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B.C. paramedics urge caution as summer drowning incidents on the rise in 2020

On average, 67 per cent of B.C.’s water-related deaths occur during June, July and August

 

Residents enjoy water activities at Saratoga beach near Campbell River. Lifesaving Society, a non-profit that aims to reduce water-related deaths urges citizens to be cautious and mindful of safety measures. Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror

With 18 drowning deaths in B.C this year, advocates urge caution during summer

The age group with the highest risk of drowning are young adults, mostly males between 20-34 according to Lifesaving Society

 

Saanich residents receive six-hour water shut off notice amid COVID-19 concerns

Saanich residents receive six-hour water shut off notice amid COVID-19 concerns

Saanich mayor advises water shut off is essential for community health and wellness

Saanich residents receive six-hour water shut off notice amid COVID-19 concerns
Julio Godoy shows just a portion of the legal papers he’s filed in his fight to get access to a reliable water supply at his Seed Tree Road home. Water is a major concern for many Sooke Region residents. (Tim Collins - Black Press Media)

Life complicated when water not secure

Water issues have real-life impacts in Sooke Region

Julio Godoy shows just a portion of the legal papers he’s filed in his fight to get access to a reliable water supply at his Seed Tree Road home. Water is a major concern for many Sooke Region residents. (Tim Collins - Black Press Media)
Regional Director,Mike Hicks, at the new Kemp Lake water system. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)

Water is a complicated issue in the District of Sooke

A hodge podge of systems still exist and some people have to haul in water

Regional Director,Mike Hicks, at the new Kemp Lake water system. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)
Some streams are approaching critical flow levels, due to dropping water levels and a period of warm weather. (Peninsula News Review File)

Province calls on Islanders to conserve water immediately

Some streams approaching critical levels, threatening salmon and fish

Some streams are approaching critical flow levels, due to dropping water levels and a period of warm weather. (Peninsula News Review File)
An Aquanta water heater controller, similar to the ones being used in the trial. Businesses are being encouraged to participate and potentially lower their bills. (Aquanta)

BC Hydro smart water trial offers free $600 controller and likely lower bills

Smart water heater trial seeks Greater Victoria business participants

An Aquanta water heater controller, similar to the ones being used in the trial. Businesses are being encouraged to participate and potentially lower their bills. (Aquanta)