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NEWS: Chatham-Kent studying becoming a blue community

The public utilities commission of Chatham-Kent is investigating how the southern Ontario city could become a blue community.

The Chatham Daily News reports, “Robyn Hamlyn, 14, gave a deputation about the project during Monday’s council meeting, saying she believes water is a human right, and that bottled water sales should be banned in public facilities and municipal events. ….Chatham Coun. Marjorie Crew entered a successful motion for public utilities commission staff to investigate how Chatham-Kent could become a Blue Community. …Wallaceburg Coun. Sheldon Parsons asked that special events staff also be consulted due to logistical challenges.”

It’s not clear from the news report when the report from the public utilities commission and the special events staff will be made to city council.

There are now about a dozen blue communities across the country. To learn more about the campaign, please see http://canadians.org/bluecommunities.