B.C. TAP WATER ALLIANCE

PRESS RELEASES, CORRESPONDENCE

January 11, 2011
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Government in Supreme Court to Deny Sinixt Nation Consultation Rights to Protect Drinking Water Sources
May 24, 2008
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Letter to Forests & Range Minister Pat Bell, in response to the Minister's short email of February 9, 2009, and his Ministry's April 22, 2009 letter of response to our letter of November 11, 2008, concerning the Creston Valley Forest Corporation and its license to log in four community watersheds, Arrow, Sullivan, Camp Run and Lister, three of which are Watershed Reserves.

A Backgrounder to the letter, which is a copy of a section from Chapter 8 of From Wisdom to Tyranny: A History of B.C.'s Drinking Watershed Reserves
November 11, 2008
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Letter to Forests & Range Minister Pat Bell, concerning the awarding of a Community Forest licence to log in four drinking watersheds and Watershed Reserves.
May 30, 2008
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News Release: B.C. Community Forest Conference Under Community Fire
June 12, 2006
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Press Release: Alliance Report Details Resource Crime of the Century
April 26, 2005
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Press Release: Forests Minister De Jong Conspires Against Sunshine Coast Community and Sechelt First Nation Accord to Include Drinking Watershed Reserves in So-Called "Community" Forest License

To view photo compilation and quotes from the April 19th Community meeting in Sechelt, Click Here.
October 14, 2004
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See Backgrounder
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Press Release: Union of BC Municipalities Emergency Resolution Once Again "Urges" Campbell Government to Protect BC's Drinking Watersheds

Backgrounder (html file) (word file): List of Resolutions (1971-2004) by the UBCM to protect drinking water
October 12, 2004
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Press Release: Sloan Commission Template for BC's Drinking Water: Broken by Government
September 21, 2004
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Press Release: Alliance Asks Forests Minister De Jong to Report on
New “Community Forest Tenure” Program that includes Logging in BC’s Drinking Watersheds.  For a copy of the list we received (letter dated September 27, 2004) - (click here).
September 20, 2004
Letter to Forests Minister De Jong - Re: Community Forest Licence Tenures and Drinking Watershed Logging
August 18, 2004
Letters to the editor: Nelson Daily News  /  Slocan Valley Voice,
regarding Land Act lease legislation for drinking water protection
August 9, 2004
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(Backgrounder - Word Version)
Press Release: Campbell Government Tampers with Community Watershed Objectives in Lillooet LRMP
[For comparative analysis of Lillooet Table negotiation texts, download Backgrounder]
August 6, 2004
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August 14, 2004  - Input to BC Mines Inspector
Press Release: Canfor to Blame for Logging and Gravel Mining in the Sunshine Coast's Water Supply

Comments by the BC Tap Water Alliance to the provincial Mines Inspector regarding AJB Investments aggregate application
July 15, 2004
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Press Release: Protective Legislation Returns to the Greater Vancouver Watersheds
[Click here, to view a related opinion piece in the Creston Valley Advance, October 15, 1998, regarding the Arrow Creek Watershed Reserve]
October 31, 2003
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Press Release: Alliance Calls on Cabinet Ministers Hagen and De Jong to Resign
November 26, 2002
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Press Release: B.C. Liberals Strip Key Legal Principles From Forest Laws (and Backgrounder)
November 18, 2002 Letter to the Minister of Forests, Michael De Jong: regarding the significant diminishment of public scrutiny over harvesting plans under Bill 74, the Forest and Range Practices Act
October 21, 2002 Letter to Minister of Health Services, Colin Hansen: regarding his October 10, 2002 claims about the state of B.C.'s drinking water sources
May 28, 2002
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Press Release: Alliance Urges Campbell Gov't to Honour Sunshine Coast Referendum and Petition for Community Control of Drinking Water Sources
May 22, 2002
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Press Release: Campbell Government Cuts Drinking Water "Watchdog" with Bill 35 - Calling it "Red Tape"
May 15, 2002
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Press Release: Report Reveals Untold History and "Dirt" Behind Ministry of Health's Tainted Policy on Drinking Water Sources
February 6, 2002
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Press Release: Campbell Government Forces Waste of $10 Million to Subsidize Logging of Arrow Creek in Erickson Referedum
November 29, 2001 Letter to Minister of Health Planning, Sindi Hawkins: regarding Provincial Health Officer's Annual Report for 2000 on Drinking Water
November 19, 2001
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Press Release: Health Minister's Position on Drinking Water Sets B.C. Back a Century
October 25, 2001
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Press Release: B.C. Tap Water Alliance Calls for Dr. John Blatherwick's Resignation
March 12, 2001
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Press Release: Old Socred Scandal Still Drives BC Drinking Water Protection Policy
February 22, 2001
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Press Release: SPEC backs medical health officer Peck's call for protection of drinking watersheds
February 19, 2001
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Press Release: SPEC calls Forest Minister Wilson's plan for logging in watersheds - "stab in the back"
February 15, 2001 Letter to the Association of B.C. Professional Foresters (and March 5 response)
February 13, 2001
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Press Release: Groups call on government to protect drinking watersheds and create Watershed Reserves
January 30, 2001
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Press Release: Immediate moratorium called for logging in provincial drinking watersheds
January 24, 2001
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Press Release: Environmentalists give thumbs down on Dosanjh's Drinking Water Protection Plan
January 17, 2001
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Press Release: B.C. Government in conflict of interest over Erickson chlorination
January 8, 2001
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Press Release: Save the Arrow. Proposed logging in Arrow Creek, water supply for the Erickson Improvement District and the town of Creston
July 14, 1997
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Press Release: B.C. Tap Water Alliance shocked at recent Supreme Court decision to allow logging in Community Watershed Reserves