Bc Water

B.C.'s New Water Prices Don't Violate NAFTA

Andrew Gage | Posted 07.18.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Andrew Gage

Can the water be bought and sold? Does the licensee have an ongoing right to receive the water?

Most Populated B.C. Region Raised To Highest Drought Level

CP | Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.15.2015 | Canada British Columbia

If the situation worsens the province may temporarily suspend water usage and water licences in affected watersheds, said the forests minister.

If B.C. Charges Nestlé More For Bottling H2O, It Will Open Door To Massive Water Sales

Judi Tyabji | Posted 07.18.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Judi Tyabji

Once the money charged is above the government's cost, and it can be seen to be making money, the groundwater becomes a commodity -- and under FTA and NAFTA we cannot turn off the taps, even if we are at a Level 4 drought situation.

Water Bottling Charges Will Be Re-Examined, Says Premier

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 07.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"What we have heard is people say they don`t think it is appropriate," said Christy Clark.

Nestle Bottles B.C. Water For Free Amid Drought, Wildfires

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 07.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"It is outrageous that Nestlé can draw limitless amounts of Canada's natural resources to sell for a huge profit."

Safe Drinking Water On Vancouver Island Isn't a Guaranteed Right

Torrance Coste | Posted 06.05.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Torrance Coste

These communities are making heroic stands to defend their right to safe drinking water. But here's the thing -- they shouldn't have to.

Chlorination 'Polluting Our Water Supply': MLA

CBC | Posted 04.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Chilliwack MLA John Les is siding with the city's mayor in opposing the regional health authority's desire to chlorinate the water supply as a prevent...

Bone-Dry B.C. Is Hard-Up For Water

CBC | Posted 12.06.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Southwestern B.C.'s long spell of dry weather is having serious effects on water supplies from the Sunshine Coast, to the Gulf Islands and beyond. ...