Apr 092019
2018-10-04  While Nestlé extracts millions of litres from their land, residents have no drinking water, The Guardian

 Lengthy with good information, set in the international context of water shortages. == = = = = = = = =  = = = =  = = = Just 90 minutes from Toronto, residents of a First Nations community try to improve the water situation as the beverage company extracts from their land Alexandra Shimo […]

Mar 252019
2019-03-13  Canada’s SNC-Lavalin Affair: The Site C Dam Project and Bulk Water Export, Global Research, Joyce Nelson

In all the press coverage of the “the SNC-Lavalin affair,” not enough attention has been paid to the company’s involvement in Site C – the contentious $11 billion dam being constructed in B.C.’s Peace River valley. The Liberals say that any pressure they put on Jody Wilson-Raybould to rubber-stamp a “deferred prosecution agreement” for SNC-Lavalin […]

Mar 232019
2018-05-15 (updated by G&M)   Water is a precious commodity, but B.C. is just giving it away, Globe&Mail, Gary Mason

With thanks to Linda. Gary Mason National affairs columnist VANCOUVER Published July 10, 2015 Updated May 15, 2018 As events in the Western United States have proven in the past few years, fresh water is an increasingly precious natural resource. That reality has been driven home here in British Columbia this summer, with strict watering […]

Mar 232019

Return to INDEX “there is nothing untoward about the City, who is a seller, setting a purchase price for its commodity.” – –  BC Supreme Court Judge Barbara Young Ouch!    Maybe the Judge is timely – – at a time when we’re gearing up over   Agri-Food Canada – International Trade’s program to fund and support […]

Feb 252019

Return to INDEX TOPICS:   First In Time, First In Right (FITFIR),  Water licenses, Cash-for-water-rights, CrossIron Mills, Nestle, Okotoks, Sheep River, Bob Sandford, UN Water for Life Decade, Cdn Myth of limitless abundant water,  Water market, Irrigation Districts, some History, over-allocation – – – – – – – EXCERPT:  “Our current system entrusts a public wealth […]

Feb 192019

Return to INDEX David writes: Below is an email I just sent to Lois Eaton on a recently published poll in the US. I thought the poll results relate directly to her presentations (on climate change) at our local councils. I think the implications for blocking water export are clear. People–even those on the right side […]

Feb 132019
2019-01-30  The Timber West trial,  TheTyee.ca .  Sappers.  Role of Pension funds in corruption. And of contributions to political parties.

Rich Coleman Fighting Order to Testify in TimberWest Trial Legislature ‘technically’ in session, so ex-minister can ignore subpoena, lawyer argues. By Andrew MacLeod  Excerpts: TimberWest’s donations to the BC Liberals included $44,685 in 2007, $14,738 in 2008 and $60,988 in 2009. . . . TimberWest was eventually sold to two funds that manage pension money for […]

Feb 082019
2018-2019  On-line Petition (Change.org)  STOP water bottlers from taking up to 9 million litres per year from aquifer.  New Zealand.  Chinese-owned Cloud Ocean Water

Return to INDEX https://www.change.org/p/stop-belfast-water-bottling Genevieve Robinson started this petition to Prime Minister’s Office Jacinda Adern PM Cloud Ocean Water has bought land for a proposed second bottling plant, close to its current operations in Belfast. The China-owned company could be eyeing up billions more litres of water from beneath Christchurch to bottle and sell overseas […]

Feb 062019

Return to INDEX Excellent letter!  A request to support the Strathcona Resolution Offered for use as a Template. AVICC-Qualicum Many thanks to Julie: Here is the letter that has gone out to QB, Parksville council and the RDN (Regional District Nanaimo) board. If it can be passed onto other jurisdictions encouraging their local government to […]