BOUNDARY ENVIRONMENTAL ALLIANCE
WORKING TO PROTECT NATURAL
RESOURCES IN THE BOUNDARY
BIG WHITE water licence application remains a threat to the Kettle River
see our JAN 2012 update & links on our Big White main page
"1775 Boil -water advisories in Canada require action, said Canadian Medical Association, April 2008"
"The boil water advisories are
mainly in Ontario, which has 679, B.C. at 530....." read more
Full Canadian Medical Association Journal Editorial April 2008 click here
Editorial comment: this makes B.C. the worst by a long shot on a per capita basis
"Stop taking water for granted, report warns Ottawa"
"internal draft report says government does not know enough about the county's water to properly manage it"
"gov't data on the county's groundwater is deemed sparse and often inadequate and in contrast to the U.S. which has spent more than a decade mapping its underground reserves" Canadian Press Aug 20 2008
Editorial comment: pertinent locally in view of Big White water application where no studies have been done to evaluate the Kettle's
obvious dependance on groundwater recharge
Pesticides, pollutants threaten Canadian Tap Water"
"Experts say Canadians in smaller communities may be rolling the dice every time they drink water from the tap" CBC report Aug 1 2008
E-COLI COUNTS in local streams. An ongoing study relating range-cow usage to water quality issues
youtube video 2.13 min
john hibberson photo
Our STAND UP FOR THE KETTLE campaign began Jan 2009:
On youtube channel: standupforthekettle
On facebook group: standupforthekettle
On online petition: now completed
Jan 2010. Petitions against Big White's application to take Kettle water for snowmaking and golf-courses, submitted to Government.
consultation promised by Ministry of Environment and Premier, is a sham"
See our press release and "open letter" to Ministry of Environment
and the Premier
Radioactive fresh water mussels in the Kettle River?
yes, shows our study
Bioaccumulation of Uranium in Mussels in the Kettle River, B.C.
in the Kettle:
youtube video 3.31 min
BEA Report Card
on Area E Regional Director
A NEW WATER ACT ?
Jan 2012 review:
Fred Marshall & others comment on Water Sustainability Act proposals
Bioaccumulation of Heavy Metals in Kettle River Mussels
High bioaccumulation of arsenic, cadmium, chromium, selenium,uranium & others shown in our study
E.coli counts in
Public Streams related to
FOR CURRENT ISSUES, SEE ISSUES PAGE here
Why support for cattle range use
our letter & e.coli
Min of Forests
Min of Agriculture
Min of Environment
Petitions against BIG WHITE water withdrawals sent to Government
our press release and open letter to Minister
of Environment & Premier