Win! Victoria is now a Blue Community!

As the clock turned past midnight on June 23rd, Victoria became only the second community in Canada to be presented with a Blue Community certificate. Thanks to all of you who wrote and called in favour of this resolution.

Marianne Alto has been instrumental in bringing this resolution to the council, and getting it passed. Do write to thank her and congratulate her for her efforts.

Thanks to the tireless people at CUPE Water Watch, who stand up for the rights of our public workers everyday, and who we worked with on this resolution.

With this decision, the City of Victoria resolved to declare water a human right and guarantee access for all independent of money, declared to further restrict and ban the sale of bottled water in City facilities and events, and resolved to support public water infrastructure.

This is just the start. Stay tuned!

 

 

Mar 10

Boiling Point

Sat April 8 UVic – Maude Barlow on B.C.’s water crisis and upcoming election

Victoria: Maude Barlow discusses B.C.’s water crisis and upcoming election Sat April 8, 2017 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm- University of Victoria Building: Human & Social Development (HSD) Room: A240 Maude Barlow is a bestselling author and activist. Her most recent book is Boiling Point: Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, and Canada’s Water Crisis (2016) Sponsored by […]

Aug 19

Speak Out Against Kinder Morgan’s Climate Crime – Tues Aug 23

Victoria: Speak Up About Kinder Morgan’s Pipeline & Tanker Plan! ‘Public town hall’ Tuesday August 23 4 – 8:30 PM Victoria BC, Marriott Inner Harbour Hotel (728 Humboldt Street) For six long years you’ve been waiting to have your say on the Kinder Morgan pipeline – and now is your chance! A federal panel is […]

Jul 30

Husky oil spill

Saskatchewan oil spill shows need for move away from fossil fuels

By Daniel Cayley-Daoust and Emma Lui, published in the Regina Leader-Post, July 29, 2016 As we write this, more than 200,000 litres of heavy oil mixed with diluents is flowing uncontrollably down the North Saskatchewan River. It has already forced three cities to close their drinking water intakes and is impacting First Nations in Treaty […]

Apr 10

WaterAct

Join us for a discussion of BC’s Water Act

Thursday April 17. Join a community discussion-cafe on future of BC water. Excerpts from the film “Troubled Water” and a video on water taken for fracking. Bharat Chandramouli, Council of Canadians on issues concerning BC’s pending “Water Sustainability Act”.

Nov 11

WaterAct

The BC Water Act

Water Act Proposal inadequate We have recently seen a legislative proposal for the Water Sustainability Act and the public has until November 15th to respond to the proposal with comments, concerns and suggestions. During the last round of public engagement in 2011 a great deal of concern was raised by community members, non-profit organizations, industry […]

Sep 19

tlpark

Action: Protect Highlands Drinking Water

PROTECT HIGHLANDS DRINKING WATER! What’s Happening? Contaminated waste from the Esquimalt Graving Dock is being dumped in the Craigflower fractured rock aquifer between Thetis Lake Park  and Teanook Creek in the Highlands. This was initiated by the Government of Canada and contracted to Tervita Corp. with litte public consultation and no proper accomodation of First […]

Jul 19

The Victoria Council of Canadians expresses concerns over CRD Biosolids Privatization

The Victoria Chapter of the Council of Canadians (CoCVic) is pleased that all levels of governments have kept part of the the project (the sewage treatment) under public ownership, acceding to the wishes of a majority of people in Greater Victoria and the resolutions passed by the CRD in 2010. However, CoCVic would like to express its strong displeasure at the unnecessary and expensive decision to split the project into two and fund the solid waste-to-energy operation as a Public-Private “Partnership” (P3).

Jun 24

Victoria Blue Community award with Marianne Alto and Dean Fortin

Win! Victoria is now a Blue Community!

As the clock turned past midnight on June 23rd, Victoria became only the second community in Canada to be presented with a Blue Community certificate. We will have photos from the ceremony soon, stay tuned, Thanks to all of you who wrote and called in favour of this resolution.

Jun 21

BCP---Final---noguide

Ask The City of Victoria to Say NO! To Nestle

Marianne Alto, Victoria City Councillor, who introduced and shepherded a resolution through the governance committee of the whole to make Victoria Canada’s second blue Community, posted a note this morning about Nestle lobbying the City of Victoria. A short excerpt is posted here.