An excellent letter appeared in the paper entitled “Ottawa must take action” by Carol Mullen.
The letter educated readers about how our drinking water in Canada is not protected to a healthy standard by our governments. The very large number of boil water advisories is proof of this.
According to the Suzuki Foundation, there are 110 nations on this planet that have enforced laws to give their people the right to clean water.
The Suzuki Foundation has taken the first step to change this situation in Canada by taking action with the Blue Dot Movement, which gives citizens the inherent right to a healthy environment — clean water, fresh air and healthy food.
Here in the North Okanagan, the Sustainable Environment Network Society is working on bringing our communities into the Blue Dot Movement. We already have 407 people signed up in our community and there are 95,383 Canadians signed up.
The North Okanagan’s largest attraction is its healthy lifestyle and the Blue Dot Movement is a tool to help communities enjoy this healthy lifestyle with the right to fresh water, clean air and healthy food.
Terry Dyck, Vernon