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Burnaby, B.C. – Today, the Island Water Watch campaign launched a radio ad aimed at raising the issue of protecting public water services on Vancouver Island during the municipal elections.

Island Water Watch campaign chair Rodger Oakley says that growing concern across Vancouver Island about privatized water services in communities such as Langford, Sooke and Port Hardy motivated CUPE and other concerned groups to launch water watch campaigns.

The ad will play on radio stations across Vancouver Island from November 7 through to November 18. It can also be heard online.

Island Water Watch brings CUPE resources and members together with concerned groups like the Council of Canadians, KAIROS and the Oceanside Coalition to protect public water on Vancouver Island. Many CUPE locals and community organizations across Vancouver Island are participating.


For more information:

Leslie Dickout
Island Water Watch campaign coordinator
(250) 616-2156

Roseanne Moran
CUPE communications
(604) 291-1940