Amazing recreation, the great outdoors and delicious local food are just some of the reasons why the Comox Valley is an awesome place to live and play. Water is an essential component of all these things. Rivers and streams give life to the places where we play and have fun. Groundwater fuels our farms and food economy. The mighty Comox Lake and watershed around it sustain the growing communities across our valley. People here understand how water connects to all aspects of the lives we enjoy.
Join us for a Town Hall meeting, on Wednesday, October 10, 7-9 pm at the Florence Filberg Centre, Courtenay, for the start of a conversation about watersheds and what citizens can do to help establish a model of community governance for our watersheds. If the people who live in a watershed are more involved in decision making, we might see better outcomes.
There are many reasons why the Comox Valley would be a logical and ideal place to establish such a model. A multi-million dollar water treatment plant is proposed. Summer drought conditions and boil water advisories have become “the new normal”. The licensing by the province to withdraw, bottle and sell water from a local aquifer which serves multiple families and farms, despite opposition from the Komoks First Nation, the CV Regional District and members of the community, indicates a clear disconnect between the province and communities.
The event is being sponsored by Comox Valley Water Watch, Our Water BC, Watershed Sentinel, Comox Valley Conservation Partnership, Merville Water Guardians and the Comox Valley Council of Canadians.
411 Anderton Ave
Courtenay, BC V9N 6C6
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