Blackburn News reports, "[Owen Sound Water Watch] committee spokesperson Liz Zetlin says they’re asking the city to declare water a human right, to ensure the city’s water and water treatment facilities remain in public hands and want bottled water phased out." The Owen Sound Sun Times adds, "There is growing support behind a campaign to have Owen Sound classified as a Blue Community. Six...
This afternoon in Ottawa, Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow presented Tsal'alh resident Garry John a certificate recognizing the Tsal'alhmec as a blue community.
Tsal'alhmec, known as People of the Lake, (Seton Lake Indian band) became the first Blue Indigenous Community this week. Tsal'alh adopted a resolution with the three criteria needed to become a Blue Community: recognizing of the human right to water, banning bottled water at community facilities and events and promoting public water services.
Last night Tsal'alh became the first Indigenous community to become a blue community. It is hoped that by endorsing this resolution Tsal'alh will inspire other Indigenous communities and First Nations on Turtle Island to also become blue communities.
This week Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow will be in Almonte, an historic mill town established in 1818, which is situated about 50 kilometres south-east of Ottawa.