Chlorination Concerns Present Opportunity for a Broader Water Movement

Photo from CBCThis week, the Chilliwack Times published an op-ed that Larry Commodore and I wrote together. Below is an expanded version of that piece.

In recent weeks, Chilliwack has been ignited by the decision of the Fraser Health Authority (FHA) to chlorinate its drinking water. Despite strong local concern, the permanent use of chlorine seems to be here to stay. But this shouldn't be the end of the debate. Our concern over this issue can help spark a broader movement to protect our water wealth.

 

Three things we’ve seen in the chlorination controversy can help guide this movement.

 

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The WaterWealth Project's open house was a hurricane of a success

Launch_party_audience_image.jpgSaturday, March 2nd was a blustery day in the Valley, but it was truly heart warming to have so many community members come out to the Water Wealth launch party.

The skies were dark, the wind was gusting, and the rain was coming down in sheets thanks to the Pineapple Express that was passing through. But our headquarters on Storey Avenue was brightly-lit and overflowing with energized community members and people interested to learn more about an initiative to protect our shared home waters.

 

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