July 27, 2021, 7:40 am
Bill Eggert says
July 29, 2021 at 6:39 am
Former members of the OWBB (Okanagan Water Basin Board) who witnessed the “upgrading” of the rules and regulations around water use that were implemented in 2016. We are now seeing how the bureaucrats are interpreting them.
Here is part of a letter cc’d to the minister of Agriculture. by a former OWBB board member. The references were corrected in a further letter. They should have been WSA articles 14.8, 14.9 and 14.11.
“Since the new Water Stewardship Act (WSA) came into force in 2016, there seems to be a concerted effort underway to take designated agriculture water away from producers. This water becomes unrecorded water under the WSA and can then be allocated to other uses (WSA 18.9 and 18.11). Given that domestic use has priority over agriculture under the Act, it does not take a genius to figure out what is going on here.”
Publisher: Good to hear from you – OBWB is the acronym for Okanagan Basin Water Board chaired by Osoyoos Mayor Sue McKortoff.
Could you send me the entire content of the letter from a former Board Member to whom? but CC’d to the Minister of Ag.
Only one genius in Oliver Bill – not you not me.
SHARON ALARIC says
July 27, 2021 at 10:03 pm
we always called the creek
MCINTYRE CREEK AS I THINK IT CAME DOWN FROM MCINTYRE CANYON, AM I RIGHT OR WRONG?
Publisher: Check all provincial maps.
Carolyn Tipler. says
July 27, 2021 at 11:19 am
Doesn’t this happen most years??
Publisher: Yes every year – but when ? is ALL the snow gone in that watershed?
Carolyn C Tipler says
July 27, 2021 at 5:16 pm
Yep Jack I think all the snow is gone, melted during the week of the heat dome. I am going to hazard a guess that that creek is dry by mid July even in a wet year. I am sure there are many who live closer to it who could give really accurate info.
July 27, 2021 at 10:19 am
As it is every year.
Would love to know why it has entered your narrative. Something I should know?
Could it be the ministry is trying to capture water rights to use in developments? You wouldn’t be an aid in all this would you?
Publisher: Bill you mentioned Drought Level 4 for Vaseux Creek and I took a look. Not a conspiracy!
July 28, 2021 at 6:58 am
Nope. Not a conspiracy. It’s happening in broad daylight.
Publisher: Bill you must live in a secure bubble – who said this??
“Would love to know why it has entered your narrative. Something I should know? Could it be the ministry is trying to capture water rights to use in developments? You wouldn’t be an aid in all this would you?”
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