Quinte News reports, “After learning a little bit more about the program, Quinte West Council is not quite ready to designate the city as a ‘Blue Community’. …Council had no problem with the motion (to declare water to be a human right), but CAO Gary Dyke says while doing his research, he came across nearly as many reasons not to approve the plan as there were to approve it. So council has decided to have staff provide a more detailed report before any decisions are made. Dyke says that report will be given to council at the regular meeting on June 17th, at the earliest.”
In early-May, Quinte News reported, “Robyn Hamlin is looking to turn Quinte West blue. …Quinte West Council will look further into the idea at its meeting on May 21st.”
Quinte West is a city located on Lake Ontario, about 175 kilometres east of Toronto. The city was formed through the amalgamation of the city of Trenton, the village of Frankford and the townships of Murray and Sidney.
For more, please read:
NEWS: Quinte West may become blue community, May 21
NEWS: Cobourg may become a blue community
Meet the 13-Year-Old Girl Taking on Bottled Water
Blue Communities Project web-page