Council of Canadians Thunder Bay chapter activist Janice Horgos tells us this evening, "Great news! Following a presentation by our Thunder Bay Council of Canadians Blue Planet Committee, City Council adopted the three Blue Community resolutions at tonight's Council meeting." Thunder Bay now becomes the 17th blue community in Canada.
Today, on Bottled Water Free Day, communities are promoting public water services and calling for governments to implement the human right to water.
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.