Dec 162018
2018-12-16    ‘It’s essential to life’: Ofwat’s Rachel Fletcher sets a new course for water (The Guardian, Observer)

by Will Hutton The regulator’s chief executive has a striking social agenda for utilities once notorious for focusing on profit Rachel Fletcher: “It does not chime with people that the relationship between them and their water supplier is transactional.” When a regulator looks at you unblinkingly and says she wants the companies she regulates to […]

Dec 152018

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS TO INTERNATIONAL TRADE: past Jan 7, 2019  – sent request to receive a copy of the Report to Parliament that arises from the request for submissions. – – – – – – – – – – – – – Start conversations – – do you support Export of Water (somebody makes huge […]

Dec 132018
2016-09-19   &  2018-04-12   Chilliwack chapter wants Nestle to "stop profiting from water;  & Water campaigners hold action at Nestlé, the Hope Standard.

Chilliwack chapter wants Nestle to “stop profiting from water” September 19, 2016 The Council of Canadians Chilliwack chapter handed out leaflets in the community of Hope this weekend while Nestle held an open house. Nestle’s promotion for the Saturday September 17 open house had the audacity to claim, “Like you, our passion is water”. Nestle […]

Dec 132018

LA TIMES, 1991 IN THE NEWS Snowcap Water Ltd Fanny Bay, Vancouver Island FEATURED ARTICLES BUSINESS Raining on Water Importer’s Parade : Drought: The latest series of storms may have doused chances that a Santa Barbara firm will get a large contract to import water from Canada. March 22, 1991 | MARIA L. La GANGA, […]

Dec 122018
2014-05-22  Island glaciers will disappear in 25 years, scientist says,  Times Colonist

by  Sandra McCulloch All Vancouver Island glaciers, including the iconic Comox Glacier, will be gone within 25 years due to climate change says University of Victoria geography professor Dan Smith. “There are not many glaciers left,” Smith said.     “In the 1970s, they did an inventory on Vancouver Island and they counted about 170 […]

Nov 182018
1982-10-28   United Nations "World Charter for Nature"

With the “World Charter for Nature” on 28 October 1982, the United Nations developed a code of conduct for the protection and preservation of global natural habitats and resources. The code established five “principles of conservation” by which all human conduct affecting nature should be guided and judged. It further emphasized that social and economic […]

Oct 312018
2018-10-29   Water:  pushing to block for-profit water extraction and bottling, right across Vancouver Island

Residents packed the CVRD’s boardroom at a committee meeting in March to protest a proposed water bottling operation in the Merville area. File photo/Comox Valley Record Campbell River area wants Vancouver Island united against commercial water extraction Strathcona Regional District pushing to block for-profit water extraction and bottling Mike Chouinard If the proponent of a […]

Oct 022018

Return to  INDEX, Salish Sea (Excerpt from an earlier note from Howard: I deliberately covered a lot of ground in the Blue Book because I wanted people to see the ‘big picture’ on our inland sea and connections between issues that are often considered in isolation from one another, even though the problems never can be […]

Sep 252018

Return to  INDEX, Salish Sea This is a significant paper for many Canadians, not only the people of Bowser. Note:  click on the small text under the Title of the posting (its “category”)  – – Bowser Sewage Treatment Plant – – to generate a thumbnail list of all the postings related to the Sewage Treatment […]

Sep 092018

MUNICIPAL COUNCILS IN OUR AREA David’s Spreadsheet Nanaimo Parksville Qualicum Beach Qualicum First Nation Regional District of Nanaimo   ORGANIZATIONS, ETC. We are connected with:    those in black An overture has been sent to:   those in hot pink From earlier work:  those in red.  Maybe’s.  BC Wilderness Society Clayoquot Action  Tofino  1-877-422-WILD  Council […]