Water supply & water quality, fire prevention and air quality are important issues now and will need more attention going forward. The Municipality of North Cowichan won a silver award of excellence in Policy Planning for Small Town and Rural Areas with the Climate Action and Energy Plan that highlights a wide variety of recommendations for mitigating and adapting to our changing climate.
As a member of the Environment Advisory Committee I am familiar with this plan and the process options for implementation. I would like the opportunity to be more involved, in order to see these recommendations implemented. Our homes, health, businesses and overall quality of life depend on it.
While having water treatment systems are important, we also need to be mindful of preserving our watersheds. We need to consider our natural assets and protect them while we can. It will only cost us more in the end if we do not act now.