Council Roundup: Watersheds, cannabis, and councillors asking BC Hydro ‘why the delays?’Posted by On

• Members of the Peachland Watershed Protection Alliance urged councillors to do more to protect the area’s watershed. 

Continued deforestation and industrial activities within these watersheds without first a complete assessment can only support further degradation,” said PWPA co-founder Joe Klein. The group said the new water treatment plant doesn’t protect water from the source, and it’s therefore not a complete guarantee of protected water. They asked councillors to join them in asking the province for a pause in approving any new permits for clear cutting and road building in watershed areas until a complete review is done. Councillors agreed with the importance of the issue, suggesting information could be shared with another watershed group – Peachland’s Healthy Watersheds Committee. Engaging provincial authorities should…

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