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 […]

Apr 152019

Background info:    2019-01-28   Intro to the “Strathcona Resolution” re Water Export, with list of related postings From: Bruce & Nicole Sent: April 15, 2019 Subject: Strathcona Regional District resolution Importance: High Hi.  I thought you might enjoy some good news, since you are fighting the same issues.   For those of you who have been […]

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 262019 Forests are one of the world’s most significant sources of food, new medicines and oxygen. Scientist and author Diana Beresford-Kroeger explores our profound biological and spiritual connection with trees, and meets people who are taking the lead to replant, restore and protect the last of the planet’s great ancient forests.

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 […]

Mar 222019
2019-03-   Mount Polley mine disaster escapes BC law because of government policy on private prosecutions

West Coast Environmental Law by Erica Stahl, Staff Lawyer February 15, 2018 On January 30th, 2018, the BC government decided to drop the private prosecution launched by Bev Sellars into the Mount Polley disaster. Through her private prosecution, Bev, a grandmother and former chief of the Xat’sull First Nation, gave the provincial government a second […]

Feb 252019

LETTER TO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL Dear Members of Council and Staff,   I am trying to understand what’s going on.  This might be a bit blunt for you. I am addressing a collective, not individuals in the collective. Two things.   REGARDING: The Regulations that apply to the (  – – – ) are not hard […]