Jun 072022

The Cowichan Valley has a water problem. “There isn’t a water shortage right now, but there is a significant issue regarding the allotment of water for future developments,” said Brian Dennison, current head of special projects and former manager of utilities with the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD). Across the CVRD, the main surface water […]

Jun 022022

Chinese Business Owners Could Spend More Than $20 Million on Canadian Water Sources   Note:  the top of the Water Canada page is 2015.  The above is the first article below.   There are other links, other articles.  Water Canada is active on Twitter. FULL TEXT OF Canadian Water Summit June 1-3 . . . willing […]

Jun 012022

From Bruce Gibbons, Merville Water Guardians  (May 28) Call to ACTION: Please take the time to draft an email expressing your concern about this proposal and registering your vehement opposition to its approval. The CVRD needs to know our opposition is not “anti-business”, it is pro-water protection.  And they need to know about the issues […]

Jun 012022

  UPDATE  Spring 2022:   FLNRORD is dismantled.  The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Water STEWARDSHIP  has been created, out of a portion of the rubble from FLNRORD. FLNRORD (now defunct) = BC Ministery of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development,  which was responsible for the granting of licenses to take water. UBCM = […]

Jun 012022

Selected postings, the Privatization of Water, Water for Profit  (Merville) We people are accomplished at creating disasters for ourselves.   If you glimpse the lay of the land,  you will understand:  We have to stop the export of water from BC.   It can only end in disaster.     A glimpse:     2022-06-01 Canadian Water Summit June […]

May 042022

From: Bruce Sent: May 4, 2022 Subject: Update on Merville Water Bottling License Hi everyone. The application for amendment of the Merville Water License is still in the hands of the CVRD staff, compiling information, seeking further details from FLNRORD and preparing a staff report to be brought before the Regional District Board when completed.  I have […]

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 […]

Jan 312019

Return to INDEX (“BACKGROUND” revised May 23/19) RESOLUTION TITLE:   “LICENSING OF GROUNDWATER EXTRACTION FOR COMMERCIAL BOTTLING/BULK WATER EXPORT SALES” Authored by:  Strathcona Director, Brenda Leigh Passed:  unanimously, by Strathcona Regional District, January 24, 2019. Strathcona is a member of a larger regional body:  AVICC, the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities (the “coastal communities” […]

Jan 282019

Return to INDEX PLEASE CONSIDER FORWARDING,  either the link to this posting, or a “copy and paste”, as you see fit.   The links at the bottom are important – –  the Agri-Food Canada program to increase water exports from Canada. Brenda Leigh, Director on the Regional District Strathcona Board, created an excellent opportunity, by […]