BOUNDARY ENVIRONMENTAL ALLIANCE
the first in a series of articles examining cattle range use in our sensitive dryland area, and the consequences to water quality, riparian zones, sensitive grasslands and habitat.
E-COLI COUNTS in local streams. An ongoing study relating range-cow usage to water quality issues.
BIG WHITE & MEDIA COVERAGE UPDATES 2008
PRESS RELEASE Dec 1 2008 by Western Canada Wilderness Committee and Boundary Alliance click here
PRESS RELEASE our backgrounder & expanded version: Dec 3 2008
OUR COMMENT: on Premier Campbell's Assurances?
& details of Government's invitation to Ski Operators to "apply for all the water"
Fred Marshall & Al Grant have
appeared on a number of news reports over growing community concerns over Big White's plans to take Kettle Water.
AM 1150 Radio Kelowna,
Interview with Fred Nov 19th 2008
CBC Radio Kelowna, Interview with Fred two weeks ago
CHBC TV Kelowna Al & Fred Nov 18th 2008
TV News Al & Fred Nov 18th 2008
CTV TV News Al & Fred Nov 21st 2008
Premier Cambell comment on TV Nov 18th 2008
All ABOVE VIDEO
CLIPS AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE click here
Grand Forks Gazette "Resort Stakes Claim to Water"
Mona Mattei article Dec 10 2008 click here
Several other stories about the issue are following in print and audio format. See report from Castanet news Kelowna with attached
audio file of interview with Big White's Ballingall. At castanet click down to article: Big White May Need More Water click here
and thanks to "inside media man" for making much of the media coverage happen.
now closed. With previous paper petitions, total signatures over 1400
see our jan 2010 press release
On Line petition against Big White water licence application
closed at 938 signatures, so close to target of 1000
These and other paper petitions signed earlier, total 1444 and have been sent to Minister of Environment & Premier as of Jan 2010
see our press release and "open letter" to MOE and the Premier
THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT INVITED BIG WHITE TO TAKE KETTLE RIVER WATER: WE INVITE BIG WHITE TO GIVE IT BACK
BIG WHITE GETS "D" GRADE
UTSB Research of Banff who "rate" ski resorts for environmental stewardship have Big White 14th out of 17 in the B.C & Rockies area.
KETTLE RIVER STUDY
Is a study by three students: Rob Maciak, Trevor Ford, Jenn Schroeder in Natural Resource Science 411, Watershed
Management, Thompson Rivers University.
Thanks to Rob for making it available.
Study provides good background on the Kettle and things
impacting the Kettle.
Recommendations re monitoring and management have unfortunately been ignored.