Nov 112019
 
2015-11-16  Most groundwater is effectively a non-renewable resource, study finds,  CBC News

Less than 6% of groundwater is replenished within 50 years Emily Chung – CBC News Last Updated: November 18, 2015 Internally displaced Afghans collect water from a public water pump next to their tents at a refugee camp in Kabul in January. Billions of people around the world rely on groundwater for drinking, washing and […]

Nov 052019
 
2019-11-04   'All Eyes on Nestlé' campaign draws attention to the commodification of water,  rabble.ca

Ontario’s environment minister, Jeff Yurek, plans to announce the provincial government’s decision on water bottling permits by mid-December. The announcement comes after the government’s extension of a moratorium on new and expanded permits, put in place by the Liberal government in 2017. Doug Ford’s government extended the moratorium until January 1, 2020. Doreen Nicoll   […]

Sep 072019
 
2019-09-03  Swiss Development Aid, Nestlé and Water Privatization, with thanks to Defend Democracy Press

You may want to view this on the Defend Democracy website,  click on Swiss Development Aid, Nestlé and Water Privatization.   Canadians should be aware, important information. = = = = = = = = = = = = = By Franklin Frederick Translation: Tamanna Kohi Last February, the Government of Switzerland announced the creation of […]

Aug 282019
 
2019-08-06   The Liberal Government Says It is Looking to Privatize Municipal Water Systems Across Canada,  PressProgress

NOTE:  The CIB (Canada Infrastructure Bank) in contrast to the Bank of Canada (BofC), see Banksters: Index.   News Canada’s biggest public sector union calls the public-private scheme risky and expensive August 6, 2019 The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) is looking to pressure cash-strapped municipalities into using Public-Private Partnerships to refurbish or replace water and […]

Aug 282019
 
2016-10-26  Water from Revelstoke area being bottled in Vancouver (while re-building local plant), Revelstoke Review

New owners of Revelstoke water bottling plant shipping water to Vancouver facility while they re-build plant by Alex Cooper Marke Antonsen The new owners of the Revelstoke water bottling plant are selling their product in the United States and in town. Revelstoke Artesian Spring Water can bought at the Esso gas station and Big Eddy […]

Aug 252019
 

Return to INDEX In regard to the “Strathcona Resolution”  to stop the export of groundwater from B.C. (NOTE:  Links to More history on Water Export is under HISTORY in the INDEX) As at August 2019: Ontario exports groundwater but is currently under a moratorium, triggered by drought and citizen opposition. Newfoundland did have a moratorium, […]

Aug 242019
 
2019-08-22  Water bottling facility proposed in Canal Flats, BC.  Columbia Valley Pioneer

Richard Belanger and Sara Ward presented their plans for a new water bottling facility to Canal Flats residents on Thursday August 15th. Photo by Lizzie Midyette Water bottling facility proposed in Canal Flats Source of the Columbia Beverages Inc. promises jobs and financial investment into community By Dean Midyette Special to the Pioneer At an […]

Aug 242019
 
2019-08-22  Investment group plans to build water bottling facility in Golden, BC Local News

GoldenKey Investment Group is drilling test wells on Fisher Road. Investment group plans to build water bottling facility in Golden GoldenKey Investments Group has purchased a 20-acre parcel of land on Fisher Road, and has begun steps toward building a water bottling facility. The company focuses on investments, specializing in natural resources like coal, iron, […]

Aug 232019
 
2019-08-23  Water quality:  septic aquifer concerns in Nicholson BC,  The Golden Star

How many urban people think that sources of drinking water are protected? The article tells me that rural dwellers might disagree. Nicholson has only 350 residents. I wonder how big is the aquifer that supplies their water?  Which is a dumb question. Aquifers are not enclosed by impenetrable, water-tight walls.  Water flows, sometimes fast, sometimes […]

Aug 232019
 
2018-07-25  B.C. First Nation hopes to make splash in bottled water business

British Columbia Uchucklesaht Tribe launches luxury brand of bottled water drawn from Vancouver Island spring Megan Thomas – CBC News The water is drawn from the T’iitsk’in spring located in Uchucklesaht territory. (Thunderbird Spirit Water) A small First Nation in B.C. is hoping to make a big splash in the bottled water business. The Uchucklesaht Tribe […]