Sunday, Sept 3, 2017 

Pipeline News

Black Water

Activists muster the troops with meetings of their own

By Ian Stephen, WaterWealth Project


inder Morgan are trying to move the pipeline out of a BC Hydro right-of-way to instead cross an elementary school and residential neighbourhoods on a route that would put the pipeline even closer to City drinking water wells really calls into question KMC President Ian Anderson's recent assurance to the mayor that they take our community's concerns seriously.

However, either of the routes that are the subject of this public hearing would still put the pipeline within capture zones of those City wells and neither route makes any difference regarding risk to Yarrow Waterworks wells. While working to prevent them from moving closer to City wells we also need to keep our eyes on the prize -- get the route changed to run parallel to Highway 1 where there would be NO risk to any City or Yarrow Waterworks drinking water wells. We look forward to the NEB's announcement of those public hearings.

WaterWealth is hosting casual drop-in sessions to support participation by residents in either the main route hearings or the BC Hydro realignment hearing. Interested Chilliwack area residents are welcome to attend to share information and work together to prepare for the hearings. Currently scheduled sessions are;

  Saturday Sept 2, 1:30-4:30 pm, Yarrow Community School, 4595 Wilson Rd, Chilliwack

  Saturday Sept 9, 1:30-4:30 pm, Chilliwack Library, 45860 First Ave, Chilliwack

  Monday Sept 11, 5:30-8:30 pm, Sardis Library, 5819 Tyson Rd, Chilliwack

  Wednesday Sept 13, 5:30-8:30 pm, Yarrow Community School, 4595 Wilson Rd, Chilliwack

Applications to participate in the Chilliwack BC Hydro Realignment hearing must be filed with the NEB by 3 pm Pacific, September 21. For more information about WaterWealth Project, visit



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