The WaterWealth Project is a citizen-driven campaign amplifying the voices of local community members who love the waters that sustain their home
Gail Shea, federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, and Steve Thompson, BC Minister of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations had authorized a bizarre plan to dredge locations on McCallum and Mountain Slough far downstream of the problem. Work was begin possibly as early as 25 February but after a variety of people and groups intervened the plan was shelved!
May 6, 2015 Aevitas announced that it will not proceed with the hazardous waste facility on the banks of the Fraser! Heart-felt thanks to the many people and groups who played a role.
A project, based at Renison College at the University of Waterloo, to explore perceptions of policy wins and how they may change over time. This will be done through interviews with key informants, a survey of residents in the two communities, and a retrospective analysis of local and national news media.
Water is essential to all of us who make call BC home, but un-reconciled issues of First Nation's Rights & Title are a barrier to ensuring long-term water protection that we would all benefit from. We can't afford to make mistakes with water, so let's work together for all of us to have the pure, productive and healthy home waters we deserve. Check out this blog from WaterWealth Community Adviser Larry Commodore
or listen to his interview at minute 18:16 on his CKNW interview here
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We have the best drinking water in the world, an incredible diversity of animals and fish, and a rich lifestyle and local economy that depends upon the waters of this amazing region. With you on our team we can make sure it stays protected.