Rally for water

Local resident says Alberni Valley water needs to be kept in public domain.

To the Editor,

Water. Clean water. What would our lives be like without water? Our California neighbour to the south is in the midst of a serious drought and facing the reality of life with limited water. Could it happen to us? Yes. In fact, not far from home, the Beaver Creek community faced a serious “water contamination” problem for many years due to sleep slope logging. Our China Creek Watershed needs protections and a strong message needs to be sent to local officials to stop the logging in our watershed. A rally has been planned for Thursday, Aug. 7 in front of Port Alberni City Hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Speakers from organizations such as the Watershed Alliance are expected to attend. We urge citizens to fight to keep water in the public domain, like the Vancouver and Victoria watersheds.

 

Ellen Chambers

Port Alberni