Regarding water issues and especially the high capacity wells, there are three events happening in the next two days that you are most welcome to attend:
- the first is a press conference with Maude Barlow, the Council of Canadians, and the Coalition today, Wednesday, February 26th, at 11AM, at the Rodd Charlottetown (Provinces Room). Corner of Kent and Pownal in Charlottetown. There will be people there from many of the groups on the Coalition for the Protection of PEI Water. Boyd Allen will be representing the Coalition (see statement, below), and Cindy Richards on behalf of the Citizens’ Alliance.
- Maude Barlow (Council of Canadians Chair, and author of many books), biologist Daryl Guignion and organic farmer Reg Phalen are part of a forum on water issues tonight, 7PM, Rodd Charlottetown. It’s co-sponsored by the Council of Canadians and the Coalition for the Protection of PEI Water, and emceed by Catherine O’Brien. Definitely be a great public event you can tell others about, if they don’t know about it already. https://www.facebook.com/events/394497057360643/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
- Thursday afternoon (1:30PM) is a government standing committee meeting, where the Coalition for the Protection of PEI Water will be presenting a submission. Catherine O’Brien and Boyd Allen will be representing the Coalition. **People in the Gallery (the seating at one side of the room) really make an impact on the Committee as far as gauging public interest**, if you can be there at all, even for ten or 15 minutes. It is in the Pope Room of the Coles Building. The Coles Building is the pretty old block building to the other side of Province House (Confed Centre on the other side). You go up the stairs to the main floor and check in with a concierge, and go down the hall to the Pope Room, where there are chairs for the “gallery” (spectators). We will likely be speaking at about 1:45-2PM or so for a half hour or so. (People can come and go as their schedules allow.)
And, if you live in the Brackley area, tonight is the public meeting with Minister Vessey about plans to move the “government garage” from Riverside Drive by the Civic Centre and the Wendy’s/Tim’s to a piece of land that was a 100-acre farm just outside Charlottetown city limits on Route 15. If you want to decide for yourself if this is a good use of government money and farmland, I believe it is at the Brackley Community Centre tonight.