WIN! North Vancouver becomes a blue community

The North Shore Outlook reports, "In November, North Vancouver city council unanimously endorsed 'in principle' becoming a blue community. On Monday night, they made that transition official..."

"Public water will now be promoted at city events. The installation of more water fountains or the purchase of a water wagon — a mobile tank of tap water — may also be approved to ensure easy access to tap water."

"The City of North Vancouver is now the sixth Canadian municipality to become a blue community and the third in B.C., joining Burnaby and Victoria."

"To become a blue community, a municipality must adhere to three basic rules set out by the proponents of the Blue Communities Project — the Canadian Union of Public Employees and the Council of Canadians. Those rules are: banning the sale of bottled water in public facilities and at municipal events, recognizing water as a human right and committing to promote publicly financed and owned water services."

"For more information on the Blue Community project visit canadians.org/water or cupe.ca/water."

The full news article is at http://www.northshoreoutlook.com/news/138901719.html?mobile=true.

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