Photo by Harjap Grewal.
The Council of Canadians Kamloops chapter hosted Maude Barlow for a public forum that took place at Thompson Rivers University last night.
More than 200 people were in attendance.
The other speakers included Council of Canadians Board member Garry John, Sunny LeBourdais of the Stk’emlupsemc te Secwepemc Nation, and Thompson Rivers University student Shawna-Rae McLean.
There are two major water justice issues at the forefront in Kamloops at this time.
Polish-owned KGHM Ajax wants to build an open-pit gold and copper mine - partially located with the south east city limits of Kamloops - that would see a massive pit dug beside Jacko Lake, a smaller second pit by Aberdeen, reroute Peterson Creek and create a large tailings pond that could destroy Inks Lake.