged 6 to 36 months in Trail and Rivervale to an average of 3.5 micrograms per deciliter by 2020.
  • Of the respondents who had used the Health and Environment Program, 74% were very satisfied with their experience.
  • Public awareness of the Program increased dramatically since a 2010 consultation where 16% of respondents said they knew the Program well to 86% indicating awareness in 2016.


Mayor Mike Martin, Chair of the Trail Area Health & Environment Committee speaks on behalf of all of us in thanking residents for getting involved and giving us your opinion. "On behalf of the Committee, I would like to thank all our residents who took the time to give us their opinions and suggestions, completing questionnaires and attending presentations. We rely on community input to guide our decision-making. Ours is a unique Program in that the local community leads the work in partnership with industry and government".

We've Accomplished So Much!

Thanks to public input and continued efforts by our Committee and Program Team, we've made significant improvements, reducing lead levels in the air and children's blood lead levels by about 70% since the late 1980s. Now, with continued refinements to the Program, we're on course for further reductions over the coming years. Teck's Fugitive Dust Reduction Program continues to offer the greatest opportunity to further reduce emissions and help achieve our 2020 goals for air quality and children's lead levels.

And It's Only Going To Get Better!

If you'd like more information, please check out the Community Consultation Report or Highlights Sheets below.  Also, if you have additional input about our programs, we always welcome your ideas – please contact Our Program Office at 250 368-3256 or Thank you again for working with us to make a positive difference in our community!



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Community Consultation Highlights

The highlights include community feedback on our health and environment goals as well as answers to the most frequent comments. The public wants us to do more outreach, share our success story and provide information that’s broader than just lead. Please have a look! Also, if you belong to a group or organization that would like to know more about our work, we would be pleased to come and make a presentation and discuss your ideas and questions. Please contact our Community Program Office at


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Community Consultation Report

The Community Consultation Report summarizes the objectives, process and results of the THEP's 2016 public consultation. 258 people completed surveys and provided comments; 93% of survey respondents live locally in the Lower Columbia region. The Executive Summary, on pages 1 to 4 provides a quick summary. Public comments are presented inside grey bubbles to help them stand out. Please contact us at if you have additional feedback or if you would like to view the Appendices to the Report!