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Free Groundwater for Nestle is One of Many Corporate Give-Aways of Water in BC

The WaterWealth Project

Posted by Sheila Muxlow, Campaign Director 594.20wc on August 16, 2013 Despite the fact that Nestle never applied for a license to access the water and is draining the size of a small lake each year, they are not breaking the law. In fact Nestle’s operation is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to industries that are taking advantage of BC’s outdated water laws. Beyond bottled water, industries like mining, agriculture and natural […]

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Whose Water? A First Nation’s Perspective

The Water Wealth Project

Posted by Larry Commodore, 229wc., on Aug. 29, 2013

As is so often the case here in BC when controversy arises concerning land and resources, many non-natives rally to the cry that it is “our” resources or it’s “public land” that’s at stake.

To some First Nations, this, at best, is met with puzzlement; how did my People’s traditional land and resources become something that belongs to all British Columbians?

A case in point […]

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