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 following, you will know that the Strathcona Regional District (SRD) resolution asking the provincial government to stop approving licences for bottling and commercial sale of groundwater was being presented at the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities (AVICC) convention this weekend.


I am really pleased to report that the resolution was passed unanimously!!!  That means that the 53 member communities of the AVICC unanimously support the ask of that resolution, and ultimately the protection of groundwater.


The next step will be for the SRD and the AVICC to submit and present the resolution to the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) convention in September, and if it is successful there, it will be presented to the BC Government for action.


This is a huge victory!!!  Many thanks to SRD Director Brenda Leigh for championing this resolution.  This is very gratifying, after working with Director Leigh since September, and lobbying each and every member community of the AVICC for their support of this resolution.


Bruce Gibbons

Merville Water Guardians


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