Posted on February 25, 2015


Nelson, British Columbia

A Provincial Court Judge has ruled that the BC Government will face charges in relation to Lemon Creek fuel spill.

33,000 litres of jet fuel was discharged into Lemon Creek and entered the Slocan River and Kootenay River killing fish and harming aquatic ecology on July 26, 2013. Charges were laid under the Fisheries Act against the Provincial Government and  Executive Flight Fuel Services Ltd by long time resident Marilyn Burgoon. However, before a summons can be issued, the evidence must be reviewed by a judge.

Posted on February 25, 2015


Consumer Group Calls on BC Premier to Review Nestlé’s Water Rates to Protect Canada’s Water Supply

BRITISH COLUMBIA --  More than 78,000 people across Canada, including more than 35,900 from British Columbia, have signed onto a new petition by SumOfUs.org, a global consumer watchdog - after the BC government announced that it will be charging Nestlé a mere $2.25 per 1 million gallons of clean, drinking water extracted from Canada - to be sold for profit.  

Posted on February 19, 2015

Ombudsperson reviews Riparian Areas Regulations

Photo: Steve Clegg (white) and members of the Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition donated their time Saturday Oct. 15, 2011,  to help restore riparian areas alongside the Hope Slough in Chilliwack.

Posted on February 09, 2015

Fraser River gravel reachThe B.C. government has just approved a "precedent-setting" gravel mining project along the Fraser River, which conservationists say will have a devastating impact on one of only two known spawning areas for the Lower Fraser River white sturgeon. 

Marvin Rosenau of the BCIT Rivers Institute said he was appalled by the province's decision.

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Posted on December 29, 2014

Hague - Gunflint Community WatershedA lake is not a thing; it is a process. A lake is a dynamic living system, a flow of energy and nutrients, a home for its inhabitants, always evolving, forever shifting moods.

Posted on December 29, 2014

drinking fountainIn March, the beleaguered – some would say besieged – city of Detroit, Michigan announced it would begin shutting off water services to between 1,500 and 3,000 households every week. It seemed impossible at the time, but officials quickly made good on the promise – at least 27,000 households have had their water services disconnected in 2014.

Posted on December 13, 2014

Pennsylvania Ecosystem Fights Corporation For Rights In Landmark Fracking Lawsuit


For the first time in United States history, an ecosystem — a watershed, to be exact — has filed to defend itself in a lawsuit. The suit aims to reverse a local ban on the injection of fracking wastewater.

Posted on December 01, 2014

Weeks after one of the world’s largest (by volume) heavy metals tailings catastrophes struck, smothered and polluted Hazeltine Creek near the western arm of Quesnel Lake, the BC Tap Water Alliance’s Coordinator and author, Will Koop, has released the first investigative report on Imperial Metals Corporation’s tailings dam, which engineers often refer to as a Tailings Storage Facility (TSF).

Posted on November 17, 2014

shíshálh (Sechelt) Nation Announces the Protection of Mount Elphinstone

Posted on November 05, 2014


Water use across the country reached its lowest recorded level in nearly 45 years. According to a new USGS report, about 355 billion gallons of water per day (Bgal/d) were withdrawn for use in the entire United States during 2010.

This represents a 13 percent reduction of water use from 2005 when about 410 Bgal/d were withdrawn and the lowest level since before 1970.


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