Friday, March 13, 2015
Council of Canadians plan rally at proposed
toxin recycling plant site March 22
Suzy Coulter, WaterWealth Project/Voice file photo
The proposed site of the toxin recycling
plant near the Fraser River.
water is 3% of the water on the planet. This precious resource is the focus
of Canada Water Week, March 16-22nd. There are many threats to fresh water
in our region. In order to examine and evaluate these serious concerns,
local citizens have formed the Chilliwack Chapter of the Council of
To engage the community in the issues around the precious limited resource
of fresh water, the Chilliwack Chapter of the Council of Canadians and the
WaterWealth Project invite the community to participate in two public
March 19th, WATER ON THE SCREEN will highlight two films and discussions
addressing fresh water issues: “Red Run” and “Tapped”, presented at 7pm at
Sto-lo Research & Resource Mmg’t. Ctr, Bldg. 10, 7201 Vedder Rd.
Sunday March 22nd, World Water Day, the Fraser River Rally will take place
at 1pm on Cannor Rd., beside the site of the proposed Aevitas Hazardous
Waste facility, 150 metres from the banks of the Fraser River. A nature walk
following the rally will lead to the banks of the Fraser River alongside the
Bert Brink Wetlands protected area.
The Council of Canadians is a national organization that empowers people to
hold government and corporations accountable and advocates for clean water,
fair trade, green energy, public health care and democracy.
For more information please contact:
Wendy Major 604 824 7818 or via e-mail
Ian Stephen 604 791 0226 WaterWealth Project
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