Chapter activists Nancy Carswell and Rick Sawa
The Council of Canadians Prince Albert chapter has won their city council's support for the human right to water and publicly financed, owned and operated water and wastewater services.
Last month, PANow reported, "Prince Albert came close to declaring itself a 'blue' community, but couldn't agree on one major sticking point. Nancy Carswell, with the P.A. chapter of the Council of Canadians, challenged city council [on March 13] to take three actions to protect water: recognize water as a human right, promote publically owned and financed water, and ban the sale of bottled water at city run events. Although council supported two of the actions, there was hesitation surrounding banning water bottles."